Alberto Vale received the Licenciatura and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST in 1999 and 2005, respectively,
where he was awarded with two grants. From 1999 to 2002 he had teaching responsibilities in the Mathematical Department at IST. From 1999
to 2005 he was a researcher at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR) a IST, working on mobile robotics. From 2006 to 2008 he was Chief
RD Engineer and co-founder of Albatroz Engineering S.A., a Portuguese start-up company. Since 2008 he is the scientific responsible officer at
the IPFN working on the area of Remote Handling systems of ITER. From 2012 to 2017 he was responsible teacher of two classes in the graduation
of Othoprosthesis course at Lisbon School of Health Technology (ESTeSL) of Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon (IPL). He is being the technical
responsible of tenders in international grants, supervision of researchers, master and Ph.D. students.
IPFN - IST
My research is focused on edge physics, control and data acquisition, development of diagnostics and integration of engineering systems
for fusion devices such as JET, ITER and DEMO. My research activity involves multidisciplinary fields ranging from diagnostic development
and data analysis to project management methodologies aiming at achieving the best measurements on fusion devices.
PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico,2003 Agregação: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2012
IPFN - IST
Luis Pinto received his masters from FEUP, Portugal in 2011, and started his PhD in the same year in the CMU|Portugal dual program.
His PhD thesis focussed on UAV communication and has obtained his degree in 2018.
Since then, he has worked on different Wireless Sensor Network projects as a PosDoc where his main interests reside.
IPFN - IST
Yoeri Brouwer is a MSc student of Electrical and Computer Engineering at
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), and received the BSc in Engineering
Physics from IST in 2017. From February-May 2017 he did an internship at
IPFN developing code for QR code detection, and from June-September 2017
he did an internship at SiliconGate, researching Voltage Controlled
Starting in October 2017, Yoeri worked in
collaboration with IPFN to develop MARIA, a Mobile Application for
Radiation Intensity Assessment. MARIA is an Android application which,
when when paired with a radiological sensor, allows the user to create a
heat map of the radioactivity of their surroundings. In October 2018
MARIA was one of the 12 finalists in the This Is APPStation challenge.
Yoeri also participated in the URSI 2017 call for papers organized by
ANACOM, and was one of the finalists of the IST Accenture Technology
[CoPI] Rodrigo Ventura
ISR - IST
Rodrigo Ventura (Assistant Professor) received the Licenciatura (1996), M.Sc. (2000), and PhD degree (2008), in ECE
from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal. He is a (tenured) Assistant Professor at IST, and a member
of Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR). He has several publications in international journals and conferences,
on various topics intersecting Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. He is founding member of the Biologically-Inspired
Cognitive Architecture society. He participated in several international and national research projects. In particular,
he was Principal Investigator of the national project AuReRo (Human-robot interaction with field robots using augmented
reality and interactive mapping, 2011-2014), and coordinator of the the IST participation in the EU LdV project USORA
(Unified Solution of Remote Access in Practical Vocational Engineering Education, 2013-2015). He is currently Principal
Investigator of the national project HARODE (Human-aware service robots for domestic environments). His current research
interests include human-robot interaction, human-aware navigation, decision-making under uncertainty, and cognitive robotics,
targeting the space and service robot application domains. He is the co-author of two national patents on innovative solutions
for robotic systems.
C2TN - IST
PhD. in High Energy Physics, from IST-Lisbon, 1991.
Currently Coordinator of the Radiological Protection and Safety Group of the
Nuclear Sciences and Technologies Center (C2TN)
C2TN - IST
José Corisco is a biologist graduated by the Faculty of Sciences in the University of Lisbon holding an auxiliary researcher position granted by the former Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear. He has several years of experience in the fields of environmental radioactivity and experimental radioecology with participations in post-Chernobyl European funded projects related to the transfer of artificial radionuclides in the aquatic food chains. He has been recently involved in an academic and private enterprise partnership for the development of a robotic system for sediment monitoring in intertidal mudflats (http://www.introsys.eu/pt/#robotica), as a primary tool for the determination of radionuclides in estuarine environments. Other interests lay in the mobilization and bioaccumulation of uranium decay radionuclides with enhanced concentrations in stacks of industrial waste from phosphate industry and uranium mining.
