Jose Rufino has lectured at Instituto Superior Tecnico, in the Department of Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering, from 1992 to 2003. Since 2003 he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisboa. From 1985 to 1996 he was a member of the Distributed Systems and Industrial Automation Group at INESC. From 1996 to 2003, he was a researcher at Centro de Sistemas Telematicos and Computacionais (IST), in the areas of fault-tolerance and real-time systems. Since 2003, he is a member of the Navigators research group of LaSIGE. He participated and contributed to several national and international projects such as, Delta-4, DINAS-DQS, Codicom, DEAR-COTS and HIDENETS. He was responsible for the DARIO and ESA AIR Projects. Currently he is responsible for the ESA AIR-II Project, which aims to design and develop an architecture for applying the time and space partitioning (TSP) concept to aerospace systems and applications. His current research interests include fault-tolerant and real-time distributed systems, wireless and fieldbus networks, real-time operating system kernels and embedded systems design. He has more than 40 publications in these areas. He is a member of the Ordem dos Engenheiros, ACM and IEEE.