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... Octavian Adrian Postolache

Senior Researcher

Octavian Postolache

Academic position: Assistant Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Scientific Area: Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Group: Instrumentation and Measurements – Lx

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
Fax: +351 21 841 84 72


Scientific Achievements

  • Agregação, Instituto Superior Técnico, 15-03-2016
  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 08-01-1999
  • MSc, Instituto Superior Técnico, 15-06-1992
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 14-05-2014, IEEE IMS TC-13
  • ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 01-02-2012, assistant professor with habilitation
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-2010, Senior Member
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-03-2006, IEEE SM
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-2006, Senior Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE, 01-01-2000, IEEE member
  • Societatea Romana de Metrologie, 01-10-1997, member
Supervision of theses
  • Interface for Auxiliary Command of the Military Aircraft based on Psychophysiologic Signs and Human-Machine Interaction , PhD Student, Válber César Cavalcanti Roza, 12-2019
  • Exploratory Cluster Analysis from Ubiquitous Data Streams using Self-Organizing Maps", PhD Student, Bruno Silva, 12-2016
  • Portable Wireless Electrooculography-Based 3 System to Assist People with Severe Motor Disorders, PhD Student, Alberto Lopes Martines, 08-2016
  • IoT Enabled Aquatic Drone for Environment Monitoring, MSc Student, João Matos, 11-2016
  • Performance Assesment for Mountain Bike based on WSN and Cloud Technologies, MSc Student, Tiago Ribeiro, 11-2016
  • iEmotion - Integrated System for Emotion Monitoring, MSc Student, Ines Morais, 09-2016
  • Football Game Analysis., MSc Student, Fábio Miguel Mariano Silva, 12-2015
  • EHR & Kinect for Physiotherapy (Framework para fisioterapia assistida baseado na tecnologia Kinect com suporte para Registro de Saúde Electrónico) , MSc Student, Francisco Cary, 09-2014
  • SmartSense P1, Research Grant, Gonçalo Ferraria, 09-2008
  • Smart Sense P2, Research Grant, Nuno Barroso, 09-2008
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Exploratory Cluster Analysis from Ubiquitous Data Streams using Self-Organizing Maps", PhD Student, Bruno Silva, 12-2016
  • SmartSense P1, Research Grant, Gonçalo Ferraria, 09-2008
  • Smart Sense P2, Research Grant, Nuno Barroso, 09-2008
  • O. Postolache, S M Mukhopadhyay, K. Jayasundera, A. Swain, Sensors for Everyday Life: Healthcare setings, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, 2016,
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  • S M Mukhopadhyay, O. Postolache, K. Jayasundera, A. Swain, Sensors for Everyday Life: Environmental and Food Engineering, Springer International Publishing, Berlin, 2016,
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  • S M Mukhopadhyay, O. Postolache, Pervasive and Mobile Sensing and Computing for Healthcare - Technological and Social Issue, Springer, Heidelberg, 2012,
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  • O. Postolache, Signal Processing - Theory and Applications, "Gh. Asachi" Iasi, Academic Press, Iasi, 2000,
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  • C. Fosalau, O. Postolache, Computer Aided Design of the Measurement Systems, Academic Press, Iasi, 1999,
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  • O. Postolache, V.V. Viegas, J. M. Dias Pereira, P.M. Girão, IEEE1451 Smart Sensors Architectures for Vital Signs and Motor Activity Monitoring, Chapter in, Advanced Interfacing Techniques for Sensors Measurement Circuits and Systems for Intelligent Sensors, Boby George ⋅ Joyanta Kumar Roy V. Jagadeesh Kumar ⋅ Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2017
  • O. Postolache, G. Postolache, H.C. Carvalho, A.C. Catarino, Smart Clothes for Rehabilitation Context: Technical and Technological Issues, Chapter in, Sensors for Everyday Life Healthcare Settings, Octavian Postolache, O.A., Mukhopadhyay, S.C., Jayasundera, K.P., Swain, A.K., Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, 2016 | Full text (PDF 18 MBs)
  • O. Postolache, J. M. Dias Pereira, M.R Ribeiro, P.M. Girão, Assistive Smart Sensing Devices for Gait Rehabilitation Monitoring, Chapter in, ICTs for Improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques, Springer International Publishing, Berlin Heidelberg, 2015
