Organization profile

Introduction / mission

We focus on the fundamental limits of information processing (transmission, storage, and sensing) underlying our modern digital society. Using information-theoretical frameworks, we study real-world problems aiming at fast, reliable, and secure processing of information.

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Driving the future of information processing

Organisational profile

The ICT Lab research focuses on data transmission and compression, modulation and error correction, multi-user information theory, information security, and sensing. We study information processing in a broad sense trying to determine fundamental limits, but also at developing the techniques that approach these limits. We use information-theoretical frameworks to model practical scenarios, and to find the optimal performance-complexity trade-offs. These scenarios result from close interaction with national and international industrial collaborators. Application areas include fiber optical communications, next-generation wireless systems, secret-key generation, and radar processing.

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Projects 2013 2022

RESCURE: Retrofit Security for Critical infrastructures

Willems, F., Kusters, L., Sartorius - ter Haar, M., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., Willems, F., Sanders, R., Alvarado, A. & Barreiro Berrio, A.

1/02/1831/01/20

Project: Research direct

FUN-NOTCH: Fundamentals of the Nonlinear Optical Channel

Alvarado, A., van Hout, J., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., Liga, G., Barreiro Berrio, A., Rabbani, H., Fehenberger, T., Willems, F., Sanders, R., Alvarado, A., Barreiro Berrio, A., Sheikh, A., Sheikh, A. & Goossens, S.

1/01/1831/12/22

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1982 2019

11,700 km transmission at 4.8 bit/4D-sym via four-dimensional geometrically-shaped polarization-ring-switching mModulation

van der Heide, S., Chen, B., van den Hout, M., Liga, G., Koonen, T., Hafermann, H., Alvarado, A. & Okonkwo, C., 1 Jul 2019, OECC/PSC 2019 - 24th OptoElectronics and Communications Conference/International Conference Photonics in Switching and Computing 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 3 p. 8817687

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Dense wavelength division multiplexing
Erbium doped fiber amplifiers
format
Amplification
Modulation

11,700 km Transmission at 4.8 bit/4D-sym via four-dimensional geometrically-shaped polarization-ring-switching modulation

Heide, S. V. D., Chen, B., Hout, M. V. D., Liga, G., Koonen, T., Hafermann, H., Alvarado, A. & Okonkwo, C., 29 Apr 2019, In : arXiv. 3 p., 1904.12561

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademic

Open Access
File
format
modulation
rings
polarization
1 Citation (Scopus)

A machine learning-based detection technique for optical fiber nonlinearity mitigation

Amari, A., Lin, X., Dobre, O. A., Venkatesan, R. & Alvarado, A., 15 Apr 2019, In : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 31, 8, p. 627-630 4 p., 8660506

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
machine learning
Backpropagation
Learning systems
Optical fibers
optical fibers

Prizes

Asia Communications and Photonics Conference(ACP) 2018 Best Paper Award

Bin Chen (Recipient), Yi Lei (Recipient), Domaniç Lavery (Recipient), Chigo Okonkwo (Recipient) & Alex Alvarado (Recipient), 28 Nov 2018

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Adaptive modulation
Photonics
Communication

Best Poster Award 2016

Lieneke Kusters (Recipient), 2016

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Static random access storage

China Scholarship Council Scholarship for PhD

Bin Chen (Recipient), 2011

Recognition: OtherScholarshipsScientific

China
student

Activities 2018 2019

  • 3 Membership of committee

2019 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, OFC 2019 (Event)

Alex Alvarado (Chair)
2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

2018 Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (OFC 2018) (Event)

Alex Alvarado (Chair)
2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP 2018) (Event)

Alex Alvarado (Chair)
2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Student theses

Automatic generation of in-circuit tests on Prodrive's AET system for board assembly defects

Author: van Schaaijk, H., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Mesman, B. (Supervisor 1), Marinissen, E. (Supervisor 2), Alvarado, A. (Supervisor 2) & Spierings, M. G. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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