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Ana Aguiar

Academic position: Assistant Professor
Joining date: 01-04-2010
Roles in IT: Researcher
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Networked Systems – Po

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Address: IT Branch – Porto
Rua do Campo Alegre, s/n
Tel: 220402934

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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
  • wireless networks
  • machine-to-machine communications
  • mobile sensing systems
  • computer systems
  • WiFi networking
  • smart cities
  • Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), 01-01-2009, Assistant
Supervision of theses
  • Anomaly Detection on Data Streams from Vehicular Networks, MSc Student, Eduardo Dantas Barreto Rodrigues, 07-2018
  • An Architecture for the Scalable Benchmarking of IoT Middleware and Streaming Platforms, MSc Student, Luís Rodrigues Zilhão Nogueira, 07-2018
  • Performance Models for Wireless Technologies in Vehicular Environments, MSc Student, Vítor Hugo Lamela Fernandes, 07-2018
  • VPN solution benchmarking for endpoints under fast network mobility, MSc Student, João Pais Neto Magalhães Francisco, 06-2018
  • Cooperative Content Dissemination on Vehicle Networks, MSc Student, Luís Diogo Recharte Silva, 06-2018
  • API design and implementation of a management interface for SDN whitebox switches, MSc Student, Rubens de Jesus Alves de Figueiredo, 06-2018
  • End to End Reliability on Vehicular Networks without Unicast , MSc Student, Lidia Miguel Barros Cerqueira, 07-2017
  • Data Models for Smart City IoT , MSc Student, Manuel João Gonçalves Vieira de Castro, 07-2017
  • Buses as Urban Sensing Data Couriers, MSc Student, Fábio Manuel Taveira da Cunha, 09-2016
  • Market-based Higher Education Course Recommendation, MSc Student, Ana Isabel Neves Alves de Sousa, 07-2016
  • Future Cities Data and Services API , MSc Student, João Manuel Mesquita Cardoso, 07-2016
  • Extracting Mobility-Relevant Information from Crowdsourced GPS Data, MSc Student, João Pedro de Jesus Vieira Pereira, 07-2016
  • Are you in the bus? Detecting Relative position of Devices versus Mobile Hotspots, MSc Student, Leonid Andreevitch Kholkine, 07-2016
  • Battery-efficient Mobile M2M Gateway, MSc Student, António Pinto, 11-2015
  • Parallel Feature Selection Algorithms, MSc Student, Jorge Silva, 10-2015
  • Data Gathering on a WiFi Mesh Network, MSc Student, Orangel José Azuaje Contreras, 10-2015
  • Wearable Computing in a Bike Sharing System, MSc Student, Damien Guedes Rosa, 02-2015
  • Features Sets for Stress Discrimination, MSc Student, Mariana Dimas Julião, 12-2014
  • Mobile Healthcare on a M2M Mobile System, MSc Student, Ricardo Jorge Travanca Morgado, 09-2014
  • Estimation of Fuel Consumption from GPS Data, MSc Student, Afonso Vilaça Bastos Silva, 07-2014
  • WiFi Roaming for an Urban Route, MSc Student, António Rafael Rodrigues Franco, 07-2014
  • Mobile Healthcare on a M2M Mobile Gateway, MSc Student, Ricardo Jorge Travanca Morgado, 07-2014
  • Urban Routing for Bicycles, MSc Student, Luis Miguel da Cunha e Silva Martins Costa, 07-2013
  • Privacy-aware Messaging on Smartphone Mesh Network, MSc Student, Manuel João Sampaio Martins, 07-2013
  • Self-organizing mesh network of android devices, MSc Student, Rui Miguel Ribeiro Archer, 07-2013
  • Estimating Stress Levels with Physiologic Sensors, MSc Student, Tiago Daniel Gomes Moreira, 07-2013
  • Mining Geographic Data for Fuel Consumption Estimation, MSc Student, Vitor Daniel Ferreira da Cunha Ribeiro, 02-2013
  • REST vs XMPP for Machine-to-Machine Communications, MSc Student, Daniel Oliveira Reis, 07-2012
  • Remote M2M Healthcare: Applications and Algorithms, MSc Student, João Prudêncio, 07-2012
  • Platform for Open Offline Location-Based Services, MSc Student, Rui Pedro Peixoto Gonçalves, 07-2012
  • Data Mining Espacial para Suporte de Mobilidade, MSc Student, Tiago André Campos da Silva, 07-2012
  • Large-scale Data Gathering and Tagging of Speech Samples, MSc Student, Tiago Miguel Carmo Borba, 07-2012
  • Successive Interference Cancellation in Vehicular Networks to Relieve the Negative Impact of the Hidden Node Problem, MSc Student, Carlos Miguel Silva Couto Pereira, 09-2011
  • Data Paths in Urban Sensing Vehicular Networks, MSc Student, Filipe André Sampaio Ribeiro, 03-2011
  • Optimisation of municipal solid waste collection routes based on the containers’ fill status data, MSc Student, Hugo Miguel Pereira Peixoto, 07-2010
  • Open Location Based Services Application Platform, MSc Student, Pedro Coelho, 07-2010
  • Low Cost Wireless Electricity Metering System with User-Friendly Interface, MSc Student, António Damião das Neves Rodrigues, 02-2010
  • SmartCityMules, Research Grant, Ana Filipa Sousa Barros, 03-2018
  • SmartCityMules, Research Grant, António Filipe de Carvalho Pinto, 03-2018
  • SmartCityMules, Research Grant, Carla Maria Alves Pereira da Silva, 03-2018
