Dr Barros is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) since June 2020 in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex, UK. He received the PhD in Computer Science at the South East Technological University*, Ireland, in 2016. He previously held multiple academic positions with prestigious grants in the Tampere University, Finland, (MSCA-IF) and Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland (IRC GOI Postoc). He is the head of the Unconventional Communications and Computing Laboratory, which is part of the Communications and Networks Research Group.
He has over 80 research peer-reviewed scientific publications in top journals and conferences such as Nature Scientific Reports, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, in the areas of molecular and unconventional communications, biomedical engineering, bionano science and Beyond 5G. Since 2020, he is a review editor for the Frontiers in Communications and Networks journal in the area of unconventional communications. He also served as guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications and Digital Communications Networks journals.
He received the CONNECT Prof. Tom Brazil Excellence in Research Award in 2020. Dr Barros is awarded the European Commission's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) from 2019-2021, the Irish Research Council's (IRC) Government of Ireland Post-doc Fellow from 2016-2018 and the Enterprise Ireland's (EI) Commercialization Funding from 2018-2019, securing a total of €667k as a PI. Dr Barros is a member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.