Elvino Silveira Sousa


Elvino S. Sousa was born in Graciosa, The Azores, Portugal on December 28, 1956. He received the B.A.Sc. in engineering science, and the M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1980 and 1982 respectively, and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1985. Since 1986 he has been with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto where he is now a Professor and the Jeff Skoll Professor in Computer Network Architecture. He has performed research in wireless cellular systems since 1983. His current interests are in the areas of broadband wireless systems, smart antenna systems, autonomous infrastructure wireless networks, self configurable wireless networks, user deployed networks, two-tier wireless networks, autonomous spectrum assignment, and broadcasting over 5G. He was the founder of wireless communications at the University of Toronto and is the director of the wireless lab, which has undertaken research in wireless systems for the past 30 years. He has been invited to give lectures and short courses on spread spectrum, CDMA, and wireless systems in many countries, and was an IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer. He was the technical program chair for PIMRC 95, vice-technical program chair for Globecom '99, Co-Technical Program Chair for WPMC 2010 and for PIMRC 2011, track chair for PIMRC 2017, and has been involved in the technical program committee of numerous international conferences. He is a past chair of the IEEE Technical committee on Personal Communications (now TC on Wireless Communication) and winner of the TCPC inaugural awards for contributions to wireless communications. He has spent sabbatical leaves at Qualcomm and Sony CSL/ATL, where he was the holder of the Sony sabbatical chair. He has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.