Rodrigo Caiado de Lamare was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1975. He attended Colégio Santo Inácio for both primary and secondary education and then studied electronic engineering at the School of Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He received his Diploma in electronic engineering from UFRJ  in 1998 and the MSc  and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro  (PUC-RIO) in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow from January to June 2005 at the Centre for Telecommunications  Studies (CETUC), PUC-RIO and from July 2005 to January 2006 at the Signal Processing Laboratory, UFRJ. Since January 2006, he has been with the Communications Group, Department of Electronics, University of York, United Kingdom, where he is currently a Reader. Dr de Lamare has participated in numerous projects funded by government agencies and industrial companies. He received a number of awards for his research work and has served as the general chair of the IEEE 7th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS) 2010, held in York, UK in September 2010. Dr de Lamare is a senior member of the IEEE and currently serves as an associate editor for the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. His research interests lie in communications and signal processing, areas in which he has published over 250 papers in international journals and conferences. He will serve as the technical programme chair of ISWCS 2013 in Ilmenau, Germany.