Hello there!

I'm a Ph.D. student in computer engineering with the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) at Virginia Tech, the US, (and formerly a student/graduate research assistant with CONNECT at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) working under the supervision of Prof. Luiz DaSilva and Prof. Jacek Kibilda. I received a bachelor's degree in telecommunications engineering from the Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil, was a visiting student at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and hold a master's degree in computer science from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Professionally, I've worked as a technical support engineer (tiers 1-3) as well as a graduate researcher and teaching assistant. Some outstanding technical skills: Python, Linux, Bash scripting, computer networks, and software-defined radio (USRP, Gnu radio); a touch of machine/reinforcement learning and data science. My current research interests include achieving ultra-reliable communication in mobile networks (dimensioning and allocation of resources).

Contact: gomesa[at]vt.edu. Portuguese and English work fine; Spanish is welcome but may take longer.

Latest news

November 8, 2022. Have you ever wondered what it takes to achieve ultra-reliable communication in mobile networks? Welcome to the club! :) In our recently accepted paper "Dimensioning spectrum to support ultra-reliable low-latency communication" we study how much spectrum and base stations an operator needs to acquire to support the multi-nine reliability requirements of ultra-reliable communication (e.g., 99.999%). This is key to guiding future network expansion initiatives as well as ongoing spectrum standardization for ultra-reliable communication. The magnitude of resources can be beyond what is typically available in today's networks. We then consider network sharing as an alternative approach to making resources available without outright deployment of additional infrastructure.