Mário M. Freire
         Full Professor (Professor Catedrático)

           Department of Computer Science, University of Beira Interior
           Rua Marquês de Ávila e Bolama, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal

           E-mail addresses: mfreire(at)computer.org  or  mfreire(at)acm.org  or  mario(at)di.ubi.pt



Registered International Patents Transferred to Industry (Nokia Siemens Networks, now Coriant)
"Learn from failures. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."

Steve Jobs (1955-2011), in Steve Jobs: The Journey is the Reward by Jeffrey S. Young, 1988.

Figure of the International Patent WO 2010/012304 A Upstream Efficiency Improvement Method for Passive Optical Networks.
Mário M. Freire, João V. P. Gomes, Pedro R. M. Inácio, Paulo Monteiro, João J. Pires, and João M. Santos.
World Intellectual Property Organization, International Patent WO 2010/012304 A1, 2010.
      Figure of the European Patent EP 2141832 A1 Automatic Topology Discovery for Passive Optical Networks.
Jorge Castro, Mário M. Freire, Marek Hajduczenia, Pedro Inácio, Rui Meleiro, Paulo M. Monteiro, José Santos, and Henrique Silva.
European Patent Office, European Patent EP 2141832 A1, 2010.
Júri das Provas de Doutoramento do Pedro Inácio Method and Device for Processing Data in an Optical Network and Communication System Comprising Such Device.
Mário M. Freire, Nuno Garcia, Przemyslaw Lenkiewicz, Paulo M. Monteiro, and José Santos.
World Intellectual Property Organization, International Patent WO 2009/156409 A1, 2009.
Júri das Provas de Doutoramento do Nuno Garcia Method for Aggregating a Plurality of Data Packets Into a Unified Transport Data Packet and Machine for Performing Said Method.
Mário Freire, Nuno M. Garcia, Marek Hajduczenia, Paulo P. Monteiro, and Henrique Silva.
World Intellectual Property Organization, International Patent WO 2007/118594 A1, 2007.
Júri das Provas de Doutoramento do Joel Rodrigues A Method, Communication System, Central and Peripheral Communication Unit for Secure Packet Oriented Transfer of Information.
Mário Freire, Marek Hajduczenia, Pedro Inácio, Paulo P. Monteiro, and Henrique Silva.
World Intellectual Property Organization, International Patent WO 2007/099045 A1, 2007.
     Júri das Provas de Doutoramento do Joel Rodrigues Monitoring Method and Apparatus of Processing of a Data Stream with High Rate/Flow.
Mário Freire, Nuno Garcia, Marek Hajduczenia, Paulo Monteiro, and Henrique Silva.
European Patent Office, European Patent EP 1780955 A1, 2007.
Júri das Provas de Doutoramento do Joel Rodrigues Method for the Transmission of Data Packets by Means of an Optical Burst Switching Network and Network Nodes for an Optical Burst Switching Network.
Mário Freire, Nuno Garcia, Paulo Monteiro, and José M. R. R. Santos.
World Intellectual Property Organization, International Patent WO 2006/072406 A1, 2006.


“One of the problems of being a pioneer is you always make mistakes and I never, never want to be a pioneer. It’s always best to come second when you can look at the mistakes the pioneers made”.

Seymour Cray (1925-1996), Public Lecture at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories on the introduction of the CRAY-1, 1976.
Last update: 2011/08/30.