Taufik Abrao received his B. S., M. Sc. and Ph.D., all in Electrical Engineering, from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo (EPUSP), Brazil, in 1992, 1996, and 2001, respectively. Since March 1997 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Londrina State University (UEL) Brazil, where he is currently an Associate Professor in communications engineering. In 2012 he was an Academic Visitor at CSPC University of Southampton, UK. Dr. Abrao is involved in editorial board activities of several journals and has served as TCP member in several symposium and conferences. His research interests lie in communications, including multi-user detection and estimation, MC-CDMA and MIMO systems, cooperative communication and relaying, resource allocation, heuristic and convex optimization aspects. He is co-authored of more than 180 research papers published in specialized international journals and conferences.