David Palma is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He was an H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral fellow at NTNU and has worked in the past as a Researcher and Project Manager at OneSource, as well as an invited Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra. He holds a PhD in Information Science and Technology received from the University of Coimbra. His current research interests are on Cognitive IoT, Networking in Remote Areas, Routing, Cloud-Computing and Software-Defined Networks, subjects on which he has authored and co-authored multiple papers in refereed conferences and journals. He has participated in several TPCs, national and international research projects, including European Projects (FP6/FP7/H2020) and in the preparation of successful research proposals.