Stefan Wabnitz obtained the Laurea Degree in Electronics Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome in 1982, the MS in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 1983, and the PhD in Applied Electromagnetism from the Italian Ministry of Education in 1988. He was with the Ugo Bordoni Foundation between 1985 and 1996. In 1996, he became full professor in Physics at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Between 1999 and 2003 he was with Alcatel Research and Innovation Labs in France and with Xtera Communications in Texas. Since 2007 until 2018 he was full professor at the University of Brescia, Italy. Since November 2018 he is full professor in telecom at the Department of Information, Electronics and Telecom Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome. His research activities involve nonlinear propagation effects in optical communications and optical information processing devices. He is the author and co-author of over 700 international refereed papers, conference presentations, and book chapters. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Optical Fiber Technology, a Fellow member of the Optical Society of America, and senior member of IEEE-Photonics Society.