Institute of Communications and Connected Systems


Dr Filipe Marques Ferreira

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UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

E: f.ferreira@ucl.ac.uk
T: +44(0)20 7679 2000 (int. N/A)

Research group
Optical Networks 

High-capacity optical fibre transmission | Spatially multiplexed systems | Digital nonlinear compensation 


Filipe Ferreira is currently a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London. He has been awarded £1.2 million over the next four years to develop new technologies for expanding Internet capacity – he aims to exploit massive spatial parallelism in multi-mode optical fibres by merging spatial light modulation with machine learning.

He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Coimbra, in 2014, for his work on high-capacity optical transmission over multi-path fibres aiming at exceeding the limits of conventional single-mode fibres. During this time, he worked as a research engineer at Nokia Siemens Networks leading several research advances on mode-division multiplexing under the EU-FP7 project MODEGAP.
He was then awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship to continue his research at Aston University. During this period, he advanced the understanding of the interplay between linear and nonlinear impairments in multi-mode fibres and its impact on the achievable transmission capacity.

In 2019, Filipe joined University College London, and during 2019-2020 he worked on the EPSRC TRANSNET programme at developing intelligent transceivers capable for better approaching the Shannon limit by adapting to the characteristics of the transmission link.

He is the author and co-author of over 90 international peer-reviewed journal and conference papers with numerous prestigious invited papers. He has also given over 10 invited talks at several international conferences and industrial workshops including ECOC/OFC. He is also the lead inventor in 4 active WO patents. His research interests lie in the fields of high-capacity optical fibre transmission, spatially multiplexed systems, digital nonlinear compensation, and optical fibre design.

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