Rogério received his Ph.D. from the University of Aveiro (Portugal) in 2014. He is a Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (www.ipcb.pt) since 1999 and an associated researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações. He has been involved in several National and European projects on optical communications (MOTION, THRONE, TOMAR-PON, CONTACT), wireless communications (AGILE, COGEU, CREW, CRS-I, REACH) and networks of excellence (BONE, EURO-FOS). He is author of several journal and conference publications. He is co-founder of ALLBESMART, a tech start-up focused on smart cities and territories.