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... Pedro Ricardo Morais Inácio

Researcher

Pedro Inácio

Academic position: Assistant Professor
Joining date: 02-11-2007
Roles in IT: Researcher
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Multimedia Signal Processing – Cv

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Address: IT Branch – Covilhã
Faculdade de Engenharia
Covilhã
6201-001
Tel: 275329953
Fax: 275329972

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Bio

Pedro Ricardo Morais Inácio was born in Covilhã, Portugal, in 1982. Holds a 5-year B.Sc. degree in Mathematics/Computer Science and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering, obtained from the Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal, in 2005 and 2009 respectively. The Ph.D. work was performed in the enterprise environment of Nokia Siemens Networks Portugal S.A., through a Ph.D. grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

He is a professor of Computer Science at UBI since 2010, where he lectures subjects related with information assurance and security, programming of mobile devices and computer based simulation, to graduate and undergraduate courses, namely to the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Computer Science and Engineering. He is currently the Head of the Department of Computer Science of UBI. He is an instructor of the UBI Cisco Academy.

He is an IEEE senior member and a researcher of the Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT). His main research topics are information assurance and security, computer based simulation, and network traffic monitoring, analysis and classification. He has about 30 publications in the form of book chapters and papers in international peer-reviewed books, conferences and journals. He frequently reviews papers for IEEE, Springer, Wiley and Elsevier journals. He has been member of the Technical Program Committee of international conferences such as the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - Track on Networking. He was one of the chairs of WISARC 2016.


Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade da Beira Interior, 01-01-2009
  • Licenciatura, Universidade da Beira Interior, 01-06-2005
  • Network Security
  • Monitoring and Analysis of Network Traffic
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Criptography
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-2015, Senior Member
  • Universidade da Beira Interior, 01-01-2010,
  • Computer Security, Universidade da Beira Interior, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information Assurance and Security in the Cloud, Universidade da Beira Interior, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Secure Software Systems, Universidade da Beira Interior, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Advanced Topics on Modelling and Simulation, Universidade da Beira Interior, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Programming of Mobile Devices, Universidade da Beira Interior, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Seminars, Universidade da Beira Interior, Web Informatics
Supervision of theses
  • Improvement and Evaluation of a System for Dynamic Management of Users and Retrieval of Posts from Twitter, MSc Student, Mónica Sofia Amoroso Rodrigues, 11-2019
  • Devising Flows and Guides for a Text based Tool Assisting Security Engineering, MSc Student, Édi Marques Aires, 07-2019
  • Blockchain-based Decentralized Application for Electronic Voting using an Electronic ID, MSc Student, José Diogo Soares Albergaria Serejo Monteiro, 07-2019
  • Implementing and Evaluating Nonsingular Matrices Generators for the Hill Cipher, MSc Student, Moisés Alfredo da Cunha Ferreira, 11-2018
  • Mapping Security Requirements with Technology in the Internet of Things, MSc Student, Moser Zeferino Vicente José, 11-2018
  • Improvement of TestH, a C Library for Generating Self-Similar Series and Estimating the Hurst Parameter, MSc Student, Cristiano Duarte Gonçalves Ramos, 11-2017
  • Dynamic OSINT System Sourcing from Social Networks , MSc Student, Ivan Sousa Fernandes, 10-2016
  • Forensic Box for Quick Network-Based Security Assessments, MSc Student, João Bernardo Ferreira Sequeiros, 10-2016
  • Monitoring of Medication Boxes Using Wireless Sensors, MSc Student, Manuel Luís Gama Meruje, 10-2016
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography Services for Mobile Operating Systems, MSc Student, Ana R. C. Figueira, 11-2015
  • Assessing and Addressing the Security of Persistant Data in the Android Operating System, MSc Student, Francisco Vigário, 11-2015
  • Seamless and Strong Authentication on Mobile Devices Based on User Activity, MSc Student, Luís Paulo Lemos Perez, 11-2015
  • Analysis of Network Attacks and Security Events using Modern Data Visualization Techniques, MSc Student, Paulo Macedo Pereira, 11-2015
  • Password Habits and Cracking Toolkit, MSc Student, Ricardo X. P. Santos, 11-2015
  • Dissection of Modern Malicious Software, MSc Student, Fábio José Sousa Rodrigues, 11-2014
  • A Framework for Creating Applications for Different Mobile Operating Systems, MSc Student, Pedro Tavares, 11-2014
  • Auditing the Quality of Cryptographic Material in Virtual Machines, MSc Student, Diogo A. B. Fernandes, 12-2013
  • Secure Authentication Mechanisms for the Management Interface in Cloud Computing Environments, MSc Student, Liliana F. B. Soares, 12-2013
  • Traffic Classification Based on Statistical Tests for Matching Empirical Distributions of Internet Protocol Packet Lenghts, MSc Student, Miguel Ângelo Silva Neto, 07-2013
  • Intrusion Detection Based on Behavioral Rules for the Bytes of the Headers of the Data Units in IP Networks, MSc Student, Pedro Miguel Pinto e Pinho, 11-2012
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Performance Evaluation of the Use of Blockchain on Mobile Health data, MSc Student, João Amaral Santos, 09-2019
  • Game for Cyber Crime Prevention, MSc Student, Inês Gonçalves Fatelo Lopes, 11-2017
  • M Samaila, J. Sequeiros, A. Correia, M. Freire, P.R.M. Inácio, IoT Hardware Development Platforms: Past, Present, and Future, Chapter in, Internet of Things: Challenges, Advances, and Applications, Qusay F. Hassan, Atta ur Rehman Khan, Sajjad A. Madani, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2018
  • M. Meruje, M Samaila, M. Freire, P.R.M. Inácio, A Tutorial Introduction to IoT Design and Prototyping with Examples, Chapter in, Internet of Things A to Z: Technologies and Applications, Qusay F. Hassan, Wiley-IEEE Press, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2018
  • M. R. M. Memarian, D. A. B. F. Fernandes, P.R.M. Inácio, V. L. Leppänen, MC Conti, Applications of Trusted Computing in Cloud Computing, Chapter in, Research Advances in Cloud Computing, Jordi Mongay Batalla, George Mastorakis, Constandinos Mavromoustakis, Evangelos Pallis, Springer International Publishing, Berlin, 2017
  • M Samaila, J. Sequeiros, A. Correia, M. Freire, P.R.M. Inácio, A Quick Perspective on the Current State of IoT Security: A Survey, Chapter in, Networks of the Future: Architectures, Technologies, and Implementations, Mahmoud Elkhodr, Qusay F. Hassan, Seyed Shahrestani, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2017
  • M Samaila, M. Neto, D. Fernandes, M. Freire, P.R.M. Inácio, Security Challenges of the Internet of Things, Chapter in, Beyond the Internet of Things: Everything Interconnected, Jordi Mongay Batalla, George Mastorakis, Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis, Evangelos Pallis, Springer International Publishing, New York, 2017
  • D. A. B. F. Fernandes, L. F. B. Soares Soares, J. V. Gomes, M. Freire, P.R.M. Inácio, A Quick Perspective on the Current State in Cybersecurity, Chapter in, Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Technologies Security, Babak Akhgar, Hamid R. Arabnia, Elsevier Science, 2014
  • L. F. B. Soares Soares, D. A. B. F. Fernandes, J. V. Gomes, M. Freire, P.R.M. Inácio, Cloud Security: State of the Art, Chapter in, Security, Privacy and Trust in Cloud Systems, Surya Nepal, Mukaddim Pathan, Springer, 2014
  • D. A. B. F. Fernandes, L. F. B. Soares Soares, M. Freire, P.R.M. Inácio, On the Self-Similarity of Traffic Generated by Network Traffic Simulators, Chapter in, Modeling and Simulation of Computer Networks and Systems, Mohammad S. Obaidat, Petros Nicopolitidis, Faouzi Zarai, Morgan and Kaufmann, 2014
  • J. V. Gomes, P.R.M. Inácio, M. Freire, M. Sousa, P. Monteiro, The Nature of Peer-to-Peer Traffic, Chapter in, The Handbook of Peer-to-Peer Networking, Xuemin Shen, Heather Yu, John Buford and Mursalin Akon, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 2010

Currently running projects1

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
SECURIoTESIGN Towards the assurance of SECURity by dESIGN ​ of​ the Internet of Things FCT/COMPETE/FEDER 01-07-2018 01-06-2021

Closed Projects2

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
QoEViS Quality of Experience in Video Streaming IT/LA 01-07-2014 01-08-2016
TRAMANET TRAMANET – Traffic and Trust Management in Peer-to-Peer Networks FCT/PTDC 01-01-2008 01-06-2011
  • International Workshop on Information Security, Assurance and Reliability in the Cloud (WISARC) Pedro Ricardo Morais Inácio WISARC, Technical Programme Chairman, 2017
  • International Workshop on Information Security, Assurance and Reliability in the Cloud (WISARC) Pedro Ricardo Morais Inácio WISARC, Technical Programme Chairman, 2016
  • Inforum - Simpósio de Informática, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • Inforum - Simpósio de Informática, Technical Programme Committee, 2015
  • Inforum - Simpósio de Informática, Organizing Committee, 2014
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Organizing Committee, 2013
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • Intrnl. Journal of Information Security
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Emerging Topics in Computing
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Systems
    2014, 1 review(s);
  • Security and Communication Networks
    2014, 1 review(s);
  • Elsevier Journal of Computer Networks
    2014, 1 review(s);
  • ACM Symp. on Appl. Computing
    2014, 1 review(s); 2013, 2 review(s);