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Research profile

Astrid is enrolled in the 5 years Ph.D. program in the Signal Processing Systems group (Electrical Engineering Department) and she is a member of the Information and Communication Theory Lab. Her research focuses on mathematical modeling for optical fiber transmissions in the nonlinear regime, and the design of pragmatic digital signal processing schemes to overcome nonlinear distortions.

Academic background

Astrid Barreiro holds a B.Sc. (2012)  and M.Sc. (2018) degrees in Physics from La Universidad del Valle, Colombia. Her MSc research focused on the efficiency of the surface codes, a family of topological quantum error-correcting codes.

 During 2017 and 2018, she worked as an assistant professor at La Universidad del Valle and the Pontifical Xavierian University. Due to the type of her Ph.D., she is also actively involved in training and practice activities in education.  

Affiliated with

Information and Communication Theory Lab (ICT Lab)

Education and Teaching

Communication Theory

Education and Teaching

Digital Signal Processing

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, Bachelor, Universidad del Valle

1 Sep 200714 Dec 2012

Theoretical physics, Master, Universidad del Valle

7 Feb 201514 Dec 2018


Fundamentals of the Nonlinear Optical Channel

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


Project: Research direct

ICONIC: Increasing the Capacity of Optical Nonlinear Interfering Channels

Alvarado, A., Alvarado, A., Oliari, V., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., Gerrits, E., Willems, F. M. J., Sanders, R., Alvarado, A., Barreiro, A., Wu, K. & de Jonge, M.


Project: Research direct

i-CAVE P4 - Radar Communication

Willems, F. M. J., Eijkemans, C., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., Laghezza, F., Tigrek, R. F., Lampel, F., Willems, F. M. J., Sanders, R., Alvarado, A., Barreiro, A., Hegh, L. & de Jonge, M.


Project: Research direct

Silicon-based Ka-band massive MIMO antenna systems for new telecommunication services

Smolders, A. B. (., Johannsen, U., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., van der Avoird, M., Bressner, T., Elsakka, A., Smeets, R., Willems, F. M. J., Sanders, R., Alvarado, A., Barreiro, A. & Haagh, J.


Project: Research direct