Home » Academic activities

Academic activities

Current research topics

  • Tensor decompositions & modeling
  • Blind/semi-blind estimation
  • Intelligent reconfigurable surfaces
  • Massive MIMO & mmWave systems
  • Low-rank filtering methods

PhD theses 

  • Kenneth Brenner Benicio – Tensor Modeling and Algorithms for Wireless Communications and Radar Sensing (2023-present).
  • Yuri Sales Ribeiro – Signal Processing for RIS-assisted MIMO Wireless Communication (2023-present).
  • Gilderlan T. de Araújo –  Channel Estimation for Intelligent Reflective Surfaces (2019-2024).
  • Raimundo N. C. da Silva – Tensor Methods for Prediction in Large-Scale Time Series (2018-2023).
  • Amarilton L. Magalhães – Multilinear Signaling for MIMO Communication Systems (2018-present).
  • Mikus Grasis – Low-Rank Modeling and Multilinear Filtering (2018-2020). Co-supervised with Prof. Martin Haardt.
  • Bruno Sokal – Tensor-Based Methods for MIMO Systems and Reflecting Surfaces (2017-2022). Co-supervised with Prof. Martin Haardt.
  • Christoph Enneking – Multiple Access Interference in Satellite Navigation (2017-2020). Co-supervised with Prof. Felix Antreich.
  • Emanuel Dario Rodrigues Sena – Distributed Optimization Approaches for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (2015- 2020).
  • Lucas Nogueira Ribeiro – Tensor Methods for Large-Scale Signal Processing in Multi-Antenna Systems (2016-2019).
  • Paulo Ricardo Barbosa Gomes – Tensor Methods for Array Processing and Channel Estimation in Wireless Communication Systems (2015-2018).
  • Samuel Tumelero Valduga – Transceiver Design for Massive MIMO Systems: Approaches Based on Matrix Completion, Beam Selection, and Random Pilots (2015-2018), defended in February 2018 at UFC.
  • Leandro Ronchini Ximenes – Tensor-based MIMO Relaying Communication Systems, defended in March 2015 at I3S. Co-supervised with Dr. Gérard Favier.
  • Alex Pereira da Silva – Techniques tensorielles pour le traitement du signal: algorithmes pour la décomposition canonique polyadique (2013-2016), defended in July 2016 at GIPSA-Lab. Co-cupervised with Dr. Pierre Comon.
  • Michele Nazareth da Costa – Tensor Space-Time Coding for MIMO Wireless Communication Systems (2011-2014), defended in 2013 at I3S. Co-tutelle UNICAMP-UCA/I3S. Co-supervised with Dr. Gérard Favier.
  • Manuel Binelo – Analysis and Conception of Robust MIMO Systems for Small Size Mobile Terminals (2010-2013), defended in 2013 at UFC. Co-supervised with Prof. Rodrigo Cavalcanti.


  • Paulo Gomes – “Transceiver Design for Integrated Communications and Sensing”, Federal University of Ceará (2024-present).
  • Bruno Sokal – “Tensor Signal Processing for RIS-Assisted MIMO Wireless Systems”, Federal University of Ceará (2022-2024).
  • Fazal-E Asim – “Structured Tensor-Based Methods for Parameter Estimation in 5G MIMO Systems”,
  • Federal University of Ceará (2021-2023).
  • Francisco Hugo Costa Neto – “MIMO Systems Assisted by Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces”, Federal University of Ceará (2020-2021)
  • Paulo R. B. Gomes – “Tensor-Based Channel Estimation for Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces Assisted MIMO”, Federal University of Ceará (2021-2023)
  • Daniel C. Araújo – “Machine Learning for Beam Management in 5G Networks”, Federal University of Ceará (2018-2019)
  • Khaled N. R. Ardah – “Hybrid Architectures for mmWave MIMO Systems”, Federal University of Ceará (2018)
  • Leandro R. Ximenes  – “Tensor-based Cooperative MIMO Communications”, Federal University of Ceará (2015-2016)


  • Signals and Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Communication Systems
  • Laboratory of Signal Processing for Communications
  • Introduction to Tensor Algebra (post-graduate school)