Rute is a Senior Researcher and the scientific coordinator of the R&D unit COPELABS - Cognition and People-centric Computing of University Lusófona, where she is also an Associate Professor.
Rute holds a degree (95) in in Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra; MSc (98), PhD (04) in Informatics, University of Lisbon. She was (00) a Visiting Scholar at ICAIR, Evanston, USA, and at the MNLab, University of Pennsylvania, USA (00-03). She was a senior research scientist (04) at the Bundeswehr Universitaet in Munich and at SIEMENS AG Corporate Technology/Nokia-Siemens Networks, Munich (04-07), focusing on Future Internet topics and novel forwarding paradigms (e.g. frame routing). She holds a series of publications and patents in her fields of work. She was (07-10) the co-leader of the Internet Architectures and Networking (IAN) team, UTM, INESC Porto. Her current research interests relate to advanced forwarding and routing; mobility aspects such as management and modeling; resource management in wireless networks; cooperative networking; network mining and cyber-physical systems. She has been actively involved in several IETF groups and is an IEEE and an ACM SIGCOMM member. She is a founder of COPELABS (2012) and Senception Lda (2013).