Prof. Rui Paulo da Silva Martins


Rui P. Martins (IEEE Member’88 – Senior Member’99 – Fellow’08), born in April 30, 1957, received the Bachelor, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees, as well as the Habilitation for Full-Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computers from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DECE), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), U. of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1980, 1985, 1992 and 2001, respectively. He has been with the DECE / IST, U. of Lisbon since October 1980.

Since October 1992, has been on leave from U. of Lisbon and with the DECE, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), University of Macau (UM), Macao, China, where he is a Chair-Professor since August 2013. In FST, he was Dean (1994-1997), and has been UM’s Vice-Rector since September 1997. From September 2008 to August 2018, Vice-Rector (Research) and from September 2018 to August 2023, Vice-Rector (Global Affairs). Within the scope of his teaching and research activities he has taught 21 bachelor and master courses and, in UM, has supervised (or co-supervised) 47 theses, Ph.D. (26) and Masters (21). Authored or Co-authored: 7 books and 12 book chapters; 36 Patents, USA (32), Taiwan (3) & China (1); 567 papers, in scientific journals (220) and in conference proceedings (347); as well as other 66 academic works, in a total of 688 publications. He created in 2003 the Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI Research Laboratory of UM, elevated in January 2011 to State Key Laboratory (SKLAB) of China (the 1st in Engineering in Macao), being its Founding Director. He was the Founding Chair of UMTEC (UM company) from January 2009 to March 2019, supporting the incubation and creation in 2018 of Digifluidic, the first UM Spin-Off, whose CEO is a SKLAB PhD graduate. He was also a co-founder of Chipidea Microelectronics (Macao) [now Synopsys-Macao] in 2001/2002.

Prof. Rui Martins is an IEEE Fellow, was Founding Chair of IEEE Macau Section (2003-2005) and IEEE Macau Joint-Chapter on Circuits And Systems (CAS) / Communications (COM) (2005-2008) [2009 World Chapter of the Year of IEEE CAS Society (CASS)], General Chair IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on CAS – APCCAS’2008, Vice-President (VP) Region 10 (Asia, Australia and Pacific) (2009-2011) and VP-World Regional Activities and Membership of IEEE CASS (2012-2013), Associate-Editor of IEEE Transactions on CAS II: Express Briefs (2010-2013), nominated Best Associate Editor (2012-2013). He was also member of: IEEE CASS Fellow Evaluation Committee (2013, 2014, 2018 – Chair, 2019 and 2021 – Vice-Chair); IEEE Nominating Committee of Division I Director (CASS/EDS/SSCS) (2014); and IEEE CASS Nominations Committee (2016-2017). Plus, he was General Chair of ACM/IEEE Asia South Pacific Design Automation Conference – ASP-DAC’2016, receiving the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) Outstanding Service Award in 2016, and also General Chair of the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference – A-SSCC 2019. He was also Vice-President (2005-2014) and President (2014-2017) of the Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities (AULP), and received 2 Macao Government decorations: the Medal of Professional Merit (Portuguese-1999); and the Honorary Title of Value (Chinese-2001). In July 2010 was elected, unanimously, as Corresponding Member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, being the only Portuguese Academician working and living in Asia.