Ricardo J. Machado

Department of Information Systems | School of Engineering | University of Minho

Ricardo J. Machado (DEng, MSc, PhD, Dr. Habil, MSOEP, SMIEEE, CSPM-ISPMA) is a Full Professor (Professor Catedrático) of Information Systems Engineering at the University of Minho and Founder & Scientific Coordinator of the SEMAG (Software-based Information Systems Engineering and Management) R&I group of the ALGORITMI Research Centre. Currently, he is also President of the CCG/ZGDV Institute and of the DTx Digital Transformation CoLab.

His primary research interests are modelling and requirements, systems architecture, and process and project management. He also has interests in information semantics, ontologies, and cognitive computing. He has created several methods and tools for requirements analysis and architecture design, including the shobi-PN meta-model (an extension of object-oriented Petri nets) and the 4SRS (4-Step Rule Set) method. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed papers, inventor of 4 patents, and editor/co-author of several books, including "Requirements in Engineering Projects" from Springer-Switzerland and "Requisitos em Projetos de Software e de Sistemas de Informação" from Novatec-Brazil. He has coordinated (as PI) over 50 R&D projects, funded by FCT, ANI, IAPMEI, and EU, namely the projects "SSI: Sustainable Software Industry" in partnership with the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), "SusCity: Urban Data Driven Models for Creative and Resourceful Urban Transitions" in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), "C4E: Cloud for Europe" in partnership with the Fraunhofer FOKUS, and "iFlow: Inbound Logistics Tracking System" in partnership with the Bosch Car Multimedia.

His strong commitment to applied research at the service of the economy and society led him to promote the creation of the EPMQ Lab (currently, an R&I dept.) at the CCG/ZGDV Institute, the DTx Digital Transformation CoLab, and the ProChild CoLab Against Poverty and Social Exclusion. He has performed other leading roles, such as Vice-Rector of UMinho, coordinating, namely, the UMinho strategy and policy for information systems and institutional quality and the UMinho programs and measures in the field of advanced and cognitive computing and machine learning.

Ricardo J. Machado received the DEng degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto, the MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Engineering, and the Dr. Habil academic title in the subject domain of Information Systems Engineering from the University of Minho. He received several awards and distinctions, such as the 2009 IEEE MGA Achievement Award and the 2016 APLOG Annual Logistics Excellence Award.

When not working, he may be often found practicing Shotokai Karate Do and Goshin Jutsu, riding his Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle, taking photos with his Canon gear, seeing (again) the Avatar film, or reading interesting books by the sea.

For more details about his professional activity, see www.cienciavitae.pt/en/461F-BC85-69B6.