DR Kerry Hinton

DR Kerry Hinton


  • Energy efficiency of telecommunicaitons networks (Energy efficiency)
  • Optical Communications devices, systems and networks (optical communications)



  • Dr Kerry Hinton is a Principle Research Fellow and Director in the Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

    Kerry Hinton received a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences in 1977, a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1978, a First Class Honours Degree in Mathematical Sciences in 1980, and a Masters in Mathematical Science in 1982. All of these degrees were completed at the University of Adelaide. He commenced study at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK in 1981, where he was awarded a PhD in Theoretical Physics in 1984. During his time in the UK, Dr. Hinton also undertook part time studies at the Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic where he was awarded a Diploma in Industrial Relations, with distinction, in 1984.
    Dr Hinton commenced at the Telstra Research Laboratories (TRL), located in Clayton Victoria, in September 1984 as a member of a multi-disciplinary group researching and providing technical advice to Telstra on optical communications systems. During his 21 years at the Telstra Research Laboratories, Dr. Hinton undertook a diverse range of research which included the following: noise properties of laser diode light in optical communications systems, modelling the noise properties of semiconductor optical amplifiers, the physics and system impact of the behaviour of directly modulated laser diodes, the use of Bragg Fibre Gratings for dispersion compensation in high speed optical communications systems, network architectures for Metropolitan optical networks, advanced modulation techniques for optical communications systems, laser safety and physical layer issues intelligent optical networks. 

    Dr. Hinton has extensive industrial research background in the engineering issues involved with the development and deployment of new and emerging technologies such as optical communications    


Selected publications


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Additional Grant Information

  • 2011: R. Crawford, L. Glover, L. Aye, K. Hinton and D. Jones, 'A comprehensive environmental assessment model: Informing environmental decisionmaking across disciplines', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI), University of Melbourne

    2010: K. Hinton, 'NBN deployment techno-economic model', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), University of Melbourne, $9,054   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1984
  • MSc, Adelaide University 1982
  • BSc (Hons), Adelaide University 1980
  • BEng (Hons), Adelaide University 1978
  • BSc, Adelaide University 1977



Available for supervision

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