Bachelor (BSc)


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3 Years
10 Aug 2023
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Cr 137/2022
Update registry R/A-Cr 137/2022/AL01
10 Aug 2023
School of Applied Digital Technologies, Iscte-Sintra
Avenida Heliodoro Salgado nº 3 2710-569 Sintra
210 464 360
9:30 - 18:00
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

Faculty for (2023/2024)

Applied Cryptography | Introduction to Cybersecurity
Born in Lisbon in 1973. Graduated in Computer Science and Management, ISCTE-IUL, 1997. Master in Information Systems Management, ISCTE-IUL, specialisation in the information security area, 2004. PhD in Computer Architecture and Distributed Systems, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain), 2008. Since 2020, Associate Professor at ISCTE-IUL, in the Information Sciences and Technologies Department, where it teaches different curricular units related with Information Security, Web and Mobile-based Information Systems Development and Management, Project Management and Entrepreneurship. Previously a researcher at ADETTI-IUL with interest in the research areas of “Distributed Applications and Systems”, “Information Security”, “Mobile and Web Information Security” integrated into the NUIGRAM (Natural User Interaction Graphics and Mobility) research group. Since January 2015 integrates  SSE (Software Systems Engineering) research group of ISTAR-IUL, working in the same research areas. Associated Researcher of the Distributed Multimedia Applications Group - DMAG (UPC, Spain). Since 1996 has participated in multiple national and international projects, financed by entities such as the National Science Foundation, the European Union, European Space Agency and others. Author and co-author of multiple research articles and communications in international conferences, journals and magazines, and also multiple project reports and deliverables. Also author of several PHP development books. OWASP (Open Web Applications Security Project) member and leader of the Portuguese chapter (between 2007-2018) and Lisbon chapter co-leader (since 2022), cooperating in event organisation, information dissemination and other projects. Founding member of the AP2SI (Associação Portuguesa para a Promoção da Segurança de Informação). Entrepreneur in some IT-based startups.
Cybersecurity Law and Ethics
Programming Fundamentals
Joana Martinho Costa is a member of the Interim Board of the School of Applied Digital Technologies (Iscte-Sintra), the director of the undergraduate program in Digital Educational Technologies, vice-president of the Specialized Committee on Pedagogical Issues at Iscte-Sintra and deputy coordinator of Information Systems Research Group (ISTAR). Her academic background includes a 1st cycle degree in Computer Engineering from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, a Master's in Computer Education and a PhD in Education in the specialty of Information and Communication Technologies in Education from the University of Lisbon. She has published in the fields of educational technology, technology enhanced learning and computer education. Her works include the authorship and co-authorship of 17 scientific articles, of which 15 are published in journals indexed in Scopus in Quartiles 1 and 2, and co-authorship of an international book. In 2021 she was the Discussant at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, in the Using Technology in Education section. Her research interests focus on computer education, technology enhanced teaching and learning, educational technology and information systems in education.
Cybersecurity Law and Ethics
Introduction to Cybersecurity | Introduction to Computer Networks | Computer Networks Security | Distributed Systems and Security
João Pedro Calado Barradas Branco Pavia graduated in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering from the ISCTE-IUL, in 2018. He worked for an international project funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) and TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) with aim of understanding the interaction between glow discharge detectors and THz waves in order to develop a new generation of imaging systems for safety applications. João Pedro received his PhD in Information Sciences and Technologies in 2022, having as his thesis topic the design of wireless communication schemes for ultrafast communications in the millimetre wave and THz bands. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Digital Technologies of the School of Digital Technologies, Economy and Society at ISCTE-IUL. His research interests include wireless communication networks, signal processing, big data, machine learning and cybersecurity. He is a member of IEEE and he is also a member of COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology, where he collaborates with professionals from several countries to develop solutions centred on the domain of intelligent radio communications for seamless inclusive interactions. He has been involved as local organiser and reviewer in several conferences and symposia. He is also a reviewer for several journals of the information and communications technology area. 
