Stenio graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP) with emphasis on telecommunications. During this time he developed research works based on intelligent systems (Neuro-Fuzzy). Later, he started working at CPqD with digital signal processing for high speed optical communications. During this time, he completed his master's degree at UNICAMP studying the implementation of digital backpropagation algorithm. Currently, he is a PhD student at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in the Fiber Optic Nonlinear Technologies (FONTE) project. Stenio is also the administrative director of the Brazilian photonic society (SBFoton), which he helped to create in 2017.