Monireh Moayedi Pour Fard





Research interests:

  • Optoelectronic Integrated Circuit.
  • Silicon based optical devices and systems.
  • Power efficient high-speed optical receivers.
  • Power efficient Soft-Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) optical receivers.
  • Low power high-frequency RF circuits for optical communication.





  • Ph.D. candidate, Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Supervisors: Dr. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur, McGill University, and  Dr. Glenn Cowan, Concordia University.



  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Final Thesis:"Design and Simulation of Sigma-Delta Modulators for High-Speed Applications in 90nm CMOS".
  • Supervisors: Dr. Farshid Raissi,K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Dr. Mohammad Yavari, Amirkabir University.



  • B. Sc., Electrical Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Final Thesis: "Programming of Logical Get for CMOL FPGA"
  • Supervisor: Dr. Farshid Raissi, K. N. Toosi University of Technology.


Honors and Awards:

          2012        NSERC CREATE Si-EPIC trainee award
          2011-13   McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA)
          2008        Being honors certification from K. N. Toosi University of Technology.
          2006-08   K.N.Toosi University of Technology’s official Scholarship.
          2006        2nd among B.Sc. graduates of this academic year 
          2000        received Professor Reza award in mathematics from Mathematics-Home, Isfahan, Iran.



  • M.N. Sakib, M. Moayedi, W. Gross, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, "A 45 Gb/s Low Complexity Optical Front-End for Soft-Decision LDPC Decoders,” Optics Express, Vol. 20, No. 16, pp. 18336–18347, July 2012.
  • M.N. Sakib, M. Moayedi, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A 45 GS/s Optical Soft-Decision Front-end,” IEEE Photonics Conference, paper WM4, October 2012.
  • M. Moayedi Pour Fard, M. Yavari, “High-Order Cascaded Sigma-Delta Modulators for Low-Voltage and Wideband Applications”,Conf. on Electronics, ICEE 2009, Iran.


Work Experiences :

  • Active Workshop (October 2012)
  • Nanophotonics Fabrication Workshop (June 2012, July 2012)
  • Lecturer in Islamic Azad University of Najafabad branch, Isfahan, Iran (Feb. 2010, June 2011) (
  • Teacher Assistant in K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Programming Language C (2004-05)

 Computer Skills:

  • Language: C++, Assembly, Visual Basic
  • Software: MATLAB & Simulink, OptiSystem, Optisim, Lumerical FDTD, Lumerical Mode solution, Pyxis, Cadence, HSpice, Orcad, ADS, Maxplus, Maple, Pspice, Office(Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel).


Language Abilities:

  • Persian: native speaker
  • English: fluent
  • French: beginner


February 2014

  • Meet Prof. Liboiron-Ladouceur and her student Peicheng Liao who will be at OFC 2014 presenting our recent paper from the RODIN project: "Gain Effect on the Scalability of SOA-based Optical Space Switches" (paper M3E.5).

    September 2013

    • We wish the best to our team members Xi Lu who graduated with an M.Eng now working at Ciena and Postdoc Mehrdad Mirshafiei now with the R&D team at Ericsson.

      August 2013

      • Meet Prof. Liboiron-Ladouceur at ECOC 2013 in London where she will present on September 25 "A Compact Silicon-on-Insulator Optical Hybrid for Low Loss Integration with Balanced Photodetectors," paper We.2.B.2.

      June 2013

      • Meet one of our Photonic DataCom team members at the IEEE Summer Topicals this summer in July were we will present our recent work. Prof. Liboiron-Ladouceur is also giving an invited presentation at Photonics in Switching on July 5th in Kyoto, Japan.

      September 2012

      • The Photonic DataCom team presented two papers (WM4 and TuI3) at the IEEE Photonics Society Conference in San Francisco next September.

      Summer 2012

      • Professor Liboiron-Ladouceur is Chapter Chair of the IEEE Photonics Society. For information about local events go to website

      • The Photonic DataCom team presented three papers at the SPIE Photonics North Conference in Montreal.

      May 2012

      • We congratulate Mr. Meer Sakib for receiving the SPIE Graduate Scholarship.

      February 2012

      • Our project RODIN was awarded the Premio Venezia from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada honouring excellence in collaborations between Quebec and Italy.

      October 2011

      • Professor Liboiron-Ladouceur has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Photonic Interconnects

      • The Photonic DataCom team presented three papers at the IEEE Photonics Conference in Arlington, VA (Oct. 9-13)

      September 2011

      • We wish the best to Mr. Venkat Mahalingam (M.Eng. 2011) who is now working at Telus in Montreal as a network design engineer

      August 2011

      • We congratulate Mr. Meer Sakib for receiving the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship