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Carla Oliveira

Senior researcher at INOV-INESC and IST-University of Lisbon, working in FP7 European and national research projects. Areas of interest are Wireless and Mobile communications, involving radio channel modelling, EMF measurements, and body communications.


About

Professional status

Researcher

Growing period

From 2001 to 2015

Email

carla.oliveira@inov.pt

Location

Lisboa

Birthplace

Portalegre

Degrees
  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, IST, 2013.
  • MSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, IST, 2006.
  • Licenciatura in Electrical and Computer Engineering, IST, 2002.
Project involvements

Currently involved in the following EU funded research projects:
> COST IC 1004 – Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments, 2011-2015
> LEXNET – Low EMF Exposure Future Networks, 2012-2015
> NEWCOM# – Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications, 2012-2015.

Also involved in the following national project:
> FAQtos – Information on Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications.

Participated in the following EU funded research projects:
> COST BM0704 – Emerging EMF Technologies and Health Risk Management, 2008-2012.
> COST 2100 – Pervasive Mobile & Ambient Wireless Communications, 2006-2011.
> NEWCOM++ – Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications, 2008-2010.
> COST 281 – Potential Health Implications from Mobile Communication Systems, 2001-2006.

Also participated in the following national projects:
> MONIT – Monitoring of Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications, 2004-2012.
> ITEM – Technical Information About Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications, 2002-2004.
> ImpAnt – Study of the impact of an urbanisation onto ANACOM’s spectrum monitoring system, namely on its antennas, 2005.

Other information

Senior researcher in the area of mobile and wireless communication networks, having worked for IST-TUL (Instituto Superior Técnico – Technical University of Lisbon), IT (Instituto de Telecomunicações) and INOV-INESC Inovação. International expertise working within consortia of European leading mobile operators, manufacturers, vendors and research institutions in European Commission funded research projects. She is author and editor of technical reports, and of national and international publications. She has also been consultant for ANACOM portuguese regulator, Optimus, TMN and Vodafone mobile operators.

Trainning
> 3D electromagnetic simulation software, focused on antenna and microwave components simulation.
> Inter-disciplinary technology trends in the field of Wireless Body Area Networks and their potential in supporting healthcare applications.
> Emerging technology challenges for the Internet of Things, including low power and integrated devices, energy harvesting.
> Theoretical aspects of MIMO technology and implementation issues.
> Engineering, Ethics at Work, Professional Deontology.

Organizations
> IEEE
> Ordem dos Engenheiros - Colégio de Engenharia Electrotécnica

Honors & Awards
> Oliveira, C.; "Estimação de Zonas de Exclusão para Antenas de Estação Base em Sistemas de Comunicação sem Fios", Prémio Inovação Jovem Engenheiro 2006 - Menção Honrosa, 01-10-2007


Project Involvements


BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS

and , "Body communications" in Guillaume de la Roche, Andres Alayon-Glazunov and Ben Allen (eds.), LTE Advanced and Beyond Wireless Networks: Channel Modelling and Propagation, Springer, London, UK, 2012

, and , "Statistical Characterisation of Antennas in BANs" in Roberto Verdone and Alberto Zanella (eds.), Pervasive Mobile and Ambient Wireless Communications, John Wiley, Chichester, UK, 2012

, , and , "The monIT Project – Electromagnetic Fields Measurements in Portugal" in Carlos del Pozo, Demosthenes Papameletiou, Peter Wiedemann, Paolo Ravazzani, Emilie Van Deventer (ed.), Electromagnetic Field Exposure: Risk Communication in the context of Uncertainty, EMF-NET Project, Roma, Italy, 2009

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

, , , , , and , "An Off-Body Channel Model for Body Area Networks in Indoor Environments", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 83, 09, Sep 2016

, , , Freudenstein,F. and Wiedemann,P.M., " Exposure Knowledge and Perception of Wireless Communication Technologies", Int. Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12, 11, Nov 2015

and , "MIMO Capacity for On-Body Communications in Scattered Environments", Wireless Personal Communications, 83, 4, Jul 2015

