Rute C. Sofia (PhD 2004) is a Senior Researcher at the Cognitive and People-centric Computing R&D unit, and an Associate Professor of University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, since 2010. She is also, since 2017, an Associate Researcher at ISTAR-IUL.
She was (2013-2017) the Scientific Coordinator of COPELABS, which she co-founded in 2012, as a private not-for-profit research unit.
Since 1995, she has been developing research in an industrial context (Grupo Forum, Lisboa, 1995-1998; SIEMENS AG, Munich, Germany, 2004-2007; Nokia-Siemens Networks GmbH & KO, Munich as Senior Researcher 07) as well as in an academic context (Universidade de Lisboa, 1995; FCCN, 1998-2003; Pennsylvania University, PA, USA as Invited Researcher 2000-2003; ICAIR, Evanston, IL, USA, 2000; Bundeswehr Universitaet Munich, as Senior Researcher, 04; INESCTEC, as co-coordinator of the Internet Architectures and Networking area, UTM, 07-10; SITI, ULHT, 2010-2013).
Her current research interests are: network mining; next generation networks; pervasive sensing; mobility modeling and management. Rute holds 9 patents and over 50 peer-reviewed publications in her fields of expertise. Rute Sofia has participated in several European projects such as EU FP7 MUSE; EU FP7 IST ULOOP, and H2020 UMOBILE. She was (2010-2013) the Scientific coordinator of the EU FP7 ULOOP.
Rute holds a BEng in Informatics Engineering by Universidade de Coimbra (1995); M.Sc.(1999) and Ph.D. (2004) in Informatics by Universidade de Lisboa. During her PhD studies, she was a visiting scholar (2000-2003) at Northwestern University (ICAIR) and at University of Pennsylvania.
In 2013, she co-founded Senception lda. She is an ACM and IEEE member.