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Alex Alvarado

Dr Alex Alvarado

Research Fellow


University of Cambridge

Research summary

Dr. Alvarado's research focuses on developing fundamental theoretical understandings of current telecommunication systems and lies on the frontier of communication theory, information theory, signal processing, and optical communications. In the past, Dr. Alvarado has developed techniques to optimize the performance of telecommunication systems and proposed novel designs strategies.

Dr. Alvarado's has authored more than 60 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He has received two best poster awards and given multiple invited talks, tutorials, and lectures in the field around the world. Dr. Alvarado has co-authored one book about communication theory aspects of coded modulation (Wiley & Sons 2015, with Prof. L. Szczecinski). Currently, Dr. Alvarado is a Senior Research Associate at UCL and part of the EPSRC-funded UNLOC project focused on techniques to unlock the capacity of optical communication systems.

Grants awarded

Fundamental limits of bit-interleaved coded modulation

Scheme: Newton International Fellowships

Dates: Mar 2011 - Apr 2012

Value: £99,000

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