Algorithms and Data Structures | Programming Fundamentals
Applied Mathematics Complements | Applied Mathematics
Since 2022, I am teaching at ISCTE Sintra - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, the courses of Graphs and Complex Networks, Calculus (with Python), and Applied Mathematics. In the period 2021 - 2023, I also taught at Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciências de Lisboa, courses like Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. I am an enthusiast of science and knowledge development, and my research goals are to join topics of mathematical modelling and civil protection and society in general.I am passionate about education and my drive is to allow everyone to learn and master any skill they desire, with the right direction and strength, and for some years I have been a volunteer in a social institution teaching Portuguese and mathematics to illiterate people.I have worked in data analysis, data visualisation, data science, problem solving, and research and interpretation of data. My professional drive is to use my analytical skills to find solutions in short amounts of time, whether it requires organisation knowledge, team-working, scheduling, management, programming, or innovation.I have worked as a researcher in a project implementing mathematical and computational techniques into biological data, specifically the evolution of viruses in terms of their mutations and virulence. Unfortunately, it did not help prevent the covid-19 pandemic, but certainly projects like those help improve the knowledge which led to the quick vaccination development.In terms of academics, I have a Ph.D. from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, which followed an M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Lisbon in Portugal. The main focus of my doctorate research was to analyse automotive supply chains and develop a synthetic network creation model which could replicate the main features of real-life supply chains. The resulting model was quite accurate, and it permits managers to know with a high degree of certainty the structure of their supply chain, with just a few data points.Regarding my soft skills, Determination and Hard Work are two of the most important in my career. No path is easy and not only “geniuses can do it"... with passion and hard work, anyone can achieve their goals.
Databases and Security
Project Planning and Management
José Miguel Sales Dias holds a BSc (1985) in Electrical Engineering, a MSc (1989) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (both from IST-UTL, Portugal) and a PhD (1998) in Information Sciences and Technology, major in Computer Graphics and Multimedia (ISCTE-IUL, Portugal), where he is Full Professor, teaching and conducting research in Computer Graphics, Virtual and Augmented reality, Ambient Assisted Living, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), AI, Data Science, Design Thinking and Operating Systems.. Past Invited Associate Professor at NOVA IMS teaching Human-Computer Interaction in Information Systems degree. Research is centered on natural and multimodal human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, ambient assisted living, and design thinking, targeting the digital inclusion of hearing and vision-impaired citizens and the elderly. Deputy Director of ISTAR, an R&D unit of ISCTE, and member of its Digital Living Spaces group . Appointed (2022) by the Rectory of Iscte, as member of the Board of Directors of AI4PA a Digital Innovation Hub in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for the Public Administration. Nominated (2022) by the Rectory of Iscte as a member of the Installation Commission of the Iscte School of Applied Digital Technologies in Sintra, Portugal. Member of the Provisional Scientific Commission of the same School. Coordinates the Degree in Software and Applications Development of this School. Nominated (2023) by the Rectory of Iscte member of the Steering Committee of the SocioDigital Lab for Pulic Policy, the Associate Lab that gathers 6 research units of Iscte. Has been involved in entrepreneurship initiatives. Regularly commissioned by the EU, Cyprus, and Portuguese Ministry of Economy for R&D project evaluations and reviews. Author of 1 patent, author, co-author, or editor of 15 scientific books or journal editions, 23 indexed journal papers, 38 indexed book chapters, 171 other publications, workshops, or keynotes in peer-reviewed international conferences, and 71 in national conferences. Since 1992 participated or participates in 33 International R&D projects (ESPRIT, RACE, ACTS, TELEMATICS, TEN-IBC, EUREKA, INTERREG, FP5 IST-IPS, FP6 IST, ESA, Marie Curie, AAL, ACP, H2020, Erasmus+), and 19 Portuguese (FCT, QREN, NITEC, POSC, POCTI, POSI, ICPME, TIT, SAMA, POAT,  DIH). Principal Investigator of 16 R&D projects. From 1998 to 2020, he raised more than 13.394.483,58 € of R&D funding to ISCTE, Microsoft, and ADENE, giving an average of 446.483/year in 30 years. Obtained 7 scientific prizes. Member of ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, ISCA, IEEE, editorial boards of several journals and of several IPCs of National and International conferences in Computer Graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Speech, Accessibility, and Ambient Assisted Living. Past member (2017-2020) of the Board of Directors of ADENE, the Portuguese Energy Agency, where he oversaw the Innovation Group, the Information and Communication Technologies Unit, the Quality Control Unit, and the Institutional and International Relations Unit. Past member (2018-2020) of the Board of Directors of MEDENER, the Mediterranean Association of National Agencies for Energy Management, which deals with energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources in the region. Past Director (2005-2016) of the first European R&D Centre in Speech and Natural HCI technologies of Microsoft Corporation, in Portugal (Microsoft Language Development Center, MLDC), where he collaborated closely with global Microsoft software product groups (in the USA, China and Europe) and local teams of marketing, finance, human resources, IT, sales and services. Has been involved in entrepreneurship initiatives. Past President of ADETTI and ADETTI-IUL, ISCTE R&D centers. Past Vice-president of the GPCG, Eurographics Portuguese Chapter. Born on December 1st, 1961,  Happy father of two ladies and one gentleman.  
