Welcome to the Center for Integrated Access Networks

The Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) is a multi-institutional research effort consisting of the University of Arizona (Lead)and its partner institutions, the University of California at San Diego, the University of Southern California, the California Institute of Technology, the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, the University of California at Los Angeles, Norfolk State University and Tuskegee University.

The vision of CIAN is to create transformative technologies for optical access networks where virtually any application requiring any resource can be seamlessly and efficiently aggregated and interfaced with existing and future core networks in a cost-effective manner.

Analogous to the evolution over decades of today's computer laptop using massive integration of discrete electronic components, the CIAN vision would lead to the creation of the PC equivalent of the optical access network by employing optoelectronic integration to enable affordable and flexible access to any type of service, including delivery of data rates approaching 10 Gigabits/sec to a broad population base anywhere and at any time.

What's New !!

CIAN Newsletter

CIAN Newsletter is now available.


A place for CIAN members to share ideas and collaborate


CIAN IAB Membership Memorandum of Understanding



Contact Us:

Dr. Alan Kost

Center Administrator

Center for Integrated
Access Networks,
University of Arizona
College of Optical Sciences
1630 East University Boulevard.
Tucson, Arizona 85721 USA

Tel: 520-626-7596
Fax: 520-626-6219

Yousaf Riaz

Manager IT

Tel: 520-626-9056
Fax: 520-621-4442


This material is based upon work supported by the Engineering Research Center Program of the National Science Foundation under NSF Cooperative Support Agreement Award No. EEC-0812072. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation. © 2008 The Arizona Board of Regents. | webmaster@cian-erc.org