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... Rui Manuel Rodrigues Rocha

Senior Researcher

Rui Rocha

Academic position: Associate Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Network Architectures and Protocols – 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

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Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 04-07-1995
  • MSc, Instituto Superior Técnico, 28-07-1987
  • Licenciatura, Instituto Superior Técnico, 18-12-1981
  • Ordem dos Engenheiros, 05-06-1993, Membro Efectivo
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-1988, Senior Member
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  • P. Fernandes, R. Rocha, TSD: Tiny Service Discovery, Chapter in, Lecture Notes in Computer Science-Information Networking. Towards Ubiquitous Networking and Services, Teresa Vazão, Mário M. Freire, Ilyoung Chong, Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg, 2008
  • T. A. Camilo, P. Melo, A. Rodrigues, L. Pedrosa, J. Silva, R. Neves, R. Rocha, F. B. Boavida, WM2Snet Deployment: An Experimental Approach, Chapter in, Wireless Mesh Networking with 802.16, 802.11 and ZigBEE, George Aggelou, McGraw Hill, New York, USA, 2008
  • R. Rocha, A. Casaca, Residential Oriented Customer Premises Network based on ATM principles, Chapter in, High-Speed Networking for Multimedia Applications, W. Effelsberg, O. Spaniol, A. Danthine, D. Ferrari, Kluwer Academic, Netherlands, 1996
  • J. P. Monteiro, R. Rocha, A. S. Silva, R. Afonso, N. Ramos, Integration and Verification Approach of ISTSat-1 CubeSat, Aerospace, Vol. 6, No. 12, pp. 131 - 131, December, 2019 | BibTex
  • M.D. Reis, C. Almeida, R. Rocha, On the performance of surface electromyography-based onset detection methods with real data in assistive technologies, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol., No., pp. 1 - 30, July, 2017 | BibTex
  • J. Teixeira, R. Rocha, M. S. Piedade, MoteIST: A Modular Low-Power Approach to Wireless Sensor Networks Nodes, International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 82 - 101, December, 2013 | BibTex
  • ALC Correia, J. Teixeira, M. S. Piedade, R. Rocha, Smart Ultra Low Power Energy Harvesting System, International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 102 - 118, December, 2013 | BibTex
  • A. C. S. Santos, L. Pedrosa, B.W.M. Kuipers, R. Rocha, Resource Description Language: A Unified Description Language for Network Embedded Resources, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Vol. 2012, No. 860864, pp. - - -, July, 2012,
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  • J. M. Soares, M. Franceschinis, R. Rocha, W. Zhang, M. A. Spirito, Opportunistic Data Collection in Sparse Wireless Sensor Networks, Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Vol. 2011, No. 401802, pp. - - -, January, 2011,
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  • J. M. Soares, B. Gonçalves, R. Rocha, Practical Issues in the Development of a Minimalistic Power Management Solution for WSNs, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Vol. 8, No. 3/4, pp. 136 - 146, November, 2010,
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  • L. Pedrosa, P. Melo, R. Rocha, R. Neves, A Flexible Approach to WSN Development and Deployment, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Vol. 6, No. 3/4, pp. 199 - 211, October, 2009,
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  • N. Antunes, A. Pacheco, R. Rocha, A Markov Renewal Based Model for Wireless Networks, Queueing Systems, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 247 - 281, April, 2002,
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  • R. Rocha, A. Pacheco, N. Antunes, An Integrated Traffic Model for Multimedia Wireless Networks, Computer Networks & ISDN Systems, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 25 - 41, January, 2002 | BibTex
  • N. Antunes, R. Rocha, P. Pinto, A. Pacheco, Impact of Next-Generation Wireless Networks Requirements on Teletraffic Modeling, Interoperable Communication Networks Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2-4, pp. 706 - 715, July, 1998 | BibTex
  • D.F.T.A. Abreu, R. Rocha, C. Almeida, Time of Flight and Horizontal Displacement measuring device for trampoline, PT 110345, November, 2017, (status pending),
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  • J. Teixeira, R. Rocha, M. S. Piedade, Arquitetura Reconfigurável para Sistemas Embebidos Orientados-à-missão, PT 107370, -1, (status pending)

Currently running projects1

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
QuantSat-PT QuantSat-PT -- Portuguese Quantum Communications Cube-Satellite: Development of the Quantum Payload and Preliminary Design of the Space Segment FCT 01-12-2020 30-11-2022

Closed Projects2

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
NEWCOM++ Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications ++ EU/FP7 01-12-2007 01-12-2010
WIP An All-Wireless Mobile Network Architecture EU 01-01-2006 31-12-2008
  • R. Rocha, J. P. Monteiro, C. A. Fernandes, A. S. Silva, The ANACOM-URSI Portugal research prize - 2019 edition, The ANACOM-URSI Portugal research prize was awarded at the 2019 edition for the work "ISTSat-1 - The First Portuguese University CubeSat". It is a work of excellent scientific quality and rigour, clarity and transversality. The work was produced by the ISTnanosat team, of the Instituto Superior Técnico, comprising João Paulo Monteiro, Alexandre Silva, Carlos Fernandes and Rui M. Rocha of IST/IT, Fabian Naf, Rúben Afonso, Gonçalo Tavares, Moisés Piedade, of IST / INESC-ID and Nuno Ramos, Tomás Almeida, João Pinto, Diogo Neves, Renato Encarnação, José Freitas, of IST. The team developed a CubeSat to perform a space mission to demonstrate ADS-B technology for tracking aircraft in remote regions of the planet. For this mission, carried out since 2017 under ESA's "Fly Your Satellite!" programme, the team chose to develop almost all subsystems from scratch through various master’s theses. Having already designed, built and integrated all the ISTSat-1 subsystems, as well as having gone through several test campaigns, the team is now aiming for the final acceptance tests and the preparation for the launch in 2020. The prize sponsored by ANACOM, in the amount of four thousand euros, was awarded at the end of the 13th Congress of the Portuguese Committee of URSI by the Vice-Chairman of ANACOM, João Miguel Coelho, and by the Chairman of the Portuguese Committee of URSI, Luísa Mendes., 01-12-2019
  • N. Antunes, A. Pacheco, R. Rocha, An Integrated Traffic Model for Multimedia Wireless Networks, 3M /TULisbon Prize for inovation in the area of EE engineering, 01-06-2002
  • J. Teixeira, R. Rocha, MoteISTx5 Embedded plataform for Wireless Sensor Networks - RTCM2012, Seminars, 01-06-2012
  • 6th IEEE International Conference on High Speed Networks and Multimedia Communications, Technical Programme Committee, 2003
  • 6th IEEE International Conference on High Speed Networks and Multimedia Communications, Organizing Committee, 2003
  • Conferência de Redes de Computadores (CRC’2002), Scientific Committee, 2002
  • 13th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC’2002), Organizing Committee, 2002