Warm Welcome to Prof. Rui Castro

September 14, 2008

Professor Rui Castro received the Aerospace Engineering degree (Licenciatura) in 1998, from Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal. He was formerly a research assistant in the Communication Theory and Pattern Recognition group at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal, and, during the summer of 2002, was at Lucent Technologies - Bell Labs research, working on network traffic models. He received his PhD from Rice University, where he was a Rice Graduate Fellow and received the Graduate Student Mentor Award. Most recently, he was a research associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he was a member of the Communications and Signal Processing group. His main research areas are in statistical signal processing and learning theory, specifically in pattern recognition problems and network tomography.