About me

I am a computer scientist and lecturer at FCUP. While not at work I like simple pleasures like being with my family, a good book, keeping up with science news on the Internet, a night spent under the stars, watching trees grow or walking in the country side.

Teaching & Management

Current Research & Projects

Currently I am mostly interested in programming languages, virtual machines and middleware for wireless sensor networks.

Some Recent Publications (full updated list can be found in my short CV)

João Rodrigues, Joaquim Silva, Rolando Martins, Luís Lopes Utsav Drolia, Priya Narasimhan, Fernando Silva. Benchmarking Wireless Protocols for Feasibility in Supporting Crowdsourced Mobile Computing, in 16th IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS 2016), Springer, LNCS 9687, pp.96–108, June 2016.

Luís Lopes e Francisco Martins. A Safe-by-Design Programming Language for Wireless Sensor Networks. Journal of Systems Architecture, pp. 16-32. Elsevier, 2016.

Gil Ferro, Roberto Silva, Luís Lopes. Towards Out-of-the-Box Programming for Wireless Sensor Networks. In 18th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE2015), IEEE Press, Porto, Portugal, 2015.

Luís Lopes et. al., editor. Euro-Par 2014: Parallel Processing Workshops, volumes 8805 and 8806 of LNCS, Porto, Portugal, August 2014. Springer-Verlag.

Carlos Machado, Carlos Gouveia, João Ferreira, Barna Kovacs, Pedro Jorge, Luís Lopes. An Adjustable Sensor Platform Using Dual Wavelength Measurements For Optical Colorimetric Sensitive Films. In Proceedings of IEEE Sensors 2014, pp. 398-401, IEEE Press, Valência, Spain, 2014.

Edgard Neto, Rui Mendes, and Luís Lopes. An architecture for seamless configuration, deployment, and management of wireless sensor-actuator networks. In Proceedings of SENSORNETS 2014, pages 73–81, SCITEPRESS.

Rolando Martins, Luís Lopes, Fernando M. A. Silva, and Priya Narasimhan. Stheno, a real-time fault-tolerant p2p middleware platform for light-train systems. In Proceedings of ACM-SAC 2013, pages 431-438, ACM Press.

Other interests

Astronomy, The Classic Maya Civilization, Science (in general).


Departamento de Ciência de Computadores
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto
Rua do Campo Alegre, 1021
4169-007 Porto

(+351) 220 402 900
lblopes at dcc.fc.up.pt