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Faculty - University of Coimbra

PEDRO G. BIZARRO
 
 

Pedro Bizarro is an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra. Pedro works in research on database systems, database performance and optimization, complex event processing, and virtualization. Pedro's Complex Event Processing research project is funded by a European Commission FP7 Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant. He holds an MSc from New University of Lisbon and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (sponsored by a Fulbright Fellowship).

     
   
PAULO RUPINO DA CUNHA
 

 

Paulo Rupino is Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Informatics Engineering – Information Systems. His main research interests are Information Systems Design, Quality Management and Information Systems, Business Models and Strategy, and IT governance issues. He is the Vice-President of Instituto Pedro Nunes, an Innovation and Technology Transfer organization providing specialized consulting, training and business incubation. For a period of three years, he was the elected Coordinator of the Informatics Engineering Chapter for the centre region of Portugal of the Portuguese Engineering Association, and for a two year term he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra.

  

 

PAULO MARQUES
 
 

Paulo Marques is an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, from where he also holds a Ph.D. in Distributed Systems and he is the coordinator of the CMU-UC MSE Programs. His main research interests are distributed systems, software reliability, virtual machines and modern programming languages. He has recently lead the RAIL and RAIL2 projects on code instrumentation for virtual machines, under sponsorship of Microsoft Research, and the LeonVM project on dynamic code translation for the LEON2 processor under contract with the European Space Agency. He has published extensively at international research conferences and journals and has authored two books on software development in C#.

  

 

MÁRIO RELA
 
 

Mário Zenha Rela is an Assistant professor of software engineering at the University of Coimbra, from where he also holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. His main research interests are dependable computing, software reliability and eLearning methodologies. He has been involved in several national and international projects namely with the European Space Agency in the field of software certification. He is also the director of IPNlis, an applied research laboratory created by the University of Coimbra to promote technology transfer to industry.

  

 

LICÍNIO ROQUE
 
 

Licínio Roque obtained a PhD in Informatics Engineering from the University of Coimbra while developing "Context Engineering", a socio-technical approach to information systems development. He teaches studio and project-based courses on Human-Computer Interaction, Game Studies and Development, Organizational Behavior, Knowledge and Innovation, and Information Systems, and advises thesis on Information Systems, HCI, Learning Contexts, Digital Games Research and Socio-Technical Development as part of the PhD program at the University of Coimbra. He also does R&D in diverse forms of participatory media and is co-founder of the startup Tapestry Software that focuses on "media design" by developing multiplayer online game technologies and custom learning and promotional games.

  

 

JOÃO GABRIEL SILVA
 
 

João Gabriel Silva is currently the Head of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, where he is a full professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering.  His main research interests are experimental evaluation of computing systems dependability and software engineering techniques to develop dependable software. Back in 1983 he coordinated the project of the first Portuguese commercial computer, and has since coordinated many other research and industrial projects and published extensively. He was program committee co-chair of international conferences like DSN, EDCC, and LADC, and member of the program committee of those and many other conferences. He is the Director of the CMU-UC MSE Programs.

 

MARCO VIEIRA
 
 

Marco Vieira is an assistant professor in the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, where he has been involved in the research on dependable computing and databases. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Coimbra in December, 2005. His main research interests focus on dependability benchmarking, experimental dependability evaluation, performance and recovery in database systems, data warehousing and OLAP, subjects on which he has authored or co-authored several papers in refereed conferences and journals.

 
 
 
 

Every Portuguese faculty member involved in the teaching of core courses in the MSE Program is trained and certified by Carnegie Mellon University.