  • SmartCityMules, Research Grant, Luís Miguel Mendes Pimentel Alves de Sousa, 03-2018
  • S2MovingCity, Research Grant, Yunior Luis Rojo, 07-2017
  • S2MovingCity, Research Grant, Luís Paulo Cirne Saldanha Durão, 04-2017
  • S2MovingCity, Research Grant, Márcio Filipe Vilela Fontes, 10-2016
  • NET-CAR, Research Grant, Ana Isabel Neves Alves de Sousa, 07-2016
  • Battery Efficient M2M Gateway Prototype, Research Grant, António Pinto, 12-2015
  • Vital Responder 2, Research Grant, Emanuel Lima, 08-2015
  • VOCE: Methodology Implementation and Backoffice Support, Research Grant, Jorge Silva, 08-2015
  • Teager Energy Operator as Discriminating Feature for Stress in Speech, Research Grant, Mariana Dimas Julião, 08-2015
  • VR2: WiFi Data Gathering on RPi Prototype , Research Grant, Orangel José Azuaje Contreras, 06-2015
  • VOCE: Speech Features and Stress, Research Grant, Mariana Gil da Cunha, 08-2014
  • Optimising WiFi Connectivity for Moving Devices, Research Grant, Boris Tomas, 12-2012
  • Characterisation of VANET Jamming, Research Grant, Carlos Miguel Silva Couto Pereira, 12-2012
  • Data Mining Mobile Phone Sensors for Activity Recognition, Research Grant, João Prudêncio, 12-2012
  • Vital Responder: wireless mesh for data collection and visualisation prototype v1, Research Grant, João Prudêncio, 09-2012
  • Vital Responder, Research Grant, Vítor Gil Vitorino Pinheiro, 09-2012
  • MyDrivingDroid: Improving Driving Emission Awareness, Research Grant, Vitor Daniel Ferreira da Cunha Ribeiro, 05-2012
  • Processing of WiFi and mobility data collection traces in forest scenario, Research Grant, Hugo Miguel Cruz, 01-2012
  • Network connectivity from mobility traces in forest scenario, Research Grant, João Luís Granja, 01-2012
  • Distributed Application Using a Machine-to-Machine Architecture, Research Grant, João Prudêncio, 01-2012
  • Vital Responder: team data collection and visualisation prototype v0, Research Grant, Tiago Miguel Carmo Borba, 01-2012
  • Machine-to-machine architecture modules, Research Grant, Ricardo Jorge Travanca Morgado, 12-2011
  • Feasibility of the use of Android phones for ad-hoc networking, Research Grant, Fábio Almeida, 07-2011
  • Development of a mobile application for mobility data collection, Research Grant, Jorge Mateus, 05-2011
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Uso da rede TETRA para transmissão de monitorização de bombeiros, MSc Student, Cristiano Filipe Vieira Barbosa, 10-2019
  • On Estimating Congestion Causes from Floating Car Data using White-Box Classifiers, MSc Student, Márcio Rui Pereira Coelho, 09-2017
  • Calibration framework for low-cost environmental micro-sensors, MSc Student, Tiago Filipe dos Santos Lourenço, 10-2016
  • Ad-Hoc Network with Traffic Priorities and Tolerance to disconnection, MSc Student, Fábio Rafael Araújo de Carvalho, 09-2016
  • Monitoring First Responders with a Wireless Sensor Network Running IPv6, MSc Student, João Pedro Torres Trigo de Mesquita, 11-2013
  • 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
  • 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,
    | Abstract
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  • J. S. Silva, A. Aguiar, F. Silva, Parallel Asynchronous Strategies for the Execution of Feature Selection Algorithms, Internation 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 Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 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 Trans. 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 Trans. 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, IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 213 - 220, March, 2012,
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  • A. Rodrigues, A. Aguiar, P. Steenkiste, WiFi-Assist: Enhancing WiFi connectivity to vehicles with infrastructure-side support (Poster at CoNEXT'17), SFRH/BD/52161/2013, December 2017,
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Currently running projects3

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
MobiWise MobiWise: from mobile sensing to mobility advising P2020 01-01-2017 01-01-2020
S2MovingCity Sensing and Serving a Moving City FCT/ CMU 01-03-2016 01-02-2020
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

Closed Projects14

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
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
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
  • 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, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • Elsevier Journal of Computer Networks
    2011, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Network and Computer Applications
    2011, 1 review(s);
  • Wireless Networks Journal
    2011, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • Elsevier Ad-Hoc Networks
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - 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);
  • 5th workshop on IoT-SoS: Internet of Things Smart Objects and Services
    2017, 1 review(s);