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Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program

Faculty

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Pedro Henriques Abreu DEI/CISUC
José Paulo de AlmeidaDM/INESCC
Filipe Araújo DEI/CISUC
Joel P. ArraisDEI/CISUC
Fernando Barros DEI/CISUC
Fernando Boavida DEI/CISUC
Bruno Cabral DEI/CISUC
Alberto J. Cardoso DEI/CISUC
Amílcar Cardoso DEI/CISUC
Jorge Cardoso DEI/CISUC
Paulo de Carvalho DEI/CISUC
Ernesto Costa DEI/CISUC
Paulo Rupino da Cunha DEI/CISUC
Marília Pascoal Curado DEI/CISUC
António Dourado DEI/CISUC
Carlos M. Fonseca DEI/CISUC
Cidália C. Fonte DM/INESCC
Pedro Furtado DEI/CISUC
Gil GonçalvesDM/INESCC
Jorge Henriques DEI/CISUC
Nuno Laranjeiro DEI/CISUC
Luis Macedo
DEI/CISUC
Penousal Machado DEI/CISUC
Henrique MadeiraDEI/CISUC
Maria José Marcelino DEI/CISUC
António José Mendes DEI/CISUC
Edmundo Monteiro DEI/CISUC
Rui Pedro Paiva DEI/CISUC
Luís Paquete DEI/CISUC
Pedro Quaresma DM/CISUC
Mário Zenha Rela DEI/CISUC
Bernardete Ribeiro DEI/CISUC
Jorge Sa Silva DEI/CISUC
Paulo SimõesDEI/CISUC
César Teixeira CISUC
Marco Vieira DEI/CISUC
João Vilela DEI/CISUC


PAbreu

Pedro Henriques Abreu is an Assistant Professor (non-tenure), at DEI, University of Coimbra, Portugal. He got his Informatics Engineering Degree from Porto University in 2006 and a PhD in Soccer Teams Modeling from the Porto University (2011). His interests include (but are not limited to) Artificial Intelligence, Automatic Game Analysis, Tactical Modeling, and Data Mining Techniques Applied to collective sports games. Pedro Abreu is the author of more than forty publications in international conferences and journals.

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Filipius

Filipe Araujo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra. He received his graduation in Electrical Engineering in 1996 and his M. Sc. in Informatics Engineering in 1999, both from the University of Coimbra. He received his PhD in 2006 from the University of Lisboa. He joined the University of Coimbra in 2006. He participated in several national and international projects. His current research interests are focused on Grid and parallel computing, peer-to-peer systems, mobile computing and security. 

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Fernando Barros is an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra. His research work includes Software Reuse, Dynamic Topology Systems, and Theory of Modeling and Simulation. Fernando Barros works on the software reuse Project funded by FCT : PTDC/EIA-EIA/100752/2008, "A Modular and Hierarchical Approach to Software Reuse". 

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Boavida

Fernando Boavida holds a PhD in Informatics Engineering, and is Full Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. He is the founder of the Laboratory of Communications and Telematics (LCT) of DEI and the Strategic Director for Communications and Information Technology of the University of Coimbra. His main research interests are mobility and nomadicity, content networks, quality of service, and wireless sensor networks. He is author/co-author of more than 150 international publications  and 50 national publications. He has been involved in numerous program committees of major international conferences, and has participated in many European projects. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a licensed Professional Engineer. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Computer Communications journal. 

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BCabral

Bruno Miguel Bras Cabral obtained his BSc. in Informatics Engineering at the University of Coimbra in 2001 and his MSc, in the area of Virtual Machines Code Instrumentation, from the same University in 2005. In 2009, he concluded is PhD in Exception Handling Models with a thesis entitled "A Transactional Model for Automatic Exception Handling". Currently, he holds a position as Assistant Professor with the Informatics Engineering Department of the University of Coimbra teaching courses on Operating Systems, Database Systems, Business Intelligence and Software Engineering. Bruno has been an Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University, USA, and was faculty of the Dual-degree Masters in Software Engineering (MSE). His main research interests are Concurrent Programming and Programming Languages, Exception Handling Models and Code Instrumentation. He is the author of several publications in top-tier peer reviewed conferences and journals in topics related with concurrency and programming languages, such as language support for software transactional memory, automatic exception handling models, and run-time instrumentation and optimization of code. He has participated in many research and software projects in cooperation with institutions such as the European Space Agency, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Portuguese Government. 

