Dalton S. Arantes

Dalton S. Arantes

Dalton S. Arantes was born in Capitólio, MG, Brazil, on April 25, 1946. In 1969 he received the bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, where in 1968/69 he also attended several graduate courses at COOPE/UFRJ. In 1970 he joined the Brazilian Space Science Institute (INPE), where he worked with Ionospheric Propagation and continued his graduate studies in telecommunications. In 1971 he joined the School of Engineering at the University of Campinas – Unicamp, where he started his academic career as an Assistant Professor and in 1972 obtained his Master degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1976 he obtained the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. From 1978 to 1980 he was the Coordinator of the Graduate Courses in Electrical Engineering at Unicamp, at which time its Doctoral Degree Program was officially accredited by CAPES, the Brazilian Agency for Graduate Programs. From 1980 to 1982 he was the Head of the Electrical Engineering Department and also the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Courses in Electrical Engineering at Unicamp. From 1987 to 1989 he was the Head of the Communications Department of the newly created School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Unicamp. From 1993 to 1995 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico - UNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. His main areas of interest include DSP for Telecommunications, Channel Equalization, Synchronization Techniques, Coherent Optical Communications, Wireless Communications, Higher Education Technology, Sustainable Economy, Climate Changes and Global Warming. Since 1976 he has either coordinated or contributed to several joint projects with Universities, Research Centers and Telecom Companies in Brazil, such as CPqD, Inatel, Ericsson Research, Orbisat, Padtec, among others.