Short Biography

I received the M.Sc. (2000) and the Ph.D. (2005) Degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). I also received the Dr. Ing. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (2000). I am currently Full Professor in the Optical Communications group of the Signal Theory and Communications Dept. of UPC. I have participated in various European and National research projects as scientific coordinator and contributor.

My research interests are in the fields of all-optical networks with emphasis in Traffic Engineering and Resilience, Optical Transmission technologies, multi-granular optical switching, Optical network devices virtualization, Control and management of optical networks, intra/inter data centres architecture design, Software Defined Networking/Network Function Virtualization, Planning and operation of multi-core/SDM optical networks, Data Centres Federation, IoT, Cloud/Fog computing.

I am serving on the editorial board of the Springer Photonic Network Communications journal. I will serve as TPC chair for ONDM 2020 conference. I am regularly participating in several TPCs, including IEEE Globecom and ICC.

Since November 2016, I am a Senior Member of IEEE.

I am teaching courses about Optical Communications Systems and Optical Networks at Escola d’Enginyeria de Telecomunicació i Aeroespacial de Castelldefels (EETAC) and Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria de Telecomunicació de Barcelona (ETSETB).

Contact Information
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech
Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC)
UPC Campus Baix Llobregat, Building C4, office 110
08860, Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
UPC Campus Nord, Building D4, office 103
08034, Barcelona

Phone: +34 93 401 09 66
E-mail: spadaro [AT]