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Ana Aguiar

Academic position: Assistant Professor
Joining date: 01-04-2010
Roles in IT: Researcher
Thematic Line: Networks and Services
Group: Networked Systems – Po

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Address: IT Branch – Porto
Rua Dr Roberto Frias
Tel: 220413243

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Ana Aguiar is Assistant Professor at the University of Porto (UPORTO), researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) since 2009. Her research interests lie in the field of wireless and mobile systems, recently focusing on vehicular networks, WiFi networks with mobility, mobile IoT, and applications of data science for smart mobility. She coordinates the Networked Systems Group and leads Shannon Lab at IT/UP. She is also adjunct coordinator of the Center of Competences for Future Cities at UP, running the UrbanSense environmental sensors and the crowdsensing tool SenseMyCity, which resulted from the FP7 Future Cities project (FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1). She lead the national VOCE project on voice stress detection, and participated in more than 15 projects, in 9 of them as co-PI or WP leader. She published more than 60 journal and conference articles, is reviewer for several IEEE transactions and Computer and Communication Societies’ conferences, and expert with the EC (EX2013D158837).

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Technical University Berlin, 01-01-2008
  • Licenciatura, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, 01-01-1998
  • Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), 01-01-2009, Assistant
  • wireless networks
  • mobile sensing systems
  • computer systems
  • WiFi networking
  • smart cities
  • edge computing
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  • J. Cunha, S. Rodrigues, D. Dias, P. Brandão, A. Aguiar, I.C.O. Oliveira, J. M. F. Fernandes, C. Maia, A. T. Tedim, A. Barros, O. Azuaje, E. S. Soares, F. Torre, Towards a Wearable Wireless Platform for Vitals and Body-Area Environment Monitoring of First Response Teams, Chapter in, Wearable Technologies and Wireless Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare, Fernando José Velez & Fardin Derogarian Miyandoab, IET, NA, 2018
  • J. P. Prudêncio, A. Aguiar, D. E. Lucani, Physical Activity Recognition from Smartphone Embedded Sensors, Chapter in, Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7887, João M. Sanches, Luisa Micó , Jaime S. Cardoso, Springer, 2013
  • A. Schmitz, M. Schinnenburg, J. Gross, A. Aguiar, Channel Modeling, Chapter in, Modeling and Tools for Network Simulation, K. Wehrle, M. Guenes, J. Gross, Springer, 2010
  • C. Silva, A. Aguiar, P. Lima, I. Dutra, Mapping graph coloring to quantum annealing, quantum machine intelligence, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1 - 19, November, 2020 | Full text (PDF 2 MBs) | BibTex
  • D. G. C. Costa, F. V. Vasques, P. P. Portugal, A. Aguiar, On the Use of Cameras for the Detection of Critical Events in Sensors-Based Emergency Alerting Systems, Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 46 - 46, October, 2020 | Full text (PDF 10 MBs) | BibTex
  • T. Jesus, D. Costa, P. P. Portugal, F. V. Vasques, A. Aguiar, Modelling Coverage Failures Caused by Mobile Obstacles for the Selection of Faultless Visual Nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Access, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 41537 - 41550, February, 2020 | Full text (PDF 5 MBs) | BibTex
  • D. G. C. Costa, F. V. Vasques, P. P. Portugal, A. Aguiar, A Distributed Multi-Tier Emergency Alerting System Exploiting Sensors-Based Event Detection to Support Smart City Applications, Sensors, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 170 - 170, December, 2019,
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  • C.P. Pereira, João Mesquita, Diana Guimarães, F. Santos, L. Almeida, A. Aguiar, Open IoT Architecture for Continuous Patient Monitoring in Emergency Wards, Electronics (Switzerland), Vol. 8, No. 10, pp. 1074 - 1074, September, 2019,
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  • P. Santos, J. Rodrigues, S. Cruz, TFSL Lourenço, P. M. d´Orey, Y. Rojo, C. Rocha, S. Sousa, S. Crisóstomo, C. Q. Queirós, S. Sargento, A. Aguiar, J. Barros, PortoLivingLab: an IoT-based Sensing Platform for Smart Cities, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 523 - 532, April, 2018,
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  • C. Pereira, J. Cardoso Cardoso, A. Aguiar, R. Morla Morla, Benchmarking Pub/Sub IoT middleware platforms for smart services, Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments, Vol. -, No. -, pp. 1 - 13, February, 2018 | BibTex
  • C. Pereira, A. Pinto, D. Ferreira Ferreira, A. Aguiar, Experimental Characterization of Mobile IoT Application Latency, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 1082 - 1094, August, 2017 | BibTex
  • T. Lopes, P. Almeida Almeida, J. Cunha, A. Aguiar, Heart Rate Variability Metrics for Fine-grained Stress Level Assessment, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Vol. ., No. 148, pp. 71 - 80, June, 2017,
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  • T. Lopes, P. Almeida Almeida, J. P. C. Silva Cunha, A. Aguiar, Validation of a low intrusiveness heart rate sensor for stress assessment, Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1 - 8, January, 2017,
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  • J. S. Silva, A. Aguiar, F. Silva, Parallel Asynchronous Strategies for the Execution of Feature Selection Algorithms, International Journal of Parallel Programming, Vol. ., No. ., pp. 1 - 32, January, 2017,
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  • C. Pereira, A. Aguiar, D. E. Lucani, When are Network Coding based Dynamic Multi-Homing Techniques beneficial?, Computer Networks, Vol. 108, No. -, pp. 55 - 65, October, 2016 | BibTex
  • J. Rodrigues, M. Kaiseler, A. Aguiar, J. Cunha, J. Barros, A Mobile Sensing Approach to Stress Detection and Memory Activation for Public Bus Drivers, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 3294 - 3303, December, 2015,
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  • O. Puñal, C. Pereira, A. Aguiar, J. Gross, Experimental Characterization and Modeling of RF Jamming Attacks on VANETs, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 524 - 540, February, 2015,
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  • C. Pereira, A. Aguiar, Towards Efficient Mobile M2M Communications: Survey and Open Challenges, Sensors, Vol. 14, No. 10, pp. 19582 - 19608, October, 2014,
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  • P. Santos, T. Abrudan, A. Aguiar, J. Barros, Impact of Position Errors on Path Loss Model Estimation for Device-to-Device Channels, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 2353 - 2361, May, 2014,
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  • A. Aguiar, F. Nunes, M.J.F. Silva, P.A. Silva, D. Elias, Leveraging Electronic Ticketing to Provide Personalised Navigation in a Public Transport Network, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 213 - 220, March, 2012,
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  • Method and system to trace environmental transmission of virus, PT116504, Pending, 18-06-2020, Portugal
  • Method and system for road vehicle localization, PT116121, Pending, 18-02-2020, Portugal

