Jubilation Lesson of Professor José Augusto Legatheaux Martins


It will take place on October 20, at 3 pm, in the Grand Auditorium of the NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA, Professor José Augusto Legatheaux Martins Jubilation Lesson, entitled "Internet: impact, virtues and limitations of a network architecture with more than 40 years."

José Legatheaux Martins is Full Professor of Distributed Computer Systems and Computer Networks at the Department of Computer Science (DCS) of the NOVA School of Science and Technology and researcher at NOVA LINCS. From 2007 to 2011 he was president of DCS and vice president of FCT NOVA for the Scientific Council. He was chairman of the board of the Portuguese Chapter of the Internet Society from 2017-2021 and is a member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.

He graduated in Computer Engineering in 1979. From 1983 to 1987 he was a researcher at INRIA in France, in the central office in Paris, where he worked on the development of the beginnings of distributed operating systems. At the end of 1986, he obtained his PhD in Distributed Systems from the University of Rennes in France. From 1988 to 1992 he was a professor at the University of Lisbon and, since then, at FCT NOVA. His previous research was related to distributed operating systems, distributed data replication, mobile systems and CSCW systems. Currently, his main research interests are related to the routing and management of computer networks and the future evolution of the Internet.

From 1990 to 1994 he led the national project that established the Portuguese branch of the Internet and led the PUUG - Portuguese Unix Users Group and the Portuguese branch of EUnet, non-profit organizations that promoted Open Systems, the TCP/IP network and adoption from Internet. In 1996, he was the primary founder of a Portuguese ISP that was acquired in 2000 by Qwest Communications Company. From 2000 to 2004 he worked as a consultant and non-executive member of the management board of Companhia KPNQwest Portugal.