23 December 2021
Welcoming New Editorial Board Members of Future Internet

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Carlos Filipe Da Silva Portela and Prof. Dr. Vijayakumar Varadarajan have joined Future Internet (ISSN: 1999-5903) as Editorial Board Members.

Dr. Carlos Filipe Da Silva Portela

Prof. Dr. Vijayakumar Varadarajan

Dr. Carlos Filipe Da Silva Portela was born in Trofa, Portugal, and went to the University of Minho in Guimarães, where he studied information systems and obtained degrees in 2007 (Lic.), 2009 (M.Sc.), and 2013 (Ph.D.). He obtained his Ph.D. in information systems and technologies in 2013. He belongs to the research center ALGORITMI, where he developed his post-doctoral research work on the topic "Pervasive Intelligent Decision Support Systems". His research was started in the INTCare R&D project (Intensive Medicine area), being then extended to education and public administration areas. He already has relevant indexed publications in the following research topics: intelligent decision support systems, intelligent systems, pervasive data, business intelligence, data mining, and knowledge discovery. He has also been co-organizer of several workshops and a reviewer of many indexed journals and conferences on these topics. Currently, he is also an Invited Assistant Professor of the Information Systems Department, School of Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal, where he has been supervising several master students in the abovementioned areas. Dr. Portela founded IOTech—Innovation on Technology, in 2018. Through IOTech, he is transferring and applying scientific knowledge to benefit citizens.

Since becoming a researcher in 2008, he has worked in the medicine field and, more recently, in public administration and higher education. Several relevant results were achieved with his research and participation in projects, the following being the most relevant:

  • ioCOVID19—Intelligent decision support platform;
  • TechTeach—An innovative method to increase students’ engagement in classrooms;
  • ioScience—An offline data science method;
  • INTCare—A pervasive intelligent decision support system for intensive care;
  • DEM—Deus ex machina.

He also participated in several conferences as a presenter and session chair. Simultaneously, he is a member of scientific and program committees (conferences, books, and journals).

Prof. Dr. Vijayakumar Varadarajan is currently an Adjunct Professor in School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is also a Data Science Advisor for Brite Yellow Pvt Ltd United Kingdom and President and Founder of Global Students Nest. He was a Professor and Associate Dean for the School of Computing Science and Engineering at VIT University, Chennai, India. He has more than 18 years of experience, industrial and institutional. He also served as a Team Leader in industries such as Satyam, Mahindra Satyam, and Tech Mahindra for several years. He has completed a diploma with first class honors. He completed his BE CSE and MBA HRD with first class. He also completed his ME CSE with first rank award. He obtained a Ph.D. from Anna University in 2012. He has published many articles in national and international level journals/conferences/books. He is a reviewer in IEEE Transactions, Inderscience and Springer journals. He has initiated a number of international research collaborations with universities in Europe, Australia, Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, and North and South America. He also initiated joint research collaborations between VIT University and various industries. He is also the Leading Guest Editor for a few journals in Inderscience, Springer, Elsevier, IOS, UM, and IGI Global. He has also organized several international conferences and special sessions in USA, Vietnam, Africa, Malaysia, and India including ARCI, IEEE, ACSAT, ISRC, ISBCC, ICBCC, etc. His research interests include computational areas covering grid computing, cloud computing, computer networks, cyber security, and big data. He received his university-level Best Faculty Award for 2015–2016. He is also a member of several national and international professional bodies including IFSA, EAI, BIS, ISTE, IAENG, CSTA, IEA, etc.

We wish them every success in their new position, and we look forward to their contributions to the journal.

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