Who we are

OET Group Leader

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Henrique Salgado graduated in applied physics (optics and electronics) from the University of Porto in 1985 and received a Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering and computer systems from the University of Wales in 1993. Presently he is an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering of the University of Porto and since 1995 he has headed the research in optical communications and networks at INESC Porto. He was formerly a research fellow in the department of electrical and electronic engineering of the University College London, U.K., and before that was an invited assistant professor in the physics department of the University of Aveiro. From 1993 to 1994 he was also a research assistant at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Systems, Bangor, U.K. His research interests range in optical fiber telecommunications with a particular emphasis on all-optical networks and fiber supported radio/microwave systems. Professor Salgado is a member of the IEEE Photonics and Communications Society.

Senior Researchers

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José Machado da Silva graduated and obtained his PhD, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, in 1984 and 1998, respectively. He joined the University of Porto in 1984 as a lecturer, and INESC Porto in 1991 as a researcher. He is currently Associate Professor at UPorto and Project Leader at INESC TEC, with teaching and research responsibilities in design and test of electronic circuits and systems. His research interests include analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuits, MEMS and sensors, wireless networks, and analog and digital signal processing.
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Vitor Grade Tavares received the Licenciatura and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 1991 and 1994. He concluded his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, from the Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory at the University of Florida, Gainesville – USA, in 2001. In 1999 he joined the University of Porto, Portugal, as an Invited Assistant, where he has been an Assistant Professor since 2002. He is also a Senior Researcher at INESC TEC. His main research interests have been in the area of very-low power neuromorphic chip design and biomimetic computing. He has recently engaged on circuits and signal processing research for Radio Frequency systems, especially those with applications in wireless sensor networks.
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João Canas Ferreira received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Porto (Portugal), in 2001. He is currently an assistant professor with the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. His current research interests include dynamically reconfigurable systems, application-specific digital system architectures, ECAD tools and algorithms.
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Maria Inês Carvalho graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto in 1990 and received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, USA, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. She joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Porto in 1996 as an assistant professor, where she is presently an associate professor. In 2009 she joined INESC TEC as a researcher. Her main research area has been the propagation of light in nonlinear media. Her work includes both the theoretical modeling of these phenomena and their numerical simulation and has addressed, among others, soliton beams in photorefractive media, incoherent solitons and microstructured optical fibers.  She is a member of the Optical Society of America.
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Artur A. Moura graduated and received his Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Porto in 1985 and 1999, respectively. He has been with the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto since 1986, where he is Assistant Professor since 1999 . He presently lectures subjects in the area of Telecommunications and Antennas. He has been a researcher of INESC TEC since 1986.
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Sérgio Reis Cunha is an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computers Engineering Department of FEUP. He holds a PhD in the field of sytems control since 2001. He has dedicated most of his research activities to signal processing in the fields of control, navigation and remote detection. In the field of navigation, he has worked on the tight integration of satellite navigation with inertial systems for precision applications, among many others involving processing of raw GPS measurements. Currently he has been working on software defined radio (SDR) in activities that will include, in the near future, the devolpement of a SDR based GPS receiver for LEO satellites.
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Luís Pessoa graduated and obtained his PhD, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. He is currently a senior researcher at INESC TEC, mainly involved in the conception and management of R&D projects, coordination of research students and fostering the valorization of research results through new contracts with industry. Before that he was coordinating and collaborating in european research projects FP7 DAPHNE: "developing photonic aircraft networks", FP6 UROOF: "photonics components for ultra-wideband radio over optical fibre" as well as teaching circuits and RF/Microwave engineering courses in FEUP. His research interests include: coherent optical systems, digital signal processing using advanced modulation formats, fibre supported microwave systems, RF/microwave devices, antennas and propagation, underwater wireless power/communications.
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Cândido Duarte Santos is currently a research fellow at INESC TEC, Porto - Portugal. Since 2009 he is with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at FEUP as an Invited Teaching Assistant in courses of fundamental electronics, measurements, sensors and instrumentation. His research interests include RF PAs, wireless transceiver architectures, low-power mixed-signal CMOS-IC design, and RF circuits for mobile communications systems.
PhD Thesis: High-Efficiency Linear Transmitters for Mobile Communication Systems
Supervisor: Vitor Grade Tavares
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Mário Pereira graduated in 2006 in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal. In 2014 he concluded his PhD in the area of microwave engineering, at FEUP and INESC TEC. He has experience in the design of low noise and high power amplifiers, filters, antennas and couplers, supported by Ansys HFSS and ADS. His research interests include the synthesis of microwave devices by inverse scattering, layer peeling algorithm, antennas, frequency selective surfaces and advanced impedance matching techniques.
PhD Thesis:
Inverse scattering on the synthesis of microwave passive devices
Supervisors: Henrique Salgado, José Rocha Pereira

