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Helmut Griesser

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Helmut Griesser

Director, advanced technology

Since 2016 Helmut has been responsible for advancing innovation to enhance the capacity, range, security and agility of optical networks from data center interconnects to long-haul transmission. Prior to that he worked as one of the company’s principal engineers.


During his career Helmut has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical publications and is a frequent reviewer of scientific papers. His research activities include digital signal processing, coding and encryption for optical communication systems.


Before joining ADVA, Helmut held senior positions in research teams for Ericsson, coordinating projects focused on high-speed optical fiber communications and leading fiber communications research. He has also worked as a research engineer for Marconi. He has a master’s degree and a PhD in electrical engineering from Ulm University.

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