Faculty

Assistant Professor - with a Habilitation in Information Science and Technology - in the Department of Information Science and Technology (DCTI-ISTA). Degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (5 years course). MD and Ph.D. in Social Psychology. Researcher at Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR-IUL). Involved in projects related to applied computing, gamification, technology acceptance, cybercultures, information society, information systems, technologies and education, adolescence, childhood, music, education and learning, suicide prevention, virtual communities, gaming, and social networks. Member of some scientific Associations, such as Centre for Studies in Suicide and Portuguese Society of Suicidology. In short, he focuses his work on data science and applied computing to the study of human behavior, in different contexts. He is also the author of many scientific papers, book chapters, and some books, namely, 'Jogos Sérios - A Arte de Gamificar' (Serious Games - The Art of Gamification), ‘O Desafio da Morte’ (The Challenge of Death), Illusions in the Age of Emotions’, or 'O Desafio da Vida' (The Challenge of Life). He has participated in several scientific events and other actions toward the community. He has also participated in radio programs, has always enjoyed playing sports, and advocates a sustainable world and a healthy life, being vegetarian.
Adolfo Cartaxo was born in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, 1962. He received the degree of "Licenciatura" in Electrical and Computers Engineering, the M. Sc. degree in Telecommunications and Computers, and the Ph. D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1985, 1989 and 1992, respectively, from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), faculty of engineering of Lisbon Technical University. His Ph. D. research work focused on clock recovery circuit optimisation in direct detection optical communications. In 1985, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of IST. In 1992, he became an Assistant Professor, and he was promoted to Associate Professor in January 2002. In September 2016, he joined the Department of Information Science and Technology of ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa as Full Professor. Over those years, he has lectured several courses on Telecommunications, and has been supervisor or co-supervisor of more than 30 M. Sc. theses and 10 Ph. D. theses. He joined the Optical Communications Group of Lisbon site of "Instituto de Telecomunicações" (IT) as a researcher in 1993. He is now a senior researcher conducting research on optical fibre telecommunication systems and networks, and national coordinator of Optical Communications Line in IT. He has been leader of the IST or IT participation in the following projects of the European Union programs on R&D in the optical communications area: project RACE 1051 - Multigigabit transmission in the subscriber loop - (1.10.1989 to 30.9.1990); project RACE 2011 TRAVEL - (HD)TV transport on very high bitrate optical links - (1.1.1992 to 31.12.1995); project ACTS 049 SPEED - Superhighway by photonically and electronically enhanced digital transmission - (1.9.1995 to 31.12.1998); project FP7-2007-IST-1-216785 UCELLS - Ultra-wide band real-time interference monitoring and CELLular management Strategies - (1.1.2008 to 31.12.2010); project FP7-ICT-2009-4-249142 FIVER - Fully-Converged Quintuple-Play Integrated Optical-Wireless Access Architectures - (1.1.2010 to 31.12.2012). He has been leader of the following national projects: project JNICT PBIC 2499/95 TÓPICO - Multigigabit optical transmission using electrical dispersion compensation - (1.1.1996 to 31.12.1997); project POSI/35576/CPS/1999 DWDM/ODC - Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing Systems with Optical Dispersion Compensation - (1.10.2000 to 30.09.2004); project POSC/EEA-CPS/56959/2004 SHOTS - Super High-capacity Optical Transmission Systems - (1.4.2005 to 31.12.2007); project PTDC/EEA-TEL/104358/2008 TURBO - Transmission of UltRa wide-Band radio signals over Optical fibre - (1.12.2009 to 31.12.2012); project PTDC/EEI-TEL/2573/2012 MORFEUS - Metro networks based on multi-band ORthogonal FrEquency-division mUltiplexing Signals - (01.04.2013 to 30.09.2015); project AMEN - Analysis and Mitigation of crosstalk Effects in multicore fibre -based Networks - (01.04.2016 to 31.03.2018). In the past years, he has acted as a technical auditor and evaluator for projects included in "Advanced Communications Technologies and Services: european RTD" (ACTS) and "Information Society Technologies" (IST) European Union R&D Programs, and in national R&D Programs. He has served as a reviewer for IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Optics Express, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and other journals. He is a member of the IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society, and IEEE Senior Member since November 2002. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals (17 as first author) as well as more than 170 international conference papers. He is co-author of two international patents. His main present research interests include fiber optic communication systems and networks.
