Meet the faces of EEUM behind the Stayaway Covid app

Much has been said recently about the Covid Stayaway app, an application that was officially presented on September 1, which aims to track the potential contagion networks by Covid-19, and which after three weeks of its availability already had over 1 million downloads.

We already know that it is a free app, whose installation is voluntary and its use anonymous, and has been advised by the Prime Minister and the Directorate General of Health, as a way of warning about risk contacts with people infected with the new coronavirus.

But who are, after all, the people responsible for EEUM behind the development of this computer application?

Rui Carlos Oliveira

Academic Background: Doctorate with Aggregation

Affiliation: Lecturer at the Computer Science Department of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho and Researcher at HASLab – High-Assurance Software Laboratory

Contribution to the app: “Turn on the pieces / Make it happen”

 

José Orlando Pereira

Academic Background: Doctorate with Aggregation

Affiliation: Professor at the Department of Informatics of School of Engineering of the University of Minho and Researcher at HASLab – High-Assurance Software Laboratory

Contribution to the app: Technical responsible for STAYAWAY COVID system

 

João Tiago Paulo

Academic Background: Doctorate

Affiliation: Professor at the Department of Informatics of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho and Researcher at HASLab – High-Assurance Software Laboratory

Contribution to the app: Review of the application code in terms of functionality and privacy when transmitting information.

 

Rogério Pontes

Academic Background: Master

Affiliation: PhD Student of the MAP-i Computer Science PhD Program and HASLab Researcher – High-Assurance Software Laboratory

Contribution to the app:  Development of the application and management of the website

 

Ricardo Vilaça

Academic Background: Doctorate

Affiliation: Assistant Researcher of the Department of Informatics of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho

Contribution to the app: Trial of alternative tracking applications and analysis of the code regarding user privacy issues

 

Ana Nunes Alonso

Academic Background: Doctorate

Affiliation: Invited Professor Equipped with Assistant Professor of the Computer Science Department of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho and Researcher of HASLab – High-Assurance Software Laboratory

Contribution to the app:  Analysis and discussion of architectures and protocols for contact tracking

 

Rui Miguel Ribeiro

Academic Background: Master

Affiliation: IT Specialist at HASLab – High-Assurance Software Laboratory

Contribution in app: Reverse proxy implementation for application servers

 

Francisco Neves

Academic Background: Master

Affiliation: MAP-i PhD Student and HASLab Researcher – High-Assurance Software Laboratory

Contribution to the app: Implementation of the interface of health professionals (doctors) for code generation. Collaboration in the development of the informative website https://stayawaycovid.pt

 

All available information about this app is available here.

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