Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications
... Francisco António Bucho Cercas

Senior Researcher

Francisco Cercas

Academic position: Full Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Radio Systems – Lx

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
Fax: +351 21 841 84 72


Scientific Achievements

  • Agregação, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 01-01-2008
  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 15-07-1996
  • MSc, Instituto Superior Técnico, 11-05-1989
  • Licenciatura, Instituto Superior Técnico, 03-03-1983
  • ANACOM (ICP - Instituto das Comunicações de Portugal), 26-08-1999, Member
  • Direcção-Geral de Energia, 15-07-1999, Electrical Engineer (GP-01)
  • ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 01-07-1999, Full Professor
  • Ordem dos Engenheiros, 16-02-1993, Specialist in Telecommunications
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-1990, Senior Member
Supervision of theses
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Design of Adaptive Analog Filters for Magnetic Front-End Read Channels, PhD Student, Nuno Miguel de Figueiredo Garrido, 02-2015
  • P. Sebastião, F. Cercas, A. Cartaxo, Chapter 7: Efficient Discrete Simulation of Coded Wireless Communication Systems, Chapter in, Handbook of Research on Discrete Event Simulation Environments: Technologies and Applications, Evon M. O. Abu-Taieh, Idea-Group Inc., Pennsylvania, 2010
  • J. C. Silva, N.S. Souto, F. Cercas, Iterative MMSE Detection for MIMO Blast DS-CDMA Systems in Frequency Sective Fading, Chapter in, E-business and Telecommunication Networks, Filipe, Joaquim; Coelhas, Helder; Saramago, Monica, Springer, 2007
  • F. Cercas, Air interface aspects, Chapter in, Sattelite personal communications for future generation systems, E. Re and L. Pierucci, Springer, 2002
  • F. Cercas, Modulation and Coding, Chapter in, Third Generation Mobile Communication Systems, Ramjee Prasad, Walter Konhauser, Werner Mohr, Artech House, Boston,London, 2000

Closed Projects13

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
B-BONE Broadcasting and Multicasting Over Enhanced UMTS Mobile Broadband Networks EU 01-02-2004 30-06-2006
CelCop Multicell Cooperation for Future Wireless Systems IT/LA 01-06-2011 01-10-2013
FIVER Fully-Converged Quintuple-Play Integrated Optical-Wireless Access Architectures EU/FP7 01-01-2010 01-12-2012
GLANCES Generalized Linear Amplification with Nonlinear Components for Power and Spectral Efficient Broadband Wireless Systems IT/LA 01-04-2014 01-04-2016
HICOPI HiCoPI - High Accuracy GNSS-based Coordinated Positioning IT/LA 01-12-2008 01-01-2011
MM5G Multilayer Massive Multiple input Multiple output (MIMO) systems for the fifth generation (5G) wireless communications FCT 01-10-2016 01-11-2018
MPSat Multi-Packet Detection Techniques for Satellite Networks FCT/PTDC 01-03-2010 01-02-2013
MPSat Multi-Packet detection techniques for Satellite networks FCT 01-02-2010 01-08-2013
NAGCPS Navigation Algorithms for GNSS-based Coordinated Positioning Systems FCT/PTDC 01-01-2012 01-01-2014
SAAS Remote Piloted Semi-Autonomous Aerial Surveillance System Using Terrestrial Wireless Networks IT/LA 01-03-2012 01-04-2014
SATSTATION Satellite Ground Station for Study and Development of Radio Communications FCT/REEQ 01-01-2006 31-12-2006
SEACORN Simulation of Enhanced UMTS Access and Core Networks EU 01-03-2002 28-02-2004
U-BOAT Ultra-Wide Band Transmission for Ad Hoc Networks FCT/PTDC 01-10-2007 01-09-2010
  • F. Cercas, E. Cercas Cercas, P. Sebastião, New acelerated simulation method to obtain the performance of concatenated codes, Best Student Paper Award for this paper presented at Global Wireless Summit, Aalborg, Denmark., 01-05-2014
  • P. Sebastião, Frederico F. Varela Varela, F. Cercas, Modelo unificado para planeamento de sistemas de comunicações sem fios, 01-10-2010
  • International Conf. on Telecommunications - ICT, Conference Chairman, 2014
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2013
  • Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conf. - ATNAC, 2012
  • Broadband Wireless Access Workshop - BWA, Technical Programme Committee, 2012
  • International Symp. on Wireless Pervasive Computing, Technical Programme Committee, 2012
  • Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conf. - ATNAC, 2011
  • International Conf. on Advances in Computing and Communications - ACC2011, Technical Programme Committee, 2011
  • Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications 2005, Technical Programme Committee, 2005
  • ICC 2002 Wireless Networking Symposium, Technical Programme Committee, 2004
  • ICC 2004 EDAS Wireless Networking Symposium, Technical Programme Committee, 2004
  • Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Conference (WPMC) 2003, Technical Programme Committee, 2004