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PROF William Shieh


  • Instrumentation (Low noise instrumentation)
  • Telecommunications (Coherent Communications)



  • Professor Bill Shieh is an ARC Future Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

    In October 2010 Prof Shieh was elected as a Fellow Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA) whose membership totals 16,000 individuals from over 95 countries.  Fellow membership is limited to no more than ten percent of the OSA membership and is for members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics.  He was honored specifically for seminal contributions to the development and applications of coherent optical olthogonal frequency-division multiplexing in optical communications.

    In January 2013, Professor William Shieh was elected as an IEEE Fellow. As it stands today, the IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership. He was elevated to the IEEE Fellow Grade for contributions to coherent optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing.


Member of

  • OSA - Optical Society America. Fellow Member 2010 -
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Fellow Member 1995 - 2014


Selected publications


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Additional Grant Information

  • 2011-2014: W. Shieh, ARC Future Fellow, awarded by the Australian Research Council, $1,009,392  (ARC funding $809,392 and School funding $200,000)

    2006: W. Shieh, 'Study of polarization related penalty in optical communications', Melbourne Research Grants Scheme, University of Melbourne, $30K



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Southern California 1996
  • MSc, University of Southern California 1994
  • BSc, University of Science and Technology of China 1989

Awards and honors

  • ARC Future Fellowship 2011-2014, Australian Research Council (ARC), 2011
  • China-United States Physics Examination and Application (CUSPEA) Sponsored by Nobel Prize Lauraute, T.D. Lee, Columbia University, 1989



Available for supervision

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