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Persoonlijk profiel

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"I want to understand how light behaves in nonlinear optical fibers. We should not see nonlinearities as a limitation—we should embrace them and use them to transmit more data.”  

Research profile

Alex Alvarado is Associate Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). 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. Since 2018, he serves in the OFC subcommittee Digital and Electronic Subsystems (S4). He is also member of the TU/e Young Academy of Engineering.

Alvarado has co-authored more than 100 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.

Academic background

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.

Externe posities

Senior Research Associate, University College London

1 apr 201414 okt 2016

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow , University of Cambridge

1 apr 20121 apr 2014

Newton International Fellow , University of Cambridge

1 feb 201131 mrt 2012

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  • 14 Vergelijkbare profielen
Modulation Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
modulation Fysica en Astronomie
optical fibers Fysica en Astronomie
quadrature amplitude modulation Fysica en Astronomie
format Fysica en Astronomie
Quadrature amplitude modulation Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Bit error rate Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Decoding Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

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Projecten 2015 2022

ICONIC: Increasing the Capacity of Optical Nonlinear Interfering Channels

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

1/08/1731/07/22

Project: Onderzoek direct

FUN-NOTCH: 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.

1/01/1831/12/22

Project: Onderzoek direct

Retrofit Security for Critical infrastructures

Willems, F. M. J., Kusters, C. J. (., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., Willems, F. M. J., Sanders, R., Alvarado, A., Barreiro, A. & Croes, S.

Intrinsic-ID

1/02/1831/01/20

Project: Onderzoek direct

Communication (P14-18 - project 4)

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

1/11/1631/08/22

Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 2006 2019

54 Citaties (Scopus)

Bit-interleaved coded modulation: fundamentals, analysis and design

Szczecinski, L. & Alvarado, A., 16 feb 2015, Wiley-Blackwell. 295 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapportBoekAcademic

Modulation
Transceivers
Information theory
Managers
Students
33 Citaties (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Replacing the soft-decision FEC limit paradigm in the design of optical communication systems

Alvarado, A., Agrell, E., Lavery, D., Maher, R. & Bayvel, P., 15 jan 2016, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 34, 2, blz. 707-721 15 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

optical communication
telecommunication
bit error rate
decoding
format
65 Citaties (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Capacity of a nonlinear optical channel with finite memory

Agrell, E., Alvarado, A., Durisi, G. & Karlsson, M., 15 aug 2014, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 32, 16, blz. 2862-2876 15 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

random noise
channel capacity
nonlinear optics
format
artifacts
58 Citaties (Scopus)

Four-dimensional coded modulation with bit-wise decoders for future optical communications

Alvarado, A. & Agrell, E., 15 mei 2015, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 33, 10, blz. 1993-2003 11 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

constellations
decoders
optical communication
modulation
bit error rate
2 Citaties (Scopus)
71 Downloads (Pure)

Asymptotic comparison of ML and MAP detectors for multidimensional constellations

Alvarado, A., Agrell, E. & Brännström, F., 1 feb 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 64, 2, blz. 1231-1240 10 blz., 7982634.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
Maximum likelihood
Detectors
symbol
Signal to noise ratio
general conditions

Prijzen

Fundamentals of the Nonlinear Optical Channel (FUN-NOTCH)

A.E. Alvarado (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: ERCStartingWetenschappelijk

optical fibers
transmitter receivers
traffic
data transmission
methodology

Journal of Lightwave Technology Paper Award

Alex Alvarado (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Fibers
Optical fibers
Internet
Glass

Exemplary Reviewer Award

Alex Alvarado (Ontvanger), 2015

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

IEEE Communication Theory Workshop (CTW) Best Poster Award

Alex Alvarado (Ontvanger), 2013

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Activiteiten 2016 2019

  • 3 Lidmaatschap van commissie
  • 1 Redactioneel werk

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

Alex Alvarado (Voorzitter)
2019

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van commissieWetenschappelijk

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

Alex Alvarado (Voorzitter)
2018

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van commissieWetenschappelijk

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

Alex Alvarado (Voorzitter)
2018

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van commissieWetenschappelijk

IEEE Transactions on Communications (Tijdschrift)

Alex Alvarado (Lid redactieraad)
20162018

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Cursussen

Communication theory

1/09/13 → …

Cursus

Information theory

1/09/13 → …

Cursus

Pers/media

UCL (London) sets new record for fastest optical data transmission over fiber

A. Alvarado

11/02/16

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Harnessing the nonlinear communication regime

A. Alvarado

19/03/18

1 Mediabijdrage

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

London Researchers Have Data Flying at Terabit Speeds

A. Alvarado

13/02/16

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Scriptie

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

Auteur: van Schaaijk, H., 31 aug 2017

Begeleider: Mesman, B. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Marinissen, E. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Alvarado, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Spierings, M. G. (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand