Professor Rui Miguel Silva
Current and Future Outlooks on Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain Technology and Chronological Registry of Property
Dr. Rui Miguel Silva was born in February 4, 1971 in Beja, Portugal. He got his graduation in “Information Systems and Computer Engineering” form the Technical Superior Institute of the Technical University of Lisbon in 1996, then he got is MSc and PhD in “Electrical and Computer Engineering” also from the Technical Superior Institute of the Technical University of Lisbon in 2002 and 2009, respectively. His research focus, since 2002 is on Applied Offensive Security, namely on Chaotic Cryptography and Intrusive Technics into Computer Science Systems, having until now cooperated with several national and international organizations on Cyber Security and Cybercrime domains, like the Portuguese National Security Agency, Portuguese Army, Portuguese Military Academy, Portuguese Prosecutor General’s Office, Portuguese Criminal Police and Interpol.
Dr. Rui Miguel Silva is a Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, his birth city, Portugal, for twenty years. He had several management positions in the institution, like Director of Engineering Department or Computer Science Engineering Degree Course Coordination. Currently he is the head of Lab UbiNET – “Computer Science Security and Cybercrime” and Course Coordinator of the Master Degree in Computer Science Security Engineering.
Dr. Rui Miguel Silva is author and co-author of about 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications and was co-founder of three companies, devoting his research activities to Applied Science on Offensive Security Domain. His interests are now focused in: (i) “Preemptive Penetration Tests” to allow companies to continually keep his systems aware and protected from vulnerabilities and weak configurations; (ii) Cryptography support to authentication and chronologic registry of property. He is “genetically an enthusiastic” researcher on the application of non-conventional algorithms and procedures to Computer Science Security Systems.