Rolando Martins is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP), where he also serves as member of the Scientific Council. He is currently a senior research within the Cybersecurity and Privacy Centre, currently focusing on secure distributed systems and privacy supporting infrastructure. He is a former member of the the Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC), where he was involved in both Cloud Computing and Embedded Computing centers, and Parallel Data Lab (PDL) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). At the same time, he was also a computer research scientist at YinZcam, a spinoff from CMU that provided mobile applications for the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLS, where he was involved on cloud computing, big data, content management systems, security and video streaming.
He is leading several national and international projects, and currently acting as University of Porto’s PI for Theia, a P2020 project with Bosch for autonomous vehicles with a total budget of 28M€. He is also serving as IEEE Computer Society Vice-chair for the Portuguese chapter. He was a former consultant for Porto City Hall in their GDPR adoption, for nearly two years, having had responsibilities in overseeing their security implementation and processes in order to achieve compliance. He founded SafeHelm, a spin-off from Porto University focused on secure infrastructure and cybersecurity. Lastly, he is also consultant for security, cloud and mobile technology for Adyta, a leading security start-up in secure messaging and infrastructure.