Ana Maria de Almeida has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, with a specialization in Computer Science. Her research interests include Algorithmics, Complexity, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, Data Science, Evolutionary Computation, and Ethics for AI and Research. She also has a particular interest in the construction of self-adjusting predictive and reactive models for real applications, as well as in the development of evolutionary and hybrid strategies for tackling multicriteria combinatorial problems.  She participates and has participated in fundamental and applied research projects and research & innovation projects between academia and industry, both at national as well as international levels. 
PhD (2009) under the supervision of Kai Koskimies (Tampere University of Technology) e Antónia Lopes (University of Lisbon) in the field of object-oriented frameworks and software product lines. Currently the research focus is on two main topics: - Software components and API usability: automated forms of composing and integrating software components (product lines); tool support for using and learning APIs. - Programming education: pedagogical tools for support teaching and learning of programming; automatic grading systems. Visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (2014) with the support of CMU-Portugal, hosted by Brad A. Myers. Visiting researcher at Aalto University (2020), hosted by Lauri Malmi. Program committee member of the conferences Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (2017-2023) and INFORUM/SOFT-PT (2017-2023).
Bráulio Alexandre Barreira Alturas was born in Lisbon in 1964, but has always lived in Queluz, has a PhD in Business Management with a specialization in Marketing (2005), a Master's Degree in Business Sciences with specialization in Management Information Systems (1995) and Degree in Business Organisation and Management(1989), by ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. He is currently Associate Professor at the ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Information Science and Technology Department, and researcher at ISTAR-Iscte (Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center). Coordinator of several curricular units of Informatics Applied to Management and Social Sciences and professor in Masters and Postgraduates, as well as a trainer in the area of Organizational Information Systems.
Carlos Coutinho is Assistant Professor at Iscte-IUL, and the R&D Director at the SME Caixa Mágica Software, S.A. in Lisbon, Portugal. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, awarded in 2013 by the NOVA University of Lisbon (FCT-NOVA), Portugal. He is responsible for the Cloud Computing area at Iscte-IUL, where he also does research, being area coordinator and Scientific Commission member at ISTAR-IUL, with interests in Enterprise Interoperability, Adaptable Platforms and Systems, SOA, and Model-Driven Engineering (MDE). He has more than twenty years of experience teaching the fields of IT at Portuguese universities ISEL, ISCAL, ISGB and Iscte-IUL. He has published 2 book chapters, 9 articles in indexed international scientific journals and more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed international conferences, and is part of the scientific committee of six journals and six yearly international conferences. He was part of the Jury and Main Examiner in the viva voce of four PhD and thirteen MSc. He holds since 2009 a Project Management Institute PMP title and a post-graduation in Project Management by Instituto Superior Bissaya-Barreto (ISBB) in Coimbra, Portugal. He has more than 25 years of experience as an engineer in the enterprise IT area, working in several fields from ICT, Services, Public Administration and the Aerospace industry, in several multinational projects at CMS and other companies like Alcatel, Siemens and Critical Software. He participated and was the company responsible in multiple European Projects like Athena (FP6), TIMBUS (FP7), C2NET, vf-OS, EFPF (H2020), and TaRDIS (HE), and numerous ESA projects (EGOS, OCDT, SCOS-2000 and Galileo).
