|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.