Miguel Pupo Correia
Short Personal Interview
Miguel Pupo Correia was born in 1968, in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. He is an INESC-ID Researcher since 2011, integrating the Scientic Area Distributed, Parallel and Secure Systems (DPSS). Miguel Pupo Correia is also member of the Scientific Council of INESC-ID.
How did you get to INESC-ID?
When I was contracted by IST early 2011, I naturally joined INESC-ID and the Distributed Systems Group. I was with INESC years before, until 1997, before INESC-ID existed.
A great place for doing research!
Research project(s) under development
QualiChain – Decentralised Qualifications
DE4A – Digital Europe for All
How would you explain in the most accessible and least technical language possible, what is the application / expected results of this (these) project (s)?
Blockchain-based applications for improving (ex-)student mobility and contracting.
Tell us about your favorite project so far (or one of them)?
A great project was SafeCloud. The persons involved were great and we had very nice results on cloud security.
What are the biggest challenges of working in research in this area?
Similarly to most Computer Science and Engineering subareas, in mine there are too many researchers world-wide and industry producing new products fast, so the area evolves so quickly that it’s hard to see which directions will have impact in the medium term, not to say long term.
What book are you currently reading?
One that I’ve read recently and enjoyed was “Saint Peter’s Fair”, a medieval mystery novel by Ellis Peters. I have also been enjoying some old books by Armando Ferreira, a 20th century journalist who was an IST graduate.
How would you explain to your child (or your parents or grandparents) what your job is?
In short: teaching and investigating, which are deeply entangled activities.
How do you see the mission of mission INESC-ID “to produce added value to people and society, supporting the response of public policies to scientific, health, environmental, cultural, social, economic and political challenges, in the fields of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering”?
As a researcher my main focus is on academic research: keeping up to date with the literature and producing new results. However, I also interact with society in different ways, from roles in external organizations (EBP, .PT) to collaborations with industry. These interactions are useful to fertilize more fundamental research, but also to understand what society needs from us as researchers and teachers.
Training / Research Area(s)
Cybersecurity, Dependability, Distributed Systems
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INESC Brussels HUB Winter Meeting | JAN 25-26, 2024, in Porto
The INESC Winter Meeting, organized in collaboration with INESC Holding, is scheduled for January 25th and 26th, 2024, and it will be held in the city of Porto.
On January 25th, the primary goal is to bring together individuals from all five INESC institutes, fostering an environment that encourages networking, forging new connections, and collectively engaging in a forward-thinking exercise regarding the future of our research fields and the positioning of the INESC group within the European landscape.
There will be a welcome lunch, followed by an afternoon dedicated to collaboration, openness, and curiosity. The event will have a participatory approach, and will be guided by Dirk Stockmans, a highly experienced facilitator who has worked for the European Commission for the last 30 years.
Furthermore, all INESC researchers are invited to submit proposals for e-posters to be displayed at the Winter Meeting. Deadline for submissions is December 10 and more information is available here.
On January 26th, a senior administration and management committee will be held. Participants will be selected by each institute administration by invitation only.
If you would to take part on the 25th of January, please register here by November 30th.
The INESC Brussels HUB website will soon share more information about the venue and uptaded agenda.