Prof. Joćo Luiz Azevedo de Carvalho, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical Engineering
School of Technology
University of Brasilia, Brasilia-DF, Brazil


   Areas of Interest
  • Medical imaging and medical image processing
  • Biomedical digital signal processing
  • Magnetic resonance imaging and reconstruction (cardiovascular)
  • Parallelized data processing on GPUs using CUDA
  • Analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) signals
  • Fatigue analysis in surface electromyography (S-EMG and HD-EMG)

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Professor Joao Luiz Carvalho is with the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Brasilia (UnB). He has Ph.D. (2008) and M.Sc. (2006) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), and M.Sc. (2003) and B.Sc. (2002) degrees in Electrical Engineering and Network Engineering, respectively, from UnB. His research interests are in the field of biomedical signal and image processing, including magnetic resonance flow imaging, reconstruction from undersampled MRI data, heart rate variability, and surface electromyography.

In 2009, Joao Carvalho was with the Electronic Engineering Faculty of the University of Brasilia at Gama. From June-December 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Digital Signal Processing Group of UnB, funded by a Postdoctoral Fellowship (PRODOC) from the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC/CAPES). He also worked as a Volunteer Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, teaching lab classes on digital systems. From 2004-2008, he worked at USC as a Research Assistant with the Magnetic Resonance Engineering Laboratory (MREL), directed by Prof. Krishna S. Nayak. He also worked at USC as a Teaching Assistant with the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems from 2004-2006, when he taught EE357 (Basic Organization of Computer Systems) and EE483 (Introduction to Digital Signal Processing). From 2003-2004 he was a Substitute Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering of UnB, teaching lab classes on digital systems and communications theory. Concurrently, he worked as a Design Engineer at Z Tecnologia from 2002-2004, designing hardware and software for real-time encrypted voice and data communication. From 2000-2001, he was funded by a Scientific Initiation Fellowship (PIBIC) from CNPq. He worked under the supervision of Prof. Adson F. da Rocha and Prof. Luiz F. Junqueira Jr., and designed systems for acquisition of electrocardiographic signals and tools for analysis of heart rate variability.