Max H. M. Costa

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Max H. M. Costa


Affiliation: University of Campinas - Unicamp

Contact Information

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Campinas - Unicamp
Av. Albert Einstein, 400
Cidade Universitária
Campinas, SP - 13083-852


Research Interests

  • Coding Techniques
  • Communications
  • Shannon Theory
  • Source Coding


Max H. M. Costa graduated as an Electrical Engineer at the University of Brasília in 1974. He received his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Campinas (Unicamp) in 1977, the M.S. degree in Statistics from Stanford University in 1979, the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1983, and the “Livre Docência” in Electrical Engineering from Unicamp in 1998. He was a Researcher at the Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE), in São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil, from 1983 to 1988, and at the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center, in Schenectady, NY, USA, from 1988 to 1993. From 1993 to 1994 he was a Senior Research Associate at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, CA, USA. Since 1995 he has been a Faculty Member at Unicamp, where he is currently a Professor. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a Senior Member of the Brazilian Telecommunications Society (SBrT).


Participation & Positions:

Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Shannon Theory, 04/01/17 until 04/30/20)
Fellows Evaluation Committee (Member, 01/01/17 until 12/31/19)
External Nominations Committee (Member, 2012)
Paper Awards Committee (Member, 2011)
Distinguished Lecturers List (Lecturer, 01/01/11 until 12/31/12)
Paper Awards Committee (Member, 2010)
Membership Committee (Member, 01/01/10 until 12/31/11)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/10 until 12/31/12)