Assistant Professor, University of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL)
João C. Ferreira is a Professor at the University of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). He graduated in Physics from the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL / IST), Portugal, received an MSc in Telecommunications and a PhD in Computer Engineering from UTL / IST and a second PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of Minho.
His research interests are in: data science, text mining, IoT, blockchain, and AI applications to health, energy, and transportation. He has authored more than 300 papers in computer science and executed more than 30 projects (6 as PI), more than 180 scientific paper reviews and more than 25 scientific project evaluations.
He was the Director of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS) Chair from 2016-2018 and current vice-chair of IEEE Blockchain PT, CIS PT chapter. He has been the general chair of international conferences such as, the Open Research Areas in Information Retrieval (OAIR) 2013 and International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems (INTSYS) from 2018 to 2022. He was a IEEE senior member since 2015.
He has been the guest editor and topic editor for the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) for the topics of energies, electronics and sensors. He was the President of the IEEE CIS in Portugal from 2017-2018. And holds a patent in the area of edge computer monitoring systems for fishing vessels. He is the coordinator for the Master of Decision Support Systems, Professional Master for the Digitalization of Business and of the summer (smart cities) and winter (IoT Systems and Blockchain) schools. He is currently the Vice-Chair for the Computational Intelligence Society and IEEE Blockchain in Portugal and is an industry ambassador in Portugal.