, and , "Radiation Pattern of Wearable Antennas: A Statistical Analysis of the Influence of the Human Body", International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, 19, 3, Jun 2012

, , , , , Serralha, A. and Marques, N., "The monIT Project: Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure Assessment in Mobile Communications", IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 49, 1, Feb 2007

NATIONAL JOURNALS

, , , and , "Sources of Electromagnetic Fields in Radiofrequency", Radioprotecção, II, 16/17, May 2010

, , , , , and , "Electromagnetic Fields emitted by Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Lamps", RadioProtecção, II, 14/15, May 2009

, , and , "Electromagnetic Fields Monitoring by the monIT Project", Radioprotecção, II, 41953, Jan 2007

, , , and , "monIT: A Portuguese Risk Communication Project on EMF", Radioprotecção, II, 6/7/8/9, Dec 2004

, , and , "ABC of Electromagnetic Waves", O Electricista, 3, 8, Jan 2004

, , and , "monIT Project: Monitoring of Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications", O Electricista, 4, 11, Jan 2004

, , , , , , and , "monIT Project: Monitoring and Information on Electromagnetic Radiation", Ingenium, II Série, 83, Jan 2004

, , , , Serralha, A. and Marques, N., "ITEM Project: Risk Communication on Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation from Mobile Communications", Radioprotecção, II, 41763, Dec 2003

, and , "Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation from GSM and UMTS Base Station Antennas", Radioprotecção, II, 41700, Dec 2002

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

, , and , "SAR Assessment of Google Glasses At Cellular Wireless Frequency Bands", in EuCAP’2016 - 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Davos, Switzerland, Apr 2016

, , , and , "Fading Modelling in Dynamic Off-Body Channels", in EuCAP’2016 - 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Davos, Switzerland, Apr 2016

, and , " Exposure Assessment of Smartphones and Tablets", in ISWCS’2015 — International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, Brussels, Belgium, Aug 2015

and , " Capacity Analysis for On-Body Communications in an Indoor Environment", in PIERS’2015 – 36th Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic, Jul 2015

and , "Influence of the Environment on MIMO On-Body Communications", in EuCAP’2014 - 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, The Hague, The Netherlands, Apr. 2014, , Apr 2014

and , "Signal Correlation and Power Imbalance in Dynamic On-Body Communications", in VTC 2013 Spring – IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conf., Dresden, Germany, Jun 2013

and , "Perspectives for the use of MIMO in Dynamic Body Area Networks", in EuCAP’2013 – 7th European Conf. on Antennas and Propagati, Gothenburg, Sweden, Apr 2013

, and , "A Comparison of Phantom Models for On-Body Communications", in PIMRC 2012 - 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, Mobile and Radio Communications, Sydney, Australia, Sep 2012

, , and , "Usage of Mobile Phones and Concerns on Electromagnetic Radiation of Portuguese Youngsters", in 7th ICNIRP International NIR Workshop and URSI Symposium, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, May 2012

, and , "Correlation Analysis in On-Body Communications", in EuCAP 2012 – 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Prague, Czech Republic, Mar 2012

, and , "Signal Correlation between Wearable Antennas in Body Area Networks in Multipath Environment", in EuCAP 2012 – 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Prague, Czech Republic, Mar 2012

, , and , "Characterisation of On-Body Communications at 2.45 GHz", in BODYNETS'2011 - 6th ICST International Conference on Body Area Networks, Beijing, China, Nov 2011

, , and , "A Statistical Analysis of the Influence of the Human Body on the Radiation Pattern of Wearable Antennas", in Proc. of PIMRC'2011 - 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Toronto, Canada, Sep 2011

, , , and , "“Projecto monIT – monitorização de radiação electromagnética em comunicações móveis”", in II Congresso de Protecção contra Radiações dos Países de Língua Portuguesa – Radio 2011, Recife, Brazil, May 2011

, , and Antunes, M. andCorreia, L.M., "Electromagnetic Fields Measurements in Portuguese Schools", in ICNIRP International Conference on Non-Ionizing Radiation and Children's Health, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 2011

