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Rute Sofia

Advisor Portugal, PT

Senception co-founder & CTO R&D unit COPELABS co-founder & Director Senior Researcher/Associate Professor @ULHT

Senception co-founder & CTO R&D unit COPELABS co-founder & Director Senior Researcher/Associate Professor @ULHT

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Senception Lda
COPELABS - Cognition and People Centric Computing Research Center
Senception Lda

Positions

Founder Senception Lda September 2013 - present
Director/Senior Researcher COPELABS, University Lusofona September 2010 - present
Area Leader/Senior Researcher INESC Porto November 2007 - August 2010
Senior Research Scientist Siemens AG Munich/Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH Munich September 2004 - November 2007
Senior Researcher Bundeswehr Universitaet January 2004 - September 2004
- FCCN (PT) October 1998 - November 2003
- Grupo Forum September 1995 - September 1998

Education

Philadelphia University PhD, networking 2000 - 2003
Universidade de Lisboa Informatics 1999 - 2003
Northwestern University, ICAIR research center DiffServ, IPv6 2000 - 2000
Universidade de Coimbra Informatics Engineering 1990 - 1995

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Social Impact
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Linux • C • Computer Science • Telecommunications

Key Accomplishments

Rute Sofia is the Director (2014) of the R&D unit COPELABS , where she is the Senior Researcher responsible for the thematic line of Internet Science. She is an Associate Professor at Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologia (2010-) and a co-founder of Senception Lda, a spin-off of COPELABS. Rute holds a BEng in Informatics Engineering by Universidade de Coimbra (95); M.Sc.(99) and Ph.D. (04) in Informatics by Universidade de Lisboa. Since 1995 she has been developing research in the industrial context (Grupo Forum, Lisboa, 95-98; SIEMENS AG, Munich, Germany, 04-07; Nokia-Siemens Networks GmbH & KO, Munich as Senior Researcher 07) as well as in the academic context (Universidade de Lisboa, 95; FCCN, 98-03; Pennsilvania University, PA, USA as Invited Researcher 00-03; ICAIR, Evanston, IL, USA, 00; Bundeswehr Universitaet Munich, as Senior Researcher, 04; INESCTEC, as co-coordinator of the Internet Architectures and Networking area, UTM, 07-10; SITI, ULHT, 10-13). Her current research interests are: social Internet design; pervasive sensing; mobility modeling and management. Rute holds 9 patents and over 40 peer-reviewed publications in her fields of expertise.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Looking for partners interested in driving an innovation vision into practice, always thinking out-of-the-box.

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Fernando Mendes
We worked together  •  Lecturer and Researcher, IADE and Director, ALUMNI IADE.
Rute is one of the most brilliant persons I have ever met. She will pursue her goals and dreams whatever it takes. Since her early years she ... always found success either leading teams or researching in her areas of expertise.
Paulo Milheiro Mendes
Co-founder and CEO of Senception Lda; Co-founder and vice-director of the COPELABS research center.
Paulo Milheiro Mendes
We worked together  •  Co-founder and CEO of Senception Lda; Co-founder and vice-director of the COPELABS research center.
Rute is a very intelligent person with a great capability to build new entrepreneur projects based on innovative technology.
Paulo Milheiro Mendes
We worked together  •  Co-founder and CEO of Senception Lda; Co-founder and vice-director of the COPELABS research center.
Rute is a very resourceful innovator with a tenacious mind. We have been working together for the last 9 years and we co-founded one researc ... h center and one technological start-up. To achieve these goals she is able to drive heterogeneous teams towards well defined goals, based on solid technical knowledge. She has a hands-on approach to work, which allows her to drive projects from idea to large pilots.
Peter Michael Gits
We worked together  •  GapFinder/GapMinder, GeekGaps.com.
She has so many of the skills that makes a great entrepreneur, desire, creativity, and a robustness for completing the tasks.

Fernando Mendes
Lecturer and Researcher, IADE and Director, ALUMNI IADE.
Fernando is a great entrepreneur as he is highly creative, a listener, and always has a passion for what he does. Worked in great projects s ... uch as Cyber.net, Music.net. CAIS. And now in CoWork Lisboa, building a great flagship project, out of nothing. :)

Paulo Milheiro Mendes
Co-founder and CEO of Senception Lda; Co-founder and vice-director of the COPELABS research center.
Paulo is always on the forefront of innovation, seeing how new ideas can fit a pragmatic world, before others.