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... Fernando Pedro Pereira Guiomar


Fernando Guiomar

Academic position: Researcher
Joining date: 18-07-2011
Roles in IT: Researcher
Thematic Line: Optics and Photonics
Group: Optical Communication Systems and Networking – 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


Fernando Guiomar received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 2009 and 2015, respectively. In 2015, he has received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship, project Flex-ON (grant agreement 653412), jointly hosted by Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and CISCO Optical GmbH, Nuremberg. In 2016, he has received the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award, distinguishing industrial-oriented research with high impact in Europe. In 2017, he has joined Instituto de Telecomunicações - Aveiro as an assistant researcher responsible for the national research infrastructure ORCIP, aimed at the testing and prototyping of future 5G solutions involving novel optical and radio technologies.

In 2020, he was awarded a 3-year research contract by the “la Caixa” Foundation, within the framework of the highly competitive Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowship program (ID 100010434). His main research interests are focused within the area of fiber-based and free-space optical communication systems, including the development of digital signal processing algorithms, advanced modulation and coding, constellation shaping and nonlinear modelling and mitigation. Fernando Guiomar is an IEEE and OSA member and he has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications in leading international journals and conferences.

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, 07-09-2015
  • MSc, Universidade de Aveiro, 01-01-2009
  • 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
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Optical Networks
  • Coherent Optical Communications
  • Digital Equalization of Signal Impairments
  • Sistemas de Informação , Universidade de Aveiro, Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e Telecomunicações
  • Projeto Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro, Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e Telecomunicações
  • Comunicações Digitais, Universidade de Aveiro, Mestrado em Eletrónica e Telecomunicações
As Supervisor
As Co-supervisor
Early Access

Currently running projects4

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
6G-MUSICAL 6G MUltiband Wireless and Optical Signalling for Integrated CommunicAtions, Sensing and Localization (6G-MUSICAL) EU 01-01-2024 31-12-2026
Dior Deep Intelligent Optical and Radio Communication Networks EC 01-12-2021 30-11-2025
OptWire Next-Generation Optical Wireless Communications Enabled by Artificial Intelligence FCT 01-12-2021 30-11-2024
ORCIP Optical Radio Convergence Infrastructure for Communications and Power Delivering PO Centro 01-05-2017 30-04-2029

Closed Projects11

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
AdvMH Advanced Features for Multi-Haul Optical Transmission Systems Idea! Eletronic Systems 29-11-2018 31-12-2019
advMH-2020 Advanced Features for Multi-Haul Optical Transmission Systems Idea! Eletronic Systems 01-01-2020 30-06-2020
DiNEq Digital Nonlinear Equalization in Very-High Speed Coherent Optical Transmission Systems FCT/PTDC 01-07-2013 01-06-2015
FreeCom-B5G Ultra-high-capacity free-space optical communications for beyond 5G IT 01-01-2020 31-12-2022
Huawei-DSP Digital Signal Processing for Digital Subcarrier Multiplexing Huawei Technologies France 21-04-2021 20-10-2022
IDEA-2020 Spec & Modeling for 400G+/800G+ Optical Systems – Phase 3 Idea! Eletronic Systems 01-07-2020 31-03-2021
IDEA-2021 Spec & Modeling for 400G+/800G+ Optical Systems – Phase 4 Idea! Eletronic Systems 01-04-2021 31-03-2022
NG-COS Next-Generation Coherent Optical Communication Systems IT/LA 01-09-2011 01-08-2013
Opt5G+ High-capacity optical transmission infrastructure to support 5G communications and beyond La Caixa Foundation 01-05-2020 30-04-2023
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
  • B. M. Oliveira, J. H. Silva, M. S. Neves, F. P. Guiomar, M. C. R. Medeiros, P. Monteiro, Best Student Paper Prize Runner-Up, Runner-up for the Best Student Paper prize, awarded at the 49th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland, with the paper entitled "Capacity-Achieving Probabilistic Constellation Shaping for Unamplified Coherent Links"., 01-10-2023
  • F. P. Guiomar, Photonics 21 Student Innovation Award, Awarded by the European Technology Platform Photonics21 for high-quality photonics-related research with high industrial impact., 01-03-2016
  • F. P. Guiomar, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant for an Individual Fellowship, Research grant for a 2-years fellowship awarded by the European Commission in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme., 01-10-2015
  • F. P. Guiomar, Runner-up of ECOC2015 Best Student Paper Prize, Honorable mention (2nd place) for the work “Ultra-Long-Haul 400G Superchannel Transmission with Multi-Carrier Nonlinear Equalization”, on the Best Student Paper Prize Competition at ECOC2015, Valencia, Spain., 01-09-2015
  • F. P. Guiomar, FLAD Travel Grant, Grant to support the travelling expenses related with the participation on the “Optics & Photonics Congress on Advanced Photonics”, held in Boston, USA., 01-06-2015
  • F. P. Guiomar, Best Engineering Poster at UA Research Day, Awarded to the best engineering-related poster at the University of Aveiro research day, 01-07-2013
  • International Conf. on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - PHOTOPTICS Photoptics, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • International Optics and Photonics Confer­ence SBFOTON, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • International Conf. on Transparent Optical Networks - ICTON, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • International Conf. on Transparent Optical Networks - ICTON, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • OSA Frontiers in Optics, Sessions Chairman, 2016
  • International OSA Network of Students (IONS), Organizing Committee, 2015
  • Journal of Lightwave Technology
    2019, 2 review(s); 2018, 3 review(s); 2017, 3 review(s); 2016, 1 review(s); 2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Access
    2018, 1 review(s);
  • Optics Express
    2018, 1 review(s); 2017, 1 review(s); 2016, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    2018, 5 review(s); 2017, 5 review(s); 2016, 2 review(s);
  • Optical Fiber Technology
    2017, 1 review(s); 2015, 1 review(s);
  • Electronics Letters
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • Optics Letters
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Photonics Journal
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • Photonic Network Communications
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
    2012, 1 review(s);