Meet the Team

Nuno Antunes - Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Coimbra, Portugal

  Nuno Antunes works with security and dependability of systems since 2008 and received his PhD from the University of Coimbra in 2014. He specialized in testing techniques, fault injection, vulnerability injection and benchmarking, which he uses in the assessment of security and dependability in web services and applications, virtualized environments, data management systems and also safety-critical systems. 

Paulo de Carvalho - Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Paulo de Carvalho received his PhD in Informatics Engineering in 2002 from the University of Coimbra, where is an Associate Professor at DEI-FCTUC. His main research interests are adaptive computational techniques with application to bio-signals, Pattern Recognition, modeling and Clinical Informatics. His publications include several book chapters and over 170 papers in refereed national and international journals and conferences. He has been involved in several organization committees of international conferences (e.g., general chair of Medicon 2019, Technical Program Chair of Int. Conf. on Biomedical and Health Informatics 2015, First Int. Conf. on Health Informatics 2013). He has served as project and workpackage coordinator in several national and EU projects such as LINK, MyHeart, HeartCycle, HeartWays, Welcome and iCIS. He is chair of the IFMBE working group on Health Informatics and eHealth.

James Clark - EU Strategic Liaison Manager, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG), Ireland

James Clarke, MSc, BEEE, has been working in Waterford Institute of Technology's TSSG group since February, 2005. In his role, he has been working on a large number of EU and international cooperation building projects in cross cutting areas related to Trustworthy ICT. He has been active in the EU-Brazil research and innovation cooperation since 2009, when he was part of the EU delegation at the first EUBR cooperation event held at University of São Paulo.

Clarke also coordinated a project entitled BIC (Building International Cooperation for Trustworthy ICT -, which had Brazil as a core country for international cooperation within the EU programs. He was responsible for setting up an working group of researchers in Brazil to work on prioritising topics for future EU-Brazil cooperation - see In addition, Mr. Clarke has coordinated WIT's role in the Science Foundation Ireland funded Research Brazil Ireland project - see

Marilia Curado - Tenured Assistant Professor at University of Coimbra, Portugal

Marilia Curado is a Tenured Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra. She is the coordinator of the Laboratory of Communications and Telematics of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra. Her research interests are Quality of Service, Quality of Experience, Energy efficiency, Wireless Networks, Mobility, Cloud Systems, and Software Defined Networks. 

Antonio Augusto Fröhlich  - Associate Professor of Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) / Software/Hardware Integration Lab (LISHA), Brazil

Antonio Augusto Fröhlich is currently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), where he also leads the Software/Hardware Integration Lab (LISHA) since 2001. With a PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the Technical Unive rsity of Berlin, he has coordinated a number of R&D projects on embedded systems, including the ALTATV Open, Free, Scalable Digital TV Platform and the CIA² research network on Smart Cities and the Internet of Things. Major contributions from these projects materialized within the Brazilian Digital Television System (SBTVD) and IoT technology for energy distribution, smart cities, and precision agriculture. Dr. Fröhlich is member of ACM, IEEE, and SBC.

Giovani Gracioli - Assistant Professor at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Joinville, SC, Brazil

Giovani Gracioli received his Ph.D. in Automation and Systems Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil in 2014. He is currently an assistant professor in the Joinville Department at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Joinville, where he locally coordinates the Software/Hardware Integration Lab. His research interests include operating systems, real-time systems, and embedded systems.

Kechi Hirama - Associate Professor at Department of Computer and Digital Systems Engineering at Escola Politécnica of University of São Paulo, Brazil

Kechi Hirama received B.S., M.S., Ph.D. and is an Associate Professor in Computer Engineering from Escola Politécnica of the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil in 1980, 1988, 1996 and 2008, respectively. He worked 15 years in the Control Systems and Industry Automation areas in research organizations and since 1996 has been professor of the Department of Computer and Digital Systems Engineering of Escola Politecnica of the University of Sao Paulo. Kechi has many interests, including complex systems and system and software engineering.

