Francisco Monteiro is a tenured Assistant Professor in the Dep. of Information Science and Technology at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon, and a researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, and the Licenciatura and MSc degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST, University of Lisbon, where he also became a Teaching Assistant. He held visiting research positions at the Universities of Toronto (Canada), Lancaster (UK), Oulu (Finland), and Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). He has won two best paper prizes awards at IEEE conferences (2004 and 2007), a Young Engineer Prize (3rd place) from the Portuguese Engineers Institution (Ordem dos Engenheiros) in 2002, and for two years in a row was a recipients of Exemplary Reviewer Awards from the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (in 2014 and in 2015). He co-edited the book "MIMO Processing for 4G and Beyond: Fundamentals and Evolution", published by CRC Press in 2014. In 2016 he was the Lead Guest Editor of a special issue on Network Coding of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. He was a general chair of ISWCS 2018 - The 15th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, an IEEE major conference in wireless communications.