I'm an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisboa. I received my PhD degree in Computer Science (Informatics) from the University of Lisboa in 2003. I'm also a member (and vice-director) of the LASIGE research unit, where I lead the research line on Cyber-Physical Systems, while also belonging to the Navigators group.
My main research interests are in the area of dependable adaptive systems, focusing on architectures and middleware solutions for distributed embedded real-time and safety-critical applications. I was the coordinator of the FP7 KARYON project, providing solutions for safe cooperative applications in the automotive and avionics domains, and of the the CMU-Portugal TRONE project. Other EU projects in which I've been previously involved include HIDENETS (FP6) and CORTEX (FP5). Currently I'm managing the AQUAMON project (FCT) on dependable monitoring in water environments using Wireless Sensor Networks.
In the last few years I've been teaching several courses for the Informatics Engineering undergrad and Master degrees, as well as for the Master in Information Security, including Real-Time and Embedded systems (now Cyber-Physical Systems), Fault-tolerant Distributed Systems, Distributed Systems Programming and Computer Networks. Currently I'm coordinating the Master in Information Security (MSI). I've been also involved in the Post-Graduation Programme on Cyber Security and Cyber Defense, teaching a course on Critical Systems and Infrastructures Protection.
In the last few years I've been a member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Sciences and vice-president of the Informatics Department. I was also responsible for the computing infrastructure of the Faculty, serving more than 5000 students and staff, and I had the same kind of responsibility at department level, managing an infrastructure with more than 10 labs serving more than 1000 users.
I'm a member of the Ordem dos Engenheiros, IEEE, ACM and IFIP WG10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance.