Mattia Cantono is a Ph.D. candidate in Electric, Electronic and Communication Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, where he also received the Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Information Technology Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering, respectively. He currently works with the Optical Communications (OptCom) research group.
Mattia Cantono was born in Biella on the 9th May 1990. He received the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano in 2012, thanks to the partecipation to the Politong project. During academic year 2010/2011, Mattia was a BSc student in Tongji University Shanghai, from which received a BSc in Electronic Engineering. In 2012 Mattia enrolled in the MSc program in Telecommunications Engineering with specialization in Fiber Optic Systems. He has also been selected by Alta Scuola Politecnica during the same year. In 2014, Mattia graduated from Politecnico di Torino summa cum laude, and in June 2015 he received the ASP diploma and a MSc degree from Politecnico di Milano.
Mattia is currently working as PhD student in the field of optical networks and nonlinear modeling of propagation effects in optical fiber links. Mattia actively collaborates with several companies such as Cisco Photonics, Synopsys, and SM Optics. He is an active member of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), working in the Open Optical Packet Transport group for the design of a software tool for optical feasibility evaluation in multivendor optical networks together with companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Cisco, Juniper Networks, and many more.
In summer 2017, he worked in the Network Operations Group in Google Inc. as network engineering intern in the Optical Network Architecture team under the supervision of Dr. Tad Hofmeister.
In spring 2016, he visited Synopsys Inc. in Ossining NY, working on optimization of software tools for the modeling of optical communication systems. In February 2017, he visited the OpNear Lab at the Univiersity of Texas at Dallas (UTD) working on the implementation of a physical layer aware three layers network orchestrator under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Fumagalli.
Prior to joining OptCom, Mattia worked as a laboratory intern in Avago Technologies (Torino, Italy), working on the characterization and development of theoretical models for datacom diode lasers aimed at easing the planning and manufacturing validation processes. Later he worked in Nexus Asia Management Consulting (Shanghai, China) as an IT consultant, providing support for SMEs willing to invest in China. Mattia worked also as freelance web developer, developing websites for Italian and Chinese companies.
Mattia's interests include basketball and baking.
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