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... Vitor Manuel Mendes Silva

Senior Researcher

Vitor Silva

Academic position: Assistant Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Board of Directors
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Multimedia Signal Processing – Co

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Address: IT – Coimbra
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Coimbra - Pole II
P-3030-290 COIMBRA
Tel: +351 239 796 236
Fax: +351 239 796 293


Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Coimbra, 26-05-1996
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, FCTUC, University of Coimbra, 01-11-1984, Assistant Professor
Supervision of theses
Co-Supervision of theses
  • LDPC decoding on DSP, BSc Student, Cláudio Ribeiro Neves, 09-2005
  • J. Andrade, G. Falcão, V. Silva, S. Yamagiwa, L. Sousa, Accelerating Conventional Processing Using GPU Clusters: LDPC Decoders, Chapter in, Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Phillip A. Laplante, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering Division, Taylor & Francis, Pennsylvania State University, Malvern, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2016
  • Pedro F. Correia, P.A. Assunção, V. Silva, Multiple Description Coding for Multipath Video Streaming, Chapter in, Emerging Research on Networked Multimedia Communication Systems, IGI Global, Hershey, 2016
  • G. Falcão, V. Silva, L. Sousa, Parallel LDPC Decoding, Chapter in, GPU Computing Gems, ed. Prof. Wen-mei W. Hwu, Morgan and Kaufmann, Burlington, MA, USA, 2011
  • G. Falcão, V. Silva, J. S. M. Marinho, L. Sousa, LDPC Decoders for the WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e) based on Multicore Architectures, Chapter in, WIMAX, New Developments, Dr. Ms. Upena D. Dalal and Dr. Y. P. Kosta, In-Tech, ISBN 978-953-7619-53-4, Vienna, Austria, 2009

Currently running projects5

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
Hires Hyperspectral Imagery on Reconfigurable Systems IT/LA 01-04-2016 01-03-2018
MM5G Multilayer Massive Multiple input Multiple output (MIMO) systems for the fifth generation (5G) wireless communications FCT 01-10-2016 01-11-2018
PURE-5GNET Cooperative Multi-band Access Strategies for 5G Ultra Dense Networks IT, FCT 01-04-2016 01-03-2018
SWING2 Securing Wireless Networks with Coding and Jamming FCT/COMPETE/FEDER 01-05-2016 01-04-2018
UID/EEA/50008/2013 UID/EEA/50008/2013 FCT 01-04-2015 01-03-2018

Closed Projects8

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
GALNC Generalized Linear Amplification with Nonlinear Components for broadband wireless systems FCT 01-04-2014 01-03-2015
GLANCES Generalized Linear Amplification with Nonlinear Components for Power and Spectral Efficient Broadband Wireless Systems IT/LA 01-04-2014 01-04-2016
H2M H.264 to MPEG-2 Video Transcoder for Digital TV IT/LA 01-10-2005 01-12-2007
HoHus High-performance Onboard Hyperspectral Unmixing Systems IT/LA 01-10-2011 01-10-2013
Hycos Hyperspectral Compressive Sensing and Unmixing IT/LA 01-03-2014 01-10-2015
SCODE SCODE- Scanned COmpound Document Encoder FCT/PTDC 01-10-2007 01-10-2010
Tecnovoz Tecnovoz ADI 01-07-2006 01-09-2008
TICE.Healthy Systems of Health and Quality of Life QREN/COMPETE 01-01-2011 01-12-2014
  • G. Falcão, V. Silva, J. Andrade, ALTERA Europe-wide University Contest 2012-2013, ''ALTERA Europe-wide University Contest 2012-2013'', category of ''Most commercially relevant use of an FPGA'' for ON-OFF: Opencl-based NOn-binary ldpc decoding For FPGAs'', by João Andrade, Gabriel Falcão, and Vítor Silva. The award was received at the International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), in September 2nd 2013., 01-09-2013
  • G. Falcão, L. Sousa, V. Silva, Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2010, Gabriel Falcão Fernandes has been awarded with the 2nd place in the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2010, in the category of PhD theses., 01-10-2010