Project Team

Project Team

Lead Researchers

João Canas Ferreira

Principal Investigator

João Canas Ferreira received the Licenciature and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Porto (Portugal), in 1989 and 2001, respectively. He is currently an assistant professor with the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, and a research manager at INESC Technology and Science. He is a member of IEEE and ACM. His research interests include dynamically reconfigurable systems, application-specific digital system architectures, and digital ECAD tools and algorithms.

João M.P. Cardoso

Co-Principal Investigator

João M. P. Cardoso received his DEng degree from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 1993, and his MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Technical University in Lisbon (IST/UTL), Portugal in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. Before, he was with the IST/UTL (2006-2008), a senior researcher at INESC-ID (2001-2009), and with the University of Algarve (1993-2006). In 2001/2002, he worked for PACT XPP Technologies, Inc., Munich, Germany. He serves as a Program Committee member for various international conferences. He has (co-)authored over 100 scientific publications (including books, journal/conference papers and patents) on subjects related to compilers, embedded systems, and reconfigurable computing. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and a senior member of ACM. His research interests include compilation techniques, domain-specific languages, reconfigurable computing, and application-specific architectures.

Post-Doc Researchers

Nuno Paulino

Nuno Paulino received a M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in 2011, and a PhD in the same field from the same institution in 2016. He is currently a Post-Doc researcher with INESC TEC, and an Assistant Professor at FEUP. His current research interests include run-time reconfigurable systems, embedded systems in FPGAs, co-processor hardware acceleration, and tools for hardware/software co-design automation.

José T. de Sousa

José T. de Sousa is founder and general manager at IObundle. He holds a PhD degree from Imperial College London (1998) and has also been a university lecturer and researcher (1999-present). He holds 4 international patents, is co-author of one book, was General Chair and co-editor of the 2013 FPL Conference, and a related special issue on the IEEE Transactions on Computers journal. Dr. de Sousa has published more than 70 technical papers in international journals and conferences. He was co-founder and CEO of Coreworks. His specialties are digital circuit design, hardware/software architecture, technical team management and semiconductor IP marketing and sales.