Adolfo V. T. Cartaxo


Adolfo Cartaxo was born in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, on January 10, 1962. He received the degree of “Licenciatura” in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the M. Sc. degree in Telecommunications and Computers, and the Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1985, 1989 and 1992, respectively, from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), faculty of engineering of Lisbon Technical University. His Ph. D. work focused on clock recovery circuit optimisation in direct detection optical communications. In February 2005, he got the “Agregação” degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, at IST. 

In 1985, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of IST. In 1992, he became an Assistant Professor and he was promoted to Associate Professor in January 2002. Over those years, he has lectured several courses on Telecommunications. He has been the scientific advisor of 8 M. Sc. theses, and 2 Ph. D. theses. He is nowadays scientific advisor of 2 M. Sc. theses, and 5 Ph. D. theses.

He joined the Optical Communications Group of Lisbon Pole of Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) as a researcher in 1993. He is now a senior researcher conducting research on dense wavelength division multiplexed systems and networks. Since January 2002, he is member of the National Coordination Commission on Optical Communications of IT.

He has been leader of the IST participation or of the Lisbon site of IT in six projects of the European Union programs on R&D in the optical communications area. He has been leader of several national projects in the optical communications area. He is the leader of IST-IT participation in the cooperation project with Brazil in the area of optical networks.

In the past few years, he has acted as a technical auditor and evaluator for projects included in “Advanced Communications Technologies and Services: european RTD” (ACTS) and “Information Society Technologies” (IST) European Union R&D Programs. 

He has served as a reviewer for the following international publications in the area of optical communications and networks: IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEE Electronics Letters, IEE Proceedings Part J – Optoelectronics, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Optics Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Communications. He is a senior member of the IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal publications (15 as first author) as well as more than 80 international conference papers. He is co-author of two international patents.

His main present research interests include fiber optic communication systems and networks.
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Short Curriculum Vitae (in portuguese)

List of Recent Publications

List of Projects

Lectured Courses (in portuguese)

TFCs (in portuguese)


Adolfo V. T. Cartaxo 
Instituto Superior TécnicoInstituto de Telecomunicações 
Torre Norte, Sala 11.17 
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa 
Tel: + 351.21.8418476 
Fax: + 351.21.8417164

Last update on 19 September 2007.