Anastasiia Vasylchenkova is currently a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow in Optical Networks Group at University College London, running a research project on the analytical modelling of ultrawideband optical communication. She received her BSc and MSc in nuclear physics from Kharkiv National University, Ukraine in 2014 and 2016, respectively.
She received a PhD degree from Aston University, Birmingham, UK, for her research within the nonlinear Fourier transform approach for optical communications. Her research interests include fibre optics, nonlinearity mitigation, analytical modelling and transmission system design.
Anastasiia is an experienced educator in STEM, educational events manager and designer, Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy. She is holding the role of the President International Physicists' Tournament, leading the work of the executive team. Beyond this, she has 10 years of volunteering experience for STEM and photonics communities.