José Azaña (M’03) received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicación and Ph.D. degrees in optical signal processing from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He recently joined the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)-Energie, Montréal, QC, Canada, where he is currently a Research Professor with the Ultrafast Optical Processing (UOP) Group. His research has resulted in over 50 publications in scientific and engineering journals. Dr. Azaña is a member of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He has been recognized with several distinctions in both Spain and Canada.