Name: Tânia Pinto Calçada

Email: <tcalcada AT SPAMFREE inescporto DOT pt>

Goal: My goal is to create new knowledge in communication technologies and apply it to the real world. I have experience in project management, pre-sales support, network design, software development and R&D activities in the field of wireless communications. I am specialist on Wireless Mesh Networks based on Wi-Fi and on Intelligent Transport Systems.

Short bio:

I have received a Licenciatura (1999) degree and a PhD (2013) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Facudade de Engenharia — Universidade do Porto under the supervision of Prof. Manuel Ricardo. Previously I was working for Novis, a telecom operator, designing corporate network solutions and doing project management for 4 years. I worked as research engineer at INESC TEC for 9 years. Currently I teach Network Engineering and Wireless Telecommunication Systems at ESTGL and I develop research activities related with Wireless Mesh Networks, Intelligent Transport Systems, and Context Aware Networks at WIN (WIreless Networks) area of UTM (Telecommunications and Multimedia Unit).

Research topics:

  • Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Resource Management and Channel Assignment Strategies on WMN
  • Network Planning
  • Vehicular networks

Research Projects:

  • Alicante Role in the project: Task leader, researcher

  • MC-WMNs Role in the project: Researcher

  • Sitme Role in the project: Project manager

  • Flexnet Role in the project: Project manager

  • Daidalos Role in the project: Contributions on ad-hoc networks integration


  • António Pinto, Tania Calcada, Data plane efficiency of a hybrid multicast approach for content aware networks , in Future Network & Mobile Summit, July 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Tânia Calçada, Manuel Ricardo, Topology Aware Channel Assignment for Single-radio Stub WMN, submitted to Ad Hoc Networks Journal. March 2013.

  • Radu Iorga, António Pinto, Eugen Borcoci, Gustavo Carneiro, Radu Miruta, Tania Calcada, Multicast Services and Resources Management in Virtual Content Aware Networks, submitted to IEEE Communications Magazine (Dec 2012)

  • Filipe Teixiera, Tânia Calçada, Manuel Ricardo, Single-radio Stub Wireless Mesh Networks - Architecture for a Channel Assignment Subsystem, in Proceedings of the Networking and Electronic Commerce Research Conference (NAEC 2012), October 11-14, 2012, Riva del Garda, Italy. NAEC12.pdf

  • Tânia Calçada, Manuel Ricardo, Characterization of the impact of network topology on the performance of single-radio wireless mesh networks, Telecommunication Systems Journal, Volume 65, Issue 2, June 2017.

  • Tânia Calçada, Paulo Cortez, Manuel Ricardo, Using data mining to study the impact of topology characteristics on the performance of wireless mesh networks, in Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2012), April 1-4, 2012, Paris, France. (pdf)

  • Tânia Calçada, Manuel Ricardo, The impact of network topology on the performance of multi-channel single-radio mesh networks, in Proceedings of the Networking and Electronic Commerce Research Conference (NAEC 2011), October 13-16, 2011, Riva del Garda, Italy. NAEC2011tcalcada.pdf

  • Filipe Teixeira, Tânia Calçada, Manuel Ricardo, Protocol for Channel Assignment in Single-radio Mesh Networks accepted in 3rd International ICTS Conference on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI 2011), 21-23 September, Aveiro, Portugal. monami.pdf

  • T. Calçada, and Manuel Ricardo, Extending the Coverage of a 4G Telecom Network using Hybrid Ad-hoc Networks: a Case Study, in Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, June 21-24, 2005, Île de Porquerolles, France. Published also in the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Challenges in Ad-hoc Networking: Fourth Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, June 21-24, 2005, Ile de Porquerolles, France, Volume 197/2006, Chapter: pp 367-376, ISBN: 0-387-31171-8 medhocnet2005.pdf

  • T. Calcada, and Manuel Ricardo, Ad-hoc and Infrastructured Networks Interconnection, 1º Seminario da Rede Tematica Portuguesa de Comunicacoes Moveis, February 18, 2005, Aveiro, Portugal adhoc.pdf

  • S. Sargento, T. Calçada, J. Barraca, S. Crisostomo, J. Girão, M. Natkaniec, N. Vicari, F. Cuesta, Manuel Ricardo, A. Glowacz, Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Integration in the Daidalos Architecture, 14th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit, 19-23 June, 2005, Dresden, Germany IST_summit2005.pdf

  • H. Miranda, V. Alves, T. Pinto, S. Abrantes, BitSpreader 2000: A software configurable Spread Spectrum transceiver, V Bayona Workshop on emerging tecnologies in telecomunications, September, 1999, Bayona, Espanha baiona1999.pdf

  • H. Miranda, V. Alves, T. Pinto, A. Fernandes, F. Araújo, An All Digital FM Stereo Transmitter, Conftele ’99, April 1999, Sesimbra, Portugal conftele1999.pdf