Yannis Benlachtar received the B.Eng. Degree in electronic and electrical engineering with a Diploma in Industrial Studies from Loughborough University, UK in 2001. He obtained the PhD degree from University College London (UCL), UK in 2006 for his work on advanced performance monitoring techniques for future all-optical networks in collaboration with BT Ipswich, UK. Between 1999 and 2000 he worked in software development and project management at the Nortel Networks laboratories in Maidenhead, UK, where he was awarded a scholarship for his exceptional achievements. Since 2006, he has been working as a Research Fellow in the Optical Networks Group (ONG), department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (UCL) and has been actively contributing to the field of impairment pre and post compensation and advanced modulation formats in fiber optic communications. Yannis’s current research interests lie in the development of advanced modulation techniques such as OFDM for short and long-haul transmissions.