About the Speaker. Ana Maria Rocha
Ana Maria Rocha received her Ph.D. degree in Physical Engineering from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2012 for her work in propagation of high-power signals and fiber fuse effect. Currently, she is a Research Scientist in in Instituto de Telecomunicações in the Optical Components and Subsystems group and collaborate with the Universidade de Aveiro as a lecture. Her area of expertise includes design, production, implementation and characterization of optical fiber devices, Spatial Division Multiplexing system and multicore fibers, optical amplifiers, fiber optics sensors and distributed optical fiber sensors. She has authored or co-authored more than 75 publications, including papers in international peer review journals and conferences, books chapters and patents related to optical sensors and communications.
About the Speaker. Gil Fernandes
Gil Fernandes received the degree in Physics/Applied Mathematics in 2008 from the University of Porto – Faculdade de Ciências. In December of 2010, he received the M.Sc. in Physics Engineering and, in 2018, the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. During his Ph.D., he developed optical and digital techniques for signal processing in transmission systems with space-division multiplexing. He received the award for the best Ph.D. thesis in Optics and Photonics in 2018 from the Portuguese society of optics and photonics. He has contributed as a member of the principal team in 10+ R&D projects. He has co-authored more than 30 scientific publications in leading international journals and conferences.