Eindhoven University of Technology
Dr Alex Alvarado is Associate Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group at
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), where he leads the Information and
Communication Theory Lab (ICT Lab). His research focuses on developing a
fundamental theoretical understanding of current and future telecommunication
systems and lies on the frontier of communication theory, information theory, signal
processing, and optical communications.
Alvarado is a senior member of the IEEE and was an associate editor for IEEE
Transactions on Communications (Optical Coded Modulation and Information
Theory) from 2016-2018. During 2018-2022, he was a member of the TU/e Young
Academy of Engineering. During 2018-2020, he served in the OFC subcommittee
Digital and Electronic Subsystems (S4). He also served in the ECOC subcommittee
Theory of Optical Communications during 2019-2022.
Alvarado has co-authored more than 180 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals
and conferences, and a book about communication theory aspects of coded
modulation (Wiley & Sons 2015). His current research is funded in part by an NWO
VIDI grant and an ERC Starting grant.
Dr. Alvarado’s research has received multiple awards, including Best Paper Awards
at the 2018 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and at the 2019
Optoelectronics and Communications Conference, and Best Poster Awards at the
2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop and at the 2013 IEEE Communication
Theory Workshop. He is also recipient of the 2015 IEEE Transactions on
Communications Exemplary Reviewer Award, and the 2015 Journal of Lightwave
Technology Best Paper Award.
Alex Alvarado holds an Electronics Engineer degree (Ingeniero Civil Electrónico;
2003) and a MSc (2005) from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile. He
obtained his Licentiate of Engineering (Teknologie Licentiatexamen) in 2008 and his
PhD degree in 2011, both from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. From
2011 to 2014, Alvarado worked at the University of Cambridge, first as a Newton
International Fellow and then as Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow. From 2014 to
2016, he worked as Senior Research Associate at the Optical Networks Group,
University College London. Alvarado was appointed Assistant Professor in the
Signal Processing Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in
2016 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2018.