Luís Ferreira Pires was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1961. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Electronics from the 'Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica' (São José dos Campos, Brazil) in 1983 and, his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the 'Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo' (São Paulo, Brazil), in the Computer Networks specialisation, in 1989. He obtained his PhD degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, in September 1994.
Since 1988 he is working at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands), initially as research fellow of the Faculty of Computer Science, from 1992 to 1994 as Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and since 1994 as Associate Professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. He is currently also Programme Director of the Business & IT Bachelor and Master Education Programmes of the University of Twente. He is a member of the Services, Cyber-security and Safety (SCS) group. His professional interests are design methodologies for distributed systems, architecture of distributed systems, modelling and specification techniques, middleware platforms and telematics applications. He is responsible for the Master courses ‘Service-Oriented Architecture with Web services’ and ‘ADSA: Model-Driven Engineering’, and he contributes to the Bachelor Modules ‘Software Systems’ and ‘Data and Information’.
Luís likes all sorts of sports, especially football (soccer). He plays tennis regularly, and he participates in the summer competition and some local tournaments of the KNLTB (district Overijssel). Luís is a fanatic supporter of São Paulo Futebol Clube, and he is one of the leaders of the BWO F9. He is also interested in films (especially the 'cult' ones), music and books.
Luís Ferreira Pires
University of Twente
Phone : +31 53 489 3843
Fax : +31 53 489 5477
L. Ferreira Pires
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
University of Twente
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede