Michael Taynnan Barros, Post Doc Researcher

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Michael Taynnan Barros
Post Doc Researcher
Ph: +353 (0)89 4690484
Email: mbarros@tssg.org

Personal Summary

Born in Campina Grande, Brazil, 1990. He is currently an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral research fellow associated with the TSSG, WIT.  Michael received his Ph.D. in Telecommunication Software at the Waterford Institute of Technology in 2016, M.Sc. degree in Computer Science at the Federal University of Campina Grande in 2012 and B.Tech. degree in Telematics at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Paraiba in 2011. He has published over 40 research papers in diverse journals such as IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, and conferences in the area of wireless communications, optical communications, ad-hoc networks, as well as molecular and nanoscale communications. He is also a reviewer for many journals and participated as technical program committee and reviewer for various international conferences. In 2017, he served as the be the Technical Program Co-chair for the 3rd International Workshop on Nanoscale Computing and Communications (NsCC) held in conjunction with NEW2AN conference, the chair of the 5GPPP Network Management, QoS and Security Working Group and the Chair of the  2nd Network Management, QoS and Security for 5G Networks held in conjunction with the EuCNC. Interests in Molecular Communications, Nanonetworks and 5G Technology for Connected Health.

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Current Activities / Research Interests

Michael is currently working on his IRC fellowship entitled “Application of Control Theory in Molecular Communication for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease”, however, he is an active collaborator of the CONNECT research centre, the H2020 5GPPP project CogNet and the FET Circle.
Research Interests

• Nano Networks
• Molecular Communications
• Biocommunications
• Connected healthcare
• Information Theory
• 5G Technology


Selected Publications:

M. T. Barros, S. Balasubramaniam and R. Mullins. Integrated Terahertz Communication with Reflectors for 5G Small Cell Networks. Accepted in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 2017.
M. T. Barros. Ca2+-signaling-based molecular communication systems: design and future research directions. Elsevier Nano Communication Networks. vol 11, pp 103–113. 2017.
M. T. Barros, S. Balasubramaniam, B. Jennings. Comparative End-to-end Analysis of Ca2+ Signaling-based Molecular Communication in Biological Tissues. IEEE Transactions on Communications, v. 63, p 5128-5142. 2015.
M. T. Barros, S. Balasubramaniam, B. Jennings, Using Information Metrics and Molecular Communication to Detect Cellular Tissue Deformation. IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, v. 13, p. 278-288, 2014.
M. T. Barros, S. Balasubramaniam, B. Jennings, Y. Koucheryavy . Transmission Protocols for Calcium Signaling based Molecular Communications in Deformable Cellular Tissues. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, v. 13, p. 779-788, 2014.

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• Ph.D. in Telecommunication Software from Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. 2016.
Thesis: Ca2+-signalling-based Molecular Communication Systems Towards Nanomedicine Development
• M. Sc. in Computer Science from Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil. 2012.
Dissertation: IP Traffic Classifiers as a Tool for Traffic Engineering in the Internet
• B. Tech in Telematics from Federal Institute of Education Science and Technology of Paraíba, Brazil. 2011.
Dissertation: A Routing Architecture for VANETs