Alumni

Hassan Najafi Alishah

IST

PhD Graduate, Mathematics

 

Supervisor: Rui António Loja Fernandes

Enrolled: 2007

Graduated: 2012


Thesis Title: KAM Theory, Presymplectic Dynamics and Lie Algebroids.

Mathematical Interests: Differential Geometry, Symplectic & Poisson Geometry and their applications especially on Hamiltonian Systems. Lie Gruopoid and Lie Algebroids.

 

alishah@math.ist.utl.pt

Departamento de Matemática
Instituto Superior Técnico
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 LISBOA
Portugal

 


Ana Margarida Barata

FCSH/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Patrícia Gouveia; Co-Supervisor: Carlos Vaz de Carvalho

Enrolled: 2008

Graduated: 2014


Ana has been lecturing language and communication-related courses at ISEP since 2001. Researcher at the "Games, Interaction and Learning Technologies" research centre, her main research interests focus on digital arts, public and urban arts, with special emphasis on the role the arts and culture as a whole may play in social empowerment and transformation.

 

Thesis Title: Despertar Consciências: Activismos e Artes Digitais

 

anamar06@gmail.com

 


Pedro Bastos

U. Porto

PhD graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2015


Pedro Bastos is a 3D Artist experienced in character and environment production for visualization, animation and interaction. Author of publications in peer-reviewed international conferences. 3D lecturing experience and supervision of masters’ students in digital animation.

 

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João Beira

U.Porto and UT Austin

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Bruce Pennycook, Yacov Sharir, Sharon Strover, Shanti Kumar, Rui Penha, António Coelho

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2016


Dissertation tile: 3D [Embodied]. Projection Mapping and Sensing Bodies: A study in interactive dance performance


Publications (Peer-reviewed)
Conference Proceedings

2015
-Quay de, Y.; Beira, J.; Brain-Computer Interfaces and their Application as an Audiovisual Instrument; ICMC 2015, University of North Texas

2014:
-Beira, J.; Quay, Yago de; Biomediation: A Biofeedback Audiovisual Performance. The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology Connecticut College, USA
-Pennycook, B; Sharir, Y; Beira, J; 3D [Embodied] - A Collaborative Work for Dance, Music, and Visualization. Presence, Immersion and Location; 14th Biennial Symposium of Arts and Technology, CT, USA

2013:
-Beira, J; Carvalho, R; Kox, S; Mixed Reality Immersive Design: A Study in Interactive Dance. ACM Multimedia 2013, The 21st ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Barcelona, Spain

2012:
-Marquardt, Z; Beira, J; Em, N; Paiva, I; Kox, S; Super Mirror: a kinect interface for ballet dancers. ACM CHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin, Texas, USA

Book Chapter (Artist Interview)
2015:
Hopgood, Jeromy; Dance Production: Design and Technology CRC Press, Focal Press, Taylor & Francis Group, New York (Chapter 7 - Projection Design - Interview with João Beira)

 

joaobeira@gmail.com

Personal site

 


Gilberto Bernardes

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2014

PostDoc Investigator at INESC TEC, Assistant Professor at Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco – Applied Arts School.

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Research area: interactive music and automatic music generation.

 

bernardes7@gmail.com

Personal Sites:

Here and here.

 


Rita Falcão Berredo

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Alfredo Augusto Vieira Soeiro

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2013

Head of Research Support Office at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa; Invited Professor of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in the field of e-learning: e-Learning Consultant.


Research Work: Evaluation of the Application of e-Learning Methodologies to the Education of Engineering.

 

ritafalcaoberredo@gmail.com

 


Daniel Brandão

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Heitor Alvelos

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2014

Teacher, Assistant Equip. at ESD of IPCA - Escola Superior de Design do Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, and at ESAP - Escola Superior Artística do Porto


The PhD Thesis: Museum of Ransom: Towards a system for the aggregation and interpretation of contemporary participatory video as contextual change.
The research was focused in the cultural heritage value of videos of everyday life. The project Museum of Ransom, a participatory website for the aggregation and further interpretation of video-recordings made by citizens on the everyday life of the city of Porto, was developed as a case study, through an action-research methodology, in which the empirical was developed along a series of stages. 

