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 (5-years), the Masters, and the Ph.D. degrees, as well as the Habilitation for Full-Professor in electrical engineering and computers from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), TU of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1980, 1985, 1992 and 2001, respectively. He has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DECE) / IST, TU of Lisbon, since October 1980.

Since 1992, he has been on leave from IST, TU of Lisbon (now University of Lisbon since 2013), and is also with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), University of Macau (UM), Macao, China, where he is currently a Chair-Professor since August 2013. In FST he was the Dean of the Faculty from 1994 to 1997 and he has been Vice-Rector of the University of Macau since 1997. From September 2008, after the reform of the UM Charter, he was nominated after open international recruitment, and reappointed (in 2013), as Vice-Rector (Research) until August 31, 2018. 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) 44 theses, Ph.D. (23) and Masters (21). Co-authored: 7 books and 11 book chapters; 25 Patents, USA (23) & Taiwan (2); 416 papers, in scientific journals (132) and in conference proceedings (284); as well as other 62 academic works, in a total of 521 publications. He was a co-founder of Chipidea Microelectronics (Macao) [now Synopsys] in 2001/2002, and created in 2003 the Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI Research Laboratory of UM, elevated in January 2011 to State Key Laboratory of China (the 1st in Engineering in Macao), being its Founding Director.

Prof. Rui Martins is an IEEE Fellow, was Founding Chairman of both 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)]. He was General Chair of 2008 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on CAS – APCCAS’2008, and was Vice-President for Region 10 (Asia, Australia and the Pacific) of IEEE CASS (2009-2011). Since then, was Vice-President (World) Regional Activities and Membership of IEEE CASS (2012-2013), and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on CAS II: Express Briefs (2010-2013), nominated Best Associate Editor of T-CAS II for 2012 to 2013. Plus, he was a member of the IEEE CASS Fellow Evaluation Committee (2013 and 2014), and CAS Society representative in the Nominating Committee, for the election in 2014, of the Division I (CASS/EDS/SSCS) – Director of the IEEE. He was the General Chair of the ACM/IEEE Asia South Pacific Design Automation Conference – ASP-DAC’2016 and received the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) Outstanding Service Award 2016. He was a Nominations Committee Member of IEEE CASS (2016-2017) and he was the Chair of the IEEE CASS Fellow Evaluation Committee (Class 2018). In representation of UM was one of the Vice-Presidents (2005-2014) and the President (2014-2017) of the Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities (AULP). He was the recipient of 2 government decorations: the Medal of Professional Merit from Macao Government (Portuguese Administration) in 1999, and the Honorary Title of Value from Macao SAR Government (Chinese Administration) in 2001. In July 2010 was elected, unanimously, as Corresponding Member of the Portuguese Academy of Sciences (in Lisbon), being the only Portuguese Academician living in Asia.