About the Author

Xavier Fernando is a Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, where he is serving as the Director of Ryerson Communications Laboratory. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary, Alberta, in 2001 in affiliation with TRLabs, a not-for-profit telecom research institution. He was among those who pioneered research on optical fiber-based wireless systems in the late 1990s. His Ph.D. work in this area—where he first investigated adaptive digital signal processing (DSP) techniques for fiber-wireless (Fi-Wi) systems—won the best Canadian paper award and a US patent. He joined Ryerson University in 2001, received early tenure, and established Ryerson Communications Laboratory.

Xavier has published his research articles in multiple frontiers of Fi-Wi systems, from signal processing for (radio-over-fiber) ROF nonlinearity to microwave photonic filter design. He has received significant funding for research in this area. He has authored and co-authored close to 100 research articles and holds two patents. He is a co-author of WEBOK, A Guide to the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge.

Xavier was a member of the IEEE COMSOC Education Board Working Group on Wireless Communications. His work has won several awards and prizes, including the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Prize in 2010, the Sarnoff Symposium Prize in 2009, the Opto-Canada best poster prize in 2003, and the CCECE best paper prize in 2001. He has delivered invited lectures and ...

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