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... Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva


Nuno Silva

Academic position: Researcher
Joining date: 01-04-2007
Roles in IT: Researcher
Thematic Line: Optics and Photonics
Group: Optical Quantum Communications – Av

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Address: IT – Aveiro
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Tel: +351 234 377 900
Fax: +351 234 377 901

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, 01-01-2013
  • MSc, Universidade de Aveiro, 01-01-2008
  • Licenciatura, Universidade do Minho,
  • University of Aveiro, 01-01-2014,
  • Quantum cryptography in optical fibers
  • Quantum effects in optical fibers
  • Nonlinear and polarization effects in nonlinear materials
  • Secure muliparty computation
  • Quantum random number generation
  • Quantum optical detection
As Supervisor
As Co-supervisor

Currently running projects7

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
COHERENTINUOUS Coherent detection and advanced digital signal processing techniques for broadband and quantum secure optical communication systems FCT, IT/LA 01-01-2018 01-12-2023
DISCRETION Disruptive SDN secure communications for European Defence EU 01-11-2021 30-04-2025
PTQCI Portuguese Quantum Communications Infrastructure - PTQCI EU 01-01-2023 30-06-2025
QSNP Quantum Secure Networks Partnership EU 01-03-2023 31-08-2026
QuantaGenomics Quantum Enabled Secure Multiparty Computation for Genomic Medicine EU / FCT / Programme ERA-NET Cofund QuantERA II 01-05-2022 30-04-2025
QuantPrivNet Quantum-Enabled Security and Privacy in Future Optical Communication Networks FCT 01-01-2019 31-12-2024
QuantumPrime Generation of Prime Numbers Enabled by Quantum Technologies for Cryptographic Applications FCT 01-02-2021 31-01-2024

Closed Projects12

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
CV-Quantum Improving Security and Capacity Using Continuous Variables Quantum Communications IT/LA 01-02-2014 01-06-2016
DSPMetroNet DSP Functions for Simplified Coherent Transceivers in Optical Metropolitan Networks FCT/POCI 01-07-2018 31-12-2021
NG-COS Next-Generation Coherent Optical Communication Systems IT/LA 01-09-2011 01-08-2013
OSP-HNLF OSP-HNLF - Optical Signal Processing Using Highly Nonlinear Fibers FCT/PTDC 01-05-2010 01-04-2013
P-Quantum Practical Quantum Communications IT/LA 01-09-2011 01-08-2013
Q.DOT SI I&DT Copromoção Nr. 039728 - Distributed Quantum Oblivious Transfer P2020 01-10-2019 30-06-2022
QSCRIPTED Quantum Secure Communication Field Experiment Gabinete Nacional de Segurança 10-05-2021 09-07-2021
QuantumMining Quantum Primitives for Privacy Preserving Data Mining FCT 01-09-2018 28-02-2022
QuGENOME Quantum Enabled Private Recognition of Composite Signals in Genome EU 01-12-2020 31-03-2022
QuRunner Development of a quantum random number generator network server IT 01-02-2020 31-07-2022
SoftTransceiver Software Defined Transceiver for Flexible Optical Networks IT 01-04-2016 01-12-2018
  • M. Almeida, D. Pereira, N. J. Muga, M. Facão, A. N. Pinto, N. A. Silva, Best paper in Workshop, Best paper in the II Workshop de Comunicação e Computação Quântica with the paper entitled "CV-QKD Security Limits Using Higher-Order Probabilistic Shaped Regular M-APSK Constellations", received in the II Workshop de Comunicação e Computação Quântica (WQuantum) from XL Simpósio Brasileiro de Redes de Computadores e Sistemas Distribuídos, 23 May, Uberlândia, Brazil, 2022, 01-05-2022
  • M. J. Ferreira, D. Pereira, N. J. Muga, N. A. Silva, A. N. Pinto, Best paper in Workshop, Best paper in the Workshop de Comunicação e Computação Quântica – Time-interleaved quantum random number generation within a coherent classical communication channel, received in the 1st Communication and Quantum Computing Workshop (WQuantum), 16 August, Uberlândia, Brazil, 01-08-2021
  • S. T. Mantey, M. F. Ramos, N. A. Silva, N. J. Muga, A. N. Pinto, Best Paper Award, Best Paper Award For the paper entitled Algorithm for State-Of-Polarization Generation in Polarization-Encoding Quantum Key Distribution, presented at the 2021 Telecoms Conference (ConfTELE), the 12th conference on telecommunications, held in Leiria Portugal, 11-12 February 2021., 01-02-2021
  • M. F. Ramos, N. A. Silva, A. N. Pinto, Best PhD oral communication, "Fast and Secure Multiparty Computation Enabled by Quantum Communication Technologies" presented at Research Summit 2019, held at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, July 3-5 2019. The award has been attributed for the scientific quality and organization of the work., 01-07-2019
  • D. Pereira, M. Facão, N. A. Silva, A. N. Pinto, Best PhD oral communication, Best PhD oral communication for the Symposium on Engineering Physics: Daniel Pereira – Quantum Key Distribution with Continuous Variables, received in the 2nd Doctoral Congress in Engineering, 8-9 June, Porto, Portugal, 01-06-2017
  • N. A. Silva, A. N. Pinto, Best Student Paper Award, for the paper entitled ''Photon-Pair Generation in Chalcogenide Glass - Role of Waveguide Linear Absorption'' presented at the International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology (PHOTOPTICS), held in Lisbon - Portugal, 01-01-2014
  • A. Almeida, N. J. Muga, N. A. Silva, P.S André, A. N. Pinto, SEONS Best Student Paper, Best Student Paper on Optical Communication in the X SEONS, in Porto, 01-06-2012
  • SBRC Workshop de Comunicação e Computação Quântica WQuantum, Organizing Committee, 2022
  • SBRC Workshop de Comunicação e Computação Quântica WQuantum, Organizing Committee, 2021
  • Editorial Board, Frontiers in Physics, 01-09-2023 - 31-08-2025
  • Editorial Board, frontiers in communications and networks, 24-02-2023 - 24-02-2025
  • Guest Editor, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 04-02-2021 - 15-10-2021
  • Editorial Board, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 12-01-2021 - 11-01-2024
  • Area Editor, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 12-01-2021 - 11-01-2024