Ruben Costa is senior researcher at UNINOVA Institute. Holds a PhD degree in Industrial Information Systems by the New University of Lisbon. Holds an MSc in Computer Science and a graduation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He began his professional career as a consultant at Deloitte. He has worked in the Integration, Development and Infrastructure area of the Management Solutions division. In his career as a consultant, he had participated in several National and International projects for the industry in several areas: Telecommunications, Finance and Energy & Utilities. Later he has integrated the UNINOVA research group, collaborating in several EU projects, such as H2020-636160 OPTIMUM, H2020-644715 Aquasmart, FP7-612329 ProaSense, FP7-318452 MobiS, FP7-234344 CRESCENDO, FP7-216420 CuteLoop, FP6-34245 CoSpaces, FP6-507849 ATHENA and FP5-32035 ProdAEC. His primary area of expertise is related with big data analytics, real-time data processing and semantic technologies. One of his recent interests is on spatio-temporal analysis, modelling and forecasting, its applicability to smart cities and urban mobility. He has been conducting research in several domains: transportation and health, to name but a few.