Work, Organizations and Technology
Margarida Santos is a guest assistant professor at Iscte-Sintra in the fields of Health Psychology and Educational Psychology. She is the Director of the Bachelor's Degree in Digital Technologies and Health, the Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Digital Transformation Management in the Health Sector, as part of the international project ManagiDITH coordinated by Iscte, and she is a member of the Specialized Commission on Pedagogical Affairs at Iscte-Sintra. Since 2015, she has been coordinating a research-action project in the health sector, promoting the engagement of individuals with illnesses and their representatives in decision-making processes in healthcare. This project is responsible for the Charter for Public Participation in Health (Law No. 108/2019, September 9). With a Ph.D. in Psychology, a Master's degree in Social and Organizational Psychology, and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, her research has focused on decision-making processes and public participation, especially in the field of public policies (e.g., municipal participatory budgeting). She is the author or co-author of more than 20 scientific publications in this domain.
Operating Systems and Virtualization
Maria da Conceicao Pereira is an invited teacher at ISCTE-IUL. In the 2023-2024 academic year she is teaching Operating Systems and Virtualization (OSV) at ISCTE-Sintra. In the 2022-2023 academic year she taught Operating Systems and Virtualization (OSV) at ISCTE-Sintra. In the school year 2020-2021 she taught Fundamentals of Computer Architecture at ISCTE. She is working toward a PhD degree at ISCTE-IUL as a worker/student, and she is a Research Assistant at ISTAR, an ISCTE's R&D unit. Her PhD supervisors are: Sérgio Moro, Miguel Sales Dias, João Carlos Ferreira.She holds a 5-year BSc in Electrical Engineering, and the curricular units of MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, (both from IST-UTL, Portugal). She has been tutoring ( higher education students since 2008, mainly in the subjects: Analog and Digital Electronics, Architecture of Computer Systems, Control Systems, Circuit Analysis, Communications Systems, Digital Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Electrical and Electromechanical Systems, Electronic Systems, High-Performance Computing Architectures, Process Automation, Instrumentation and Measurements, Mechatronic Signals and Systems, Microprocessors, Microsoft Applications, Modelling and Simulation, Physics, Programming Languages, Sensors and Signals Instrumentation, Signals and Systems. In 2021, she gave a free workshop to teach anyone who wanted to learn how to create an online presence: register a domain name, create a WordPress website, and create a blog on Blogger.Since 2009, she has been publishing educational scientific content on online platforms to make science known to citizens and promote her work and that of her colleagues and students:• On the blog, she publishes complete or partial problems resolutions, made by hand, to prove that they are made by herself.• On other online platforms, she implements the dissemination of the publications from the blog and promotes contact with the public.• Online platforms: see here.She has created a website ( to showcase the Project work carried out by her students in the course she teaches at ISCTE-Sintra: Operating Systems and Virtualisation.During the period January to August 2022, she was managing the Fish2Fork project communications activities, funded by EEA Grants, at INOV. She was also responsible for the communication and image of the project. She created the website ( and all the other online promotion platforms for the project:,,,,,,,, 2020/2021 she implemented the promotion of an ISCTE-IUL master's programme (MSIAD) on online platforms:,, and others,,,,,,,,, 2020, she created a short video for ISTAR's participation in the European Researchers' Night. She demonstrated the use of temperature and humidity sensors, Arduino, Matlab and Simulink, for data acquisition and control of devices.She created online platforms/profiles and groups to support research for the PhD. She created and disseminated content on the Internationalization of Higher Education to support her research for the PhD. She answered questions, on online platforms, of foreign students interested in studying in Portugal. She was also an IT consultant from 1988 to 2019 and a professional IT trainer from 1988 to 2002.
Statistics and Probabilities
Patrícia Costa holds a PhD in Production and Systems Engineering (thesis in the area of statistics/psychometrics) from the University of Minho, a Master's degree in Mathematics - Teaching (thesis in the area of statistics/psychometrics) from the University of Beira Interior and a degree in Mathematics - Educational Training from the University of Coimbra. Her research focuses on Educational Assessment, Applied Statistics, Comparative Education and Psychometrics. She has experience in teaching in Higher Education, research and providing technical support to policy makers at the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission. She is the author/co-author of several scientific articles in international journals, book chapters and technical reports and has experience in organising international scientific events.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation I | Entrepreneurship and Innovation II
Digital Forensic Analysis
Internet Programming
School of Applied Digital Technologies, Iscte-Sintra
Avenida Heliodoro Salgado nº 3 2710-569 Sintra
210 464 360
9:30 - 18:00
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