Lines and Research Structures


Concentration Area

Signals, Systems and Information Technology
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Automation and Systems This line of research is intended to advance theory and applied research into the area of automatic control systems. The several stages of control systems design will be addressed, including modeling and identification of systems, analysis and design of controllers with an eye to safe and efficient performance of several applications: robotics, power electronics, autonomous cars, converters and alternative sources of energy, among others. The main research topics include: development of advanced controllers for performance and robustness, modeling and identification of complex systems, analysis and design of controllers for non linear systems and the design of non linear controllers to improve the performance of linear systems.
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary and multiprofessional field that employs the knowledge, methods and techniques of exact sciences and engineerings for resolution of problems in biomedical areas. It is intended to provide further insights into biomedical systems by employing new methods and innovative technological solutions for the benefit of society and advancement of human health. The line of research in Biomedical Engineering addresses the following areas: engineering applied to physiology and biopharmaceutical processes (development of therapeutic, pharmaceutical and rehabilitation procedures and devices); aerospace engineering applied to health (simulation in extreme environments and physiological monitoring); processing and analysis of biological signals and medical imaging (processing and digital analysis techniques of images, health informatics, telehealth, artificial intelligence applied to biomedical signals and images); modeling of biomedical systems; biomedical instrumentation (biomedical sensors, systems for acquisition of biomedical signals and images); biomechanics (analysis of kinetics and kinematics of human body, architecture and muscle activation).
Computer Systems This line of research is committed to the development of integrated systems with emphasis on the development of testing and fault-tolerance methodologies that can ensure their robustness. This line is strongly committed to the development of integrated systems using reconfigurable hardware (Field Programmable Gate Array – FPGA), as well as Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). In addition to that, it addresses topics related to the optimization of Integrated Circuits (ICs), such as Low Power-, Aging-, Temperature and Process Variation-Aware Design, and the development of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools. It also looks at techniques aiming at ensuring the development of ICs for Electromagnetic Compatibility – EMC and solutions in hardware and software for the project of Systems-on-Chip (SoC) and Embedded Systems robust to Electromagnetic Interference – EMI and radiation. The researchers involved also deal with the study of emerging technologies, such as graphene, for IC projects. Lastly, this line looks at the analysis of aging of CIs and also when combined to the EMI effects.
Telecommunications This Line of Research is devoted to R&D of new technologies for telecommunication aiming at meeting demands for innovation from academia and industry. It develops complex projects, using state-of-the-art technology while consolidating the research in high value-added products and processes. This Line is particularly devoted to advanced communications, wireless and wireless broadband systems, IoT, wireless geolocation, real-time adaptive signal processing, software defined radio, artificial intelligence, software defined radio, cognitive radio, MIMO systems, antennae and electromagnetism, phased arrays and smart antennae, beamforming, microwaves and devices, electromagnetic metamaterials, computer electromagnetism, and design of integrated circuits for telecommunications.

Research Structures

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