  • M.R Ribeiro, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão, A Novel Smart Sensing Platform for Vital Signs and Motor Activity Monitoring, Chapter in, Sensing Technology: Current Status and Future Trends I, Mason, A.; Mukhopadhyay, S.C.; Jayasundera, K.P.; N. Bhattacharyya,, Springer, Heidelberg, 2014
  • O. Postolache, P.M. Girão, G. Postolache, Pervasive Sensing and M-Health: Vital Signs and Daily Activity Monitoring, Chapter in, Pervasive and Mobile Sensing and Computing for Healthcare, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay and Octavian Adrian Postolache, Springer, Heidelberg, 2012
  • G. Postolache, P.M. Girão, O. Postolache, Requirements and Barriers to Pervasive Health Adoption, Chapter in, Pervasive and Mobile Sensing and Computing for Healthcare - Technological and Social Issues, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay and Octavian Postolache, Springer, Heildelberg, 2012
  • O. Postolache, J. M. Dias Pereira, P.M. Girão, Greenhouse Environment: Air ane Water Monitoring, Chapter in, Smart Sensing Technology for Agriculture and Environment Monitoring, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Springer, Heildelberg, 2012
  • O. Postolache, P.M. Girão, J. M. Dias Pereira, Water Quality Monitoring and Associated Distributed Measurement Systems: An Overview, Chapter in, Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment,, In-Tech, Viena, 2012
  • O. Postolache, P.M. Girão, J. M. Dias Pereira, Water Quality Assessment through Smart Sensing and Computational Intelligence, Chapter in, New Developments and Applications in Sensing Technology, Subhas C. Mukhopadhyay, Aime Lay-Ekuakille, Anton Fuchs, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 2011
  • O. Postolache, J. M. Dias Pereira, P.M. Girão, Underwater Acoustic Source Localization and Sounds Classification in Distributed Measurement Networks, Chapter in, Advances in Sound Localization, Pawel Strumillo, In-Tech, Wien, 2011
  • O. Postolache, J. M. Dias Pereira, P.M. Girão, G. Postolache, Distributed Smart Sensing Systems for Indoor Monitoring of Respiratory Distress Triggering Factors, Chapter in, Chemistry, Emission, Control, Radioactive Pollution and Indoor Air Quality, Intech, In-Tech, Rijeka, 2011
  • O. Postolache, P.M. Girão, J. M. Dias Pereira, Non-volatile memory interface protocols for smart sensor networks and mobile devices, Chapter in, Data Storage, Prof Florin Balasa, In-Tech, Wien, 2010
  • O. Postolache, P.M. Girão, E.C. Pinheiro, G. Postolache, Unobtrusive and Non-invasive Sensing Solutions for on-line Physiological Parameters Monitoring, Chapter in, Wearable and Autonomous Biomedical Devices and Systems for Smart Environment, Aimé Lay-Ekuakille, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Springer, Berlin, 2010
  • J. M. Dias Pereira, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão, Analog to Digital Conversion Methods for Smart Sensing Systems, Chapter in, Advances in Measurement Systems, Society for Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, In-Tech, Vienna, 2010
  • E.C. Pinheiro, O. Postolache, Modelling of Oscillometric Blood Pressure Monitor - from white to black box models, Chapter in, Recent Advances in Biomedical Engineering, Ganesh R Naik, In-Tech, Vienna, 2009
  • O. Postolache, P.M. Girão, J. M. Dias Pereira, Virtual Instrumentation, Chapter in, Advances in Data Modeling for Measurements in the Metrology and Testing Fields, Franco Pavese (INRIM), Alistair Forbes (NPL). Series “Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology”, Springer, Boston, 2008
  • P.M. Girão, O. Postolache, Data Fusion, Decision-Making, and Risk Analysis: Mathematical Tools and Techniques, Chapter in, Advances in Data Modeling for Measurements in the Metrology and Testing Fields (Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology), Franco Pavese, Alistair B. Forbes, Birkhäuser, Boston, 2008
  • P.M. Girão, J. M. Dias Pereira, O. Postolache, Multisensor Data Fusion and Its Application to Decision Making, Chapter in, Advanced Mathematical & Computational Tools in Metrology VII, P Ciarlini et als, World Scientific Publishing, New Jersy, 2006

Currently running projects2

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
TailorPhy Smart Sensors and Tailored Environments for Physiotherap FCT 01-04-2016 01-03-2019
WeHope WeHope - Wearable e-health optical fiber monitoring system IT 01-10-2016 01-09-2018

