Michael works at the Canadian Research Centre of Huawei Technologies in Ottawa, where he is conducting research on 5G networks. Prior to this, he worked at Ciena, Nortel and Bell-Northern Research. His work in R&D and systems design and development focused on areas such as ASON control plane architecture, OTN, SDH/SONET, Network timing, packet based timing and Optical Burst Switching. He has been involved with North American and ITU-T standards where he has contributed to the development of standards related to Optical Control plane and synchronization. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University (Kingston).