Naghmeh Ivaki - Ph.D. Student, CISUC at Department of Informatics Engineering in University of Coimbra, Portugal

Naghmeh Ivaki is a PhD student at the Depart- ment of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra. She obtained her Master of Science in Information Technology Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering in the Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Tehran, Iran, December 2008. Her PhD work is on the dependable distributed systems domain. She has authored more than 10 papers in international conferences and workshops. 

Sabrina Silveira de Souza Jorge - PhD student of Linguistics at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Sabrina Silveira de Souza Jorge is a PhD student of Linguistics in the Post-Graduation Course in English (PPGI) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. Her current research is in the area of Forensic Linguistics which focus on the language of the law. She is member of the Forensic Linguistics Group at UFSC and of the editorial board of the bilingual journal Language and the Law- Porto University/UFSC.

Moacyr Martucci Jr. - Brazilian National NCP in Program Horizon 2020 and Program ideas to ERC (European Research Council) Full Professor of the University of São Paulo and Coordinator Institute for Studies Brazil-Europe

Full professor at the Department of Engineering and Digital Systems of Escola Politécnica of Universidade de São Paulo and the Coordinator of the Institute for Studies Brazil Europe, a Research Support Nucleus under the Research Pro-rectory of the USP.

Martucci is also the Brazilian National Contact Point  in Program Horizon 2020 and the NCP in the program ideas to ERC (European Research Council) to European Commission and participates in the Brazil-EU group within the Action "5G and the Future of Mobile telecommunications in Brazil and Europe" at the Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Planning in Dialogue Sector BR-EU.

His main interest areas are Information Systems, Open Systems, Computer Networks and Automation, 5G and Future Internet and Internet of Things with applications in smart cities.

Nuno Laranjeiro - Assistant Professor of University of Coimbra, Portugal

Nuno Laranjeiro is an assistant professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His interests include robustness of software services, web services interoperability and security and enterprise application integration. Formerly a software engineer, he received the PhD degree in Information Sciences and Technology from the University of Coimbra in 2012.

Cecilia Matsumura -  Technical Assistant at Foundation of the University of São Paulo, Brazil

MBA Governance and Digital Technologies with Innovation Sustainability at University of São Paulo in 2015, participated in the Winter School Program “Sustainability, Innovation & Entrepreneurship” in Universitè Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, Paris France, BSc on Business Administration in 1983 by Institute of Higher Education Senador Flaquer of Santo André city in São Paulo. She has worked in the trade and services companies and financial institutions.

Contracted by the FUSP - Support Foundation of the University of São Paulo since 2009 she has been supporting administratively and financially research projects, participating in the seven Framework Programme: project Samba in 2009-2010, projects FIRST and FORESTA 2010-2012, project TEFIS 2010-2012 and the EuropeAid programme with Institute for Studies Brazil Europe project coordinated by the University of São Paulo and projects BE MUNDUS and ALISIOS on the Erasmus Mundus programme. She has been collaborating in the submission of projects in collaborative call Brazil and Europe, Program Horizon 2020 and Erasmus Mundus programme.

Rita Meneses - Marketing Analyst and Researcher at Trust-IT Services, United Kingdom

Rita Meneses is a marketing specialist in communication in international environments, focusing on spreading the message as informative as possible to the right audiences, through web content, social media and other stakeholder’s engagement activities. Rita has been working in ICT international projects and she was part of the organiser team of the ICT 2015 Lisbon, the biggest ICT event from the European Commission, while she was working at DG CONNECT, in Brussels. Her international experience includes not only Belgium but also Finland, Slovenia, Portugal and Italy.

Edmundo Monteiro - Full Professor of University of Coimbra, Portugal

Edmundo Monteiro is Full Professor at the University of Coimbra (UC). He has near 30 years of research and industry experience in the field of Computer Communications, Wireless and Mobile Communications, Quality of Service and Quality of Experience, Network and Service Management, Computer Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Cloud Networking, Internet of Things and Smart Cities.