, and , "Challenges for Body Area Networks Concerning Radio Aspects", in European Wireless 2011, Vienna, Austria, Apr 2011

and , "A Statistical Model to Characterize User Influence in Body Area Networks", in Proc. of VTC’2010 Fall - 72nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sep 2010

and Fred, A.L.N., "ECG-BASED AUTHENTICATION: Bayesian vs. Nearest Neighbour Classifiers", in Biosignals 2009, Porto, Portugal, Jan 2009

, , , , , and , "Electromagnetic Fields Emitted by Compact Fluorescent Lamps", in BEMS - The Bioelectromagnetics Society 30th Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, Jan 2009

, Pedrosa, L.D. and Rocha, R., "Characterizing On-Body Wireless Sensor Networks", in IFIP IEEE International NTMS - WSN 2008, Tanger, Morocco, Nov 2008

, and , "Estimation of Exclusion Zones for Base Station Antennas in Wireless Communications Systems", in Proc. of VTC’2007 Fall - IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference, Baltimore, MD , United States, Oct 2007

, , and , "The monIT Project: Electromagnetic Fields Monitoring in Portugal", in Proc. of 2nd JRC/EMF-NET Workshop on EMF Risk Communication, Stresa, Italy, May 2007

, , , , Fernandes, C.A., Serralha, A. and Marques, N., "The monIT Project: Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure Assessment in Mobile Communications", in Proc. of Second European International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) Congress, Paris, France, May 2006

, , , and Fernandes, C.A., "monIT – A Portuguese risk communication project on EMF", in Proc. of EHE'06 - International Conference on Electromagnetic Fields, Health and Environment, Funchal, Portugal, Apr 2006

, , , and Fernandes, C.A., "A Procedure for Measurement of Electromagnetic Radiation in the Presence of Multiple Base Stations", in Proc. of EHE'06 - International Conference on Electromagnetic Fields, Health and Environment, Funchal, Portugal, Apr 2006

, , , and Fernandes, C.A., "monIT Project: Risk Communication on Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation from Mobile Communications", in Proc. of International Conference and COST 281 Workshop on Emerging EMF-Technologies, Potential Sensitive Groups and Health, Graz, Austria, Apr 2006

, and Fernandes, C.A., "Estimation of Exclusion Zones for Base Stations Antennas in Wireless Communication Systems", in Proc. of EHE'06 - International Conference on Electromagnetic Fields, Health and Environment, Funchal, Portugal, Apr 2006

, , , Fernandes, C.A., Serralha, A. and Marques, N., "The ITEM Project – Risk Communication on Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation from Mobile Communications", in Proc. of ICNIRP International NIR Workshop & URSI Symposium, Seville, Spain, May 2004

, and , "Exposure Assessment of Smartphones and Tablets", in ISWCS’2015 — International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, Brussels, Belgium,

NATIONAL CONFERENCES

, , , , , and , "Electromagnetic Fields Radiated by Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Lamps", in Proc. of ConfTele 2009 - VII Conference on Telecommunications, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, May 2009

, , , and , "Electromagnetic Fields Monitoring by the monIT Project", in Proc. of ConfTele’07 – VI Conference on Telecommunications, Peniche , Portugal, May 2007

, and , "Estimation of Exclusion Zones for Base Station Antennas in Wireless Communications Systems", in Proc. of ConfTele’07 – VI Conference on Telecommunications, Peniche , Portugal, May 2007

, , and , "The monIT Project: Risk Communication on Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation from Mobile Communications", in Proc. of ConfTele’05 – V Conference on Telecommunications, Tomar, Portugal, Apr 2005

, and , "Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation from GSM and UMTS Base Station Antennas", in Proc. of ConfTele’03 – IV Conference on Telecommunications, Aveiro, Portugal, Jun 2003

INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS

, and , "Modelling On- and Off- Body Channels in Body Area Networks", in IMOC'2013 - International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 2013

, and , "Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation from GSM and UMTS Base Station Antennas", in Proc. of COST 281 Workshop on Mobile Phone Base Stations and Health, Dublin, Ireland, May 2003

NATIONAL SEMINARS

, and , "MIMO Models for Smart On- and Off-Body Communications", in Actas do 7º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, Lisboa, Portugal, Nov 2013

