Prof. Manuel J. Cabral S. Reis

Professor, UTAD University Engineering Department, Portugal


Manuel J. Cabral S. Reis received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Aveiro, Portugal in 2001. He is currently Associate Professor with “Agregação” at the Department of Engineering, School of Science and Technology at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal. His main areas of interest include: study and development of devices and systems for smart friendly environments; signal and image processing and applications; development of multimedia methods and tools applicable to teaching/learning, in particular the use of educational resources on the Internet. He is an integrated researcher at the Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA), University of Aveiro. He has published more than 160 papers in journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters, among others, and supervised 1, Post-Doc, 6 PhD and 29 Master students. He participated in more than 70 events around the world, and serve as research member in 29 projects, including 19 projects where he was the lead researcher. He owns 12 patent and utility model registrations and has won 5 awards.

Dr. Nishu Gupta

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway


Dr. Nishu Gupta is a Senior Member, IEEE. Currently he is holding a position of Research Associate in the Smart Living Lab, a joint project of The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), and University of Fribourg (UniFR) in the Digitalization and Information Systems Research Group, Department of Informatics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Recently, he completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship (ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship) in the Smart Wireless Systems Group, Department of Electronic Systems, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Gjøvik, Norway and continues to serve there as a visiting researcher. Prior to this position, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. He is also a visiting researcher at the University of Oviedo, Gijón, Spain under the research group on Systems for Multimedia and the Internet of Things (SMIOT). He served as a Member, Zero Trust Architecture working group of MeitY-C-DAC-STQC project under ‘e-Governance Standards and Guidelines’, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. Recently, he won the Electronics, MDPI 2022 Travel Award.

Before his current fellowship program, he has served as an Assistant Professor in the Electronics and Communication Engineering department at College of Engineering and Technology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India (Accredited by ABET, IET; QS Rating 4 Star; NIRF 34; NAAC ‘A++’).

Dr. Nishu Gupta received his Ph.D. degree in 2016 from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, MNNIT Allahabad, Prayagraj, India which is an Institute of National Importance as declared by the Government of India. He is specialized in the field of Computer Communication and Networking. His major work is in the area of IoT based enhanced safety applications in vehicular communication. He received his Master’s degree (M.Tech.) from Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India (formerly Delhi College of Engineering) and Bachelor’s degree (B.Tech.) from BBDNITM Lucknow, affiliated to U.P. Technical University, Lucknow, India.

Dr. Nishu is the recipient of Best Paper Presentation Award at the 4th International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems held at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has published 5 patents and more than 60 research articles in IEEE Transactions, SCI and Scopus Indexed Journals. Dr. Gupta has supervised numerous theses at Master level and projects at Bachelor level in his main line of work. He has authored and edited several books with international publishers like Taylor & Francis, Springer, Wiley and Scrivener. Dr. Nishu is on the Editorial board of various Internationally reputed Journals and Transactions. He serves as reviewer of more than twenty SCI indexed Journals and Transactions such as IEEE Transactions on ITS, IEEE Access, IET Communications, etc. He was awarded twice for Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing by Elsevier.

Dr. Gupta has Chaired several International Conferences and played key role in successfully organizing various international events. He is serving as the Organizing Chair of the 4th EAI/Springer International Conference on Cognitive Computing and Cyber Physical Systems (IC4S 2023). He is in academic cum research collaboration with several academicians and researchers across the globe. He has served as Head of ECE department; Chief Coordinator of Institute Innovation Cell, under MHRD-IIC, Govt. of India at his previous organization, besides holding many other key positions in the academic, administration and research fields.

His research interest includes Cognitive Radio Networks, Vehicular Communication, Driving Behaviour Analysis, Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Efficiency, Traffic Pattern Prediction, Intelligent Transportation, Smart Cities, Security in Sensor Networks and Internet of Things, Internet of Vehicles, eHealth and mHealth, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Human-Machine Interaction.