Politecnico di Torino

Established in 1859, POLITO is the oldest technical University in Italy and one of the most prestigious public institutions in Italy for education and research in engineering, architecture and design. Ranking among the first forty technical universities in the world, it is globally recognized as a high-quality centre for education and research. At POLITO around 1.000 Professors and Researchers carry out research and provide education to 37.000 students, of which 5.000 international from more than 120 countries, on a wide catalogue of degree courses including 16 PhD courses and 30 MSc courses, of which 60% in English. Its international education network features 1.000 agreements with EU and non-EU universities and international campuses in China and Uzbekistan. POLITO’s experience in European projects is in research as well as international mobility and cooperation in programmes such as Horizon 2020, FP6-7, Erasmus+, LLP, Erasmus Mundus, TEMPUS, EuropeAid.

The Optical Communication Group (OptCom) of Politecnico di Torino, whose members are participating in this project, has been established more than 30 years ago and it has a remarkable record in research. It is recognized worldwide for the development of the OptSim numerical simulator (now part of the Synopsys portfolio of products) and more recently for the introduction of the Gaussian Noise model (aka GN model), widely used in the community and nowadays a reference for the design of optical links and networks.

Members of PoliTo research unit

Andrea Carena
Farad Arpanaei