Pedro Pinto received an MSc degree in Communication Networks and Services from the University of Porto, Portugal, and a joint PhD degree in Telecommunications from the Universities of Minho, Aveiro, and Porto, Portugal. He is an Assistant Professor at Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (IPVC) and a researcher at INESC TEC. His research interests include the areas of computer networks and cybersecurity.

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Pedro Filipe Cruz Pinto

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Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • pedropinto@estg.ipvc.pt (Profissional)


  • Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão (Viana do Castelo). Av. do Atlântico - Apartado 57, 4901-908, Viana do Castelo, Portugal (Profissional)


Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Engenharia Eletrotécnica, Eletrónica e Informática


Artigo em conferência
  1. Barreto, Jackson; Rutecka, Paulina; Cicha, Karina; Pinto, Pedro. "The Status and Management of Web-Related Security at Higher Education Institutions in Poland". Trabalho apresentado em Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - ICISSP, Rome, 2024.
    Publicado • 10.5220/0012423000003648
  2. Sérgio Ivan Lopes; Pedro Filipe Cruz Pinto; Barreto, Jackson; Barreto, Jackson; Lopes, Sérgio Ivan; Pinto, Pedro. "Vulnerabilities in Baseboard Management Controllers: Risks and Mitigation Strategies in the IIoT Environment". Trabalho apresentado em 3rd Symposium of applied science for young researchers, Barcelos, 2023.
  3. Silva, T; Paiva, S; Pinto, P; Pinto, A. "A Survey and Risk Assessment on Virtual and Augmented Reality Cyberattacks". 2023.
  4. Barreto, J.; Almeida, H.; Pinto, P.. "An Overview of HTTPS and DNSSEC Services Adoption in Higher Education Institutions in Brazil". 2023.
  5. Lima, G; Gonçalves, VH; Pinto, P. "A Taxonomy for Tsunami Security Scanner Plugins". 2023.
  6. Oliveira, L; Chmielewski, A; Rutecka, P; Cicha, K; Rizun, M; Torres, N; Pinto, P. "Assessing Cybersecurity Hygiene and Cyber Threats Awareness in the Campus - A Case Study of Higher Education Institutions in Portugal and Poland". 2023.
  7. Torres, N.; Pinto, P.; Lopes, S.I.. "Exploiting Physical Layer Vulnerabilities in LoRaWAN-based IoT Networks". 2022.
  8. "Using Syntactic Similarity to Shorten the Training Time of Deep Learning Models using Time Series Datasets: A Case Study". 2021.
  9. "Smart & Sustainable Mobility on Campus: A secure IoT tracking system for the BIRA Bicycle". 2021.
  10. "A Performance Assessment of Free-to-Use Vulnerability Scanners - Revisited". 2021.
  11. Fernandes, R; Pinto, P; Pinto, A. "Controlled and Secure Sharing of Classified Threat Intelligence between Multiple Entities". 2021.
  12. "A System Architecture to Detect and Block Unwanted Wireless Signals in a Classroom (Short Paper)". 2021.
  13. Ferreira, V.M.; Pinto, P.; Paiva, S.; Brito, M.J.A.. "The Use of ARM-Assembly Language and a Raspberry Pi 1 B+ as a Server to Improve Computer Architecture Skills". 2020.
  14. Pereira, H.; Carreira, R.; Pinto, P.; Lopes, S.I.. "Hacking the RFID-based Authentication System of a University Campus on a Budget". 2020.
  15. Nelson Sotomaior; Bruno Teixeira; João Azevedo; Paulo Caldas; Gaspar Rego; Pedro Pinto. "Optical Fiber Link Failure Prediction System Based on Long-Period Fiber Grating Mechanical Sensor". 2018.
  16. Longras, A; Pereira, T; Carneiro, P; Pinto, P. "On the Track of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Implementation Difficulties in Portuguese Organizations". 2018.
