Adolfo Cartaxo was born in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, in January 1962. He received the degree of "Licenciatura" in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications and Computers, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1985, 1989, and 1992, respectively, from Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Faculty of Engineering of Lisbon Technical University. His Ph.D. work focused on clock recovery circuit optimization in direct detection optical communications. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of IST. He joined the Optical Communications Group of Lisbon site of Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) as a Researcher in 1993. He is now a Senior Researcher conducting research on Optical Communication Systems and Networks. Since January 2002, he has been a member of the National Coordination Commission on Optical Communications of IT. He has been the leader of the IST participation or of the Lisbon site of IT in several projects of the European Union programs on R&D. He has been leader of IST-IT participation in two cooperation projects with Brazil in the area of optical networks. In the past few years, he served as a Technical Auditor and Evaluator for projects included within "Advanced Communications Technologies and Services: European RTD" (ACTS) and "Information Society Technologies" (IST) European Union R&D Programs. He has served as a Reviewer for the top international publications in the area of optical communications and networks. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE Photonics Society. He has authored and coauthored more than 90 journal publications (15 as first author) as well as more than 130 international conference papers. He is the coauthor of two international patents. His main present research interests include fiber optic communication systems and networks.
Biography Updated on 11 June 2013