Stéphane Azou (SM'17) was born in 1970. He received the M. Sc. degree in electronics, and the Ph.D. degree both from the University of Brest (UBO), Brest, France, in 1993, and 1997, respectively. He also received the HDR degree (accreditation to supervise research) from the same university in may 2007. From 1998 to 2000, he was with the Signal Processing Group at the French Naval Academy, Lanvéoc, France. From 2000 to 2012, he has been an Associate Professor at the UBO where he developped research activities related to spread-spectrum techniques, communications intelligence and nonlinear filtering. From 2007 to 2012, he headed the Signal processing for communications research team in the Lab-STICC laboratory (CNRS, UMR 6285). In september 2012, he joined the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest, France (ENIB) as a Full Professor and he is currently the head of Devices and Multiphysics Interfaces (DIM) team within the Lab-STICC. His current research interests include fiber optics communication, behavioral modeling of optoelectronic devices, signal processing for communications and linearization techniques. He has coauthored about 60 journal and conference scientific papers.