  17. Oliveira, J.; Frade, M.; Pinto, P.. "System protection agent against unauthorized activities via USB devices". 2018.
  18. Pinto, P.; Pinto, A.; Ricardo, M.. "Reducing WSN simulation runtime by using multiple simultaneous instances". 2015.
  19. Pinto, P.; Pinto, A.; Ricardo, M.. "RPL modifications to improve the end-to-end delay estimation in WSN". 2014.
  20. Pinto, P.; Pinto, A.; Ricardo, M.. "End-to-end delay estimation using RPL metrics in WSN". 2013.
Artigo em revista
  1. Arun Kumar Sangaiah; Amir Javadpour; Pedro Pinto; Haruna Chiroma; Lubna A. Gabralla. "Cost-Effective Resources for Computing Approximation Queries in Mobile Cloud Computing Infrastructure". Sensors (2023): https://doi.org/10.3390/s23177416.
  2. Ricardo Fernandes; Sylwia Bugla; Pedro Pinto; António Pinto. "On the Performance of Secure Sharing of Classified Threat Intelligence between Multiple Entities". Sensors (2023): https://doi.org/10.3390/s23020914.
  3. Silvestre Malta; Pedro Pinto; Manuel Fernandez-Veiga. "Using Reinforcement Learning to Reduce Energy Consumption of Ultra-Dense Networks With 5G Use Cases Requirements". IEEE Access (2023): https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3236980.
  4. Javadpour, A.; Sangaiah, A.K.; Pinto, P.; Ja'fari, F.; Zhang, W.; Majed Hossein Abadi, A.; Ahmadi, H.. "An Energy-optimized Embedded load balancing using DVFS computing in Cloud Data centers". Computer Communications 197 (2023): 255-266. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85142121867&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. Junior, J; Carneiro, P; Paiva, S; Pinto, P. "An Analysis on the Implementation of Secure Web-Related Protocols in Portuguese City Councils". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARKETING COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA (2023):
  6. Dias, JC; Martins, A; Pinto, P. "An Analysis of Infractions and Fines in the Context of the GDPR". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARKETING COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA (2023):
  7. Ferreira, I.A.; Godina, R.; Pinto, A.; Pinto, P.; Carvalho, H.. "Boosting additive circular economy ecosystems using blockchain: An exploratory case study". Computers and Industrial Engineering 175 (2023): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85144608757&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. Arun Kumar Sangaiah; Amir Javadpour; Forough Ja'fari; Pedro Pinto; Huan-Ming Chuang. "Privacy-Aware and AI Techniques for Healthcare Based on K-Anonymity Model in Internet of Things". IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (2023): https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2023.3271591.
  9. Sangaiah, AK; Javadpour, A; Pinto, P; Rezaei, S; Zhang, WZ. "Enhanced resource allocation in distributed cloud using fuzzy meta-heuristics optimization". COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS (2023):
  10. Sangaiah, Arun Kumar; Javadpour, Amir; Pinto, Pedro. "Towards data security assessments using an IDS security model for cyber-physical smart cities". Information Sciences (2023): https://publons.com/wos-op/publon/62625986/.
  11. Pedro Sousa; António Pinto; Pedro Pinto. "Exploiting Online Services to Enable Anonymous and Confidential Messaging". Journal of Cybersecurity and Privacy (2022): https://www.mdpi.com/2624-800X/2/3/35.
