GPqCom (Communications Research Group) is one of the research groups in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. The group supports the ongoing adjustment of the curriculum for the Bachelor’s Degree Program of the Department of Electrical Engineering, in which the telecommunications field was recognized as a priority. Faculty members of GPqCom also take part of the Postgraduate Degree Program of the Department of Electrical Engineering, teaching courses and advising master’s and doctorate students.
The group strives for a strong business-university integration, by promoting professional master’s degree courses in telecommunications, providing consultancy services for telecommunications companies, and bringing solutions in order to further improve the quality of the services rendered to the community. GPqCom tries to stimulate the participation of undergraduate and postgraduate students in these activities.
Current group members conduct research in three major areas: Digital Signal Processing applied to Communication Systems, Error Correcting Codes, and Bioelectrical Signal Processing.