Currently running projects1

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
FLOYD 5G/SDN Intelligent Systems For LOw latencY V2X communications in cross-Domain mobility FCT/COMPETE/FEDER, FCT/ CMU 02-01-2021 30-06-2023

Closed Projects17

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
COHERENT Coding and Communications over Heterogeneous Technologies IT/LA 01-07-2011 01-07-2013
CooDriver CooDriver 01-05-2016 01-10-2016
CooDriver CooDriver (confidential) 01-05-2017 01-09-2017
E-M2M Mobile M2M Gateway 01-04-2013 01-07-2014
E-M2M 2 Battery Efficient Mobile M2M GW (confidential) 01-09-2014 01-10-2015
M2M M2M - Where are the sensors PT Inovação 01-06-2011 01-04-2012
MobiWise MobiWise: from mobile sensing to mobility advising P2020 01-01-2017 09-01-2021
NanoSTIMA NanoSTIMA – Macro-to-Nano Human Sensing: Towards Integrated Multimodal Health Monitoring and Analytics Norte2020 - Programa Operacional Regional do Norte 01-07-2015 01-12-2018
NET-CAR NET-CAR QREN 01-12-2013 01-12-2014
S2MovingCity Sensing and Serving a Moving City FCT/ CMU 01-03-2016 01-03-2021
SHOWNet Soft HandOver for Wi-fi networks IT/LA 01-07-2011 01-07-2013
SmartCityMules SmartCityMules - Mobile Data Collection and Dissemination Through Vehicular Delay Tolerant Networks FCT/PTDC 01-04-2016 01-08-2018
SmartServ SmartServ - Plataformas de serviços baseados em contexto: Algoritmos Avançados de Estimação, Inferência e Previsão PT Inovação 01-06-2011 01-04-2012
Viltal Responder Vital Responder: Monitoring Stress among First Responder Professionals FCT/CMU 01-01-2009 01-12-2012
VOCE Voice Coach for Reduced Stress FCT/PTDC 01-03-2012 01-08-2015
VR2 VitalResponder 2.0: Intelligent management of critical events of stress, fatigue and smoke intoxication in forest firefighting FCT 01-07-2013 01-12-2015
VR2MARKET Desenvolvimento dum Produto para Monitorização Móvel e Vestível da Saúde de Profissionais de Primeira Resposta e de outras Profissões de Risco FCT/ CMU 01-07-2014 30-06-2019
  • IEEE International Conf. on Computer Communications - INFOCOM, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IEEE Conf. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IEEE International Symposium on Computer and Communications - ISCC, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • Wireless Days Conf., Organizing Committee, 2017
  • IEEE Conf. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking ACM Mobicom, Organizing Committee, 2016
  • IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Network and Computer Applications
    2011, 2 review(s);
  • Wireless Networks
    2011, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • Ad Hoc Networks
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Spring
    2012, 1 review(s); 2004, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Fall
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conf. - WCNC
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • IFIP Wireless Days
    2017, 1 review(s);
    2018, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symp. - IV
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • Workshop on IoT-SoS: Internet of Things Smart Objects and Services
    2017, 1 review(s);