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AlbertoCardoso

Alberto J. Cardoso received his PhD in Informatics Eng. in 2006 from the University of Coimbra and is Assistant Professor at the Dep. of Informatics of the same University and senior researcher of the Adaptive Computation Group of the Centre for Informatics and Systems. His main research interests are Remote and Virtual Laboratories, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Sensor Data Fusion, Soft Computing, Supervision and Fault Diagnosis, Reconfiguration and Fault Tolerant Control. He published one book chapter and several papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He co-coordinated the project Experiment@Portugal (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 2010 - Innovative Projects in Education Domain) and participated in several EU projects (FP7-ICT-2007.3.7 GINSENG - Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks). 

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amilcar

Amilcar Cardoso is a Full Professor at the University of Coimbra, where he teaches Artificial Intelligence, Computational Creativity, Programming for Design and other topics. He hold a PhD and a Habillitation on Informatics Engineering. He is the coordinator of the Cognitive and Media Systems Group (CMS). He developed pioneering work on Computational Creativity in the 90’s, ever since assuming important roles in the area, including: Chair of the Working Group on Computational Creativity of Action COST 282 (2001-2003), co-founder of the series of workshops “Creative Systems” (2001 -2003), member of the Steering Committees of the main international events on Computational Creativity (2006-present). He participates in the FET CA PROSECCO (starting 1st March 2013) and in QREN projects RECARDI and VisualizaArt (running).  Besides Computational Creativity, his research interests also extend to Affective Computing, Cognitive Modeling and Multi-Agent Systems, especially in contexts of creative systems, automatic music composition, social simulation and human-computer confluence. 

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JCardoso

Jorge Cardoso is an Associate Professor at the University of Coimbra. His research interests are in the areas of Internet of Services and Service Science (with SAP Research, Germany), IT Services (with SEI/CarnegieMellon, USA), Linking Open Data and Semantic Web (with Knoesis Research Center, USA), and Business Process Management (with the University of Bayreuth and University of Eindhoven). He created and led until 2009 the development of the W3C Unified Service Description Language. Jorge has a PhD from the University of Georgia (USA) and he is a founding member of the IFIP Working Group 12.7 on Social Semantics.

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carvalhoP

Paulo de Carvalho is an Associate Professor at DEI-FCTUC. His main research interests are adaptive computational techniques with application to personalized algorithms for medical applications. These include bio-signals processing and analysis (particularly, cardiac bio-signals such as ECG, heart sounds, ICG, PPG and BP), pattern recognition, modeling, Clinical Informatics and pHealth systems. His publications include several book chapters and over 90 papers in refereed international journals and conferences. He has been involved in several organization and program committees of international conferences. He participated in European initiatives such COSY, Eunite, and international research projects such as MyHeart and HeartCycle. He has served as project coordinator for several national research projects (e.g. FCT, QREN, AdI) as well as team coordinator for several international research projects (FP6 and FP7).

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ECosta

Ernesto Costa is Full Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, where he concluded his B.Sc. in 1976. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) and a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal). His main research interests are in the areas of Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life, Complex Systems, Machine Learning, Cognition and Computational Biology. He was co-founder and Head of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC)and founder and Coordinator of the CISUC’s Artificial Intelligence Group and founder of  the Evolutionary and Complex Systems group. He participated in several projects and got four best paper awards. He organized several international scientific events and had published over 150 papers in books, journals and proceedings of conferences. He is the member of the editorial board of several journals. 

