I am a graduate in Engenharia Informática (FCT/UNL - 1979), PhD in Distributed Systems (Université de Rennes I, France, 1986) and have been researcher at INRIA / Paris from 1983 to 1987 in the Chorus Distributed Operating System team, assistant professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the Lisbon University (1988 - 1992), associate professor in the Informatics Department of FCT/UNL (1993 - 2008) and full professor of the Informatics Department of FCT/UNL from 2009.

From 2007 to 2011 I was Head of the Department of Informatics and Vice Dean of FCT/UNL for the Scientific Council. During 2019 I was the coordinator of the evaluation of all teaching staff of FCT/UNL. I also acted, during 2020, as A3ES coordinator of a certification committee of bachelor, master and doctoral programmes of Portuguese universities. I am the president of the Portuguese Chapter of the Internet Society from 2017.

My former research was related with distributed data replication, mobile systems and CSCW systems; currently, my main current research interests are related with routing in computer networks and the evolution of the Internet. I am also the author of the Computer Networks text book “Fundamentos de Redes de Computadores — Ilustrados com base na Internet e nos Protocolos TCP/IP,” NOVA FCT Editorial, Março 2018. These last years I mostly teach Computer Networks courses as well subjetcs on Ethics for the Information. Age.

From 1990 to 1994 I lead the national project that established the Portuguese branch of the Internet, lead PUUG - Portuguese Unix Users Group, and the portuguese branch of EUnet, both not for profit organizations promoting Open Systems and the TCP/IP network suite and the Internet adoption. In 1996 I was the main founder of a Portuguese Internet Service Provider that has been acquired in 2000 by the US based Qwest Communications Company. From 2000 to 2004 I acted as consultant and member of the board of the Company KPNQwest Portugal.

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Computer Networks Fundamentals

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The introduction of the Internet in Portugal

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Portuguese Chapter of the Internet Society

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