Full Professor

Phone +39 0110904153 / 4153 (DET)
Email pierluigi.poggiolini@polito.it
Roles Member (Board of Governors)
Componente Commissione Bilancio (Commissione Bilancio)
Scientific branch ING-INF/03 - TELECOMUNICAZIONI
(Area 0009 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione)
Publications PORTO@IRIS - Publications Open Repository TOrino
- EDUCATION AND CAREER Pierluigi Poggiolini received his MS (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. From 1990 to 1995 he was first a Visiting Scholar, and then a Post-Doctoral Fellow (Post-Doc), at the Optical Communications Research Laboratory of Stanford University, where he worked on the STARNET and CORD all-optical packet network projects. In 1998 he became an Associate Professor and in 2010 a Full Professor, at Politecnico di Torino. - RESEARCH AND ACADEMICS In 1998 he was awarded the Italgas Prize (now ENI award) for scientific and technological innovation, together with Prof. Sergio Benedetto, for their joint research on optical transmission formats based on Polarization Modulation. From 2006 to 2010 he was involved in several large EU-funded projects, including e-Photon/ONe, e-Photon/One+, Nobel II, BONE and Euro-FOS. From 2007 to 2016 he was the Principal Investigator of nine consecutive annual research contracts with CISCO Systems (Photonics Division), and two contracts with Huawei. The total net funding that he managed under these contracts is approximately 2.5 million Euros. He has published over 250 papers in IEEE international journals and international refereed conference proceedings. According to Scopus, his papers have been cited 5700 times and his h-index is 36. He is co-author of two papers that received the "best paper award" of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, in 2013 and 2014 respectively. His most-cited, single-name paper, published in December 2012, currently has 400 citations. He is also author or coauthor of three international patents. His current research interests focus on ultra-high speed and long-haul coherent optical transmission systems, and include modeling of non-linear propagation in optical fibers as well as electronic mitigation techniques of propagation impairments in optical broadband transmission. His research is both theoretical and experimental. He was asked to deliver three one-hour invited-tutorial talks on modeling of non-linear fiber propagation impairments in ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, at the top conferences of the field: once at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2012, Amsterdam), and at the Optical Fiber Communications conference (OFC), first in March 2013 (Los Angeles) and then in 2016 (Los Angeles). In 2019 he was made a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He has taught numerous courses in the field of Signal Theory and Optical Fiber Communications at Politecnico di Torino. Since 2010, he has taught all of his courses in English. - COORDINATION AND STEERING Since 2000 he has been the coordinator of the Optical Communications Group (www.optcom.polito.it), a federative group that currently includes himself, another full professor and four associate professor, as well as several post-docs and PhD students. He was elected three consecutive times to the Academic Senate of Politecnico di Torino from 2005 to 2010, as representative of the Associate Professors. He was also an elected member of the National University Council (CUN), an official advisory body of the Italian Ministry of University and Research, from 2007 to 2010, again as representative of the Associate Professors. In 2011 he was appointed by Politecnico "Senato Accademico" Member of the "Commissione Statuto," that rewrote the Politecnico statute document according to the University reform law of 2010. In 2012 he was appointed Member of the "Commissione Regolamento di Ateneo". Since 2013 he has been a member of the "Consiglio di Indirizzo" of the CRT Foundation, as a representative of the "Consulta Regionale del Sistema Universitario Piemontese". In 2016 he was elected to the Board of Directors of Politecnico di Torino for the four-year term 2016-2020. - PERSONAL LIFE He is married and is father of two sons and two daughters.