Closed Projects19

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
AQA Global Monitoring Based on Smart Sensors for Environment Quality FCT/PNAT 01-03-2001 28-02-2005
AQA/Sado Water Quality Assessment in Sado Estuary IPS 01-01-2010 01-12-2012
BPMeas Objective Measurement of Systemic Arterial Blood Pressure in Humans IEEE, TC-25 01-05-2009 01-12-2012
CLASSE Detection, Classification and Estimation of Defects in Metallic Plates Subject to Manual Inspection IT/LA 01-12-2008 01-12-2010
CRACK Flaw Imaging in Metals by Contactless Conductivity FCT/PTDC 01-10-2007 01-04-2011
CV-GA Dolphins and Water Life Science Programm 01-01-2005 01-01-2007
EHR-Physio Electronic Health Records: Needs, Requirements, and Barriers of Adoption in Physiotherapy FCT/PTDC 01-05-2013 01-09-2015
EHR-Wheel Electronic Health Records for Wheelchairs Users FCT, RIPD 01-05-2010 01-12-2012
ESPECTRO Spectrum Monitorization and Control. Integration of Infrastructures ICP-ANACOM 01-02-2002 01-12-2010
EvalTubes Remaining Life Evaluation of Catalytic Furnace Tubes FCT 01-05-2014 01-04-2016
GOA Listening Dolphins and Measuring the Water Quality where they Live Ciência Viva 01-04-2006 01-06-2008
HomeTelecare HomeTelecare PT Inovação 01-03-2010 01-03-2011
IDS/EM Instrumentation Distributed System for Environmental Monitoring Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal 01-09-2002 01-12-2004
Intellab Inteligence in Laboratories Intellab 01-01-2010 01-12-2012
KeMANDE Kernel Method Applied to Non Destructive Evaluation IT/LA 01-06-2011 01-06-2013
MAXBE INTEROPERABLE MONITORING, DIAGNOSIS AND MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES FOR AXLE BEARINGS EC/FP7 01-11-2012 01-12-2015
OMeGA Optical Measurement of Guided Acoustic Waves in Solid Media IT/LA 01-05-2011 01-12-2013
SMARDO Smart System for Monitoring of Wild Dolphin – Antropogenic Factors Interactions IT/LA 01-10-2005 01-06-2008
UEMC-IM Update and Extension of the Measuring Capabilities of the Instrumentation and Measurement Group of the Institute of Telecommunications - Lisbon FCT/REEQ 01-06-2002 31-12-2006
  • E.C. Pinheiro, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão, Student Travel Award, 2013 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC 2013) covering registration fee and travel expenses to present the paper "Calibration and Validation of Homeostasis Parameters Estimates Produced by DSP Embedded Processing in a Wheelchair" at the conference., 01-01-2013
  • O. Postolache, Certificate of Appreciation, Certificate of Appreciation for organizing the special session on Ubiquitous Systems for HealthCare, 01-12-2011
  • O. Postolache, P.M. Girão, Certificate of Appreciation, For support, promotion and dissemination of technology from National Instruments, 01-10-2006
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL Keynote Speaker:Tailored Environments for Physiotherapy Assessment in the Internet of Things Era., Romania, Bucharest, 05-2017
  • O. Postolache, Tailored Environments for Physiotherapy Assessment in the Internet of Things Era, Italy, Torino, 05-2017
  • O. Postolache, IoT and Applications Smart Ports, China, Shanghai, 04-2017
  • O. Postolache, Tailored Environments for Physiotherapy Assessment in the Internet of Things Era., Romania, Bucharest, 03-2017
  • O. Postolache, Smart Sensors and IoT - Applications, Romania, Bucharest, 03-2017
  • O. Postolache, Distributed Systems of Smart Sensors, China, Shanghai, 01-2017
  • O. Postolache, Sensors and Applications, Greece, Thessaloniki, 12-2016
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL INVITED TALK: Cardio-respiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Assessment, China, Nanjing, 11-2016
  • O. Postolache, IEEE Invited Talk: Internet of Things Applications, China, Shanghai, 11-2016
  • O. Postolache, Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for HealthCare: Tailored Environments for Physiotherapy, India, Calcuta, 08-2016
  • O. Postolache, Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for HealthCare: Tailored Environments for Physiotherapy, India, Megalhaya, 08-2016
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL Unobtrusive Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardiorespiratory and Motor Activity Monitoring, China, Shanghai, 06-2016
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL Unobtrusive Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardiorespiratory and Motor Activity Monitoring, Taiwan, Hsinchu, 05-2016
  • O. Postolache, Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing: Cardiaorespiratory and Motor Activity Monitoring, Taiwan, Taipei, 05-2016
  • O. Postolache, Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing For Healthcare: Cardiorespiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Assesment, Germany, Leipzig, 03-2016
  • O. Postolache, Electronic Health Record for Physiotherapy, France, Angers, 02-2016
  • O. Postolache, Smart Sensing Solutions for Physiotherapy, Italy, Rome, 02-2016
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL Seminar:Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardio-Respiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Monitoring, New Zealand, Auckland, 12-2015
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL Seminar:Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardio-Respiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Monitoring, New Zealand, Palmerstone North Massey Univ, 12-2015
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL Seminar:Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardio-Respiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Monitoring, New Zealand, Wellington, 12-2015
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL Seminar:Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardio-Respiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Monitoring, New Zealand, Christchurch, 12-2015
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL Seminar:Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardio-Respiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Monitoring, Romania, Iasi, 11-2015
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL Seminar:Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardio-Respiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Monitoring, Mexico, Puebla, 09-2015
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL Seminar: Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardio-Respiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Monitoring, Brazil, Natal, 08-2015
  • O. Postolache, IEEE DL Seminar:Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare: Cardio-Respiratory and Physical Rehabilitation Monitoring, Brazil, Florianopolis, 08-2015
  • O. Postolache, Modeling and Optimization of Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare, Romania, 05-2015
  • O. Postolache, Unobstrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare
  • International Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST, Technical Programme Chairman, 2017
  • IEEE International Workshop in Measurement and Networking MN, Scientific Committee, 2017
  • IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Applications MobiApps, Scientific Committee, 2017
  • IEEE International Smart Cities Conference ISC2, Scientific Committee, 2017
  • IEEE International Workshop on Cyber-Security in IoT-based Healthcare Systems & Cloud Computing CS-HSC, Scientific Committee, 2017
  • IEEE IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference I2MTC, Scientific Committee, 2017
  • First International Conf. on Sensor Networks - SENSORNETS, Conference Chairman, 2014
  • IEEE International Conf. on Signals, Systems, Devices - SSD, Technical Programme Committee, 2014
  • IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and, Conference Chairman, 2014
  • International Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST, Technical Programme Chairman, 2014
  • IEEE International Instrumentation and Technology Conf. - I2MTC, Technical Programme Committee, 2012
  • IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and, Sessions Chairman, 2012
  • International Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST, Special Sessions Chairman, 2012
  • International Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST, Technical Programme Committee, 2012
  • IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and, Technical Programme Committee, 2011
  • International Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST, Special Sessions Chairman, 2011
  • IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and, Technical Programme Committee, 2010
  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conf., Technical Programme Committee, 2009
  • IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and, Technical Programme Committee, 2009
  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conf., Technical Programme Committee, 2008
  • IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and, 2008
  • World MultiConf. on Systemetics, Cibernetics and Informatics - SCI, Technical Programme Committee, 2008
  • Associate Editor, Sensors, 01-03-2016 - 31-12-2017
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, 01-01-2016 - 01-05-2017
  • Associate Editor, Sensors, 01-01-2016 - today
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Sensors Journal, 01-08-2012 - today
  • IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement
    2008, 4 review(s); 2007, 5 review(s); 2006, 5 review(s); 2005, 3 review(s); 2004, 2 review(s);
  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine
    2007, 1 review(s); 2006, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Constructional Steel Research
    2011, 1 review(s); 2010, 4 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s);
  • Computer Standards and Interfaces
    2009, 1 review(s);
  • Medical Engineering and Physics
    2009, 1 review(s);
  • Measurement
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics
    2002, 1 review(s);
  • Neural Processing Letters
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conf.
    2008, 5 review(s); 2007, 2 review(s);
  • IEEE International Symp. on Industrial Electronics - ISIE
    2008, 3 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and
    2009, 7 review(s); 2008, 4 review(s); 2007, 2 review(s); 2006, 1 review(s);

  • 2009, 4 review(s); 2007, 2 review(s); 2004, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Instrumentation and Technology Conf. - I2MTC
    2010, 7 review(s);