With 12 years of hands-on research and development experience in optical communications and photonics device design, Qing Xu is a subject-matter expert in not only optical fiber technology, but also signal transmission, data center trends, fiber/copper connectivity and structured cabling. Joining Belden in 2014, Qing works closely with product line managers and engineering teams to develop technology strategy plans and roadmaps, and lead new product development. He closely monitors and participates in industry activities related to optical fiber communications system, data center technology and trends, including TIA-TR42 and IEEE 802.3 standards. His experience is built on a solid education and various work experiences; he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical and information engineering and his master’s degree in telecommunications. Most recently, Qing earned a PhD in electrical engineering and communication. Qing is also the author of 5 US patents and 28 international publications.