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Miguel Luis


on 04-06-2020

... I have been awarded my first national funding project, which will investigate the performance of information centric network architectures over mobile IoT networks. (see more)







My collaboration with IT started in 2010, in Lisbon. Rolling back one year, after finishing my M.Sc. thesis on routing strategies for vehicular networks, under the supervision of Professor Rodolfo Oliveira (FCT-UNL) and co-supervision of Professor Luis Bernardo (FCT-UNL), I had the opportunity to join the “U-BOAT” project and research on medium access control schemes for wireless ad-hoc networks. After one year of project participation I have decided to pursue a doctorate degree and make my way in a new-found research topic: cognitive radio networks. Over the following 4 years, supervised by Professor Rodolfo Oliveira and co-supervised by Professor Rui Dinis (FCT-UNL), I have investigated new cross-layer PHY-MAC strategies for single and multi-channel decentralized cognitive radio networks. At the same time I was collaborating in several research projects, among them the “Opportunistic-CR” intended to study the impact on public policies of having opportunistic aggregation of spectrum and cognitive radios. After finishing my Ph.D., later in 2015, I joined the “VELOCE-MTC” project researching on the characterization of RF-spectrum opportunities for cognitive radios operating over GSM channels. However, in the beginning of 2017 a new research opportunity emerged: to become an assistant researcher in the project “MobiWise”, hosted by IT-Aveiro, and coordinated by Professor Susana Sargento. Thus, I moved to Aveiro and joined the Network Architectures and Protocol (NAP) research group. Since then I have been investigating new solutions for mobile networks in multi-technology environments, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, context-aware networks and novel addressing paradigms for the Internet. Recently I have been awarded with my first national funding project, the “InfoCent-IoT” which will investigate, through real testbeds, the performance of information centric network architectures over mobile IoT networks. Over the last 8 years, IT as a scientific institution, has proved to be an important piece on my research path, and for that I am thankful. However, and because IT is the reflection of its researchers, I would like to thank all the IT researchers that somehow contributed, and are still contributing, to my scientific and academic progress.


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Sérgio Figueiredo


on 04-06-2020

... I am happy to say that part of my job is actually to strengthen the collaboration between Altran and IT (and the University of Aveiro). (see more)







In 2008, after completing my MsC dissertation in network simulation and modeling (Professors António Nogueira and Paulo Salvador) at the University of Aveiro, I decided to acquire experience as a researcher at IT Aveiro. With Professor Rui Aguiar, I had the chance to be involved in and contribute to the highly ambitious 4WARD Project: the massive European flagship effort for designing the “Future Internet”. Such opportunity both expanded my scientific comprehension of current model’s limitations and of novel concepts (e.g. generic paths, network virtualization or cloud), and enabled to learn from outstanding European and national researchers. This enriching experience motivated the pursuit of a Ph.D as part of the MAP-Tele Doctoral programme, which allowed me to learn from excellent Professors from the three involved universities (i.e. Porto, Minho and Aveiro). With IT Aveiro as the hosting institution and Professor Rui Aguiar as my supervisor, my research activities focused the definition of mobility solutions adapted to novel communication models and scenarios resulting from the dominance of video traffic. In 2010, I successfully applied to a doctoral fellowship from FCT, which enabled the progress of my work. The developed research impacted the support of multicast mobility in emerging distributed mobility management environments. Once again, I contributed to European research activities (MEDIEVAL Project), being responsible for leading research tasks, deliverables and a technological demonstrator at the project’s final review. Such work led to multiple international publications, as well as contribution to standardization activities within IETF WGs (DMM, MULTIMOB, and PIM). After completing the Ph.D Thesis, I embraced a new challenge at Altran – first in France, and later in Portugal. Since April 2015, I have been proposing and leading Telecom R&D projects, addressing networking technologies which will be part of 5G networks (e.g. SDN, NFV or MEC), and the possibilities they unlock towards the support of advanced multimedia services. I am happy to say that part of my job is actually to strengthen the collaboration between Altran and IT (and the University of Aveiro). I thank IT – and everyone I came across there - for how significantly and positively it has impacted my career.


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