Ricardo J. Machado is a full professor of Information Systems Engineering and Technology in the Dept. of Information Systems at the University of Minho (UMinho), School of Engineering.
Within the Information Systems Engineering domain, his primary research interests are in modelling and requirements for systems analysis and design and in process and project management life-cycles. He has supervised 50 completed PhD and MSc theses in these areas. He has published over 150 scientific publications and 4 industrial patents, and has acted as coordinator (PI) and senior researcher of over 50 R&D projects. Some of these projects are related to the Digital Transformation of the Society in the Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities contexts and other application domains.
Currently, at UMinho he is the vice-rector for institutional development, the director of the ALGORITMI Research Centre, the scientific coordinator of the EPMQ Laboratory at the CCG/ZGDV Institute, the director of the Doctoral Program in Advanced Engineering Systems for Industry, and member of the Board of the UM-Cities Platform. He is also president of the National Council of the Informatics Engineering Society at the Portuguese Engineers Association, chairman of the General Assembly of the ICT Portuguese Cluster (TICE.pt), member of the Board of the Cluster Smart Cities Portugual, national delegate in the General Assembly of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), member of both the Board and the Steering Committee of the NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative) European Technological Platform (ETP), member of the Steering Committee of the international conference series on Software Business (ICSOB) - Springer, and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Information Systems of the Brazilian Computer Society.
Previously, he has performed other leading and coordination roles at CMU | Portugal, CEDT, IPQ, IFIP, IEEE-CS, IEEE-IES, and OERN. He has been cooperator with the East-Timor program of the Portuguese Universities Foundations and was co-founder of the "Innovation and Creativity for Complex Engineering Systems" ERASMUS IP network.
In 2009, he received the IEEE MGA Achievement Award. In 2015, Springer nominated his book on "Requirements in Engineering Projects" for the 2016 TAA Textbook Award. In 2016, his coordinated iFlow project received the 2016 APLOG Annual Logistics Excellence Award.
For details, see http://www3.dsi.uminho.pt/rmac/shortcv.htm.