Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Alírio Boaventura


on 31-05-2020

... With my current job, my research focus has interestingly shifted from ubiquitous IoT technologies towards supporting technologies for future IoT big data connectivity and processing. (see more)







My collaboration with the Institute of Telecommunications (IT) began in 2008 with a master thesis developed in collaboration with an industry partner and resulting in a commercial product. Following a period of a very fruitful research collaboration with IT on radio technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT) under the supervision of professor Nuno Borges Carvalho, I received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Aveiro, in March 2016. Upon completion of my PhD degree, I was offered a position as a faculty research associate at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and I joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States Department of Commerce as a guest researcher. My current research work at the NIST’s newly established communications technology laboratory includes microwave and millimeter wave measurements, and cryogenic characterization of superconducting circuits for 5G communications metrology and quantum computing applications. With my current job, my research focus has interestingly shifted from ubiquitous IoT technologies towards supporting technologies for future IoT big data connectivity and processing. Working for NIST, the world leader in creating critical measurement solutions and the major authority in promoting equitable standards, poses a great challenge. But, the opportunity to work with world-class scientists in these fields is equally exciting. It is also worth mentioning that the training I received as a student of DETI at the University of Aveiro and the experience I gained collaborating with the Institute of Telecommunications could not have prepared me better for the challenge.