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Lúcio Studer Ferreira

Lúcio Studer Ferreira (Senior Member, IEEE) is a lecturer, researcher and project manager working in the fields of wireless communications and computer science. His areas of expertise are wireless and mobile communications (involving radio access, mesh, sensor and cloud-based networks), as well as web-based integrated IT solutions. As researcher and project manager, he worked at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, IST, Instituto de Telecomunicações, INOV-INESC, INESC-ID, Multivision Consulting, and COPELABS. He participated in 17 projects within European frameworks as researcher and project manager. As editor and author he contributed in more than 60 technical reports and and 15 prototypes, peer reviewed, approved and funded by the EC. He also acted as consultant for ANACOM national regulator, Portuguese mobile operators (Optimus, Vodafone and TMN) and transports (Metropolitano de Lisboa). As assistant professor, he has been with Universidade da Beira Interior, Universidade Lusiada de Lisboa, ISTEC and Universidade Lusófona. He is/was supervisor of 3 PhD and 14 MSc thesis and 17 final projects in IST. UBI and ISCTE. He authored more than 60 papers in international and national journals and conferences. He was invited reviewer of international research partnerships. He served as chair in 12 international conferences, and was technical committee member and reviewer of 26 international conferences and workshops. He was elected IEEE senior member in 2018, and is currently board member of IEEE Communications Society Portugal Chapter.

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Professional status


Growing period

From 1998 to 2020

Phone (work)

(+351) 213 100 468




INESC-ID, Lisbon


Lisbon, Portugal

  • Ph.D. Degree n in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Instituto Superior Técnico (2013)
  • Engineering degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (1997)
  • Project management certification, Level D IPMA. CEPEI, Instituto Superior Técnico (2015)
  • IT service management (ITIL) v3 Foundation Level certification, APMG International. CEPEI, Instituto Superior Técnico (2015)
  • Doctor Specialist in Computer Science, Lusíada University, Lisbon, Portugal (2015)
Project involvements

Currently involved in the following EU funded research projects:

  1. IRACON – Inclusive Radio Communications, 2016-2020.
  2. OptiNet-5G – Planning and Optimisation of Heterogeneous 5G Networks in Cloud environment, 2017-2020

Participated in the following EU funded research projects:

  1. MCN – Mobile Cloud Networkings, 2012-2015.
  2. IC 1004 – Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments, 2011-2015.
  3. NEWCOM# – Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications #, 2011-2015
  4. SAIL – Scalable and Adaptive Internet Solutions (2010-2013).
  5. 4WARD – Architecture and Design for the Future Internet (2008-2010).
  6. COST 2100 – Pervasive Mobile & Ambient Wireless Communications (2006-2010).
  7. NEWCOM++ – Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications (2008-2010).
  8. WIP – An All-Wireless Mobile Network Architecture (2006-2008).
  9. NEWCOM – Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications (2004-2007).
  10. FLOWS – Flexible Convergence of Wireless Systems (2002-2004).
  11. ANWIRE – Academic Network for Wireless Internet Research in Europe (2002-2004).
  12. COST 273 – Towards Mobile Broadband Multimedia Communications (2001-2005).
  13. MOMENTUM – Models and Simulations for Network Planning and Control of UMTS (2001-2003).
  14. ASILUM – Advanced Signal Processing Schemes for Link Capacity Increase in UMTS (2000-2001).
  15. COST 259 – Flexible Wireless Personalised Communications (1997-2000).

Participated in the following national projects:

  1. MONIT – Monitoring of Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications (2004-2012).
  2. MetroComp: Study of the electromagnetic compatibility between public cellular communication systems (GSM and UMTS) and Metro’s underground ones (2005-2006).
  3. InPen: Characterisation of signal penetration into buildings for GSM and UMTS (for Optimus operator) (2005).
  4. ImpAnt: Study of the impact of an urbanisation onto ANACOM’s spectrum monitoring system, namely on its antennas (2005).
  5. ITEM: Definition of Exclusion Zones around typical Installations of Base Station Antennas  (2002-2004).
Other information

Viola player, member of Quarteto Arabesco, Os Musicos do Tejo and Divino Sospiro baroque orchestras, and Lisbon Sinfonietta Orchestra. Bachelor degree in viola from Academia Nacional Superior de Orchestra (1998) and post-grade studies in viola in the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (2001).

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