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rupino

Paulo Rupino is Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra and an Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Informatics Engineering – Information Systems. His main research interests are Information Systems Design, Quality Management and Information Systems, Business Models and Strategy, and IT governance issues. He is the Vice-President of Instituto Pedro Nunes, an Innovation and Technology Transfer organization providing specialized consulting, training and business incubation. For a period of three years, he was the elected Coordinator of the Informatics Engineering Chapter for the centre region of Portugal of the Portuguese Engineering Association, and for a two year term he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra. 

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MCurado

Marilia Curado is assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of FCTUC and a senior researcher at LCT. Her main research interests are Routing, Energy-aware Networking, Network Modelling and Performance, Mobility and Wireless Networks. She has been involved in FP6 EuQoS and WEIRD IPs and she was the leader of the implementation Work Package of the WEIRD project. She has also been involved in FP7 GINSENG and MICIE STREPs. She has several journal and conference publications in the area of routing, mobility, resilience, and wireless networks resource management. She has acted as an expert of FP6 and FP7 European project proposals and is on the editorial board and TPC of journals and conferences.

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ADourado

António Dourado is a Full Professor at the Department of Informatics – University of Coimbra, and holds a PhD from the University  Paul Sabatier and LAAS du CNRS, Toulouse, France. He is the Scientific Director of the Adaptive Computation Group of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC). He has been and is involved in national projects (in collaboration with industry) and international projects at European level (including some Networks of Excellence). He is author or co-author of more than 200 international publications. His main research interests include Computational Intelligence, signal processing, data mining for medical and industrial applications, real-time learning of fuzzy systems, neural networks, and intelligent control. He has been the European coordinator of FP7 Epilepsiae Project researching algorithms for EEG-ECG processing for epileptic seizures prediction.

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Cfonseca

Carlos M. Fonseca is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director for Research of the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra. He is also the Coordinator of the Doctoral Programme on Information Science and Technology and a member of the Evolutionary and Complex Systems Group of the Centre for Informatics and Systems (CISUC).  He graduated in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Aveiro in 1991, and obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Sheffield, U.K., in 1996. He was a Research Associate with the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering of the University of Sheffield from 1994 until 1997, and a Lecturer at the University of Algarve, Faro, from 1997 until 2010. His main research interests are multicriterion optimisation, evolutionary algorithms, experimental assessment of algorithms, and dynamical systems.  His contributions in these areas have led to the publication of over 60 articles in international journals, conferences and books.

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pnf

Pedro Furtado is an assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, from where he holds a PhD. Pedro carries out research at the Software and Systems Group of CISUC. His interests are Performance, Parallelism, Quality of Service Web design and development, Data Warehousing, Data Mining (DWPA, DBQoS projects) Information Processing in Sensor Networks (European Project Ginseng), Complex Events Processing (CloudZai Project) and Web Development Automation. 

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jh

Jorge Henriques obtained the PhD in Informatics Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. He is an Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, since 2001. His current research interests include medical informatics and personal health care systems, bio-signal processing and analysis, with application to modeling, diagnosis and decision, in particular within cardiovascular context. He participated in several national and international projects in the teleHealth area. 

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Nuno Laranjeiro

Nuno Laranjeiro is an Invited Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He received his PhD from the University of Coimbra in September 2012. His research focuses on robust software services and his research interests also include experimental dependability evaluation, fault injection, web services security, and enterprise application integration. He is author of more than 30 publications, including papers in refereed conferences and journals in the services computing and dependability areas. Nuno Laranjeiro has participated in national and European research projects and acted as referee for several international conferences and journals in the dependability and services areas.

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lmacedo

Luís Macedo is Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra. He received his PhD in Informatics Engineering in 2007 from the University of Coimbra. He is a member of the Cognitive and Media Systems at the Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra. His research interests lie in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, more precisely in autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, affective computing (especially, surprise and curiosity), decision-making under uncertainty, machine learning, computational creativity, selective attention, user modeling, and recommender systems. His publications include over 40 papers. He is the Principal Investigator of a national research project. He is member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA).

