Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto / CISTER

Björn Andersson

Björn Andersson | Home page
Research Associate, CISTER Research Unit
IP-Hurray Group
Polytecnic Institute of Porto
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431
4200-072 Porto Portugal
Phone: +351 228 340 529
bandersson@dei.isep.ipp.pt

Björn Andersson is a Research Scientist in the IPP-Hurray! Research group within the CISTER Research Unit at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto.

CISTER focuses its activity on the analysis, design, and implementation of real-time and embedded computing systems. Andersson's research interests include sensor networks, cyber-physical systems, real-time scheduling, real-time communication, and data aggregation. Andersson holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

 Eduardo TovarEduardo Tovar | Home page
Research Centre Director, CISTER Research Unit
IPP-Hurray Group Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431
4200-072 Porto Portugal
Phone: +351 228 340 501
emt@dei.isep.ipp.pt
Eduardo Tovar is the head of IPP-HURRAY research group. Tovar was born in 1967 and has received the Licentiate, MSc and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, in 1990, 1995 and 1999, respectively. Currently he his Professor of Industrial Computer Engineering in the Computer Engineering Department at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP-IPP), where he is also engaged in research on real-time distributed systems, wireless sensor networks, multiprocessor systems, cyber-physical systems and industrial communication systems.

He heads the CISTER Research Unit (UI 608), a top ranked ("Excellent") unit of the FCT Portuguese network of research units. Since 1991 he authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific and technical papers in the area of real-time computing systems, wireless sensor networks, distributed embedded systems and industrial computer engineering. Tovar has been consistently participating in top-rated scientific events as member of the Program Committee, as Program Chair or as General Chair. Examples are: IEEE RTSS (Real Time Systems Symposium); IEEE RTAS (Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium); IEEE SDRS (Symposium on Distributed Reliable Systems); IEEE ICDCS (International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems); ACM EMSOFT (Annual ACM Conference on Embedded Software); Euromicro ECRTS (Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems); IEEE ETFA (Emerging Technologies on Factory Automation) or IEEE WFCS (Workshop on Factory Communication Systems). He is team leader within the 6th Framework IST Network of Excellence ARTIST2, on distributed embedded systems. 

 Luis Miguel PinhoLuís Miguel Pinho | Home page
Research Associate, CISTER Research Unit
IPP-Hurray Group Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 431
4200-072 Porto Portugal
Phone:+351 228 340 502
lmp@isep.ipp.pt
Luis Miguel Pinho has a MSc (1997) and a PhD (2001) in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto. He is a Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering - School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. His main research interests are on Languages and Operating Systems, and on autonomic computing middleware. He is especially interested in Ada (have a look at Ada 2005!), a very good language for Real-Time applications, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Ada User Journal. 

 Nuno PereiraNuno Pereira | Home page
Research Associate, CISTER Research Unit
IPP-Hurray Group Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 431
4200-072 Porto Portugal
Phone: +351 228 340 502
nap@isep.ipp.pt
Nuno Alexandre Magalhães Pereira received a degree in Computer Engineering from the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto and an MSc Degree from the University of Minho. He has worked in a number of research projects addressing various aspects of real-time systems. Nuno was a visiting doctoral student during early 2007 at the Real-time and Multimedia Systems Laboratory, at the Carnegie Mellon University. Currently he is a doctoral candidate, developing his research work at CISTER. His research interests are in the areas of distributed, real-time and embedded systems. 

 

 Mário AlvesMário Alves | Home page
Research Associate, CISTER Research Unit
IPP-Hurray Group Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 431
4200-072 Porto Portugal
Phone: +351 228 340 502
mjf@isep.ipp.pt
Mário Alves was born in 1968 and has a Degree (1991), a MSc (1995) and a PhD (2003) in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto, Portugal. He is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP/IPP) and a Research Associate of the CISTER/IPP-HURRAY Research Unit, focusing on real-time, distributed and embedded computing systems. He participated in several international projects related to industrial communication systems (e.g. CCE-CNMA, RFieldbus). He has been serving as a reviewer and publishing in top conferences (e.g. RTSS, ECRTS, ICDCS, OPODIS, MASS) and journals (e.g. IEEE TII, Elsevier ComNet, Springer RTSJ) in his expertise areas, got best paper awards (e.g. ECRTS’07) and supervised the EWSN'09 best MSc Thesis award. He actively participated in the organization and TPC of several international conferences and workshops, e.g. IEEE WFCS’00, ECRTS’03 and EWSN'10. His current research interests are mainly devoted to improving quality-of-service (QoS) in wireless sensor networks by using standard and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology ((ART-WiSe, open-ZB). He is currently involved in international projects on networked embedded systems (ArtistDesign), cooperating objects (CONET), large-scale embedded monitoring using wireless sensor networks (EMMON) and cyber-physical systems for monitoring critical physical infrastructures (PT-CMU).