Born in Lisbon in 1973. Graduated in Computer Science and Management, ISCTE-IUL, 1997. Master in Information Systems Management, ISCTE-IUL, specialisation in the information security area, 2004. PhD in Computer Architecture and Distributed Systems, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain), 2008. Since 2020, Associate Professor at ISCTE-IUL, in the Information Sciences and Technologies Department, where it teaches different curricular units related with Information Security, Web and Mobile-based Information Systems Development and Management, Project Management and Entrepreneurship. Previously a researcher at ADETTI-IUL with interest in the research areas of “Distributed Applications and Systems”, “Information Security”, “Mobile and Web Information Security” integrated into the NUIGRAM (Natural User Interaction Graphics and Mobility) research group. Since January 2015 integrates  SSE (Software Systems Engineering) research group of ISTAR-IUL, working in the same research areas. Associated Researcher of the Distributed Multimedia Applications Group - DMAG (UPC, Spain). Since 1996 has participated in multiple national and international projects, financed by entities such as the National Science Foundation, the European Union, European Space Agency and others. Author and co-author of multiple research articles and communications in international conferences, journals and magazines, and also multiple project reports and deliverables. Also author of several PHP development books. OWASP (Open Web Applications Security Project) member and leader of the Portuguese chapter (between 2007-2018) and Lisbon chapter co-leader (since 2022), cooperating in event organisation, information dissemination and other projects. Founding member of the AP2SI (Associação Portuguesa para a Promoção da Segurança de Informação). Entrepreneur in some IT-based startups.
Caroline Conti was graduated in Electrical Engineering by University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2010, and received her PhD degree in Information Science and Technology by ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), in June of 2017. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Science and Technology of ISCTE-IUL, and a Senior Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT). Caroline has been working in the area of light field visual media, making her major contributions to the area of light field content processing, representation, and coding. This was also the subject of her PhD Thesis entitled Efficient Solutions for Light Field Coding. She has more than 10 years of research experience in Portugal and, for this period, she has been participating in many national and international research projects addressing immersive multimedia technologies, where she has actively collaborated with experts from academia and industry in this field. More significantly, she has participated in the European Commission’s project 3D VIVANT (Live Immerse Video-Audio Interactive Multimedia) and has been a research intern at the light field display company Holografika Kft., in Budapest, Hungary. Previous work experience also includes working as a research assistant at IT, and as a lecturer for different courses in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering degrees at ISCTE-IUL. She has also been a member of Organizing Committees of international conferences, more recently, in the 10th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing. Overall, she has contributed more than 30 publications in high Impact Factor journals and in renowned international conferences. She is also author of four book chapters published by Springer. According to Google Scholar, her published work has had more than 600 citations. Additionally, she has secured many competitive scholarships, including the FCT Stimulus of Scientific Employment 2017 program, in which she ranked in the first place in the Junior Researcher category with maximum score of 10. She has also been recognized with many awards/distinctions in national and international conferences and competitions. More significantly, in 2017, she won the 27th edition of the IBM Scientific Prize, which is arguably the most prestigious prize in Computer Science and related fields of Engineering in Portugal.
Catarina Ferreira da Silva, PhD in Informatics (2007), is Associate Professor (2021) with Habilitation in Information Sciences and Technologies (2020), Information Systems at the Department of Information Science and Technology of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). She is the Director of the Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Centre (ISTAR-Iscte) and the Director of the Master programme in Information Systems Management of the Department of Information Science and Technology of the University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte), Portugal. She is integrated member of the Information Systems group of the research centre ISTAR. She is member of the Expert Panel of the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum, since 2020. The EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum is an initiative sponsored by the European Commission, Directorate-General of Communications Networks, Content & Technology. She was research member of the Information Systems (IS) research group of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC), between 2009-2023 (Portugal). She had the pleasure to co-supervise 5 defended PhD and has the pleasure to co-supervise 3 ongoing PhD students. Between 2013 and September 2019 she was Associate Professor at the Informatics Engineering Department of the Lyon 1 University Institute of Technology La Doua (IUT Doua), Campus LyonTech-La Doua, France. She was also researcher member of the Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) team of the CNRS Laboratory of Informatics on Images and Information Systems (LIRIS UMR 5205) of Lyon, France. She was research assistant, at the University of Coimbra, member of the IS research group of the CISUC between 2009 and 2012. In 2008 and 2009, she was teacher at the Informatics Department of the University of Lyon 1, France and researcher member of the SOC research team of the LIRIS UMR 5205. Between 2004 and 2007, during the preparation of her PhD in Informatics, she worked as researcher at the Information Technology and Knowledge Dissemination Department (Division of Innovation and Services) of the Scientific and Technical Centre for Building (CSTB) at Sophia Antipolis, France. From 2004 to 2006 she was teaching assistant at the Informatics Department of the University Institute of Technology (IUT) of Nice and Sophia-Antipolis, France. She studied at the University of Aveiro, Portugal (pre-Bolonha Engineering degree, 1994-1999), at the University of Coimbra, Portugal (post-graduation, 2001-2002), at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (master's degree - Information Systems, 2002-2003) and at the University of Lyon 1 (PhD in Informatics, 2004-2007).  
