Rolando Martins has past significant work & practical experience in secure distributed systems, including a fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University under Intel Science & Technology Center and Parallel Data Lab. He is currently a senior researcher in both Competence Centre for Cybersecurity and Privacy/UP and Center for Research in Advanced Computing/INESC-TEC. His background also includes acting as a system research scientist for Yinzcam, a CMU spinoff that is the current leader of mobile sports apps, and Efacec (the largest portuguese telecommunications engineering group). He is currently an assistant Professor at FCUP and subdirector of Information Security Masters. He develops research activity in the fields of distributed systems (edge computing, cloud computing and middleware), computer security and privacy. He also acts as a consultant for security and mobile technology for Adyta, an Uporto spinoff for information security, and lead consultant for Efacec on cloud, security and AI. His past consulting includes Porto City Hall for General Data Protection Regulation and Gabinete Nacional de Segurança (GNS) for system security.
He has successfully guided 3 PhD and 11 Masters students and currently has 2 postdoc, 2 PhD and 4 Masters students. He is currently the PI for Theia, a P2020 project for autonomous vehicles between University of Porto and Bosch Braga with a total budget of 27M€. He is also involved in several research projects, including Safecities (P2020, Security WP leader, co-promotion with BOSCH) for securing IoT in a smart city, Container Oriented Policing (P2020, IP, co-promotion with Talkdesk) that aims to leverage novel ways to orchestrate and improve container security and CyberSec4Eur (H2020, UP partner leader) that focus in the governance and interconnection of the future national cybersecurity center. He was the co-PI of FCT funded project, (Co-IP, Angerona, CMU-Portugal), a privacy preserving middleware for IoT that resulted in the collaboration with CMU’s CyLab.