C2TN - IST
Since 2012 PhD degree in Physics obtained from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal.
Main research fields and activity involves: radiation protection, radiation shielding, radiation field,
radiation detection and measurements, nuclear reactor core design, ADS, transmutation, nuclear
waste management, particle accelerator and isotope production facility design, nuclear fusion,
Monte Carlo simulation etc.
Professional experience and knowledge acquired include participation and involvement in
international projects like: EUROTRANS, XT-ADS, EURISOL, HIE-ISOLDE, REWARD, GUINEVERE,
Large experience on simulations using Monte Carlo methods (MCNP, FLUKA) to the assessment
and analysis of the radiation field, radiation dose distribution, radiation behavior, material
properties, radiation energy distribution etc., in medical, industrial, research and environmental
C2TN - IST
In 2017, I am a MSc. in Biomedical Engineering. From Mar - 2018 to Mar -
2019, I was a research fellow at Centre for Nuclear Sciences and
Technologies, IST, where I acquired skills in dosimetry, radiation
protection and Monte Carlo simulation and participated in several
projects, both at national and international level. I am now a PhD.
student in Technological Physics Engineering in IST. My main areas of
work include radiation dosimetry, radiation protection, medical physics
and Monte Carlo simulation.
C2TN - IST
Pedro Teles, PhD, is currently a Researcher at the at Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN) of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Since the completion of his PhD, he has pursued an active interest in the field of radiation protection
applied to the medical field, and Monte Carlo simulations in radiation physics.
He participates/participated in several European projects (of which some as the coordinator) and also in national (FCT) projects.
IT - UAveiro
Short Bio: Susana Sargento
is an Associate Professor with “Habillitation” in the University of Aveiro and a senior researcher in the Institute of Telecommunications,
where she is leading the Network Architectures and Protocols (NAP) group.
She received her PhD in 2003 in Electrical Engineering in the University of Aveiro (with a 7 months stay in Rice University in 2000 and 2001).
She joined the Department of Computer Science of the University of Porto between 2002 and 2004, and she was a Guest Faculty of the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, in August 2008, where she performed Faculty Exchange in 2010/2011.
In March 2012, Susana has co-founded a vehicular networking company, Veniam (www.veniam.com), a spin-off of the Universities of Aveiro and Porto,
which builds a seamless low-cost vehicle-based internet infrastructure. Susana is the winner of the
2016 EU Prize for Women Innovators.
Susana is also de co-coordinator of the national initiative of digital competences in the research axis
(INCoDe.2030), belongs to the evaluation committee of the
Fundo200M government co-investment and funding), and she is the Scientific Director of
Her main research interests are in the areas of self-organized networks, in ad-hoc and vehicular network mechanisms and protocols, such as routing, mobility, security
and delay-tolerant mechanisms, resource management, and content distribution networks. She regularly acts as an Expert for European Research Programmes.
IT - UAveiro
André Braga Reis holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA),
with a specialisation in Vehicular Networks. He has experience with the design and evaluation of delay-tolerant networks
for challenging scenarios of high node mobility. André is currently a Junior Researcher with University of Aveiro (Portugal),
and mentors students in the areas of Wireless Networks for Aerial Drones, and Applied Machine Intelligence for Operator Networks.
IT - UAveiro
Bruno Areias is .
IPFN - IST
Dr. Raul Luís completed his M.S. in Engineering Physics in 2008 and his PhD in Physics in 2014, both at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. From 2008 to 2015 he worked at the Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear of Instituto Superior Técnico and at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), developing competences in radiation physics, radiological protection, dosimetry, nuclear engineering and neutronics of accelerator-driven systems and fusion reactors, using Monte Carlo simulation tools such as MCNP and FLUKA to model the interaction of radiation with matter. He joined IPFN as Invited Auxiliary Researcher on September 2015, and since then he is responsible for the nuclear analyses performed by the Group of Engineering and Systems Integration, in the framework of ITER- and DEMO-related international projects.
ISR - IST
Dr. Daniel Silvestre received his B.Sc. in Computer Networks in 2008 from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon,
Portugal, and an M.Sc. in Advanced Computing in 2009 from the Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. In 2017,
Dr. Silvestre got his Ph.D. (with the highest honors) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the former university,
and during this period he spent three months visiting his co-supervisor (Joao Hespanha) at University of California at
Santa Barbara. Currently, Dr. Silvestre is with Institute for Systems and Robotics, at the Instituto Superior Tecnico in
Lisbon (PT), and he holds a research assistant appointment with the University of Macau. His research interests span the
fields of fault detection and isolation, distributed systems, network control systems, computer networks and randomized algorithms.
Pedro Sebastião, Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at IST, currently lecturer at ISCTE-IUL's
Information Science and Technology Department, is Board director of AUDAX-ISCTE - Entrepreneurship and
Innovation Centre at ISCTE, responsible for the LABSLISBOA incubator and researcher at Instituto de
His main researching interests are in monitoring, control and communications of drones, unmanned vehicles,
planning tools, stochastic process (modelling and efficient simulations), internet of things, efficient
communication systems, jamming and spoofing techniques and business models.
He has oriented several master's dissertations and doctoral theses. He is the author or co-author of more
than two hundred scientific articles and he has been responsible for several national and international
R&D&I projects. He has been an expert and evaluator of more than one hundred national and international
Civil and Defense R&D projects. He has several scientific, engineering and pedagogical awards. Also, he
has organized or co-organized more than fifty national and international scientific conferences. He planned
and developed several postgraduate courses in technologies and management, entrepreneurship and innovation
and transfer of technology and innovation. He has supported several projects involving technology transfer
and creation of start-ups and spinoffs of value to the society and market.
He developed his professional activity in the Portuguese Defense Industries, initially in the Office of Studies
and later as board director of the Quality Department of the Production of New Products and Technologies. He was
also responsible of wireless communication systems technologies in the Nokia-Siemens business Unity.
Short Bio: Antonio
obtained his master degree in 2016 from ISCTE-IUL in Computer Engineering.
Currently, he is a reseacher at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT-IUL)
and a teacher assistant of Maths in the Management undergraduate
His graduation and research interests are related to Unmanned Aerial
Systems (UAS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
He is currently a PhD student at ISCTE, where is developing and implementing a generalized
fault detection system supported by UAS and AI algorithms for industrial and non-
industrial applications in the fields of energy, infrastructures and precision agriculture.
IPFN - IST
Diogo Carvalho received his B.Sc. (2016) and M.Sc. (2018) in Engineering Physics in 2018 from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal.
For the latter he developed during his thesis, machine learning algorithms to perform tomographic reconstructions of plasmas confined inside
His research interests revolve mainly around the areas of computer vision and machine learning.
IPFN - IST
Elsa Silva works in IPFN since 2008 focused in quality assurance processes and activities in the nuclear fusion program, namely as
Quality Responsible in F4E grants. Graduated in Chemical Engineering in Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon in 1993. After a
two years period researching photochemical and complexometric chemical systems in Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico
worked in industry (non-metallic minerals sectors) with research, quality control and quality management responsibilities, namely Quality
Auditor. Responsibilities on the food glass-packaging sector led to complete a post-graduation course on food safety in 2005. In 2006 started
collaboration with scientific projects in Instituto Superior Técnico performing management and communication activities in support of a FP6 NEST