Research students

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Ihsan Ul Haq did his B.Sc and M.Sc in Electrical Engineering in 1994 and 1999 respectively from University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Pakistan. After this he joined Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited as Assistant Divisional Engineer. He got advanced training in Telecommunications at Telecomm Staff College Haripur, Pakistan. During his job, he got an opportunity to work on state of the art telecommunication installations. In 2006, he joined his Alma Mater as an Assistant Professor. Presently, Ihsan is working as a Researcher at INESC TEC and is a Ph.D. candidate at Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP). He got research grant from October 2009 to March 2011 from INESC TEC. Presently, he is working on a research grant funded by FCT, Portugal. His research interest includes Performance Analysis, Contention Minimization, QoS Provisioning in OBS networks and Seamless Mobility in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks. He has several research publications in International Conferences of repute.
PhD Thesis:
Performance Analysis and Resource Optimization in OBS Networks
Supervisors: Henrique Salgado, Jorge Castro
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Fardin Derogarian received his B.S. in communication engineering and M.S. in electronic engineering in 1997 and 2003 respectively from Urmia and Tabriz university in IRAN. From 2003 to 2009 he became the manager of research center of Telecommunication Company of West Azerbaijan (TCWA). He was lecturer at TCWA from 2003 to 2009 and at Urmia Azad University from 2007 to 2009. He is currently working toward the Ph.D degree in Telecommunication engineering at Porto University (FEUP). His current research interests include the telecommunication, Body area network, Wearable health systems and Integrated circuits.
PhD Thesis:
Design of a Body Sensor Network Embedded in Textiles for Biomedical Applications
Supervisors: João Canas Ferreira, Vitor Grade Tavares
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Nuno Miguel Cardanha Paulino was born in Lisbon, Portugal, 20th of July 1988. Received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MIEEC) from Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP) in 2011. He is currently in the second year of the Doctoral Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with FEUP and INESC TEC, performing research work on runtime reconfigurable systems for FPGA platforms targeting embedded systems.
PhD Thesis:
Transparent Hardware Generation from Assembly Code at Program Execution Time
Supervisors: João Canas Ferreira, João M. Cardoso
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Pydi Ganga Mamba Bahubalindruni received B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communications and M.Tech degree in Electronic Instrumentation from JNTU and NIT Warangal in India respectively. After masters, she joined as technical member in Flowgic India, Chenni, where she was working on testing wireless protocols. Currently she is pursuing PhD at FEUP, and research student at INESC TEC. Her research interests include reconfigurable ASIC design, modeling of semiconductors with neural networks and design of analog signal processing and conditioning circuits with a-GIZO TFTs.
PhD Thesis:
Signal Conditioning Circuits using GIZO TFT
Supervisors: Vitor Grade Tavares, Pedro Guedes de Oliveira
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José Pedro Cardoso graduated in 2000 at the University of Aveiro, in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. During 2006 obtained his MsC from the School of Engineering of the Technical University of Lisbon (IST). Main work experiences: 2001- 2007 worked as a Telecommunications Engineer for ICP/ANACOM; 2007-2009 joined Qimonda where he worked as a Test Engineer; 2009 - 2012 he joined CERN under the framework of the program FP7 ACEOLE. Currently he is pursuing a PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), which focus on Analog/Mixed Signal Design for BIST circuitry.
PhD Thesis:
Design of a low-jitter, low-power, radiation rob PLL with BIST features
Supervisor: José Machado da Silva
