Rute is a Senior Researcher and the Director of COPELABS - Association for Research and Development of Cognition and People-centric Computing, an R&D unit of University Lusófona, formerly known as SITILABS (2010-2013). In University Lusófona she is also (2010-) 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 research interests relate to advanced forwarding and routing; mobility aspects such as management and modeling; resource management in wireless networks; cooperative networking. She has been actively involved in several IETF groups and is an IEEE and an ACM SIGCOMM member.