Silvana Muscella - CEO & founder of Trust-IT Services, United Kingdom

Silvana Muscella is the CEO & founder of Trust-IT Services, an SME providing international marketing & research specialised in fostering ICT solutions gloablly and across Europe. Silvana deals with high-level strategy building, business acquisition, coordination and strategic marketing and communication developments in ICT around cloud computing, data infrastructures, standards & cybersecurity.

She has an instrumental role in connecting stakeholders around standardisation in the distributed computing field in many institutions. Silvana is also a member of The Green Grid, IEEE InterCloud Computing Initiative & Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). She has contributed to the European Commission's Cloud Expert Group Roadmap on future research priorities & the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Cloud Standards Coordination & and the Cloud Select Industry Group (C-SIG) on Service Level Agreements.

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin - Digital Communications Strategist at Trust-IT Services, United Kingdom

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin is an expert in international co-operation building and communication activities for ICT initiatives, developing research and market analysis around specialised R&D topics. She focuses on creating innovative and cutting edge, regular news releases and elaborates web content management activities. She has lead the organization of the Cloudscape Brazil I edition, October 2014,and contributes to Policy Dialogue and Business Modelling activities.

Priscila Solis - Associate Professor at Computer Science Department, Institute of Exact Sciences in University of Brasília, Brazil

Priscila Solis is professsor at the Computer Science Department, University of Brasília since 2007. She finished her PhD in 2007 at the University of Brasília, Department of Electrical Engineering, the thesis subject was traffic characterization in multimedia networks, with focus in self-similar traffic and traffic engineering. In 2000, she finished her master studies at the Federal University of Goiás, School of Electrical Engineering. She also worked, prior to become a professor, at the CIAT-BID, in the Ministry of Finances of Guatemala and Terra Networks and her undergraduate studies were at the Faculty of Engineering in Computer Science, University Francisco Marroquin, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She also worked as a junior researcher at the  DIST (Dipartamento de Informática, Sistemística e Telemática), at the University of Genova, Italy in 1993. Currently, she is member of the COMNET (Computer Networks Lab) at the University of Brasilia and her research interests are around traffic engineering, network planning, sensor networks, computer systems performance evaluation and cloud computing.

Sergio Takeo Kofuji - Assistant Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Coordinator to FI WARE LAB in University of São Paulo, Brazil

Assistant Professor at the Electronic Systems Engineering Department of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and coordinator of the PAD Group (Pervasive Computing & HPC Group) of the Laboratorio de Sistemas Integraveis. Prof. Kofuji has experience in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, with an emphasis on Advanced Computer Architectures, acting on the following topics: Pervasive Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks, Grid and Cloud Computing, Parallel Processing, Processor Architecture (SMT, CMP, IMP), Reconfigurable Architecture, Cyber-Physical Embedded Systems, UWB radar applications, Advanced Imaging Systems.He is the Coordinator at USP of the European FP7 EDOBRA Project; He is coordinator FIWARE LAB SP, an innovation hub in the Future Internet technologies, situated in EPUSP and federated with other FIWARE LAB's Europe. Based on the main idea FIWARE Lab which is the adoption of open platforms, is promoting or supporting a number of events at USP and cities in Brazil on the theme of Smart Cities and Smart-Utilities.

His main interest areas are: Pervasive Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks, Grid, Cloud Computing,  5G and Future Internet and Internet of Things with applications in smart cities.

Marco Vieira - Associate Professor at University of Coimbra, Portugal

Marco Vieira is an Associate Professor at the University of Coimbra (UC) and is the Director of the Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC). Marco’s research focuses mainly in the area of dependable and secure computing, namely in benchmarking and experimental assessment of security and dependability attributes. His research interests also include failure prediction, evaluation and improvement of software robustness, fault injection, database systems and software development processes. 


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