Fernando Velez

Fernando Velez

Affiliation
Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade da Beira Interior
IEEE Region
Region 08 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
(
Country
PT
)
Email

Fernando J. Velez (M93SM05) received the Licenciado, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon in 1993, 1996 and 2001, respectively. Since 1995 he has been with the Department of Electromechanical Engineering of Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, where he is Assistant Professor. He is also a senior researcher of Instituto de Telecomunicações. Fernando was an IEF Marie Curie Research Fellow in King’s College London (KCL) in 2008/09(OPTIMOBILE IEF) and a Marie Curie ERG fellow at Universidade da Beira Interior from 2010 until March 2013 (PLANOPTI ERG). Fernando is the coordinator of the Instituto de Telecomunicações team in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Action (TeamUp5G) that started in 2019. He made or makes part of the teams of several European and Portuguese research projects on mobile communications, and he was the coordinator of six Portuguese projects. Recently, he was the coordinator of CONQUEST (CMU/ECE/0030/2017), an exploratory project from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Portugal, a collaboration with the Department of Engineering and Public Policy from CMU. He has authored three books, 24 book chapters, 160 papers and communications in international journals and conferences, plus 39 in national conferences. Fernando is currently the IEEE VTS Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Chapter Coordinator (nominated by VTS in 2010) and was the elected IEEE VTS Portugal Chapter coordinator from 2006 until 2014. He is also the adjunct coordinator from the Telecommunications Specialization of Ordem dos Engenheiros. Prof. Velez was the coordinator of the WG2 (on Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio Coexistence Studies) of COST IC0905 TERRA. His main research areas are cellular planning tools, traffic from mobility, wireless body sensor networks and wearable technologies, cross-layer design, spectrum sharing/aggregation, and cost/revenue performance of advanced mobile communication systems.