Prof. (Dr.) Ghanshyam Singh, an recipient of Distinguished Lecturer Award from IEEE Photonics Society for term 2017-18, has received B. Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT Silchar (then REC Silchar), M. Tech. and PhD degrees in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur. In early 1999, he joined the academic staff of MNIT Jaipur, where he is a Professor with the Department of EC Engineering. He had worked as visiting research scholar/visiting professor in the area of Photonic Switching and Networks for various periods at the Department of Physics, Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK (March 2009), the Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland (2010) under the CIMO Fellowship (Govt. of Finland) and Department of EEE, Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus, Yokohama, Japan (October 2013). Dr. Singh has extensive teaching, research and sponsored R&D experience on many aspects of Optical Communication and Photonics Technologies and has published/reported over 125 research papers/review articles in peer reviewed International journals/ conferences. He had delivered expert talks on related research topics during various events held in India and abroad (including Germany, Finland, UK, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Belarus, China, Australia, Malaysia, Poland, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and USA). Dr. Singh is a senior member of OSA, IEEE and Fellow of OSI and IETE and member of SPIE, ISTE, IE (India), etc. Presently, Dr. Singh is engaged with joint research projects with partner researchers from Keio University (Japan), University of Vienna (Austria), Lviv National Polytechnic University, Lviv (Ukraine) and Cairo University (Egypt). His current research interest includes Micro and Nano-structured Photonic Devices,All optical circuits and networks, Non-linear characteristics of Photonic Crystal Fibers, Integrated Photonics, Photonics Sensors, etc.