Focusing on how can several blockchains interoperate in order to build reliable, fork-resistant decentralized applications. Incorporating these advances with a privacy-first approach, self-sovereign identity
My responsibilities as a PhD student also include advising MSc students (see Academic Work).
Participation in the Erasmus programme at the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland (second semester of 2017/2018). Learned about IoT technologies, information systems, data mining, and distributed systems.
Focused on data science, machine learning, distributed systems, and enterprise systems, leveraging this knowledge to study blockchain technology. Developed a system along with the Portuguese Justice, JusticeChain.
During my B.Sc., I took the opportunity to ally technology with product management, leading to my wide range of extracurricular experiences.
Since the industrial revolution of the XIX century, the cities of the world have seen a dramatic increase in population and infrastructures. This growth still hasn’t stopped so the engineers of today have to face the challenge of giving an habitable home to the millions of people that live in every metropolitan area around the world. During the two weeks in Torino, the beautiful first Italian capital surrounded by the Alps, we will analyze the problems related to the over-crowded metropolitan areas and look at the examples of innovations that around the world are tackling these problems. At the end of the course you will be able to watch critically the city’s context and elaborate concrete solutions through a practical project with one of the leading companies in the field of city’s innovation.
Basics of medical instrumentation for diagnosis and treatment of several health issues.
Different large scale industries in Iceland, the production processes and how the companies work towards minimizing their contribution to pollution. Also which are the main sources of air pollutants and how air quality can be improved.
Introduction to 3D printing: materials, technologies, techniques, applications and possible ways of improvement.
September 2018 - Present Contract, part-timeRole: Teaching Assistant
12 months: January 2020 - December 2020 ContractRole: Junior Researcher
Participating in an H2020 European Project: Qualichain: Decentralised Qualifications on the Blockchain.
My work includes research and development on several components of the project, including:
- dApp development (Solidiy smart contracts, Ethereum, VueJs, NodeJs, deployment)
- Research on distributed access control
- Research on self-sovereign identity (allying DIDs, VCs, and blockchains for privacy-preserving solutions)
Research Group: Distributed Systems Group
20 months: September 2018 - April 2020 Contract, part-time Role: Blockchain Engineer
Working along the Portuguese government to improve the status quo by leveraging the blockchain technology. The solution provides an ontology to standardize access control logs and aims to secure Justice data.
Interacted closely with the top technical management of IGFEJ to satisfy level production configuration. This work included:
-The study of processes at the Portuguese justice
-Conceptualization of a blockchain-based solution to improve it
-Development of two blockchain-based solutions, with Hyperledger Composer and Hyperledger Fabric 2.2
-Development: smart contracts, web server (NodeJS, blockchain client), user interface (VueJS)
-Operations: deployment of the infrastructure at IGFEJ servers, operation utilities, documentation, and testing
This project yielded my master thesis, two scientific papers, and a working proof of concept, close to production-level, and ready to be activated.
5 months: August 2018 - December 2018 FreelancerRole: Founder and CEO
My first close contact with entrepreneurship on the field. Formed a team of 5 and work on projects related to digital transformation, marketing, and web development.
2 months: July 2017 - August 2017 FreelancerRole: Founder and CTO
In 3 weeks, my team and I had to create a tech startup at the European Innovation Academy startup accelerator. Working as a multifaceted team, with people from business, marketing, finance and engineering, we discussed with investors and mentors a viable way to monetize the product we created. EIA guided us through several phases of building up a company and provided us all the theoretical background.
2 months: July 2016 - August 2016 ContractRole: Fullstack Developer
Development of a set of features which allow real time information visualization. Grade: Muito bom (Very good).