André Lima Férrer de Almeida was born in Teresina-PI, Brazil, in 1978. He received a double Ph.D. degree in Sciences and Teleinformatics Engineering from the University of Nice, Sophia Antipolis, France, and the Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil, in 2007. From 2007 to 2008, he held a one-year teaching position at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. In 2010, he joined the Teleinformatics Engineering Department of the Federal University of Ceará, where he holds the Signal Processing chair and currently is an Associate Professor. He was awarded multiple times visiting professor positions at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France (2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019). He served as an Associate Editor for several journals, such as the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2012-2014 and 2014-2016), the IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2016-2018 and 2018-2020). He has served as Guest Editor for the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (2014), and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (2018). He currently serves as a Senior Area Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters and as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He also served in the Editorial Board of other journals, including Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing (2012-2018), Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (2018-2020), the KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (2012-2014), and the French journal Traitement du Signal (2016-2018).
Prof. Almeida is an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) Technical Committee (2022-2024), and an elected member of the EURASIP Signal Processing for Multi-Sensor Systems Technical Area Committee (SPMuS TAC) (2016-2018 and 2019-2022). In 2021, he was elected as the vice-chair of the SPMuS TAC (2022-2023). He was an elected member of the IEEE SPS Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) Technical Committee (2015-2018 and 2018-2021). Prof. Almeida serves as an IEEE SPS Regional Director-at-Large for Regions 7 & 9 (2022-2023). He also served as an associate member of the Big Data Special Interest Group (SIG) of the IEEE SPS (2015-2018). He was involved in the organization and chairing of several IEEE SPS conferences. In particular, he was a General Co-Chair of the 2017 IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP’2017), Technical Co-Chair of the IEEE GlobalSIP’2018 and IEEE GlobalSIP’2019 Symposia on Tensor Methods for Signal Processing and Machine Learning, Technical Co-Chair of the 11th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM’2020), and is the General Co-Chair of the IEEE CAMSAP’2023, Costa Rica. He is a level-1D productivity research fellow of the CNPq (the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development). In 2018, he was elected an Affiliate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He is co-recipient of the 2018 IET Communications Premium Award (2018), Best Paper Award at the 19th IEEE International Conference on OFDM and Frequency Domain Techniques (2016), and Best Paper Award at the XXXVIII Brazilian Symposium of Telecommunications and Signal Processing (2020).
Prof. Almeida is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has published over 200 papers in journals and conferences, 6 book chapters, and is co-inventor of 4 international patents. He has coordinated internationally funded research projects in the area of mobile wireless communications, massive MIMO systems, array signal processing, and 5G networks. His research interests lie in the area of signal processing for communications and sensor array and multichannel processing, including topics such as channel estimation and equalization, multi-antenna systems, blind and semi-blind signal processing, and direction of arrival estimation. An important part of his research has been dedicated to multilinear algebra and tensor decompositions with applications to communication systems and signal processing.