Hirley Alves

On the verge of wireless revolution

Adj. Prof. Hirley Alves

Hirley Alves


Adjunct Professor on Machine-type Wireless Communications
Wireless Communications

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Hirley Alves concluded a dual doctoral degree program between University of Oulu and Federal University of Technology - Paraná, Brazil. Hirley received the D.Sc. degree from University of Oulu in April 2015. Hirley received B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc degrees from Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR),  Brazil, in 2010, 2011 and 2015, respectively, all in Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering. Since 09.2017, Hirley is Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Finland.


  • Machine-type communications (MTC)
  • Ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC)
  • Massive machine type communications (mMTC)
  • Communications networks for IoT
  • Enhanced broadband and 5G
  • Full-duplex wireless communications
  • PHY-security
  • Cooperative diversity and HARQ mechanisms

Machine-type wireless communications group

Machine-type wireless communication (MTC) , in especial massive MTC and Ultra-reliable, low latency communication (URLLC),  imposes the most challenging requirements in terms of latency and reliability that are not attended by current technologies. Hence imposing a new technological paradigm on the design of wireless networks. MTC covers heterogeneous and stringent requirements ranging from massive connectivity up to ultra-reliability and low latency (as 99.999% within 1ms). Therefore MTC is one of the key enablers of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, which is predicted to change not only the way we live, but generate new business with huge potential economic impact, and revolutionize the complete value chain of several industries. 

To meet this vision our group is composed of brilliant researchers that seek elegant mathematical and algorithmic solutions for MTC, mMTC and URLLC, within its diverse and heterogeneous requirements and applications. 

Our group: 

  • Hirley Alves, Adj. Professor
  • Parisa Nouri, Phd student/Researcher 
  • Onel L. A. López, Phd student/Researcher
  • Mohammad Shehab, Phd student/Researcher
  • Iran Ramezanipour, Phd student/Researcher
  • Fahad Qasmi, Research assistant


Please check our recent updates and publications at https://sites.google.com/site/hyalves/publications 

Yhteiskunnalliset ja professionaaliset toimet

  • Tutorial Lecture on Machine-type Wireless Communications: from massive connectivity to ultra-reliability, ISWCS'18
  • Workshop Chair: workshop series on Full-duplex communications for future wireless networks, ICC'17, Globecom'17, ICC'18
  • Workshop Chair: workshop on MTC as enabler of the Energy Internet, VTC-spring'18
  • Tutorial Lectures on Full-Duplex Communications: EW'16, ISWCS'16, EUCNC'17, ISWCS'17


Performance of delay constrained multi-user networks under block fading channels.
  • Mohammad Shehab, 2017. 

Ultra Reliable Communication via Optimum Power Allocation for Repetition and Parallel Coding in Finite Block-Length.
  • Endrit Dosti, 2017. 

Avaliação de desempenho de um sistema ponto a ponto com transferência sem o de energia e comunicação em regime de blocos de comprimento finito
  • Onel L. A. López, 2017

    On the performance of energy harvesting communication system under finite block lenght regime

    Co-supervision: Prof. Evéilo Fernandez, UFPR, Brazil