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Graduate Studies in Electronics and Computer Engineering

Graduate Studies in Electronics and Computer Engineering (PG/EEC)

(Versão em português)


Coordinator: Carlos Alberto Alonso Sanches


See also the ITA Graduate website


Research Fields


Electronic Devices and Systems (EEC-D)

Representative: Osamu Saotome

Microelectronics: Analog Integrated Circuit. Digital Integrated Circuit. Wireless Integrated Circuit. Integrated Circuit and Imaging Sensor. Microelectronics Circuit Integration for an Aeronautical Integrated Circuit. Microelectronics Circuit Integration for Biomedical Integrated Circuit.

Embedded Systems: Aircraft Autopilot. Radiation effects on microelectronic circuits, analog circuits and digital circuits. Autonomous air systems. Embedded Image and Video Signals and Systems. Image and Video Data Analysis for Embedded Systems with Artificial Intelligence. Embedded Systems for Biomedical Application. Artificial Intelligence applied to Electronic Devices and Systems.



Computing (EEC-I)

Representative: Paulo Marcelo Tasinaffo

Theory and Computational Mathematics: Development of numerical methods for modeling and simulation of complex and multiphysics systems. Obtaining exact or approximate solutions to combinatorial optimization problems. Parallelization, optimization and high performance computing techniques.

Autonomous Systems and Data Science: Data analysis, machine learning and big data techniques. Analysis of complex networks and knowledge discovery processes. Study of intelligent behavior and its realization in computational machines. Applications focused on robotics and machine perception.

Software and Information Systems: Development of software and information systems modeling methods. Ontology Engineering. Collaborative Systems. Development of methods and processes for specification, implementation, verification and safety of critical systems.

Networking, Computer Security and Cyber Defense: Methods and techniques for analyzing and designing distributed networks and/or systems, computer security, cyber defense, software-defined networks, cloud computing, smart cities and the internet of things.



Microwaves and Optoelectronics (EEC-M)

Representative: Gefeson Mendes Pacheco

Antennas: Microstrip antennas, passive and active circuits for RF and microwave systems. Moment methods for analysis of antennas and stripline circuits. Electromagnetic analysis antennas over complex structures.
Optoelectronics: Devices for sensors and instrumentation systems. Photonics for microwave signal generation and optical links. Laser-ultrasound systems for non-destructive essays. Electro-optical and Acousto-optical devices for telecommunications and optical instrumentation applications.


Systems and Control (EEC-S)

Representative: Karl Heinz Kienitz

Control of Aerospace Systems: Research and development of methods and algorithms for guiding, piloting and navigating aerospace vehicles/platforms such as aircraft, rockets, satellites and helicopters, whether manned or not. Evaluation, research and development of contributions to control theory and systems theory with potential application in control engineering solutions for aerospace systems.

Control of Industrial and Bioengineering Systems: Research and development of modeling, simulation, analysis, estimation, optimization and control techniques, including their implementation and validation for industrial and bioengineering applications. Applications of interest include robotics, process control, automation, instrumentation, electrical machines and biomedical systems.



Telecommunications (EEC-T)

Representative: Marcelo Gomes da Silva Bruno

Communication Systems and Theory: Source coding and image/data compression, channel coding, multiple access communication systems, massive MIMO, signal modulation/demodulation, ionospheric propagation, fading models, channel estimation, and localization using signals of opportunity.

Digital Signal and Image Processing: Signal processing theory and methods applied to remote sensing, reflectometry, syntethic aperture radar (SAR) image formation and processing, surveillance radar, antenna arrays, satellite navigation systems (GNSS), autonomous systems, cooperative localization, sensor/data fusion and distributed estimation/filtering on networks/graphs.




Electronics Engineering Division (IEE)

  • Applied Electronics Department (IEEA): Electronic CAD Laboratories, Printed Circuits, Digital Systems, Electronic Devices, Electronic Circuits, Electronic Systems and Embedded Systems
  • Department of Microwave and Optoelectronics (IEEM): Photonics, Electromagnetism and Microwave Laboratories, Optoelectronic Devices, Analysis of the Electromagnetic Environment and Data Processing
  • Systems and Control Department (IEES): Computer Control, Aerotronics and Control Laboratories, Electrical Machines, Navigation and Control of Autonomous Mobile Robots (NCROMA), Inertial Systems and Sensory Fusion, Intelligent Machines
  • Telecommunications Department (IEET): Telecommunications Systems, Antennas and Propagation, Signal and Image Processing, GNSS and Computer Networks Laboratories


Computer Science Division (IEC)

  • Multidisciplinary Multimedia Laboratories
  • Laboratory of Autonomous Computer Systems (LABSCA)
  • Big Data, Semantics and C2 Laboratory (LAB-BSC2)
  • Electronic Warfare Laboratory (LAB-GE)
  • Cluster with multicores, GPUs and SSD memory


Program objectives

The Graduate Program in Electronics and Computer Engineering (PG/EEC) aims to train professionals at the masters and doctorate levels to work in teaching, research and development, providing its students with solid academic background in the areas of knowledge of Electronics and Computing. In PG/EEC are studied and developed techniques that can contribute to the establishment of technologies appropriate to the Brazilian reality, with emphasis in the applications in the Aerospace Sector.

