Taufik Abrão

Short Biography

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Londrina State University, PR, Brazil

Email: taufik@uel.br; abrao@ieee.org

ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8678-2805

Prof. Dr. Taufik Abrao (IEEE-M'97, SM'12, PQ-1D CNPq) received the B.S., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1992, 1996, and 2001, respectively. Since March 1997, he has been with the Communications Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Londrina State University, Londrina, Brazil, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Communications Engineering and the head of the Telecommunication and Signal Processing Group. He has been a Guest Researcher in the Connectivity Group at Aalborg University, DK (July-Oct. 2018). In 2012, he was an Academic Visitor with the Communications, Signal Processing, and Control Research Group, University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K. From 2007 to 2008 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (TSC/UPC), Barcelona, Spain. He has participated in several projects funded by government agencies and industrial companies. He has supervised 24 M.Sc., five Ph.D. students, and two postdocs. He has co-authored 11 book chapters on mobile radio communications He is involved in editorial board activities of several journals in the wireless communication area, and he has served as TCP member in several symposium and conferences. He has also served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Systems Journal, IET Electronics Letters, ETT-Wiley journal,  the AEUe-Elsevier, and as executive Editor of the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT-Wiley) since 2018. Previously, he served as AE of the IEEE Communication Surveys & Tutorials (2013-2017), and IEEE Access (2016-2019) and IET Signal Processing (2018-2020). He is a senior member of IEEE and SBrT-Brazil. His current research interests include communications and signal processing, especially in massive MIMO detection and estimation, XL-MIMO schemes and channel modeling,  random access protocols for ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) and machine-type communication (MTC) use modes, resource allocation, as well as heuristic and convex optimization aspects of 5G and 6G wireless systems. He has co-authored +250 research papers published in specialized/international journals and conferences.


Channel Modeling and Characterization

XL-MIMO and M-MIMO channels and systems

Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC)

Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC)

Large Intelligent Surfaces  (LIS) / Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS)

Cell-Free Massive MIMO Systems

Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) Schemes

Rate-Splitting Multiple Access (RSMA) Schemes

Millimeter-Wave (mmWave) and Terahertz (THz) Communications

Energy Harvesting

Physical Layer Security

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence applied to Wireless Communications

Research Interest

Author: Taufik Abrão

Last Updated: 16 September 2021