Date: 21-22 June 2022

Venue: Energy center, Auditorium, Via Paolo Borsellino, 38 int. 16, 10138 Torino TO

Organiser: Politecnico di Torino (POLITO)



Senior R&D Engineer
Erwan Pincemin graduated from Ecole Supérieure d’Optique (SupOptique), Orsay, France and received the M.S. degree in optics and photonics from Université Paris XI, Orsay, France. In 1997, he joined Alcatel Alsthom Recherche, Marcoussis, France where he worked on dispersion-managed solitons and optical regeneration for 40 Gbps WDM submarine transmission systems. In 2000, he was enrolled by France Telecom R&D, Lannion, France where he worked on high-speed optical terrestrial transmission systems at 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps. In Orange Labs, Lannion, France, he was in charge of research on 100 Gbps and beyond optical transmissions, including advanced modulations, coherent detection, digital mitigation of fiber impairments, and has also some key contributions on flexible optical networking in European FP7 FOX-C and CELTIC-Plus SASER projects. He has authored and coauthored more than 150 journal and conference papers and 27 patents. He was sub-committee chair of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) Europe from 2015 to 2017 and was member of the Technical Program Committee of the Optical Fibre Communications Conference (OFC) from 2007 to 2010 and from 2017 to 2020. In WON, Dr Pincemin serves as a member of the IAB.
Full Professor, Politecnico di Torino
Pierluigi Poggiolini received his M.S. degree “cum laude” in 1988 and his Ph.D. degree in 1993, both from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. From 1988 to 1989 he was with the Italian State Telephone Company research center CSELT, in Torino. From 1990 to 1995 he was a Visiting Scholar and then a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University. Since 1995 he has been with Politecnico di Torino and in 2010 he became a Full Professor of Optical Communications. He was an elected Member of the Academic Senate (2005-2010) and an elected Member of the Board of Directors (2016-2020) of Politecnico di Torino. He was Technical Co-Chair of the ECOC conference in 2010. He has published over two hundred and seventy papers in leading journals and conferences. His papers have received more than 7000 citations. He is a co-author of two papers that have received the “Journal of Lightwave Technology Best Paper Award”. He is an OSA and IEEE Fellow. His current research interests focus on the modelling of non-linear fiber effects and on ultra-wide-band coherent transmission systems over both conventional and hollow-core fibers.
Huawei Paris Research Center
Alessio is a Research Engineer at the Huawei Paris Research Center, Optical Communication Technology Lab, where he has been conducting research activities in the field of optical network design and automation for the last 1,5 years. Alessio received his Master’s degree in Telecommunications engineering in Politecnico di Torino (Polito). He also completed his PhD in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering in 2021 from Polito, with a thesis entitled “Physical layer aware open optical networking”. Alessio’s research interests include all aspects of optical communications and networking.
Assistant Professor, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Nicola Sambo received the Ph.D. degree from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, Italy, in 2009. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at SSSA. His activity is focused on optical networks, ranging from the signal transmission to control plane, protocol analysis, and network design. He took part in several international projects, such as the EU HORIZON 2020 ORCHESTRA, in which he was a Work Package leader. Nicola achieved outstanding results in the field of optical communications and networking, (more than 3300 citations and h-index=30 with around 200 papers including more than 70 papers in top-level journals). He is a lecturer in the “Advanced optical networking” course on architecture, control, and management of optical networks at SSSA, in the PhD of Emerging Digital Technologies and the Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and NETworks – PIXNET Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree.
Telecom Italia
Emilio Riccardi received his graduate degree in theoretical physics from Universitat di Torino in 1991. He joined TIM (formerly CSELT and TIlab) in 1992 in the Optical Transmission Department. He is presently in the Technology Innovation Department of TIM. His current interest is dedicated to elastic optical networks and optical “white boxes” in an SDN ecosystem. He has been involved in several EU projects and currently leads the data plane Working Package of the Metro-Haul EU Horizon 2020 project. In WON, Emilio acts as a member of IAB.
Principal Engineer, XR Optics at Infinera
Received his Ph.D. degree from the Politecnico di Torino with a thesis on “Electronic equalization for advanced modulation formats”. Since 2006 he joined the R&D of Siemens COM. In 2007, he became a member of the established joint venture between Nokia and Siemens. In 2013, he joined Coriant, where he has been involved in EU project working on data plane activities, from Oct. 1st 2018, he is with Infinera. His research interests include DSP for optical bandwidth variable transponders from metro to long-haul network receivers, advanced modulation techniques, and wideband optical system design and modelling. In WON, Antonio serves as a member of the IAB.

Click here to access the presentation covering research highlights in technical Work Packages:

  • WP 1: Network management planning and control
  • WP 2: DSP and system modelling
  • WP 3: In-line components design
  • WP 4: Transceiver components design
ESR1 Rasoul Sadeghi (POLITO)
ESR2 Thyago Monteiro (DTU)
ESR3 Andre Souza (Infinera Portugal)
ESR4 Bruno Correia (POLITO)
ESR5 Elliot London (POLITO)
ESR6 Gabriele di Rosa (VPI)
ESR7 Caio Santos (HHI)
ESR8 Pratim Hazarika (Aston)
ESR9 Yu Wang (TU/e)
ESR10 Rafael Kraemer (TU/e)
ESR11 Aleksandr Donodin (Aston)
ESR12 Matheus Sena (ESR12)
ESR13 Yaonian Cui (HHI)
ESR14 Emadreza Soltanian (Ugent)