  12. Teixeira, D.; Malta, S.; Pinto, P.. "A Vote-Based Architecture to Generate Classified Datasets and Improve Performance of Intrusion Detection Systems Based on Supervised Learning". Future Internet 14 3 (2022): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85125678183&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  13. Javadpour, A.; Pinto, P.; Ja’fari, F.; Zhang, W.. "DMAIDPS: a distributed multi-agent intrusion detection and prevention system for cloud IoT environments". Cluster Computing (2022): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85130567350&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  14. Sangaiah, A.K.; Javadpour, A.; Ja’fari, F.; Pinto, P.; Zhang, W.; Balasubramanian, S.. "A hybrid heuristics artificial intelligence feature selection for intrusion detection classifiers in cloud of things". Cluster Computing (2022): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85131078654&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  15. Sangaiah, A.K.; Javadpour, A.; Ja'fari, F.; Pinto, P.; Ahmadi, H.; Zhang, W.. "CL-MLSP: The design of a detection mechanism for sinkhole attacks in smart cities". Microprocessors and Microsystems 90 (2022): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85127353444&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  16. Zeynivand, A.; Javadpour, A.; Bolouki, S.; Sangaiah, A.K.; Ja'fari, F.; Pinto, P.; Zhang, W.. "Traffic flow control using multi-agent reinforcement learning". Journal of Network and Computer Applications 207 (2022): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85138776456&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  17. Javadpour, A.; Sangaiah, A.K.; Jafari, F.; Pinto, P.; Memarzadeh-Tehran, H.; Rezaei, S.; Saghafi, F.. "Toward a Secure Industrial Wireless Body Area Network Focusing MAC Layer Protocols: An Analytical Review". IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2022): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85137919703&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  18. Javadpour, A.; Ja’fari, F.; Pinto, P.; Zhang, W.. "Mapping and embedding infrastructure resource management in software defined networks". Cluster Computing (2022): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85142284595&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  19. Sumathi, A.C.; Javadpour, A.; Pinto, P.; Sangaiah, A.K.; Zhang, W.; Mahmoodi Khaniabadi, S.. "NEWTR: a multipath routing for next hop destination in internet of things with artificial recurrent neural network (RNN)". International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics 13 10 (2022): 2869-2889. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85129427665&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  20. Javadpour, A.; Nafei, A.H.; Ja’fari, F.; Pinto, P.; Zhang, W.; Sangaiah, A.K.. "An intelligent energy-efficient approach for managing IoE tasks in cloud platforms". Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (2022): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85141483189&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  21. Pirozmand, P.; Javadpour, A.; Nazarian, H.; Pinto, P.; Mirkamali, S.; Ja’fari, F.. "GSAGA: A hybrid algorithm for task scheduling in cloud infrastructure". Journal of Supercomputing 78 15 (2022): 17423-17449. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85130220938&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  22. Sangaiah, A.K.; Javadpour, A.; Pinto, P.; Ja'Fari, F.; Zhang, W.. "Improving Quality of Service in 5G Resilient Communication with the Cellular Structure of Smartphones". ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks 18 3 (2022): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85137582133&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  23. Pinto, L; Brito, C; Marinho, V; Pinto, P. "Assessing the Relevance of Cybersecurity Training and Policies to Prevent and Mitigate the Impact of Phishing Attacks". Journal of Internet Services and Information Security (2022):
  24. Pereira, J.; Cepa, A.; Carneiro António Pinto, P.; Pinto, P.. "Portugal · Profiling the Portuguese Data Protection Officer in the Context of GDPR". European Data Protection Law Review 8 4 (2022): 527-531. http://dx.doi.org/10.21552/edpl/2022/4/13.
    Publicado • 10.21552/edpl/2022/4/13
  25. Mohammad Hammoudeh; Paul Watters; Gregory Epiphaniou; A. S. M. Kayes; Pedro Pinto. "Special Issue “Security Threats and Countermeasures in Cyber-Physical Systems”". Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (2021): https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan10030054.
  26. Vítor Pedreira; Daniel Barros; Pedro Pinto. "A Review of Attacks, Vulnerabilities, and Defenses in Industry 4.0 with New Challenges on Data Sovereignty Ahead". Sensors 21 15 (2021): 5189-5189. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21155189.
  27. "An Advertising Overflow Attack Against Android Exposure Notification System Impacting COVID-19 Contact Tracing Applications". IEEE Access 9 (2021): 103365-103375. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/access.2021.3099017.
  28. Pedreira, Vítor; Barros, Daniel; Pinto, Pedro. "A Review on Security Vulnerabilities, Attacks and Defense Strategies in Industry 4.0 Scenarios". (2021):
  29. José Oliveira; Pedro Pinto; Henrique Santos. "Distributed Architecture to Enhance Systems Protection against Unauthorized Activity via USB Devices". Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks 10 1 (2021): 19-19. https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan10010019.
  30. Torres, N.; Pinto, P.; Lopes, S.I.. "Security vulnerabilities in LPWANs-an attack vector analysis for the IoT ecosystem". Applied Sciences (Switzerland) 11 7 (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85104073314&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  31. Oliveira, A.; Fonseca, J.; Pinto, P.. "A ROS based Prototype for In-Vehicle Data Acquisition and Analysis". SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles 15 3 (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85121492891&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  32. Soares, M.; Pinto, P.; Mamede, J.. "MEC vs MCC: Performance analysis of interactive and real-time applications,MEC vs MCC: Análise do desempenho de aplicações interativas e de tempo real". RISTI - Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao 2020 37 (2020): 116-131. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85087373489&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  33. Diogo Teixeira; Leonardo Assunção; Teresa Pereira; Silvestre Malta; Pedro Pinto. "OSSEC IDS Extension to Improve Log Analysis and Override False Positive or Negative Detections". Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (2019): https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan8030046.
