Jorge Soares

Research Program Manager


PhD in Robotics, Control, and Intelligent systems (IST-EPFL JDI), 2016

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (IST-EPFL JDI), 2016

Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa (IST-UL)

MSc in Communication Networks Engineering, 2009

Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa (IST-UL)

BSc in Communication Networks Engineering, 2007

Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa (IST-UL)

Jorge holds BSc and MSc degrees in network engineering. He received a joint PhD from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal) on the basis of his research on distributed and marine robotics.

His technical interests cover a wide range of topics, from software engineering and communication protocols to sensor networks and marine technology. While in academia, he worked in multiple national and European research projects and published in international conferences and journals in networks and robotics. He was a patent examiner with the European Patent Office (The Hague, The Netherlands), where he worked mainly in the fields of human-computer interaction and construction of computers.

Latest work

2020.8.26 / Posts

Vasilis Giotsas joins Protocol Labs Research

Vasileios (Vasilis) Giotsas is joining the Resilient Networks Lab (ResNetLab) as a Research Engineer. He comes to PL from Lancaster University, where he was an Assistant Professor, after stints at Technischen Universität Berlin and the University of California San Diego.

2020.4.27 / Posts

Announcing our COVID-19 Open Innovation Grant awardees

After a marathon review, followed by necessary legal and financial procedures, we are happy to announce the projects we are supporting with Protocol Labs’ COVID-19 Open Innovation Grant program. This program was created to surface and support open-source projects working on tools to help humanity through present and future pandemics.

2020.4.20 / Posts

Karola Kirsanow joins Protocol Labs Research

Karola is an experienced paleogeneticist, having studied and done research at Cornell, Oxford, and Harvard. While at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Karola led a project looking at the genetic adaptation of modern humans to an agriculturalist diet and, in 2016, she founded a consultancy specialising in academic grants applications, scientific editing, and data analysis.

2020.3.26 / Posts

Protocol Labs launches a COVID-19 Open Innovation Grants program

In 2018, Protocol Labs launched a Request for Proposals program to support research in distributed systems, cryptography, and other areas of interest to our projects and company. To date, we have given over $500,000, with results made available to the public under open-source licenses.

2020.2.25 / Posts

Yiannis Psaras joins Protocol Labs Research

Yiannis (Ioannis) is joining the Resilient Networks Lab, which he helped get off the ground after becoming an advisor to PL in July 2019. Yiannis is currently a fellow of the United Kingdom’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and a Lecturer at University College London, where he has worked on a number of topics within the broad field of networking, with a significant focus on Information-Centric Networking (ICN).

2020.2.18 / Posts

Sarah Azouvi joins Protocol Labs Research

Sarah joins us from the Information Security Group at University College London, where she did research on consensus and worked towards her forthcoming PhD in Computer Science. During her studies, she collaborated with Protocol Labs and was also an intern at Calibra.

2020.1.27 / Posts

Luca Nizzardo’s thesis wins UPM Extraordinary Award

Source: IMDEA Software Institute. Posted here with permission. Luca Nizzardo was a PhD student of the IMDEA Software Institute and his thesis “Cryptographic Techniques for the Security of Cloud and Blockchain Systems” defended in 2018 was directed by Associate Professor Dario Fiore.