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Short Bio

Ana Aguiar is Assistant Professor at the University of Porto (UP) since September 2009, and a researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) since April 2010. She graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UP in 1998 and received a PhD (Dr-Ing) in Engineering (Telecommunication Networks) from the Technical University of Berlin in June 2008. She is visiting faculty at the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, since Spring 2011. She worked previously as a senior researcher in Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, engaging in project acquisition and management in the area of Ambient Assisted Living; and as a cell planner and optimisation engineer for portuguese and german cellular operators from 1998 to 2001.

My research lies in the fields of wireless systems and pervasive computing. Currently, I am working on mobile sensing systems, machine-to-machine communications, data gathering in mobile ad-hoc networks, as various aspects of dense WiFi deployments, within the scope of industry and state funded projects, including the Future Cities FP7 Capacities project in Porto. I work in affective computing leading the VOCE project to detect stress in speech in ecological conditions. I have also applied data mining and machine learning to different problems, like stress detection and fuel consumption estimation. I also have several years of experience in interdisciplinary research, specifically on designing and developing IT tools for social sciences, focusing on ecological studies.

I am reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Elsevier's Ad-hoc Networks, Wireless Networks, Computer Networks and Journal of Network and Computer Architectures.


Contacts

Email: ana . aguiar at fe . up . pt

LinkedIn: Ana Aguiar