Paulo has 20 years of experience as computer engineer and 7 years as coordinator of research teams. Paulo has an entrepreneurial spirit, with the ability to take an idea from beginning to end, while dealing with fast-moving deadlines. 
He has a team leadership profile with capability to gather innovation funding (more than 2M Euros in the last 5 years). In 2004 he got his Ph.D. (summa cum laude) degree in Informatics Engineering from the University of Coimbra, having performed his thesis as a visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York (2000 - 2003).  After that, he started building his research carrier at NTT Docomo research Labs in Europe. His research interests are in the field of computer science, with emphasis on self-organised systems (e.g. swarm intelligence), cognitive networks (e.g. orchestration of distributed edge systems) and user-centric wireless networks (e.g. delay-tolerant, data centric). His skills include Internet protocols, wireless networks, software engineering, sensing systems, as well as programming (C, C++, Java) for Linux and Android systems. Paulo Mendes has more than 80 articles in journals, magazines, books and conference proceedings and his inventions have been protected by 14 international patents.                                          
Email: paulo.mendes@ulusofona.pt 

Cognition and People Centric Computing Labs COPELABS (Lisbon, Portugal) 

Co-founder and vice-director

• Developing a large-scale sensing system able to infer about collective behaviour.

• Developing a mobile-centric and opportunistic communications framework for digital inclusion and support for data-centric services.

 Developing swarm intelligent based consensus protocols for self-organised pervasive systems


Senception (Lisbon, Portugal)

Co-founder and CTO

• Developing a product for sensing and inferring interactions among people and their surroundings.

• Overseen business and innovation strategy, team recruiting and development quality.

• Senception aims to develop technology to improve citizen's daily live, via the application of pervasive, user-friendly communication technology.