Elsa Cardoso is an Assistant Professor at ISCTE- Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), in the Information Science and Technologies Department of the School of Technology and Architecture, and the director of the master program in Integrated Business Intelligence Systems. She is a researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL) and at the Information and Decision Support Systems Group of INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal. She has a PhD (European Doctorate) in Information Sciences and Technologies from ISCTE-IUL, with a specialization in Business Intelligence. Her research interests include business intelligence and analytics, data visualization, data warehouse, and strategic information systems (Balanced Scorecard) applied to Higher Education and Healthcare. She is a member of the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group of EUNIS (European University Information Systems organization). She was the leader of this SIG from 2013 until 2019. Since 2022, she is also a member of the Enterprise Architecture SIG of EUNIS, working on capability maturity models for Higher Education. She has participated in several national and international research projects. To name a few: Healthcare Insight – Units Performance Management (HI-UPM/2014/38567; FEDER-QREN). Principal Investigator from Iscte. [2014-2015] GRADUA – Graduates Advancement and Development of University capacities in Albania (Erasmus+ project No. 585961-EPP-1-2017-1-AL-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP (2017 -2926/001 -001). [2019-2021] iLU – Integrative Learning from Urban Data (DSAIPA/DS/0111/2018). Researcher, integrating the INESC ID team. [2018-2022] IA-Incentivos – Artificial Intelligence in Incentive Management (POCI-05-5762-FSE-000231). [2020-2021] She is currently working on the following projects: Study for the knowledge of fraud in the structural funds in Portugal (POAT-01-6177-FEDER- 000126). Principal Investigator. [2022-2023] Digital Transformation in Research: Science Management and Open Science (POCI-05-5762-FSE-000438). [2021-2023] MAIPro – Project Non-compliance Monitoring and Alert (06/POAT/2021). [2022-2023] IRIS – Summarizing and Informing Decisions: Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques at the Supreme Court of Justice. Researcher, integrating the INESC ID team. [2021-2022] https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/authors/elsa-cardoso/cv  
Fernando Batista received his PhD (2011) in Computer Science and Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). He is currently Associate Professor at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon, and integrated researcher at INESC-ID, Lisbon. He is the Executive Coordinator of the Human Language Technologies Scientific Area at INESC-ID (2021-), and member of the Supervisory Board of CVTT - Iscte-Conhecimento e Inovação (since Apr.2021). He was President of the Pedagogical Council of ISCTE-IUL  (2017-2019), member of the Permanent Committee of the Pedagogical Council of ISCTE-IUL (2015-2017), and member of the Pedagogical Committee of the ISTA School (2015-2017). He is the scientific coordinator of the AppRecommender (2019-2021) project, has coordinated the INESC-ID team in the SpeDial project (2014-2015), and participated in several other European and National projects. His current research focuses on spoken and written Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Text Mining for social media. He has been member of the organisation team of the LxMLS - Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School (since 2016), and was also member of the LxMLS technical staff between (2011-2015). He has participated in the organisation of several scientific events: editorial co-chair of PROPOR 2020, editorial chair of EAMT 2020, web chair of the IPMU 2020, co-chair of the Human-Human languages track of SLATE 2019, co-chair of the demos session in PROPOR 2018, publication chair of IberSPEECH 2016, co-chair of the PROPOR 2016 Student Workshop, publication chair of IberSPEECH 2016, co-chair of the PROPOR 2016 Student Workshop, and handbook chair of EMNLP 2015. He is Senior Member of the IEEE (since 2016), and member of the ISCA Speech (since 2008).