 

daniel.c.brandao@gmail.com

 


Diogo Cabral

FCT/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2008

Graduated: 2014


Diogo Cabral is currently Assistant Professor (Invited) at University of Madeira and Senior Researcher at Madeira-ITI. Previously, he was postdoctoral researcher, at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, HIIT, University of Helsinki (UH), Finland. His research interests include: multimedia; human-computer interaction; creativity support tools; video interaction; multimedia interfaces for electronic paper. In his research, Diogo Cabral aims to develop tools and interactions that foster and augment creativity for knowledge workers and artists. His work has been published in top venues, such as Multimedia Tools and Applications, ACM CHI, ACM MULTIMEDIA, ACM UIST, ACM IUI, ACM Creativity&Cognition, INTERACT, AVI, MUM. Diogo Cabral has been invited to the Organizing Committee, Program Committee and as external reviewer in top venues (EICS – Demo-Chair, AVI, CHI, ACM MULTIMEDIA, UIST); worked in international projects and lectured Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia courses. Diogo Cabral received is doctoral degree in Computer Science, by Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (UNL), in February 2014, partially funded by the UTAustin|Portugal, Digital Media program.

 

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Diana Alissa Chester

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Rui Penha

Enrolled: 2013

Graduated: 2016

Current Position: Invited Post-Doc Yale-NUS College in Singapore 2017-2018 Academic Year


Thesis Title: Creative Response – A New Look at Archiving: The Role Artists Play in Developing Creative Response from Field Recordings of Ethnographic Research.

 

Diana Chester is an artist, musician, technologist, and educator whose work draws from sound studies, archival studies, and ethnography. Diana holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College, an MA from Columbia University, and her PhD in Digital Media at the University of Porto.
Her dissertation explores the separation between practice and theory in the academy, and proposes a paradigm that presumes there is a benefit that results from unifying these two approaches for inquiry and analysis. By exploring the boundaries of and employing methods and techniques from the disciplines of Digital Media, Ethnographic Studies, and Archival Studies, her research aims to identify new pathways revealed through this hybrid disciplinary approach.
The major contribution of this study is an approach to artistic practice mediated by digital media technologies using materials of sensitive expressive culture, and the contributions of the resulting creative work on the sustainability and preservation of cultural heritage and traditions. The process of creative response is both intellectual and creative in its nature; it is an ideal hybrid of the theoretical and practical elements of the way that we think and function as human beings.

 

diana.chester@gmail.com

Personal Website

 


Sandra Coelho

U.Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Miguel Velhote Correia

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2016


Sandra Coelho (Mónia) is a Portuguese born in Angola, communication designer, media artist, researcher, walker, vegetarian and activist.

She holds a five years Degree in Communication Design – Graphic Art, and a Master in Multimedia Art, from Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade do Porto, with the dissertation: 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55: Arte Generativa.
She holds a Professional three years Course in Fashion Design from CITEX, Porto (currently MODATEX Professional Training Center for Textile, Clothing, Apparel and Wool Industry).

She creates experiences loving the beauty of simplicity of artificial things and the complexity of natural beings.

Thesis Title: The Exaltation of a Sense: Haptic Art

Abstract:
The “future is haptic” is what we have been hearing from technologists and visionary theorists. Yet, haptic is not a technological feature, but a biological function. Haptic is almost an unknown term outside the research discourses and engineering labs. When asked, the majority of people ignore the relation between haptic and touch. What is unknown is that haptic refers to our multifarious sense of touch, formed by the cutaneous, proprioceptive, kinesthetic, and vestibular sensory systems. Therefore, the scope of haptic is far more comprehensive than what we are generally taken to perceive. Proposing to rediscover the haptic sense through crossroads of art and design mediated by emergent technologies, this research explores the possibilities within our reach to create and experience the haptic, substantiated by a deeper understanding of its essence.
Introducing the term Aisthantic to characterize a felt experience through touch, etymologically derived from the Greek aisthanthike, meaning ‘felt.’ Formulating the inductive Theory of Aisthantic Experience proposing to formalize the analysis of quality of felt experiences. Using assessable phenomenological descriptive methods of psychology adapted to aisthantic experiences.

 

designbymonia@gmail.com

 


Diego Marcon Farias

IST

PhD Graduate, Mathematics

 

Supervisors: Diogo Aguiar Gomes (IST), Alessio Figalli (UT Austin).

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2013

Current Position: Professor at UFRGS (Brazil).


Thesis Title: Weak KAM Theory for a Weakly Coupled System of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations.

 

Research Work: In the paper that followed my Ph.D. thesis, we extend the weak KAM and Aubry-Mather theories to optimal switching problems. We consider three issues: the analysis of the calculus of variations problem, the study of a generalized weak KAM theorem for solutions of weakly coupled systems of Hamilton-Jacobi equations, and the long-time behavior of time-dependent systems. We prove the existence and regularity of action minimizers, obtain necessary conditions for minimality, extend Fathi's weak KAM theorem, and describe the asymptotic limit of the generalized Lax-Oleinik semigroup.

