HomePage - Prof. Daniel Benevides da Costa

Full Professor

Future Technology Research Center

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology

Douliu, Yunlin 64002, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Email: danielbcosta@ieee.org, danielbcosta@gmail.com

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Engineering

Federal University of Ceará


Research Interests

  • Channel Modeling and Characterization

  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Systems

  • Cognitive Radio

  • Cooperative and Relay Communications

  • Energy Harvesting

  • Physical Layer Security

  • Green Communications

  • Millimeter-Wave (mmWave) and Terahertz (THz) Communications

  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) Schemes

  • Rate-Splitting Multiple Access (RSMA) Schemes

  • Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC)

  • Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC)

  • Cell-Free Massive MIMO Systems

  • Large Intelligent Surfaces (active devices) and Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (nearly-passive devices)

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Free-Space Optical Wireless Communications

  • Visible Light Communications (VLC)

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Networks

  • Molecular Communications Networks

  • Other Topics Related to Beyond 5G Networks

Short Biography

Prof. Daniel B. da Costa was born in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, in 1981. He received the B.Sc. degree in Telecommunications from the Military Institute of Engineering (IME), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2003, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Area: Telecommunications, from the University of Campinas, SP, Brazil, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. His Ph.D thesis was awarded the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Electrical Engineering by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (CAPES) at the 2009 CAPES Thesis Contest. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with INRS-EMT, University of Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada. Since 2010, he has been with the Federal University of Ceará, where he is currently an Associate Professor. Recently, he joined as Full Professor the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan. In 2019, Prof. da Costa was on sabbatical leave. From January 2019 to April 2019, he was Visiting Professor at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland, with financial support from Nokia Foundation. He was awarded with the prestigious grant for Nokia Visiting Professor. From May 2019 to August 2019, he was with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, as a Visiting Faculty, and from September 2019 to November 2019, he was a Visiting Researcher at Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey.

Prof. da Costa is currently Executive Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters, Area Editor of the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, Area: Green, Cognitive, and Intelligent Communications and Networks, Editor at Large of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, Area: Communication Theory & Systems II, and Specialty Chief Editor of the Frontiers in Communications and Networks - Wireless Communications Section. He is also Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. From 2012 to 2020, he served as Associate Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine. From 2012 to 2017 and from March 2019 to August 2019, he was Editor and Senior Editor, respectively, of the IEEE Communications Letters. From 2017 to February 2020, he was Area Editor of the KSII Transactions on Internet and Information System. In the past, he also served in the editorial board of IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Access. He has served as Lead Guest Editor and Guest Editor of several Journal Special Issues. He has been involved on the Organizing Committee of several conferences. He is currently the Latin American Chapters Coordinator of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Also, he acts as a Scientific Consultant of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil and he is a Productivity Research Fellow of CNPq - Level 1D. From 2012 to 2017, he was Member of the Advisory Board of the Ceará Council of Scientific and Technological Development (FUNCAP), Area: Telecommunications. He has been elected as Vice-Chair Americas of IEEE Cognitive Networks Technical Committee (TCCN) for the biennium 2019-2020. He was also Director of the TCCN Newsletter in the biennium 2019-2020 and he was the Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on "Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks" in IEEE TCCN. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the SIG on REconFigurabLE Intelligent Surfaces for Signal Processing and CommunicatIONS (REFLECTIONS) in Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Technical Committee (SPCC).

Prof. da Costa is the recipient of four conference paper awards. He received the Exemplary Reviewer Certificate of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters in 2013 and 2019, the Exemplary Reviewer Certificate of the IEEE Communications Letters in 2016, 2017, and 2019, the Certificate of Appreciation of Top Associate Editor for outstanding contributions to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2013, 2015 and 2016, the Exemplary Editor Award of IEEE Communications Letters in 2016, the Outstanding Associate Editor Award of IEEE Access in 2017, and the Certificate of Appreciation for notable services and contributions to IEEE Access in 2018 and 2019. He is a World's Top 2% Scientist from Stanford University (2020) and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE, Member of IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and Brazilian Telecommunications Society.

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Last Updated: 02 April 2021