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Penousal

Penousal Machado, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra and senior researcher at the Cognitive and Media Systems group of the Centre of Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra. He conducts research in the fields of Nature Inspired Computing, Computational Art and Design, nd Artificial Intelligence. He is the author of more than 50 journal and conference papers and editor the book "The Art of Artificial Evolution", published by Springer. He is member of the editorial board of the "Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications", "Journal of Mathematics and the Arts" and "International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools", chair of several scientific events and member of the Programme Committee of numerous conferences. He is also the recipient of several scientific awards, including the prestigious award for Excellence and Merit in Artificial Intelligence granted by the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence. Recently his work has been featured at Wired Magazine UK and the MoMA exhibition catalogue for “Talk to Me”.

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Zemar

Maria José Marcelino is an Assistant professor at the University of Coimbra, from where she also holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. Her main research interests are simulation and modelling applied to education, computer science education and mLearning and eLearning methodologies. She has been involved in some national and international projects in the field of educational technology. She is also a member of the coordination board of UC_D, a project to promote and develop distance education courses and methodologies at the University of Coimbra.

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AJmendes

António José Mendes holds a PhD in Informatics Engineering, and is Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, where he teaches Programming courses. His research interests are focused on Computer Science Education and Technology Enhanced Learning. He develops research in the Cognitive and Media Systems group of CISUC. He is author/co-author of more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences. He currently coordinates the Distance Learning Project of the University of Coimbra.
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EMonteiro

Edmundo Monteiro is Full Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI) of the University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal. He graduated in Electrical Engineering (Informatics Specialty) from the University of Coimbra, and received his PhD in Informatics Engineering (Computer Networks) and the Habilitation from the same university. He is the Director of the Centre for Informatics and Systems (CISUC). He has more than 25 years of research and industry experience in the field of Computer Networks, New Architectures and Protocols, Quality of Service and Experience, Routing and Resource Management, New Network Management Paradigms, Computer Security, and Wireless Networks and Protocols. He participated in many Portuguese and European research projects and initiatives and he is involved in start-up companies and in consultancy activities in the field of Communication Systems for large companies and public institutions. His publications include 6 books (1 authored and 5 edited), several book chapters and journal publications, and over 150 papers in national and international refereed conferences. He is also co-author of 9 international patents. He is member of the Editorial Board of Computer Communications and Wireless Networks and involved in the organization of many national and international conferences and workshops.

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RPPaiva

Rui Pedro Paiva (born 1973) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra. He concluded his PhD, MSc and BSc (Licenciatura - 5 years), all in Informatics Engineering at the University of Coimbra, in 2007, 1999 and 1996, respectively. Rui Pedro is a member of the Cognitive and Media Systems and Adaptive Computation research groups at the the Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC). His main research interests are in the areas of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) and Medical Informatics. The commom research "hat" is the study of signal processing, pattern recognition and machine learning techniques applied to bio and musical signals. He has coordinated and participated in several projects in the above fields. Rui Pedro publishes actively in the main conferences and journals in his areas of research, with a research record of over 50 papers in refereed international journals and conferences. In 2004, his algorithm for melody detection in polyphonic audio won the ISMIR'2004 Audio Description Contest - melody extraction track, the 1st worldwide contest devoted to MIR methods. More recently, in October 2012, Rui Pedro and his PhD student Renato Panda developed an algorithm that performed best in the MIREX 2012 Audio Train/Test: Mood Classification task. 

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LuisPaquete

Luís Paquete is an assistant professor with the Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, since 2007. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, in 2005. His main research interests are design and analysis of algorithms and heuristics for combinatorial optimization problems, with particular emphasis on problems dealing with multiple objectives. 

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Pquaresma

Pedro Quaresma is an assistant professor at the Department of  Mathematics and a researcher in the Centre for Informatics and  Systems (CISUC), he is a mathematician with a PhD degree in Computer  Science given by the Minho University. His area of expertise is the  automated deduction in geometry where, in collaboration with Predrag  Janicic and Julien Narboux, as an extensive publication record and with some already developed and  implemented systems (e.g. GeoThms (http://hilbert.mat.uc.pt/GeoThms ) and  TGTP (http://hilbert.mat.uc.pt/TGTP).