 

diego.marcon@ufrgs.br

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Marta Ferraz

FCT/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 


Thesis Title: A Biosymtic (Biosymbiotic Robotic) Approach to Human Development and Evolution

 

Marta Ferraz concluded her PhD at UNL/UT Austin program - International Collaboratory for Emerging Technologies. Marta is an expert in Human Development, including EVO DEVO, Developmental Space Biology, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Embodied Cognition, Physiology, Child-Robot Interaction, Physiological Computing and Embodied Artificial Intelligence.

Marta is currently a researcher/engineer at ESA - European Space Agency, Automation and Robotics.
She's also CEO and founder for Biosymtic Robotics  (Facebook page).

 

atomicdesigners@gmail.com

 


Domingos Ferreira

UT Austin

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2014

Associate Professor at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal
Director at INNOVARE - Research Center for Management, Economics and Finance, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Researcher at CIC. DIGITAL, Departamento de Ciências da Comunicação, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - FCSH/NOVA
Research Professor, Austin University, USA
Research Professor, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


PhD in Engineering Systems and Production, Universidade do Minho
MBA Universidade do Minho
MBA European University
BBA Universidade do Minho

Domingo's main interests are in Marketing online buyer behaviour, B2b, B2C, B2G, branding, Digital social media, (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, YouTube, SEO, Adwords, etc).

 

djsferreira@gmail.com

Phone: +351966635665

 


Soraia Ferreira

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2015

Invited Assistant Professor, Master in Multimedia - U. Porto


Soraia Ferreira is a transmedia producer and consultant at Yellow Pictures which areas of expertise include brand/business storytelling and innovation in tourism. She is also an Invited Assistant Professor at the Master in Multimedia – University of Porto, teaching transmedia storytelling and documentary, and a researcher at INESC TEC.

Soraia holds a Ph.D. in Digital Media - Audiovisual and Interactive Content Creation with Distinction from University of Porto where she researched location based transmedia storytelling in tourism, a Cinema Studies Master from Lusófona University and a Business Administration Degree from the Catholic Portuguese University.

Soraia started her career in Los Angeles as the personal assistant to the president of Hyde Park International. In 2005, she founded the production company Yellow Pictures and later on, the production company Yellow Films, where she was responsible for the management of both operational units. Amongst the projects produced is the feature Star Crossed.
In 2012, she created and produced TravelPlot Porto – a transmedia storytelling travel guide.
Independently she has produced since 2003 numerous narrative shorts in Los Angeles, Porto and Lisbon.
Since 2009, Soraia has been speaking and publishing on transmedia storytelling, innovation in tourism and audiovisual production.

 

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Ana Figueiras

FCSH/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: António Granado

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2016


Ana Figueiras is a Digital Media PhD from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa who is working on Information/Data/Knowledge Visualization and storytelling, more precisely in visual forms of storytelling. Her area of research is somewhere in the intersection of Online Journalism and Information Visualization. She is focused on researching and identifying the best techniques to incorporate narrative elements in a visualizations and to explore which are the elements that provide an effective storytelling on visualizations. She has a BSc degree in Communication Sciences and a MSc in New Media and Web Practices. She is also also a free software enthusiast and an active member of the Ubuntu Portuguese community.

Keywords: Information visualization; data visualization; knowledge visualization; narrative visualization; storytelling; interactivity.

 

mail@anafigueiras.com

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Carlos Figueiredo

U.Porto

PhD graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2014

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Carlos Figueiredo is a serious Entrepreneur experienced in inovation and project management in TIC and arts.

Wearer of many hats, with a diverse background and large international experience (USA, Germany, Ireland, Morocco and Italy, Portugal), Carlos Figueiredo has a cumulative work experience of 12+ years, founded on a fluent combination of managerial experience. Such diversity allowed to work with teams of different nationalities that strengthened the ability to face new challenges and the adaptability to different cultural and professional environments.

Carlos Figueiredo has a PhD on Digital Media, by the Engineering College of the University of Porto, accomplished in the Portugal-Austin (Texas) program, and a five years degree (BSc+MSc) in Physics Engineering (February 1998) from the University of Coimbra.

Some of Carlos Figueiredo’s personal skills are the dynamism, resilience, and analytical stance towards problems. He has a strong sense of group and of responsibility strengthened by years of volunteer work in the cultural field and on human rights, as well as sportsman, particularly as practitioner of basketball and athletics (this last one for competion). Creativity, autonomy, proactivity and motivation are also some of his personal characteristics. 

