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Daniel Castanheira

Academic position: Assistant Professor
Joining date: 10-11-2011
Roles in IT: Researcher
Thematic Line: Wireless Technologies
Group: Mobile Networks – Av

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Address: IT – Aveiro
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Tel: +351 234 377 900
Fax: +351 234 377 901


Daniel Castanheira received the Licenciatura (ISCED level 5) and Ph.D. degrees in electronics and telecommunications from the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He is currently an Auxiliary Researcher with Instituto the Telecomunicações, Aveiro, Portugal. He has been involved in several national and European Projects, namely RETIOT, SWING2, PURE-5GNET, HETCOP, COPWIN, PHOTON, within the FCT Portuguese National Scientific Foundation, and CODIV, FUTON and QOSMOS with the FP7 ICT. In 2011, he was with Departamento de Eletrónica, Telecomunicações e Informática, Aveiro University, as an Assistant Professor. His research interests lie in signal processing techniques for digital communications, with emphasis for physical layer issues including channel coding, precoding/equalization and interference cancelation.

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, 19-07-2012
  • Licenciatura, Universidade de Aveiro, 01-01-2007
  • Cooperative communications
  • Heterogeneous Systems
  • Limited Feedback Precoding/Equalization for Heterogeneous Networks
  • Interference Cancellation/Resource Allocation
  • Inference on graphical models
  • Channel Coding (LDPC and Turbo Codes)
As Co-supervisor
  • G. Anjos, D. Castanheira, A. Silva, S. Yadav, A. Gameiro, Physical layer security solutions and technologies, Chapter in, Security and Privacy Schemes for Dense 6G Wireless Communication Networks, IET, London, 2023
  • S. Ali Ali, D. Castanheira, A. Silva, A. Gameiro, Physical-Layer Transmission Cooperative Strategies for Heterogeneous Networks, Chapter in, Towards 5G Wireless Networks - A Physical Layer Perspective, Hossein Khaleghi Bizaki, Intech Open, Croatia, 2016
  • D. Castanheira, A. Gameiro, System Concept for Central Processing of Signals, Chapter in, Next Generation Wireless Communications using Radio over Fiber, Nathan J. Gomes, Paulo P. Monteiro, Atílio Gameiro, Wiley, 2012
  • D. Castanheira, A. Gameiro, Single/Multi-User MIMO Differential Capacity, Chapter in, Radio Communications, Alessandro Bazzi, In-Tech, Austria, 2010
Early Access

Currently running projects2

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
6G-MUSICAL 6G MUltiband Wireless and Optical Signalling for Integrated CommunicAtions, Sensing and Localization (6G-MUSICAL) EU 01-01-2024 31-12-2026

Closed Projects8

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
COPWIN Coordinated MultiPoint Strategies for Future Wireless Networks FCT/PTDC 01-07-2013 01-01-2016
HETCOP Joint Cooperative and Cognitive Strategies for Heterogeneous Wireless Systems IT/LA 01-04-2014 01-07-2016
MASSIVE5G Multi-band Access Strategies for 5G Cooperative Networks FCT/POCI 01-06-2018 28-02-2022
PES3N Power-Efficient Solutions for Secure wireless Sensor Networks - PES3N FCT/COMPETE/FEDER 01-07-2018 01-07-2021
PURE-5GNET Cooperative Multi-band Access Strategies for 5G Ultra Dense Networks IT, FCT 01-04-2016 01-09-2018
RETIOT Utilização de Tecnologias de Reflectometría no melhoramento do futuro Internet das Coisas e Sistemas Ciber-Físicos P2020 09-01-2017 30-06-2021
SWING2 Securing Wireless Networks with Coding and Jamming FCT/COMPETE/FEDER 01-05-2016 01-05-2019
TeamUp5G New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks EU/H2020 28-12-2018 30-06-2023
  • R. L. Magueta, A. Silva, D. Castanheira, R. Dinis, Best Iberian Doctoral Thesis in Information Systems and Technologies, Roberto Magueta (supervised by Adão Silva and Daniel Castanheira and Rui Dinis ) , was distinguished by the Iberian Association for Information Systems and Technologies (AISTI) with the award “Best Iberian Doctoral Thesis in Information Systems and Technologies, 01-02-2021
  • Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Spring, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • International Symp. on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications - PIMRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2013
  • Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Spring, Technical Programme Committee, 2011
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Wireless Communications
    2010, 1 review(s);
  • IET Communications
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Spring
    2011, 1 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Fall
    2011, 1 review(s);