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... Fernando Pedro Pereira Guiomar


Fernando Guiomar

Academic position: Researcher
Joining date: 18-07-2011
Roles in IT: Researcher
Scientific Area: Optical Communications
Group: Optical Communications Systems – Av

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Address: IT – Aveiro
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Tel: +351 234 377 900
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Fernando Guiomar received the M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering in December of 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in September 2015, both from University of Aveiro, Portugal.
From October 2015 to October 2017 he has worked with the OptCom group of Politecnico di Torino (in collaboration CISCO Photonics Italy srl), as a post-doctoral researcher under the framework of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Individual Fellowship, project Flex-ON (653412), where he developed flexible modulation and digital signal processing subsystems for elastic optical networks. During the secondment stage of his MSC fellowship, he has worked as a contractor for CISCO Optical GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany, for a period of 5 months.
He is currently a research assistant at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro, being the scientific responsible for the ORCIP project (, where he is working on deployment of an in-campus testbed infrastructure that will allow the scientific community and industry to test, measure and certificate advanced optical and radio systems.
Fernando Guiomar is a member of OSA and IEEE and he has co-authored more than 70 scientific publications in leading international journals and conferences. He is also the co-author of two patent applications on the areas of linear and nonlinear equalization of optical fiber impairments. In 2016, he has received the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award, distinguishing industrial-oriented research with high impact in Europe.

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, 07-09-2015
  • MSc, Universidade de Aveiro, 01-01-2009
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Optical Networks
  • Coherent Optical Communications
  • Digital Equalization of Signal Impairments
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações, 30-10-2017, Auxiliary Researcher
  • Politecnico di Torino, 16-10-2015 - 15-10-2017, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
  • Universidade de Aveiro, 01-01-2011 - 07-09-2015, PhD Student
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Free-Space Optics for Ultra-High-Speed Wireless Communications, MSc Student, DANIEL RANZAL ALBERGARIA, 10-2019
  • Digital Compensation of Nonlinear Fiber Impairments in Long-Haul Optical , MSc Student, JOÃO MIGUEL PEREIRA SANTOS, 10-2019
  • Linearization of Subcarrier Multiplexing for Carrier Aggregation in High-Capacity Optical , MSc Student, MARCO ANDRÉ TAVARES FERNANDES, 10-2019
  • Software-Defined Radio over Fiber for 5G Communications and Beyond, MSc Student, SIMÃO PEDRO VEIGA DE MATOS, 10-2019
  • Bancada laboratorial para investigação e ensino de sistemas de comunicações digitais definidos por software, MSc Student, BRUNO RAMOS MAXIMINO, 10-2018
  • S. Ranzini, V. Parahyba, J. Júnior, F. P. Guiomar, A. Carena Carena, Impact of Nonlinear Effects and Mitigation on Coherent Optical Systems, Chapter in, Optical Communications - Advanced Systems and Devices for Next Generation Networks, Springer International Publishing, New York City, 2019
  • I. Alimi, A. Mahmoud, A. Mufutau, F. P. Guiomar, J. Rodriguez, P. Monteiro, A. Teixeira, Energy Efficiency in Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) for 5G Mobile Networks: Opportunities and Challenges, Chapter in, Optical and Wireless Convergence for 5G Networks and Beyond, Wiley, London, 2018

Currently running projects2

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
AdvMH Advanced Features for Multi-Haul Optical Transmission Systems Idea! Eletronic Systems 29-11-2018 31-05-2019
ORCIP Optical Radio Convergence Infrastructure for Communications and Power Delivering PO Centro 01-05-2017 01-05-2020

Closed Projects4

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
DiNEq Digital Nonlinear Equalization in Very-High Speed Coherent Optical Transmission Systems FCT/PTDC 01-07-2013 01-06-2015
NG-COS Next-Generation Coherent Optical Communication Systems IT/LA 01-09-2011 01-08-2013
PANORAMA II Desenvolvimento de um Sistema de Telecomunicações sustentado em Plataformas Ópticas e de Rádio Avançadas com gestão integrada PT Inovação 01-01-2013 01-01-2015
VADONetC Simplified Volterra analysis for dynamical optical networks compensation IT/LA 01-06-2014 01-05-2016