PhD. Nuno M. Garcia holds a PhD in Computer Science Engineering from the Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI, Covilhã, Portugal) (2008) and is a 5-year BSc in Mathematics / Informatics (Hons.) also from UBI (1999-2004). He was an entrepreneur (1988-2004), member of the Research Team at Siemens SA (2004-2007) and Nokia Siemens SA (2007-2008), and Head of Research at PLUX SA (2008-2010).
Currently serving as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at UBI (2018-), he is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department at UBI (2010-) and Invited Associate Professor at the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Lisbon, Portugal, 2010-).
He was the founder and is a researcher of the Assisted Living Computing and Telecommunications Laboratory (ALLab, 2010), a research group within the Instituto de Telecomunicações at UBI.
He was also co-founder and is Chair of the Executive Council of the BSAFE LAB – Law enforcement, Justice and Public Safety Research and Technology Transfer Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory in UBI (2015).
Since 2010, he has participated as Principal Investigator, Coordinator, Local Coordinator or Researcher of several European or national Research projects. The approval ratios for the different ERASMUS+ projects are around 10% and for the COST Action are around 5%, according to the last reported data. The funds he directly managed for these projects surpass the 4.8 M€. For the two research groups, a total of 19 projects have been or are managed, 8 as Principal Investigator, and 11 as Coordinator of the research team at UBI.
He is the coordinator of the Cisco Academy at UBI (2010-) and was Chair of the COST Action IC1303 AAPELE – Architectures, Algorithms and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments (Brussels, Belgium, 2013-2017).
Recently, he was identified as one of the world top 2% most influencing researchers (Ioannidis JPA, Boyack KW, Baas J (2020) Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators. PLoS Biol 18(10): e3000918. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918)
He is a member of ISOC and of the Non-Commercial Users Constituency, a group within GNSO in ICANN.
His main interests include Next-Generation Networks, predictive algorithms for healthcare and well-being, distributed and cooperative algorithms, and the battle for a Free and Open Internet.