Rui L. Aguiar (born 1967) received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2001 from the University of Aveiro, where he is currently a Full Professor. He has supervised more than 20 PhD and 100 Master students. He was the founder of the ATNOG research group, an advanced telecommunication research group at the Universidade de Aveiro and is currently co-coordinating a research line in Instituto de Telecomunicações, on the area of Networks. He has been an advisory for the Portuguese Secretaria de Estado das Comunicações. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of ACM. He is serving as Steering Board Chair of NetworldEurope, the European ETP representing the telecommunications community, engaged in the discussions of the future European R&D work programes for telecommunications. As further community engagement, he has served as Technical and General (co)Chair of several conferences (ICNS, ICT, ISCC, Mobiarch, Monami, NTMS, etc).
He is a regular keynote speaker in the future of mobile communications and digital society and an associated editor of Wiley’s Emerging Telecommunication Technologies and Springers’ Wireless Networks. He has more than 500 papers published.