Elvino S. Sousa was born in Graciosa, The Azores, Portugal on December 28, 1956. He received the B.A.Sc. in engineering science, and the M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1980 and 1982 respectively, and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1985. Since 1986 he has been with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. From 1986 to 1996 he held the ranks of Assistant and Associate Professor and was also a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) University Research Fellow. In 1997 he was promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Since 1996 he has also been the chair of the Communications Group.
He has performed research in spread spectrum systems since 1983. His current interests are in the areas of spread spectrum systems, mobile communications, and indoor wireless communications with emphasis on the high level performance of the network and signal processing issues affecting such a performance. At the University of Toronto he has developed a graduate course in mobile communications and also teaches a graduate course in error control codes and has developed a group working in wireless communications (the wireless communications laboratory). He has been invited to give lectures and short courses on spread spectrum and wireless communications in a number of different countries. He was also the technical program chairman for PIMRC 95.
Dr. Sousa is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, a member of the Communications, Computer, Vehicular Technology, and Information Theory societies of the IEEE.