Dr R J Cintra

Computer Science - Signal Processing - Statistics

Current Position

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)

Curriculum Vitae

Mini bio

R. J. Cintra (SM'2010) earned the doctorate 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, where he is a full professor.

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 IEEE Geoscience Remote Sensing Letters; for IET Circuits, Devices & Systems; and for Springer Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing. Currently he serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Communication and Information Systems; and as a subject editor for IET 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.


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