Research Centre Vice-Director
Professor, Integrated PhD Researcher
Luís Almeida graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications Eng. in 1988 and received a Ph.D. in Electrical Eng. in 1999, both from the University of Aveiro in Portugal.
He is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Porto (UP), Portugal, where he coordinates the Distributed and Real-time Embedded Systems laboratory (DaRTES). Among several appointments, he was a member of the Executive Committees of the IEEE Technical Committees on Real-Time Systems (2008-2013) and on Factory Automation (2007-2009, 2014-2017), Program and General Chair of the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (2011-2012 respectively), Vice-President (2011-2013) and Trustee (2008-2016) of the RoboCup Federation, and Associate Editor of the Springer Journal of Real-Time Systems (since 2010) and Elsevier Journal of Systems Architecture (since 2012).
His research interests include real-time communications for distributed industrial/embedded systems including teams of cooperating agents and sensor networks.