Xiang Zhou is currently a Tech Lead within Google platform advanced technology group, working on next-generation optical interconnection technologies. Prior to join Google on 2013, He was with AT&T Labs-Research (Middletown, NJ, USA, 2001 to 2013), conducting research on various aspects of long-haul optical transmission and photonic networking technologies, including Raman amplification, polarization-and reflection-related impairments, optical power transients control (in dynamic optical networks), advanced modulation formats and digital signal processing for high-speed transmission (100Gb/s, 400Gb/s and beyond). Between 1999 and 2001, he was with Nangang Technological University, Singapore, as a Research Fellow, doing research on optical CDMA and wide-band Raman amplification. Xiang Zhou received his Ph. D degree in electrical engineering from Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications in 1999. Dr. Zhou has extensive publications in top Journals and conferences in his field, including several record-setting ‘hero’ results, which have received wide media reports. He holds 36 US patents with a dozen more more pending. He currently serves as an associate editor for Optics Express and is an OSA fellow. He also served on the technical program committee for a number of IEEE, OSA and SPIE technical conferences.