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Paolo Serena was born in Piacenza, Italy, in 1973. He received the degree in electronic engineering from the Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy, in 1999. From 2000 to 2003 he followed the P.h.D. at the University of Parma, Department of information engineering. Paolo Serena has been a visiting scientist at Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs, laboratories during 2002 for experimental investigations. During 2003-2004 he was a post-doc at the University of Parma. From 2005 to 2018 he was an assistant professor at the Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma. Currently, he is an Associate professor in the same department where he teaches an advanced course in optical communication in the Master degree in Communication Engineering at Parma, and a course on communication systems in the bachelor's degree on computer science, electronics, and communications. Paolo Serena is collaborating in research projects with Nokia, Bell Labs, (Paris, France) and Alcatel Submarine Networks, (Paris, France).
Since 2018 he is a member of the technical committee of the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) and since 2013 of the conference Fotonica. Currently, he is also associate editor of Optics Express.
His main research interests include fiber-optic communications, including nonlinear Kerr effects and their modeling, transmission performance evaluation, numerical methods for fiber-optic propagation, coherent detection, digital signal processing for communication purposes, polarization effects in fiber optics, space-division multiplexing, information theory.
Paolo Serena is the creator and first maintainer of an open-source software called Optilux to simulate optical communication systems. 

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Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015




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Department of Engineering and Architecture, building 2, Parco area delle Scienze 181/A, 43124, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.