, and , "Analysis of the Implementation of LTE Advanced in a Low Exposure Perspective", in Actas do 7º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, Lisboa, Portugal, Nov 2013

, , and , "Characterisation of the use of mobile phones by youngsters in Portugal", in Actas do Terceiro Congresso de Protecção Contra Radiações de Países e Comunidades de Língua Portuguesa, Lisboa, Portugal, Nov 2012

, , and , "Resultados atualizados das medidas de campo eletromagnético realizadas pelo Projecto monIT", in 6º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2012

, and , "CST Simulations for Body Area Networks", in CST System Integrity Workshop Series 2012, Lisbon, Portugal, Jun 2012

, , , , and , "Procedimento de medida em ambientes hospitalares", in 5º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2011

, , , and , "Global Results of Electromagnetic Radiation Measurements at Schools", in Jornadas Portuguesas de Protecção Contra Radiações, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2010

, , , and , "Estimation of Base Stations Exclusion Zones", in Actas do 4º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, Lisbon, Portugal, Sep 2010

, , , and , "Sources of Electromagnetic Fields in Radiofrequencies", in Actas do Primeiro Congresso de Protecção Contra Radiações de Países e Comunidades de Língua Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2009

, , , , , and , "Study on Electromagnetic Fields emitted by Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Lamps", in Proc. of I Congresso Português de Protecção contra Radiações, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2008

, and , "Estimation of Exclusion Zones for Base Station Antennas in Wireless Communication Systems", in Proc. of 1st Congress of the Portuguese URSI Committee, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2007

, , and , "Updated Results from the Electromagnetic Fields Monitoring Programme of the monIT Project", in Actas das XIII Jornadas de Protecção contra Radiações, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2007

, , and , "Updated Results from the Electromagnetic Fields Monitoring Programme of the monIT Project", in Proc. of Seminar of the Portuguese Committee of URSI on “Radiocommunications - New paradigms and health impact, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2007

, , , and Fernandes, C.A., "Monitoring of Electromagnetic Fields in Portuguese Schools and Hospitals by the monIT Project", in Actas das XII Jornadas de Protecção contra Radiações, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2006

, , , , Fernandes, C.A., Serralha, A. and Marques, N., "monIT Project – Monitoring of Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications", in Actas das JETC'05 - Terceiras Jornadas de Engenharia de Electrónica e Telecomunicações e de Computadores do ISEL, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2005

, , , Fernandes, C.A., Serralha, A. and Marques, N., "monIT Project: Results of Electromagnetic Fields Monitoring in Portugal", in Actas das XI Jornadas de Protecção contra Radiações, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2005

, , , , , , and , "The monIT Project – Electromagnetic Radiation Monitoring in Mobile Communications", in Actas do Seminário DGS sobre Gestão do Risco Associado aos Campos Electromagnéticos, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2004

, , , , , , and , "monIT Project- Risk Communication on Exposure to Radiation in Mobile Communications", in Actas do Networkers Forum, Lisbon, Portugal, Oct 2004

, , , , , , and , "ITEM Project – Risk Communication on Exposure to Radiation in Mobile Communications", in Actas das VIII Jornadas Científico-Tecnológicas da EST/IPS, Setubal, Portugal, Apr 2004

, , , , , , and , "ITEM Project – Technical Information on Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications", in Actas das Jornadas de Engenharia da ESTG/IPP, Portalegre, Portugal, Mar 2004

, , , Fernandes, C.A., Serralha, A. and Marques, N., "ITEM Project – Technical Information on Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications", in Actas das X Jornadas de Protecção contra Radiações, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2003

, and , "Exposure to Radiation from GSM and UMTS Base Station Antennas", in Actas das IX Jornadas de Protecção contra Radiações, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2002

PH.D. THESIS

, Characterisation of On-Body Communications, Ph.D. Thesis, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, Jul 2013

M.SC. THESIS

, Estimation of Exclusion Zones for Base Station Antennas in Wireless Communication Systems, M.Sc. Thesis, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2006

DIPLOMA THESIS