The PG/EEC brings together professors from two Academic Divisions of ITA, Division of Electronic Engineering (IEE) and Division of Computer Science (IEC), in addition to the participation of researchers from the Institute of Aeronautics and Space (IAE).



Admission requirements

The requirements of our courses can be found in Master or Doctorate (in Portuguese). In both cases, we highlight the Special Student modality, aimed at candidates with partial availability.

Our selection process is based on the analysis of information about the candidate, which includes curriculum, academic transcript and preliminary research plan. Other information, such as necessary documentation, calendars and registration deadlines, are in the Admission and Enrollment (in Portuguese).

An essential requirement is to have a defined advisor. Below you can find our professors and lecturers with their areas of expertise. Get in touch with them through the ITA website, to check the interest and the possibility of guidance, and also to prepare your preliminary research and study plan.



Adilson Marques da Cunha

Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Information Systems

Alison de Oliveira Moraes

Signal Propagation, Ionospheric Phenomena, Satellite Positioning Systems

Cairo L. Nascimento Júnior

Robotics, Control, Artificial Neural Networks, Stochastic Filtering

Carlos A. Alonso Sanches

Computer Theory, Design and Analysis of Parallel Algorithms

Carlos H. C. Ribeiro

Mobile Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Learning

Celso Massaki Hirata

Discrete Simulation, Distributed Processing, Parallel Processing

Daniel C. do Nascimento

Microstrip Antennas, Passive Microwave Circuits

Duarte Lopes de Oliveira

Asynchronous and Synchronous Circuits, Logical and Behavioral Synthesis

Eduardo Lenz Cesar

Nonlinear Control, Dynamic Systems, Power Electronics, Microgrids

Elton Felipe Sbruzzi Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Computational Finance

Felix Dieter Antreich

Digital Signal Processing, Antenna Arrays, Positioning, GNSS

Filipe Alves Neto Verri

Data Science, Machine Learning, Complex Networks

Gabriela Werner Gabriel

Optimal and Stochastic Control, Sampled Control, LMIs, Networked Control Systems

Gefeson M. Pacheco

Optoelectronic Devices, Optical Processing, Applied Electromagnetism

Ildefonso Bianchi

Microstrip Antennas, Electromagnetic Theory, Microwave

Jairo Panetta

Scientific Computing, Supercomputing

João L. Filgueiras de Azevedo

Computational Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity

Joaquim J. Barroso de Castro

Microwave Electronics, Electromagnetism, Metamaterials, RF Photonics

José M. Parente de Oliveira

Ontology, Big Data, Data Science, Connected Data

Karl Heinz Kienitz

Robust Aerospace Control, Artificial Intelligence and Optimization in Decision and Control

Leonardo Ramos Rodrigues

Fault Prediction, Artificial Intelligence, Metaheuristics

Lester de Abreu Faria

Microelectronics, Electronic Countermeasures

Luiz Alberto Vieira Dias

Software Development and Testing, Machine Learning

Mangalathayil Ali Abdu

Signal Propagation, Ionospheric Phenomena

Marcelo da Silva Pinho

Digital Communication, Image Processing and Compression, Coding

Marcelo G. da Silva Bruno

Probability, Statistical Signal Processing, Bayesian Estimation

Marcos R. O. A. Maximo

Mobile Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Control

Marcus Henrique Victor Jr. Electrical Impedance Tomography, Biological Signal Processing, Microelectronics

Mônica M. S. Matsumoto

Medical Image Processing and Biological Signals, Pattern Recognition

Nei Yoshihiro Soma

Combinatorial Optimization, Computer Theory, Cellular Automata

Osamu Saotome

Digital Signal Processing, Mechatronics, Aerial Robotics

Paulo André Lima de Castro

Multiagent Systems, Agent-based Computational Economics, Artificial Intelligence

Paulo Marcelo Tasinaffo

Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Control, Dynamic Systems Optimization

Renan Lima Pereira

Uncertain Systems, Robust Control and LMIs

Renato Machado

SAR Image Processing, Digital Communications, Digital Signal Processing

Roberto d'Amore

Description and Architecture of Digital Systems, Applied Electronics, Microelectronics

Roberto Kawakami H. Galvão

Predictive Control, Signal Processing, Pattern Identification

Robson Luiz Moreno CMOS Analog Integrated Circuits, Bio-Medical and IOT Applications, Digital System Design with

Rubens J. M. Afonso

Predictive Control, Fault Tolerant Control

Takashi Yoneyama

Optimal and Stochastic Control, Artificial Intelligence in Control

Vitor Venceslau Curtis

High Performance Computing, Computer Theory



Disciplines and subjects

An MSc or PhD student may enroll in disciplines of his/her program or of other ITA Graduate Programs, according to the study and research plan defined with the adviser. Every six months the Graduate School of ITA publishes a list of Available Disciplines. To verify if there are mandatory disciplines in your area of concentration, and to know the contents of each course, see Discipline Descriptions. For more extensive information on all ITA Graduate Programs, please refer to the Graduate Discipline Catalog (in Portuguese).


Additional information (in Portuguese)