Principal Scientific Officer
Dr. Jorge Pereira obtained Engineering and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and received his Ph.D.
in Electrical Engineering-Systems from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 1993.
Between 1983 and 1988, he taught in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of IST as
Full Lecturer in the areas of Electrotechnics and Electrical Measurements, Applied Electronics and
Telecommunication Systems, and became Assistant Professor in 1994.
From 1988 to 1990, he worked at LinCom Corp., Los Angeles, in a NASA project on space-to-space
communications, and on synchronization issues. From 1991 to 1993, he worked for Caltrans (California
Department of Transportation) and PATH (Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology) on
Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems (IVHS)/Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). From 1993 to 1996,
at GTE Laboratories Inc., Waltham, MA, was responsible for Communication Analysis and Simulation in
the Federal Highway Administration National IVHS Architecture study; represented GTE at the
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) IVHS Section, and in the High Speed Data Systems
workgroup of the CDMA Development Group (CDG).
He has been with the European Commission since September 1996, initially as Scientific Officer,
becoming Principal Scientific Officer in 2005. He has been dealing with ICT, covering a broad variety of
areas, with a focus on networking, devices, applications and services, testing and validation, as well as
deployment. He is, since 2016, in the area of Future Connectivity Systems, focusing on 5G and beyond,
where he is responsible for the areas of Advanced Spectrum Management; optical-wireless convergence;
Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM); and Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR).