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Prof. Mário Marques da Silva (PhD)


Prof. Mário Marques da Silva (PhD)


Mário Marques da Silva is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Department of Sciences and Technologies at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. He is also a Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Lisbon, Portugal. He received his B.Sc in Electrical Engineering in 1992, and the M.Sc and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computers Engineering (Telecommunications), respectively in 1999 and 2005, both from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.

Between 2005 and 2008 he was with NATO Air Command Control & Management Agency (NACMA) in Brussels (Belgium), where he managed the implementation of the deployable communications of the new Air Command and Control System Program. He has been involved in multiple networking and telecommunications projects. His research interests include networking and mobile communications, namely block transmission techniques (OFDM, SC-FDE), interference cancellation, space-time coding, MIMO systems, smart and adaptive antennas, channel estimation, software defined radio, IP technologies and network security. Mário Marques da Silva is also a Cisco certified CCNA instructor.

He is the author of five books entitled Multimedia Communications and Networking, Transmission Techniques for Emergent Multicast and Broadcast Systems, Transmission Techniques for 4G Systems, MIMO Processing for 4G and Beyond: Fundamentals and Evolution and Cable and Wireless Networks: Theory & Practice (all from CRC Press). Moreover, he is author of several dozens of journal and conference papers, a member of IEEE and AFCEA, and reviewer for a number of international scientific IEEE journals and conferences. Finally, he has chaired many conference sessions and has been serving in the organizing committee of relevant EURASIP and IEEE conferences.
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Sciences and Technologies

The Sciences and Technologies Department (STD) is a multidisciplinary unit of Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL) in the field of technologies, responsible for the teaching of several study cycles and for Research and Development activities (R&D) in technological areas, such as Information Systems and Technologies, and Electronic Systems and Telecommunications.
The STD contributes to the training of persons with high technical and human skills that are essential for companies, state entities and other organizations and systems in their various sectors of intervention. The department’s solid quality of its study cycles is attested by the high degree of employability of its graduates and the feedback from their employers.
This renewed department has been implementing a new university strategy that includes the creation of new study cycles that complement the renewed previous training offer, establishing partnerships with external entities that solidify the training offer and R&D, the setting up of the Autonoma Techlab research centre, and the renovation of spaces and laboratories used in training and R&D activities. By providing solid and competitive training in the spirit of the Bologna Declaration, the STD has special responsibilities in coordinating and implementing the following higher education programmes:

Bachelor Degrees 

Master Degree 

The STD also coordinates a number of non-degree courses, such as the Cisco CCNA course under the aegis of the Cisco Academy of UAL and the postgraduate qualification in Cable and Wireless Networks: Theory & Practice.
The STD’s faculty is young and composed of 90% of PhD holders who meet all the rigour, quality, experience, and professionalism criteria, both scientifically and pedagogically, being a solid team available to guide students in their learning process.
With this strategy, UAL reinforces its position among Portuguese private universities in the offer in new technologies.

We invite you to join our team.