Pierluigi Poggiolini of the OptCom group has given a tutorial talk at OFC 2016 in Anaheim titled "Recent Advances in Non-linear Fiber Propagation Modeling". The slides of his speech can be downloaded at the bottom of this post, in the attachment section. You may need to click "read more" to get there.
The presentation has also been recorded and can be viewed at the OFC 2016 website (you need attendee credentials to view it).
Mattia Cantono, Roberto Gaudino and Vittorio Curri have presented at OFC 2016 the Statistical Network Assessment Process (SNAP). SNAP has been used to compare two different implementations of Flex-Rate Transceivers. In addition to this the concept of Nonlinear Penalty at a network level has been introduced. SNAP has also been used to make a comparison of three different Gaussian Noise based models, showing that the Incoherent GN (IGN) model is both sufficiently reliable and computationally efficient to be used in network related studies.
Fernando Guiomar, post-doctoral researcher at the OptCom group, won the Student Innovation Award of the Photonics 21 Initiative. Fernando won this award for its work related to "High performance and efficient digital signal processing algorithms".
Congratulations from the whole OptCom group to him!