Matteo Lonardi received the MSc in Communications Engineering in 2016 and the PhD in Information Technology (Optical Communications and Electromagnetic Fields) in 2020 from the University of Parma. In 2016 he was a researcher at Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), Parma, Italy, contributing to the characterization of linear and nonlinear coupling in orbital angular momentum multi-mode fibers in the context of the European project ROAM. He spent half of his Ph.D. visiting Nokia Bell Labs, Paris-Saclay, France, focusing on the evaluation of the nonlinear performance of heterogeneous optical networks and the use of machine learning for monitoring and estimation of the quality of transmission. Matteo Lonardi joined Nokia Bell Labs Smart Optical Fabric and Devices group as a Research Engineer in November 2019. His primary field of interest is the quality of transmission estimation and monitoring in optical transmissions and networks with a focus on the applicability of machine learning.