Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes and ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon
Francisco Monteiro is from Lisbon, Portugal. He obtained his PhD degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2011. Previously, he received the Licenciatura in Electrical and Computer Engineering (5 years degree, telecommunications profile) and the MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2 years degree, also telecommunications profile), both from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. He is now a researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações (in the Radio Systems Group) and a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science and Technology at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal. From April 2005 to October 2009 he was in Cambridge as a member of Fitzwilliam College (where he was a College Senior Scholar in 2007/2008), and a member of the Digital Technology Group of The Computer Laboratory (and at the same time also a member of the Department of Engineering, Division of Information Engineering). From 1998 until 2000 he was a Teaching Assistant (Monitor and Assistente Estagiário) at the Department of Electrical and Computer in Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. From 2003 until 2012 he was an Assistant Lecturer (Assistente) in the Department of Information Science and Technology at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal. He was a Visiting Researcher at the School of Computing and Communications of the Lancaster University, UK, for 1 month (July 2014), funded by a COST grant, and he was a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Toronto for 4 months (December 2007 to February 2008 and June/July 2008) working under the guidance of Professor Frank Kschischang, with scholarships from the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Cambridge Philosophical Society. In January 2015 he received an Exemplary Reviewer Award 2014, from the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. The award is given to the top 3% reviewers who have performed reviews considered both relevant and timely reviews by the associate editors, consistently for a number of papers over the year. In October 2007 Francisco received the Best Paper Award (Conference Prize) at the European Conference on Wireless Technology 2007 in Munich, Germany. He also won the Young Engineer Best Paper Award at the European Conference on Wireless Technology in October 2004, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His M.Sc. thesis was awarded the 3rd place at the Innovation Young Engineer Prize, by the Ordem dos Engenheiros in December 2002. In March 2007 the Portuguese Public Television included him in one of the documentaries "Scientist Generation" (which presented bio profiles of young Portuguese researchers). His research has always been focused on digital communications physical layer involving channel coding, digital modulation, detection theory, low complexity detection algorithms, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless systems, massive MIMO, physical layer network coding, and interference suppression for full-duplex radio. His M.Sc. thesis dealt with low complexity detection of continuous phase modulation and in his PhD thesis focused on the geometry of lattice detection algorithms for MIMO spatial multiplexing. He is the co-editor of the book "MIMO Processing for 4G and Beyond: Fundamentals and Evolution", published by CRC Press / Taylor and Francis Group, June 2014, USA, with a relevant list of contribuitors. He acts as a frequent reviewer for a number of IEEE journals and conferences, and has been serving in the organizing committee of relevant IEEE and EURASIP conferences (organising a number of special sessions and tutorials), besides serving as member several conference technical program committees. In 2015 he is the Lead Guest Editor of a special issue on Network Coding of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing and was a an invited Keynote Speaker at the DARNEC 2015 conference.