Publications

More Publications

In Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. Jun, 2017
In Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. May, 2017
In International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications - ICNC, IEEE. Jan, 2017
In Computer Communications. Sep, 2016
In International Workshop on Low-Layer Implementation and Protocol Design for IoT Applications - IOT-LINK, IEEE. Mar, 2016
In International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks - Dependability Competition - EWSN. Mar, 2016
In International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools. Feb, 2016
In International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning - IDEAL. Jan, 2016
In International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks - EANN. Sep, 2015
In International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security - NTMS, IFIP. Jul, 2015

Curriculum

Education:

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Aug. 2012 - Present)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Thesis: Improvements to the network stack of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) based on time-slotted channel hopping
Advisor: Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari

M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Aug. 2012 - May 2015)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

M.Sc. in Computer Science (Jan. 2008 - June 2011)
University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
Thesis: Resources planning an management for IEEE 802.16 networks based on Radio over Fiber
Advisor: Dr. Nelson L. S. da Fonseca

B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (March 2003 - Dec. 2007)
University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
Final Project: Modeling a realistic wireless channel for IEEE 802.16 networks using ns2
Advisor: Dr. Nelson L. S. da Fonseca

Professional Experience:

Research Intern (May 2014 - Aug. 2014)
Bosch North America, Palo Alto, CA

  • Developed two prototypes of smart-home devices based on AllJoyn Framework using embedded platform (Qualcomm’s hardware) and C language;
  • Studied and modeled the energy consumption and delay of IEEE 802.15.4 (beacon and non-beacon modes) and IEEE 802.15.4e (TSCH and DSME variants) protocols.

Software Engineer (March 2011 - June 2012)
SpreadCom Telecommunications, Campinas, Brazil

  • Worked on firmware for two wireless sensor modules, one based on TI CC430, the second based on Atmega328 and IT CC1101 (915MHz). Implementation using C and ASM code;
  • Developed some prototypes using Arduino platform for proof-of-concept wireless sensor networks for agricultural applications;
  • Developed Radiuino, an open-source protocol stack for wireless sensor networks based on Arduino, for educational purposes (http://radiuino.cc/ - in Portuguese);
  • Developed network management applications using .NET platform (C#) and C++ for industrial processes.

Software Engineer (Aug. 2010 - March 2011)
RFSense RFID and Wireless Sensor Networks, Campinas, Brazil

  • Developed software based on .NET (C# and Silverlight) platform and Windows Mobile for RFID applications;
  • Responsible for designing and coding a RTLS application for patient monitoring in hospitals based on Ekahau’s Real Time Location System solution;
  • Designed and coded a middleware optimized for Impinj Speedway readers, using embedded C/C++.

Consultant on Wireless Technologies (July 2008 - Feb. 2009)
R4F Telecommunications, Campinas, Brazil

  • Studied and analysed medium access control protocols for wireless sensor networks using radio of fiber;
  • Developed two prototype protocols (centralized and distributed) for wireless sensor networks for agricultural application.

Software Engineer (July 2007 - Feb. 2009)
SpreadCom Telecommunications, Campinas, Brazil

  • Studied and analysed technologies for a wireless sensor networking project that aimed at monitoring of faults in high-voltage power lines;
  • Developed of two firmware prototypes for modules based on PIC16 microcontroller and FSK transceiver in 433 MHz;
  • Field tests and evaluation of the proposed solution.

System Administrator (Jan. 2005 - June 2007)
Intel Wireless Competence Network Laboratory, Campinas, Brazil

  • Maintenance of a local network with 15 workstations and 2 servers. Network based on Windows and Linux. Apache web server + NIS/NFS + Samba and MySQL.

Writer and IT intern (Sep. 2001 - March 2008)
Saber Publisher, São Paulo, Brazil

  • More than 40 technical articles published in magazine PC&Cia, specialized in hardware and networking for professionals and hobbyists;
  • Co-authorship of 3 books in PC maintenance.

Teaching experience:

Teacher Assistant (Aug. 2014 - Present)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

  • EE499 - Special Topics: Distributed Systems for the Internet of Things - Spring/2017
  • CSCI551/CSCI651 - Computer Networking – Fall 2016
  • EE109 - Introduction to Embedded Systems - Spring/2015, Fall/2015, Spring/2016, Fall/2016
  • EE101 - Introduction to Digital Logic - Fall/2014

Professor (May 2009 - June 2012)
Universidade Anhanguera, Campinas, Brazil

  • Wireless networks
  • Digital communication systems
  • Data communication
  • Network designing and performance evaluation
  • Structured Programming
  • Interconnection and transport on networks

Professor (Aug. 2009 - July 2010)
Faculdade Max Planck, Indaiatuba, Brazil

  • Data communication
  • Network projects
  • Network security

Teacher Assistant (2007 - 2011)
University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

  • INF504 – Wireless Networks (Specialization in Computer Networks)

Awards and Honors:

  • 2017 Charles L. Weber Prize for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering - University of Southern California
  • 2016 4th place in the Dependability Competition - International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN)
  • 2012 Annenberg Graduate Fellowship for Doctorate Program - University of Southern California - (2012-2016)
  • 2012 Science Without Borders Fellowship for Doctorate Program - Brazil
  • 2012 Finalist (among 10 best) in the contest of best Master’s Thesis in Computer Science of Brazilian Computer Society
  • 2011 First place in the contest of best Master’s Thesis in Computer Science of University of Campinas
  • 2008 São Paulo Research Foundation Scholarship for Master Program - University of Campinas - (2008 - 2010)

Languages:

  • Portuguese - native
  • English - Speaking/Listening – fluent, Writing/Reading – fluent
  • Spanish - Speaking/Listening – intermediate, Writing/Reading – beginner

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