Group history
Useful links

Roberto Gaudino
Associate Professor - vice group head
Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Elettronica
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129, Torino
e-mail: roberto.gaudino@polito.it
phone: +39 011 090 4172
fax: +39 011 090 4171
Management tasks: (last review: September 2012)
- Coordinator of the Telecommunication Engineering degrees (Bachelor and Master) at Politecnico di Torino (from December 2008)

- Coordinator of the "Master in Optical Communications and Photonico Technologies" at Politecnico di Torino (from 2008)

- Member of Nucleo di Valutazione del Politecnico di Milano (from 2007)

  • IEEE Senior member

  • Technical Programm Committee member in the following conferences:

    • European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC)

    • International Conference on Communications (ICC)

    • International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers (ICPOF)

    • Italian national conference on Photonics (FOTONICA)

    • Globecom

    • ONDM

Research projects: (currently active)
FABULOUS A new European project on next-generation optical access networks based on PON, targeting more than 1 Gbps per user.

The project will start on 2012, October 1st. More information will be available after that date

  Other recent Research projects(now terminated)
POF-ALL and POF-PLUS Two consecutive European projects on optical transmission systems based on POF (Polymer Optical Fiber) for short reach optical transmssion, such as for next generation domotic networks


National project (PRIN) on optical packet networks (WDM Optical Network DEmonstrator Ring)
Fields of interest:

Optical communications: you can see my publications here:

Current research activities (in inverse chronological order)
  • New solutions for next-generation optical access networks (NG-PON2)

  • Low-cost, innovative optical transmission systems for very short reach networks (hundreds of meters)

  • Plastic-Optical fibers (POF) links

  • Simulation techniques for high capacity (DWDM) optical transmission systems

  • Theoretical investigation of optical fiber nonlinearities

  • Advanced optical modulation formats

  • Experimental demonstration of optical network

  • Subsystems for next generation all-optical networks


(last version: September 2012)

Roberto Gaudino is currently an associate professor in the Optical Communication Group at Politecnico di Torino, where he is working on several research topics related to optical communications. He is the Coordinator of the Telecommunication Engineering degree at Politecnico di Torino.

He received the Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica (summa cum laude) from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (optical communications) in 1998.

Dr. Gaudino spent the year of 1997 at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, as a visiting researcher in the OCPN group, where he worked in the realization of the MOSAIC optical network testbed. From 1998 to 2000, he was with the team that coordinated the development of the commercial optical system simulation software OptSim.

He has consulted for several companies and he is author or co-author of more than 190 papers in the field of Optical Fiber Transmission and Optical Networks.

His main research interests started in the long haul DWDM systems, fiber non-linearity, modeling of optical communication systems and on the experimental implementation of optical networks. Currently his research activities are focused on low cost next-generation optical access systems, specifically for home networking and PON (Passive Optical Networks).

He was the coordinator of the POF-ALL STREP project in FP6, fully focused on POF systems. This is a large project on short reach optical links, global budget 2.7 MEuro. He is also co-leader of the short-reach optical system WP inside the network of excellence E-PhotonOne EU FP6 Network of Excellence. He iwas also the coordinator of POF-PLUS, a STREP project in FP7 that is a natural prosecution on the previous project POF-ALL, focusing on high speed transmission (at 1 Gbit/s and above) over POF for home networks.


From 2012, October 1, he is the Scientific Coordinator of the new EU STREP project titled "FABULOUS" (FDMA Access By Using Low-cost Optical Network Units in Silicon Photonics)


He has acted as a reviewer for several IEEE publications on optical transmission and networks. He was the General Chairman for the 2007 edition of the International Plastic Optical Fiber Conference, to be held in Turin, Italy in September 2007. He continously  serves in the TPC of several international conferences, such as:

  • European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC)

  • International Conference on Communications (ICC)

  • International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers (ICPOF)

  • Italian national conference on Photonics (FOTONICA)

  • Globecom

  • ONDM



List of Pubblications


COURSES/Teaching activities

Courses (in Italian) at Politecnico di Torino:

Dr. Gaudino is also involved in several professional courses, such as the 5-day course “Fiber Optic Networks” with CEI, Sweden.

Other Interests:


last change: 29 gennaio, 2013 18:03.