Luis Guilherme Uzeda Garcia
Luis is a professional with several years of international experience in the field of applied research. His main area of activity for more than a decade is mobile communications systems, having worked with mobile phone technologies from legacy second generation (2G) to leading edge research in 4.5G (LTE-Advanced) systems and future 5G systems. In 2000, he was a scholarship-holder of the graduation sandwich project, a partnership between CAPES and the German government, represented by DAAD. Between January 2004 and May 2005, he was a scholarship-holder and visiting researcher at Nokia's research group in Aalborg, Denmark, where he did a good part of his Master's Degree, completed at COPPE/UFRJ. After 4 years as a senior researcher at the Nokia Institute of Technology in Brasilia, he returned to Denmark to obtain a Ph.D. in Wireless Communications in 2011 and to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in 2012. He currently works as a researcher at Vale Institute of Technology (ITV) and is part of the faculty of the Professional Master's Degree in Instrumentation, Control and Automation of Mining Processes (PROFICAM). He is also directly responsible for a portfolio of mining connectivity projects totaling a few million Brazilian Reais, and maintains cooperation projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was as a visiting scholar in 2015. He has extensive experience in the development of large-scale numerical algorithms and simulations to optimize the performance of wireless networks. He is also the author of numerous articles in international conferences, journals and magazines, is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and holds more than 20 patent applications.