Dr R J Cintra

Current Positions

Areas of expertise

    • Low-complexity Algorithms
    • Approximation Theory
    • Signal & Image Processing
    • Probability


    • Phone: +55 81 2126-7428
    • Fax: +55 81 2126-8421
    • Mail Address: Departamento de Estatística, UFPE, Cidade Universitária, Recife, PE, Brazil, Postal Code 50740-540
    • Office Location: A329 (Block A, 3rd floor, Room 29)

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Mini bio

R. J. Cintra (SM'2010) earned the D.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Brazil, and joined as a faculty member of the Centre for Natural and Exact Sciences, UFPE, in 2005. He has held visiting scholar appointments at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA; the Département Informatique, INSA Lyon, France; the INRIA/IRISA Lab, University of Rennes 1, France; the University of Calgary, Canada; and the Florida International University, Miami, USA. He was an associate editor for the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters; and Springer Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing. Currently he serves as an associate editor for IET Circuits, Devices & Systems; and Journal of Communication and Information Systems; and as subject editor for Electronics Letters. His long-term topics of research include: approximation theory for discrete transforms, theory and methods for digital signal/image processing, computationally efficient statistical algorithms, and probabilistic methods.


A Quotation

    • Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha (attributed) - "Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it ... or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings - that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide."


    • Christopher Hitchens - "Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty and wisdom will come to you that way."
    • Richard Feynman - "Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."
    • Thomas Paine - "Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice."
    • John N. Mitchell - "The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire."
    • Vergilius - "Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas."
    • Hippocrates - "[The] art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult."
    • Edsger Wybe Dijkstra - "Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."
    • Plautus - "Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend."
    • Douglas Horton - "The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity."
    • Benjamin Franklin - "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
    • Richard Hamming - "The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers."