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Dr Alex Alvarado


Alex Alvarado was born in 1982 in Quellón, on the island of Chiloé, Chile. He obtained his Electronic Engineering Diploma (Ingeniero Civil Electrónico) and his Master of Science in Electronic Engineering (Magíster en Ciencias de la Ingeniería Electrónica) from the Departamento de Electrónica, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM), Chile, in 2003 and 2005, respectively. During 2006 he was a research intern at Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécomunications (INRS&EMT), Montreal Canada. He obtained the degree of Licentiate of Engineering (Teknologie Licentiatexamen) in 2008 and his PhD degree in 2011, both of them from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr. Alvarado is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Optical Networks Group, University College London, United Kingdom. In 2012-2014 he was a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and during 2011-2012 he was a Newton International Fellow at the same institution. In 2008, he was holder of the Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students, granted by the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sports du Québec and during 2012-2014, he was also a Research Associate at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

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Research Interests

Digital communications, coding, and information theory.