Igor Freire is an Electrical Engineer specialized in Digital Communications and Signal Processing. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Pará (Belém, Brazil) in 2020, where he researched clock synchronization algorithms for fifth-generation (5G) transport networks. He is currently a consultant in communication systems engineering, working primarily with satellite communications.


  • Present2020

    Communication Systems Engineer


  • 20202016

    PhD Researcher

    LASSE - Belém, Brazil (

  • 20182017


    Blu Wireless - Bristol, UK

  • 20152014


    Signal Processing Laboratory (LAPS)

  • 20132012

    Scientific Initiation Researcher

    Signal Processing Laboratory (LAPS)

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2020

    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

    Federal University of Pará

  • M.Sc. 2015

    Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

    Federal University of Pará

  • B.Sc. 2013

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

    Federal University of Pará

  • B.Sc. Fall 2011

    Semester Abroad in Electrical Engineering

    Michigan Technological University

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2016
    Best Paper Award (1st Place) at INSCIT-2016
    Best paper in the International Symposium on Instrumentation Systems, Circuits and Transducers – INSCIT.
  • 2015
    Best Paper Award (2nd Place) at IMOC-2015
    Second best paper in the International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference out of 196 publications.
  • 2014
    Kawaguchi Award
    Recipient of the Kawaguchi award granted annually by Norsk Hydro to the engineering graduate with highest GPA among the nearly 400 annual graduating students at the Federal University of Pará.
  • 2013
    “Luiz Carlos Nogueira de Freitas” Engineering Award
    An award given annually to the top Electrical Engineering graduate by GPA out of the 200 graduates of the four institutions that offer the course in the state of Pará (Brazil).
  • 2011
    Michigan Tech's Fall 2011 Semester Dean's List
    While taking a semester as undergraduate student at the Michigan Technological University, Igor got a flawless GPA of 4.0 and was recognized in the Dean's list.