Alex Alvarado

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.

Team member

Chigo Okonkwo

Eindhoven University of Technology

Yunus Can Gültekin

Eindhoven University of Technology

Thomas Bradley

Eindhoven University of Technology

Maria Freire-Hermelo

Eindhoven University of Technology

Darko Zibar

Technical University of Denmark

Francesco Da Ros

Technical University of Denmark

Laurent Schmalen

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Konrad Banaszek

University of Warsaw

Marcin Jarzyna

University of Warsaw

Cristian Antonelli

University of L’Aquila

Andrea Marini

University of L’Aquila

Antonio Mecozzi

University of L’Aquila

Tobias Fehenberger

ADVA Network Security

Helmut Griesser

ADVA Network Security

André Richter

VPI Photonics

Igor Koltchanov

VPI Photonics

Amirhossein Ghazisaeidi

Nokia Bell Labs France

Jeremie Renaudier

Nokia Bell Labs France

Imran Khan

KEEQuant

Gianluca Boso

ID Quantique

Félix Bussières

ID Quantique

Antonio Napoli

Infinera

Bernhard Spinnler

Infinera

Davide Bacco

Quantum Telecommunications Italy

Marco Menchetti

Quantum Telecommunications Italy

Saverio Francesconi

Quantum Telecommunications Italy

Ilaria Vagniluca

Quantum Telecommunications Italy

Nicola Biagi

Quantum Telecommunications Italy

Patrick Montague

NKT Photonics

Poul Varming

NKT Photonics

Michał Jachura

Quantum Optical Technologies

Teodor Buchner

Exatel

Rob Thew

University of Geneva

Antonio Manzalini

Telecom Italia (TIM)

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