Farag Ihsona Phone: 5855207431; E-Mail: email@example.com
To obtain a challenging position in the telecommunication engineering industry with an emphasis on photonics &
fiber optics industry where I can expand my skills and education.
Available: December, 2016
Master ofScience (MS):Telecommunications Engineering Technology. G.P.A 3.53
Expected: November, 2016
RochesterInstitute of Technology, College of Applied Science and Technology - Rochester, NY.
Graduate Project: Polarization Division Multiplexing System for the Fiber-Optics Education Lab.
Supervising: Dr. Drew Maywar (an Associate Professor).
Tokai University in Japan. October 2010 - February 2012
Japanese language and culture communication.
Bachelor ofScience (B.Sc.): Electrical and Electronic Engineering. G.P.A 3.33
Graduated: February, 2009
University of Garyounis, Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department - Libya
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (MSc):
MSgraduate project: Polarization DivisionMultiplexing Systemforthe Fiber-OpticsEducationLab.
Building & activating an education fiber-optics system using polarization division multiplexing. (PDM) technique,
to illustrate this capacity-enhancement technique for graduate and undergraduate students. Polarization controllers
are used to modify polarization channels and to demonstrate crosstalk.
Next generation fiber-optic report. (Advance Fiber Optic Telecom Network course)
Studied and gave multiple presentations about next generation research paper “54 Tb/s Transmission over 9,150 km
with Optimized Hybrid Raman-EDFA Amplification and Coded Modulation”.
Modeling project: Modeled the optical power & temporal phase performance ofElectro-Absorption
(EA) modulator. (Fiber Optic Telecommunications Technology Course)
Modulating a CW optical signal with an electrical data signal to produce an amplitude-modulated optical data signal
JDSuniphase EPM 605 seriesfiber-coupled photodiode. (Fiber Optic Telecommunications Technology
Activated a fiber coupled photodiode in the fiber optics education lab, using the fusion splicer & connectorized fiber
pigtail. Drove the photodiode with a self-designed DC bias control circuit with pass band-filter and amplifier.
Compared the performance of the photodiode with a reference detector based on rise time, fall time, peak-to-peak
voltage and modulation frequency.
SMT fiber-optic transceiver. (Advance Fiber Optic Telecom Network course)
Redesigned a control circuit for both a surface mount technology (SMT) based transmitter & receiver in order to
introduce fully operational SMT transceiver into the fiber optics education lab.
Fiber optics systems:To provide hands‐ on laboratory experiences activating & testing an
assortment offiber‐ optics systems. (Advance Fiber Optic Telecom Network Lab course)
Worked on building fiber optic system using FPGA DE2 electrical board, SFP DFB, VCSEL & FP optical
transceivers,and measured data & tested performance of the system as eye diagram, and BER for electrical
baseline performance, back to back performance, and transmission performance.
WAN planning project. (Network Planning & Design course)
Designed a wide area network (WAN) for a university campus using Opnet for networking design.
Cell site NIER analysis project. (Wireless Infrastructure & Policy course)
This project is scenario for antenna patterns, its site location and NIER regulations using Matlab. A cell site NIER
design included the relevant characteristics of the site, the antenna pattern, the radiated emissions, the locations
where humans have access to the site, and the local building for the transmit antenna location.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (B.Sc.):
Research Assistant at University of Garyounis.
Designed a satellite communication system.
Designed different type of antenna as half-wave dipole and Yagi-Uda antennas.
Stated Variable Feedback Controller and Observer Design using Matlab.
Worked with a team in developing a system of Wi-Fi technology for the telecommunication department.
Worked on brocade POE switches for setting up VOIP phones and carried out the latter's configuration
Graduate Research Assistant at RIT. June 2016 to present
Photonic component characterization for AIM photonics.
Comparing technical specifications of data transmission (Tx) and receiving (Rx) equipment from
different vendors to choose the appropriate equipment.
Testing and characterizing optical equipment for the optical fiber lab.
A Teacher Assistant at University ofGaryounis October 2012 – March 2013
Taught students the antenna, and telephone system laboratories at the Electrical and Electronic
Engineering College in Libya.
Alcatel Lucent Libya. March 2012 – September 2012
A site engineer for the third stage of the development of ADSL internet services.
Linked optical fiber cables in severallocations in the country.
Performing alarm simulations and testing at sites remotely to ensure their smooth functioning.
Assisted and resolved the faults detected at sites remotely.
Equipment Test Engineer- Gas Turbine Power Station& Substations. March 2009 - October 2010
Worked for GESCO company to build and maintenance GAS turbine power stations.
Worked with a team in installing and test equipment for gas turbine power station.
Cooperated with ABB company to connect an electrical substation to the gas turbine power station.
Internship at ENKA company in Turkey. October 2009 – December 2009
Operating gas power station.
Proficient in the following languages, databases and tools:
Software: MATLAB, Python, Quartus II, MS Office, Labview, and basic PLCs,
Networking:CCNA - Routing and Switching, Opnet for networking design.
Lab test and measurement equipment: opticaltime-domain reflectometer (OTDR), optical
spectrum analyzer, electrical and optical power meters, oscilloscope, fusion splicer, spectrum
analyzer, polarization controllers, polarimeter, optical transceivers, polarization beam
splitter/combiner, single & multimode coupler, frequency scanner,Cisco jabber, Cisco omni tool.
Management:handling day-to-day production issues, liaising closely with all departments on fulfilling
delivery requirement, and leading and guiding the production team.
Libyan Engineers Association: member since January 2005.
President of the students’ union in college of electronic technology (2007-2009).
Secretary of the students’ union in University of Garyounis (2005-2007).