Richard Demo Souza (IEEE S’01–M’04–SM’12) received the D.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, in 2003. From 2004 to 2016 he was with the Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil. Since 2017 he has been with UFSC, where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of wireless communications and signal processing. He has served as Editor or Associate Editor for the SBrT Journal of Communications and Information Systems, the IEEE Communications Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and the IEEE Internet of Things Journal. He is the supervisor of the awarded Best PhD Thesis in Electrical Engineering in Brazil in 2014, and a co-recipient of the 2016 Research Award from the Cuban Academy of Sciences.