Mário Freire


ORCIP Coimbra

Implementation Team Member

Mário Freire accumulates the position in Board of Direction and Supervision with the role in WP6 of interface definition between the infrastructure with the external world taking into account the security issues.

Management Team Member

Member of the Board for Direction and Supervision as Representative of Covilhã site of IT.


Mário M. Freire received the 5-year B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and the 2-year M.S. degree in Systems and Automation in 1992 and 1994, respectively, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2000 and the Habilitation title in Computer Science in 2007 from the University of Beira Interior, Portugal. He is a full professor of Computer Science at University of Beira Interior, which he joined in the fall of 1994. When he was a M.S. student at University of Coimbra, he was also a trainee researcher for a short period in 1993 in the Research Centre of Alcatel-SEL (now Alcatel-Lucent) in Stuttgart, Germany. His main research interests fall within the broad area of computer systems and networks, including high-speed networks, network forensics, security and privacy in computer systems, peer-to-peer networks and cloud systems. He is the co-author of seven international patents, co-editor of eight books published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series, and author or co-author of about 120 papers in refereed international journals and conferences. He serves as a member of the editorial board of the ACM SIGAPP Applied Computing Review, as associate editor of the Wiley Journal on Security and Communication Networks, and as associate editor of the Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems. In the past, he served as an editor IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2007–2011) and as a guest editor of two feature topics in IEEE Communications Magazine (2008) and of a special issue of Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems (2009). He served as a technical program committee member for several IEEE international conferences and is co-chair of the track on Networking of ACM SAC 2016. Dr. Mario Freire is a chartered engineer by the Portuguese Order of Engineers and is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Communications Society, and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.