  34. Costa, P; Montenegro, R; Pereira, T; Pinto, P. "The Security Challenges Emerging from the Technological Developments A Practical Case Study of Organizational Awareness to the Security Risks". MOBILE NETWORKS & APPLICATIONS (2019):
  35. Pinto, P.; Pinto, A.; Ricardo, M.. "Cross-Layer Admission Control to Enhance the Support of Real-Time Applications in WSN". IEEE Sensors Journal 15 12 (2015): 6945-6953. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84943740508&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Rita Melo; Pedro Pinto; António Pinto. "Severity Analysis of Web3 Security Vulnerabilities Based on Publicly Bug Reports". 2023.
  2. Nuno Torres; Ana Chaves; César Toscano; Pedro Pinto. "Prototyping the IDS Security Components in the Context of Industry 4.0 - A Textile and Clothing Industry Case Study". 2023.
  1. Fernandes, Florbela P.; Morais, Pedro; Pinto, Pedro. 3rd Symposium of applied science for young researchers: short papers. Instituto Politécnico de Bragança. 2023.
  2. Gonçalves, R.; Ferreira, I.; Godina, R.; Pinto, P.; Pinto, A.. A Smart Contract Architecture to Enhance the Industrial Symbiosis Process Between the Pulp and Paper Companies - A Case Study. 2022.
  3. Felgueiras, N.; Pinto, P.. An Overview of the Status of DNS and HTTP Security Services in Higher Education Institutions in Portugal. 2022.
  4. Carreira, R.; Pinto, P.; Pinto, A.. A framework for on-demand reporting of cryptocurrency ownership and provenance. 2020.
  5. Pinto, P.; Pinto, A.A.; Ricardo, M.. Reducing simulation runtime in wireless sensor networks: A simulation framework to reduce wsn simulation runtime by using multiple simultaneous instances. 2015.
  6. Pinto, P.; Pinto, A.; Ricardo, M.. Delay accounting optimization procedure to enhance end-to-end delay estimation in WSNs. 2015.
Poster em conferência
  1. Soares, Leopoldo; Saraiva, Rui; Pinto, Pedro; Pereira, Maria Aurora Gonçalves; Graça, Luís; Felgueiras, Paula; Rocha, Mara; Abreu, Carlos. "A importância da telemonitorização na acessibilidade e equidade no acesso à saúde: Um estudo aplicado à diabetes no Alto-Minho - The importance of telemonitoring in accessibility and equity in access to health: A study applied to diabetes in Alto-Minho". Trabalho apresentado em Jornada SUPERA 2017, 2017.
Prefácio / Posfácio
  1. Mohammad Hammoudeh; Gregory Epiphaniou; Pedro Pinto. "Cyber-Physical Systems: Security Threats and Countermeasures". Prefácio para Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks. 2021.


Conjunto de dados
  1. Júnior, Jackson; Pinto, Pedro. Official-Websites-of-the-Portuguese-Municipalities: v1.0.0.
  2. Jackson Júnior; Pedro Pinto. Higher-Education-Institutions-in-the-United-States-of-America-Dataset: v1.0.0.
  3. Pedro Pinto. A Survey on the Usage Evolution of 4G/5G Network Simulators Combined with the Integration of Machine Learning Techniques. 2021.
Outra produção
  1. On the Use of VGs for Feature Selection in Supervised Machine Learning - A Use Case to Detect Distributed DoS Attacks. 2023. Pedro Pinto. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-53025-8_19.
  2. System protection agent against unauthorized activities via USB devices. 2018. José Oliveira; Miguel Frade; Pedro Pinto.
  1. Jose Oliveira; Miguel Frade; Pedro Pinto. "JoseOliveira01/usb-whitelisting: USB-whitelisting". 2017.