Laboratory of Privacy and Information Systems Security

People & Staff

At LAPI2S, we are not just a team; we are a dynamic ecosystem of scientific inquiry, where the convergence of diverse expertise ignites the flames of discovery. Our integrated members, collaborators, Ph.D. and Masters Researchers, alongside our esteemed guest and invited researchers, form the nucleus of a vibrant community dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge in privacy and information systems security.

Our collective intellect spans continents, weaving together a rich tapestry of backgrounds, experiences, and insights. From the corridors of academia to the forefront of the industry, our team represents a global mosaic of talent, each thread contributing to the intricate fabric of our research landscape.

As torchbearers of innovation, we harness the power of interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle the most pressing challenges in cybersecurity. Through rigorous analysis, experimentation, and innovation, we unlock new frontiers of understanding, shedding light on the complexities of digital privacy and security in an ever-evolving technological landscape.

Our commitment to scientific excellence is epitomized by our engagement in cutting-edge research projects and the dissemination of our findings through prestigious journals and conferences. With each discovery, we illuminate pathways towards a safer, more resilient digital future, where the fusion of passion, expertise, and ingenuity propels us towards unparalleled heights of scientific achievement.

Join us on this exhilarating journey as we embark on a quest to unravel the mysteries of cyberspace and pioneer transformative solutions that safeguard our digital ecosystems. Together, let us explore the uncharted territories of science and technology, driven by an insatiable curiosity and a relentless pursuit of scientific truth. Welcome to LAPI2S, where science meets innovation, and the possibilities are endless.

Meet our members

Integrated Members

Prof. Dr. Nuno M. Coelho,
Lusófona University & CTS


Prof. Dr. Alan Hevner*
South Florida University
Manuela Cruz-Cunha*
Henrique São Mamede* Universidade Aberta & INESC

Ph.D. Researchers

Elene Gordova [Blockchain]
University Alto Douro
Daniel Ferreira
[Governance & Risk] University Alto Douro
Yuri Ladeia
[Privacy and Law]
University of Minho
André F. Costa
[AI & Chatbot]
Lusófona University
Luis Osório
[Software Engineering]
Lusófona University

Invited Researchers

Dr. Jorge Duque
Polytechnic Institute Management & Technology
Prof. Dr. António Castro
ISEP – Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Eng. Mário Saraiva
Poly. Institute Management & Technology
Eng. Edgar Filipe
IPCA – Poly. Institute of Cávado and Ave

Master of Science Researchers

Avelino Cosme
[ML & Cyber]
Lusófona University – Lisbon University Center
Vladyslav Safronov
[Blockchain in Health Apps]
IPCA – Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave
Ricardo Gomes
[Blockchain & Secure Networks]
IPCA – Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave
Wadgero Santo
IPCA – Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave
Ricardo Ribeiro
Técnico of Lisbon & Aberta University
Filipe Vilas-Boas
[Blockchain in Health]
IPCA – Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave
Afonso Almeida
[Secure Operating Systems]
IPCA – Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave
Mário Jorge
[Blockchain & Smart Contracts]
IPCA – Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave

* Guest Memebers