Stéphane Azou received the Master of Science degree in electronic engineering, and the Ph.D. degree (Thèse de Doctorat) 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 (Ecole Navale), Lanvéoc, France. From 2000 to 2012, he has been an Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences) 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 group 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 (Professeur des Universités). From 2017 to 2020 he headed the Devices and Multiphysics Interfaces (DIM) team and he is currently in charge of the Microwave Photonics & Photonics Architectures and Systems (ASMP) team within the Lab-STICC. His current research interests include fiber optics communication, fiber-wireless systems, signal processing for communications and hardware impairments estimation/compensation techniques. He has co-authored more than 60 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Elsevier (2017- ) and a Senior Member of IEEE (2017).