Aurenice M. Oliveira

Aurenice M. Oliveira


  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • MSc, Electrical Engineering, State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil
  • BSc, Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil


Dr. Aurenice Oliveira joined Michigan Technological University in spring 2007. She received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil in 1995, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2005.

Before joining Michigan Tech, Dr. Oliveira was adjunct faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering at North Dakota State University and in Department of Mathematics at Minnesota State University—Moorhead. Her current research interests include vehicular communications, hybrid communications and networking, application of Monte Carlo methods to communication systems, digital signal processing, RF/wireless communications, and engineering education. She has authored or coauthored eighteen archival journal papers and fourty-three conference papers.

Dr. Aurenice Oliveira is a Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Photonics, IEEE Women in Engineering Society, and of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She received the Venice Summer School on Polarization Mode Dispersion Award in 2003. In 1996 and 1998, she was awarded graduate scholarships from the Brazilian Ministry of Education (CAPES) and from the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology (CNPq), respectively. Dr. Oliveira serves as reviewer for several Journals and Conferences.

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Vehicular Communications
  • Hybrid Communications and Networking
  • Application of Monte Carlo methods to communications systems
  • Modeling of optical-fiber communications systems
  • RF/Wireless Communications

Teaching Interests

  • Digital, Analog, and Wireless Communications
  • Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • Industrial Communications Protocols
  • In-Vehicle Communications
  • Electronics

Recent Publications

  • A. Yamamoto, A. M. Oliveira; and I. T. Lima Jr., “Performance characterization of multicanonical Monte Carlo method applied to polarization mode dispersion,” SPIE Optical Engineering, Vol. 53, No. 5, May 07, 2014.
  • A. M. Oliveira; and T. Hassell. “Infusing Faculty Research and Industry Requirements into Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology Capstone Projects,” The Technology Interface International Journal, Vol.14, No.1, Fall/Winter 2013,
  • Hassell, T. J., A. M. Oliveira, W. Weaver. 2010. Control System Development for Undergraduate Exposure, 40th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference 2010.
  • Oliveira, A. M., I. T. Lima, Jr. 2009. Electrical Mitigation Techniques for Polarization Mode Dispersion in Optical Fiber Systems, 2009 IEEE International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference, Paper #58493.
  • Lima, I. T., A. M. Oliveira. 2009. Optimum Receiver Filters in Optical Fiber Systems with Polarization Mode Dispersion, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, 27 (14), 2886–2891.
  • Lima Jr., I. T., A. M. Oliveira. 2009. Receiver Optimization for 40Gbit/s Optical Fiber System with Polarization Mode Dispersion, 2009 IEEE International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference, Paper #58468.