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Cristina Oliveira received her M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Minho in 2010. During her studies she participated in the ERASMUS programme and conducted her masters dissertation in RWTH Aachen (Germany) with the title "Modeling of the Influence of Electrolyte Imbalances on Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Bioimpedance Spectroscopy (BIS) Measurements". From December 2010 until January 2012 she worked in the SenseCardioHealth Project at FEUP. Currently she is a researcher at INESC TEC and is a PhD candidate of the Biomedical Engineering doctoral program at FEUP. Her research interests include wireless telemetry, sensor and data fusion, wearable systems and fault detection.
PhD Thesis:
Exploring Sensors’ Fusion on the Design of Dependable Medical Electronic Systems
Supervisor: José Machado da Silva
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Iman Kianpour received his B.Sc. in electronics engineering from Azad University of Najafabad, Iran, in 2005, and M.Sc.in Microelectronic Circuit design from Sabzevar Teacher Training University (STTU), Sabzevar, Iran, in 2010. His master dissertation was on “Design of an ultra-low-power A/D convertor for Wireless Sensors and RFID applications”. During M.Sc studies he had his first experience with IC fab. He is a member of Iranian National Institute of Elites and also a Gold member of IEEE since 2010. In 2012, he joined INESC TEC and he is doing his PhD studies at University of Porto (FEUP), participating in SENSEIVER project (www.senseiver.com). His research area is low-power CMOS UWB transceiver design.
Supervisor: Vitor Grade Tavares
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Bilal Hussain obtained his bachelors from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2007 and his Masters degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 2012 with specialization in Microwaves. During his Masters degree research, he has designed first short-slot hybrid coupler at 38 GHz in gap waveguides, under the supervision of Prof. Per-Simon Kildal.  He also has experience in the field of RF medical imaging systems. Currently he is employed by INESC Porto as an Early Stage Researcher within the Marie Curie Initial Training Network FP7,  under SENSEIVER project. His research interests include: integration of active and passive microwave devices, millimeter and terahertz systems, graphene based devices etc. He is also an active member of NASA Student Chapter and SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) a project of UC Berkeley. 
Supervisor: Vitor Grade Tavares
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Oluyomi Aboderin graduated from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria in 2001. Joined the Nigerian Space Agency, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) in 2005 and has been the Desk contact on Frequency Coordination and Management. He obtained his masters Degree in Personal Mobile and Satellite Communication (PMSC) from the University of Bradford, U.K. in 2010. He was admitted into MAP-tele Doctoral degree of the Faculty of Engineering University of Porto, in 2012. Research interest include:MIMO Antenna in satellite communication and other applications, Satellite channel modelling.
Supervisor: Henrique Salgado
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Ruben Dias received the Licenciatura and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Porto Superior Institute of Engineering (ISEP), Portugal, in 2008 and 2010, respectively.  He joined to INESC TEC in 2011 and since then has been working on ProLimb Project (Electronic Sensing for the Prophylaxis of Lower Limb Pathologies). His research interest includes real-time embedded systems, wearable sensor networks, biological signals acquisition and hardware design.
Supervisor: José Machado da Silva
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Bruno Mendes received his Masters degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Minho in December 2012. During his Masters degree research he has developed a a polymer based piezoresistive micro accelerometer micro-injected with carbon nanotubes (CNT). Currently he is a researcher at INESC TEC in the PROLIMB project. His research interests include electronic and instrumentation, sensors, microsystems, wearable systems and design of Analog/Mixed Signal test circuits.
Supervisor: José Machado da Silva

Former Members

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Pedro Mota is now a R&D engineer at Synopsys, Portugal.
PhD Thesis:
In-Circuit Test and Linearisation of RF Power Amplifiers
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Sérgio Rui Silva is now a project director at Synopsys, Portugal.
PhD Thesis:
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar System Supported By Satellite