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MRela

Mário Zenha-Rela is a Tenured Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, and Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University (USA) since 2008. His main research interest is on software engineering for dependable computing. He has been involved in several national and international projects namely with the European Space Agency in the field of software certification. He was director of IPN-lis (2005-2008), an applied research laboratory created by the University of Coimbra to promote technology transfer to industry, head of the Informatics Enginnering Department (2008-2010), winner of the BES Innovation Award for Information Technologies and Services (2011), and founder of RedLight Software, a process-driven technological startup providing IT solutions for the health sector in Europe. He is also an expert of the European Commission under the FP7 program in the area of transport and aeronautics.

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Bribeiro

Bernardete Ribeiro is Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Informatics Engineering Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra in Portugal. She received a MSc degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Informatics Engineering both from the Informatics Engineering Department, University of Coimbra. She is currently the Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Informatics Engineering at the Department. She is a founder member of CISUC. Her main publications are in the areas of pattern recognition, computational intelligence and support vector machines and their applications to financial risk, fraud detection, bioinformatics and web mining. Her contributions in these areas have led to the publication of over 200 articles in international journals, conferences and books. She is also a member of ACM and IEEE.

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SaSilva

Jorge Sá Silva received his PhD in Informatics Engineering in 2001 from the University of Coimbra, where he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology and a Senior Researcher of Laboratory of Communication and Telematics of Centre of Informatics and Systems of University of Coimbra, Portugal. His main research interests are Network Protocols and Wireless Sensor Networks. He has been serving as a reviewer and publishing in top conferences and journals in his expertise areas. He participated in European initiatives and projects such as FP5 E-NET, FP6 NoE E-NEXT, FP6 IP EuQoS, FP6 IP WEIRD and FP7 Ginseng (as Portuguese Leader).  He actively participated in the organization of several international conferences and workshops and he was also involved in program committees of national and international conferences. He is a member of IEEE, and he is a licensed Professional Engineer.

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Paulo Simões


Paulo Simões is Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, from where he obtained his doctoral degree in 2002. He is also senior researcher at LCT/CISUC and regularly collaborates with Instituto Pedro Nunes, as senior consultant. His main research interests include Network and Infrastructure Management, Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection. He has over 100 publications in refereed journals and conferences, and he regularly serves on program committees of international conferences of these areas. He has been involved in several European research projects (FP6 EUQOS, FP6 WEIRD, FP6 CONTENT, FP6 OpenNet, FP7 Ginseng, FP7 MICIE, FP7 CockpitCI, COST IntelliCIS) and industry funded research projects, with technical and management responsibilities.

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cteixeira

César Teixeira received his PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computation in 2008 from the University of Algarve. In 2009 he was hired by CISUC as a researcher under the Ciência 2007 program. His main research interest is the development of improved methods for bio-signal processing applied to neurological and oncologic diseases. His publication record includes publications of about 40 articles in national and international journals and in conference proceedings. He participated in national and international projects, namely in the European project EPILEPSIAE (FP7 – 211713), where he contributed to significant improvements in the field of epileptic seizure prediction. 

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MVieira

Marco Vieira is an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is an expert on dependability and security benchmarking and his research interests also include experimental dependability evaluation, fault injection, robustness testing, software development processes, and software quality assurance, subjects in which he has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in refereed conferences and journals. He has participated in many research projects, both at the national and European level. Marco Vieira has served on program committees of the major conferences of the dependability area and acted as referee for many international conferences and journals in the dependability and databases areas.

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JPVilela

João Vilela is an assistant professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra and a member of the Laboratory for Communication and Telematics of CISUC. He received his graduation in Computer Science and Network Engineering from the University of Porto in 2005, the M.Sc. in Informatics in 2007 and the Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2011, both from the University of Porto. During this period he was a visiting researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His main research interests are in the area of security and privacy of computer and communication systems, with focus on wireless networks and cloud computing. Other interests include energy efficient network communication and intelligent transportation systems. 

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