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 is the head of the Unconventional Communications and Computing Laboratory, which is part of the Communications and Networks Research Group.
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).
Dr Barros has worked as a PI and Co-I in several grants winning a total of +€1.5M funded by the European Commission, BBSRC, Innovate UK, and others. Dr Barros is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the EPSRC and BBSRC Engineering Biology Peer Review Colleges and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He received the CONNECT Prof. Tom Brazil Excellence in Research Award in 2020.
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.