Fernando Brito e Abreu holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from IST/UL and is an associate professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies at Iscte-IUL, where he has held various positions such as director of the Master's Degree in Computer Science and Management (MIG), member of Iscte-IUL's Scientific Council representing the ISTAR-IUL Research Unit and responsible for DCTI's internationalization. He was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Informatics at FCT/UNL. He also taught at ISEGI/UNL (now NOVA IMS), IST/UTL, ISEG/UTL, and the Air Force Academy. He was also a guest lecturer at the Département Informatique of the École des Mines de Nantes for a decade, as part of the EMOOSE European master's degree. At these universities, he taught and was responsible for around a dozen subjects in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cycles. He has supervised more than 30 dissertations, including 10 PhDs, 6 of which have already been completed.   He was a researcher in the Software Engineering Group at INESC Lisboa, in the CITI research center (Center for Informatics and Information Technologies) at FCT/UNL and later was one of the founders of the ISTAR-IUL research unit at Iscte-IUL, where he created and was the 1st coordinator of the Software Systems Engineering group, where he remains today. He promoted the signing of various applied research/technology transfer and/or collaboration protocols between: (i) INESC and the Portuguese Navy, (ii) CS/03 and itSMF Portugal, (iii) NAV EPE and FCT/UNL, (iv) SINFIC and FCT/UNL, (v) Turismo de Portugal and Iscte-IUL and (vi) GEOTA and Iscte-IUL. In addition to the projects funded and developed under these protocols, he has coordinated research teams in various national and international scientific projects.   He has produced more than two hundred scientific and technical texts, including articles in journals such as Empirical Software Engineering, Software Quality Journal, Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, Science of Computer Programming, Journal of Systems and Software, IEEE Latin America, Object Expert, Computer Standards & Interfaces, ERCIM News, Personal Computer World, L'Objet, Qualirama, Sistemas de Informação e Interface. His work has been cited nearly 4K times, with an h-index close to 30, according to Google Scholar. He pioneered in Portugal in Empirical Software Engineering with his research group QUASAR (QUantitative Approaches in Software engineering And Reengineering). Among his proposals are the MOOD (Metrics for Object Oriented Design) suite, currently used in the software industry and the Metamodel Driven Measurement (M2DM) approach. The latter allows the abstract formalization of metrics over a domain metamodel using OCL, a constraint specification language that is part of UML. M2DM has been applied in various domains (e.g. object-oriented design, component-based development, business process modeling, IT infrastructure modeling).   He is currently an editor of the Sofware Quality Journal (Springer) and was previously associate editor of Software Quality Professional (American Society for Quality), Portuguese delegate to IFIP TC2 (Software: Theory and Practice), and member of the technical team of the MPS.BR process model, widely used in Brazil. He has been a regular reviewer for various international journals, conferences, and workshops, as well as an evaluator of research projects. He has participated in the organization of national and international scientific events in a wide variety of roles. He was also president of CS/03 (Sectorial Commission for Quality in Information and Communications Technologies), of the Portuguese Quality Institute, from 2000 to 2007, where he was one of the creators of the international QUATIC conference (https://www.quatic.org). In 2021 he was elected Chairman of the QUATIC Series Scientific Steering Committee.
Francisco Cercas has more than 40 years of professional experience including teaching at High School and Industry as Research Engineer (CENTREL EID 1982-1983) before entering the academic career in 1984. He lectured at IST (Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon) for 15 years, then at ISCTE-IUL, where he is Full Professor since 2012. He is or was researcher at CAPS, INESC, Satellite Centre of the University of Plymouth (UK) and Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), where he leads of the Radio Group IT-IUL. He is co-author of a new class of codes named TCH (Tomlinson, Cercas, Hughes) and more than 200 publications including one patent, 5 book chapters, 30 international journal papers, more than 150 conference papers and several international research reports. He supervised and co-supervised 8 PhD completed theses, as well as many MsCs and Final Year's Projects at both IST and ISCTE-IUL. He participated in several national and international projects and he was National Delegate of four COST European projects. He was President of the University’s Scientific Council (ISCTE-IUL 2015-2018), School Dean (ISTA 2010-2013) and President of his Department (DCTI 2007-2010). He is Senior Member of IEEE and the national Coordinator of Telecommunications at Ordem dos Engenheiros between 2014 and 2022. His research interests include satellite and mobile communications, coding theory, spread spectrum communications and related topics.
Francisco Monteiro is Assistant Professor in the Dep. of Information Science and Technology at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon, and a researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, and the Licenciatura and MSc degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST, University of Lisbon, where he also became a Teaching Assistant. He held visiting research positions at the Universities of Toronto (Canada), Lancaster (UK), Oulu (Finland), and Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). He has won two best paper prizes awards at IEEE conferences (2004 and 2007), a Young Engineer Prize (3rd place) from the Portuguese Engineers Institution (Ordem dos Engenheiros) in 2002, and for two years in a row was a recipients of Exemplary Reviewer Awards from the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (in 2014 and in 2015). He co-edited the book "MIMO Processing for 4G and Beyond: Fundamentals and Evolution", published by CRC Press in 2014. In 2016 he was the Lead Guest Editor of a special issue on Network Coding of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. He was a general chair of ISWCS 2018 - The 15th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, an IEEE major conference in wireless communications.
Joaquim Esmerado is an Assistant Professor at DCTI. Develops research in the area of ​​Information Systems, Databases, and Data Science. He has published in Q1 magazines such as the International Journal of Information Management and the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology. He is an integrated researcher at ISTAR, member of the Information Systems group.
Jorge Louçã obtained in 2000 a PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the Université Paris Dauphine, Paris, France and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is, since 2000, professor at the ISCTE-IUL Lisbon University Institute, where he teaches Programming Languages and Complex Systems Science. He founded the Doctoral Programmes in Complexity Sciences, joint academic program at ISCTE-IUL and the University of Lisbon. He coordinates The Observatorium research team and his research interests concern modelling complex social systems through intensive data collection and analysis. He is particularly interested by knowledge generation models in large-scale communication networks. He is also concerned by organising the Complex Systems research community, namelly through the annual Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS or CCS). He participated in the creation of the UNESCO Unitwin network for the Complex Systems Digital Campus, involving institutions from Africa, Latin America and Europe.
Jorge R. Costa was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1974. He received the Licenciado and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. He is currently a Senior Researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal. He is also a Full Professor at the Departamento de Ciências e Tecnologias da Informação, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). His present research interests include dielectric lenses, transmit-arrays, and biomedical antennas. He is the co-author of four patent applications and more than 200 contributions to peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. More than fifty of these papers have appeared in IEEE Journals. Prof. Costa served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation from 2010 to 2016 and he was a Guest Editor of the Special Issue on “Antennas and Propagation at mm- and Sub mm-Waves”, from the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, April 2013. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation. He was the Co-Chair of the Technical Program Committee of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2015) in Lisbon and General Vice-Chair of EuCAP 2017 in Paris, EuCAP 2021 online and EuCAP 2022 in Madrid. He is a senior member of IEEE.
Jose Andre R. S. Moura received on 19889, the B.Sc., degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), on 2001 the M.Sc. in Computer Networks from Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (Portugal), and on 2011 the Ph.D. in Computer Science from Lancaster University (United Kingdom).  From 1989 to 2000, he worked as SCADA Engineer at EFACEC Sistemas Electronica (Portugal). From 2000 to 2001, he worked as a researcher at INESC-Porto (Portugal). Since 2001, he has been teaching in computer networks at ISCTE-Instituto Universitario Lisboa (Portugal), and he has been a researcher with Instituto de Telecomunicacoes (Portugal). His current research interests include Network Management, system modeling, Edge Computing, Optimization, Virtualization, Software-Defined Networking, and Resilience on Networked Systems.
