Paulo Mendes is the coordinator of SITILABS at the Cognition and People centric computing Research Center (COPELABS) at University Lusofona, where he is associated professor, and director of the Ph.D program on Informatics - New Media and Pervasive Systems (NEMPS). He is also, since 2017, a Collaborator Researcher at ISTAR-IUL.
His research and teaching interests are in the area of Self-organizing networked systems, Pervasive Sensing, Network Structure and Dynamics and Data-centric Networking. He studied Informatics Engineering at University of Coimbra receiving a diploma degree in 1993, and at the Technical University of Lisbon receiving a M.Sc. degree in 1998 in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In 2004 he got his Ph.D. (summa cum laude) degree in Informatics Engineering from the University of Coimbra, having performed his Ph.D. thesis work as a visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York. Before his Ph.D. Paulo worked in industry as a coordinator of a telematic unit at a Portuguese company and as a researcher at the informatics center of University of Coimbra. After his Ph.D. Paulo was a senior researcher at NTT DOCOMO Euro-labs for 4 years, and a research coordinator at the portuguese research lab INESCTEC for 3 years. In 2010 we founded the research center on Informatics and Technologies (SITILABS) at University Lusofona, which gave place to COPELabs in October 2013. The publication record includes over 100 scientific articles and 14 international patents. Besides his scientific publications, Paulo is a member of the ACM SIGCOMM and also has contributing to IETF/IRTF work.