I’m a Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego (USA), in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently a Research Scientist at INESCTEC, Porto, and an invited professor at the Computer Science Department in the School of Engineering, University of Porto (Portugal).
My professional activities started in October 2000. Having received my Licenciatura† in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Porto, I’ve started my career as a network engineer at Vodafone. There I was responsible for the design and operation of the core IP network, serving both internal and (external) corporate customers. In 2005, I’ve joined the IP division of Alcatel-Lucent in Lisbon, where my role was to design and customize network solutions for major telecom carriers in the EMEA region; performing proof-of-concept trials with potential customers. Concurrently to these professional activities, in 2003 I’ve completed an M.A. in Applied Mathematics under the supervision of Prof. Andre Puga, also at University of Porto. In 2008 I’ve joined the doctoral program on “Intelligent Systems, Robotics and Control” at U.C. San Diego, where I’ve concluded both M.Sc. (2011) and Ph.D. (2015) under the supervision of Prof. Nuno Vasconcelos. During my studies at UCSD I served as Research and Teaching Assistant; and I was lucky enough to do a brief internship at Telefonica R&D in Barcelona (Spain).