José Luís Silva holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Portuguese MAP-i Consortium (University of Minho, University of Aveiro and University of Porto) and performed a postDoc at Interactive Critical Systems (ICS) team, IRIT, University of Toulouse (France). He is an Assistant Professor at Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL) and a member of the Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI) research unit of the Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems (LARSyS), Information Sciences and Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR), ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee, and IFIP TC 13 - Working Groups 13.2 and 13.10. He co-leads the MEROP research team, participated in national and international research projects (including with Airbus and the European Space Agency), and in the Portuguese contribution to Simulated Mars Mission - AMADEE-20 (and currently engaged with the AMADEE-24 mission). His work has been published in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences such as IEEE Access, IJHCS, ACM EICS, IEEE RO-MAN, ACM IUI, ACM MobileHCI, ACM TEI, ACM/IEEE HRI and INTERACT. In the past, he was Invited Assistant Professor at the University of Madeira, a Lecturer at Cávado e Ave Polytechnic Institute, a member of the INESC TEC laboratory, and visiting PhD student at both Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) and Newcastle University (UK). His main research interests lie in Interactive Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, and Human-Robot Interaction. His awards and honors include the ISCTE-IUL Scientific Awards and a Ph.D. Award from Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge.
João C. Ferreira is Assistant Professor with habilitation at ISCTE-IUL. He graduated in Physics from the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL / IST), Portugal, received an MSc in Telecommunications and a PhD in Computer Engineering from UTL / IST and a second PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of Minho. His research interests are in: data science, Text Mining, IoT, Blockchain AI, and AI application to health, energy, transportation, Electric Vehicle, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and sustainable mobility systems. He has authored more than 250 papers in computer science. He has executed more than 40 projects (6 as PI), more than 200 scientific paper reviews and more than 30 scientific project evaluations. IEEE CIS Chair 2016-2018 and current vice-chair of IEEE Blockchain PT, CIS PT chapter and Bruxels AI and robotics.  Main organizer of international conferences such as: OAIR 2013, INTSYS from 2018 to 2022. IEEE senior member since 2015. Guest Editor and topic editor of MDPI in the topics of energies, electronics and Sensors. President of the IEEE CIS in PT (2017-2018). Author of a patent in the area of Edge Computer in a monitoring system for fishing vessels Coordinator of the Master of Decision Support Systems, Professional Master for the Digitalization of Business and of the summer (smart cities) and winter (IoT Systems and Blockchain) schools. Vice-Chair Computational Intelligence Society and IEEE Blockchain in Portugal and Industry Ambassador in Portugal   He is participating in the following projects - H2020 Infrastress, Sparta, ENSURECEC, EFFECTOR, MARISA, ANDANTE, Interreg Block4Coop, BALCAT, AIM Health, PT2020 Monitoring persistent track and Multicam and the Digital Demo, EEagrants Fish2fork (PI) and Social IoT (PI)
Aerospace Engineer, specialized in avionics. PhD in Telecommunications. MBA and Master of Management Technology and management expert with interests in strategy and finance.
Juan A. Acebrón received the Ph.D. degree in Mathematical Engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), in 2000. From 2000 to 2012, Acebrón was a visiting Researcher at the Rome Supercomputing Center (Rome, Italy); the Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego; the Department of Information Engineering, Universita di Padova (Padova, Italy); University of Alcala (Madrid, Spain), University Rovira-Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), and Instituto Superior Tecnico (Lisbon, Portugal). Acebrón is currently a Researcher at INESC-ID and an Assistant Professor at the Instituto Universitario de Lisboa ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon, Portugal), Information Science and Technology Department. His main research interests are in computational mathematics, mainly developing efficient and scalable algorithms for high performance supercomputing and random dynamical systems.
Luís Miguel Martins Nunes, graduated in Computer Science from Faculdade Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (1993), obtained a MSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (1997, thesis supervised by Prof. Luís Borges de Almeida) and a PhD degree in Computer Science Engineering from the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (2006, thesis supervised by Prof. Eugénio de Oliveira). Entered in Iscte in 1997 as Teaching Assistant and is currently Associated Professor. Has also contributed as a researcher in the area of Machine Learning in several research units since 1997 (INESC, ADETTI, LIACC, IT and ISTAR) remaining a member of ISTAR to this date.