Paulo Mateus is an Associate Professor from the Mathematics Department of Instituto Superior Técnico and a researcher from Instituto de Telecomunicações, where he founded and presently coordinates the Security and Quantum Information Group.
He obtained his doctorate degree in Mathematics and was a Postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded the IBM scientific prize, Portugal, in 2005 for his habilitation thesis. His research is focused on using quantum resources for security and communication and has been author and co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed international journal publications in mathematics. He has coordinated several national and international projects and has been guest editor of Logic Journal of the IGPL, IEEE Communications, and part of the program committee of several workshop and conferences. He was invited by the Hungarian (OTKA) and Czech (GACR) science foundation to be a member of the evaluation board for their national projects and postdocs. He was a member of the Managing Board of the European Network and Information Security Agency, vice-president of Centro Internacional de Matemática, and vice-coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Information Security at IST.