Invited Researchers

Invited Researchers

Invited Researchers (2016: 6)



David Lamas, PhD

Invited Researcher (2013-)


David Lamas is a Full Professor at Tallin University where he heads the Interaction Design Laboratory. David is also the Director of the Scientific Commission of the Informatics Department at Universidade Lusófona Porto.

He has a BSc in Applied Mathematics by Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique (1989); MSc in Computational Sciences by Universidade do Minho (1994); PhD in Computational Sciences by Portsmouth University(1998). He was a postdoc at Michigan State University (2000) where he developed research activities in the context of the Media Interfaces & Network Design,  Mind Laboratory.


Valentina Chitas, PhD

Invited Researcher (2013-)


Valentina Chitas is an Invited Researcher at CTIP, COPELABS and an assistant professor at Universidade Lusófona ,  she holds a degree in Social Psychology from University of Lisbon (Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação) , a Master Degree in Educational Psychology ( Instituto de Psicologia Aplicada) and a PHD in Psychology – Deviant  Behaviors - from University of Porto ( Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação). Her primary research interests are in the field of epidemiology of Health Risk Behaviors ( drug use, sexual risk behaviors) in adolescence; Risk and protective  factors related to drug use, sexual risk behaviors and antisocial behaviors during adolescence: meditational and interactive  models . As an Invited Researcher of  Coopelabs  her  interests will be in the domain of  social-cognitive, emotional  and contextual factors related to health behaviors; Determinants of accession to  treatment  programs for drug  addiction.


Ana Rita Conde, PhD

Invited Researcher (2016-)


Rita Conde has a degree in psychology, master's degree in clinic psychology, and a PhD in Forensic Psychology. Since 2005 until 2014 was a researcher at the University of Minho (Cipsi) - scholarship holder in two projects funded by the FCT and doctoral scholarship) in the field of Psychology of Justice. Specifically, develop research within the framework of Victimology (gender violence, family violence, violence in intimate relationships and multiple victimization). Current research interests: violence and victimization in the prison setting, juvenile delinquency and crime, violence, divorce and co-parenting. She has several national and international publications in the areas of research indicated. She is also Assistant professor in the ULP and ULHT. 


Raquel Pires, PhD

Invited Researcher (2016-)


Tatiana Homem, PhD

Invited Researcher (2016-)


Tauseef Jamal, PhD

Invited Researcher (2015-)


Jamal is (2015) an invited researcher in COPELABS. He was a researcher (2010-2014) in COPELABS, SITI. He holds a PhD (2013) in Telecommunications by Universities of Aveiro, Minho, and Porto (MAP-TELE joint programme);a BEng (96) and an MSc (98) in Electronics from the Islamia College University, Peshawar; PGD (00) in Computer Science from the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), M.Sc. (06) in Computer Engineering from Halmstad University, Sweden.
His previous affiliations include the LMN lab, Polytechnic University Bucharest, Romania (researcher, 2008); INESCTEC, IAN area (2008-2010). His major research interests are cooperative relaying strategies and user-provided networks.



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