 

carlos.fig7@gmail.com

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Rui Gonçalves

U.Minho / MAP-i

PhD graduate, Advanced Computing

 

Graduated: 2015


Rui Gonçalves completed his PhD in 2015 at MAP-i doctoral program in Computer Science from the Universities of Minho, Aveiro and Porto, under supervision of Prof. João Luís Sobral (U. Minho) and Prof. Don Batory (UT Austin). His PhD research was focused on the development of a conceptual framework to encode and systematize domain-specific knowledge used to develop efficient parallel applications.

He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the High-Assurance Software Laboratory (INESC TEC).

 

rgoncalves@di.uminho.pt

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Vânia Gonçalves

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: A. Pimenta Alves, Joana Resende, Pieter Ballon

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2016


Thesis Title: Online video in the future internet age: business and policy dynamics

 

pdd10003@fe.up.pt

 


Cláudia Raquel Lima

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Heitor Alvelos and Viviana Fernández Marcial

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2015

Professor at Universidade Lusófona do Porto (since 2012)
Professor at EUAC - Escola Universitária das Artes de Coimbra (since 2016)
Researcher at ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture


In the recent years, she has been studying communication practices in the web of Portuguese public libraries aiming to contribute to possible solutions that best meet the needs and expectations of users of these libraries, through the use of digital media of participatory nature currently available. Her PhD Thesis, entitled "Library network: integrated communication in the context of participatory culture”, presentes methodological proposals for the implementation of web 2.0 technologies in the communication practices of Portuguese public libraries, aiming a closer relationship and greater interaction between librarians and citizens and a greater engagement of these libraries in their community. This Thesis was published in book format in December 2015.

 

claudiaraquellima@gmail.com

 


Daniel Simões Lopes

IST

PhD Graduate, Advanced Computing

 

Supervisors: Miguel Silva, Jorge Ambrósio and Richard Neptune

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2014

Current Position: Postdoc Researcher and Head of Biomedical Research at the Visualization and Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces Group at INESC-ID Lisboa.


Research Work: Dr. Daniel Simões Lopes has a degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Lisbon and graduated in computational engineering under the framework of the UT Austin|Portugal Program. During his doctoral studies he formulated an efficient contact detection methodology for smooth convex surfaces based on an analytical formulation of surface tangent vectors. In addition, his doctoral studies aimed at modeling anatomical structures with smooth convex contact geometries, namely, synovial joints such as the shoulder, hip, and knee joints.

He was a visiting scholar at the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory of the University of Texas at Austin where, under the supervision of Dr. Richard Neptune, he focused his research on integrating detailed contact models and musculoskeletal modeling techniques to estimate joint loading during human gait. He was also a visiting scholar at INRIA - Lille where he contributed to the development of an application to interactively visualize and explore volume data in real-time.

Currently, he is a postdoc researcher and Head of Biomedical Research at the Visualization and Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces Group at INESC-ID Lisboa, where he carries research and development in several topics, namely, computational geometry, contact detection, sketch-based interfaces and modeling, spatial interfaces, computational biomechanics, image-based anatomical modeling, and interactive visualization of 3D medical images. Since 2016, that he is also the Principal Investigator of project IT-MEDEX - Interactive Tablets for Collaborative Scenarios Related to 3D Medical Image Exploration (PTDC/EEI-SII/6038/2014).

 

daniel.lopes@inesc-id.pt

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Filipe Lopes

U.Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Carlos Guedes and Bruce Pennycook

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2016


Filipe Lopes is a composer with strong bonds to electroacoustic music and new media. He has been an active electroacoustic music composer, composing for a wide range of scenarios such as solo, ensemble or multimedia installation but also collaborating in cinema, theatre, dance and video-installation art. In 2012 we was awarded Cri.D.A. prize, a competition organized by Guimarães – European Capital of Culture, and in 2013 he was awarded the european prize ECPNM for his work and original software application “Do Desenho e do Som”. He recently completed his PhD, investigating the relationship of musical composition and space. At the moment he his teaching at Universidade de Aveiro and he his the head of the educational department of Orquestra de Jazz de Matosinhos.

 

random@filipelopes.net

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Gustavo Magalhães

U. Porto | UT Austin

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2017

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Thesis Title: Value creation and barriers in the commercial use of open government data

 

Gustavo Magalhães, originally from Porto, Portugal, conducted his doctoral research at the University of Porto, Portugal, as well as at the University of Texas at Austin, in the United States. His main research interests are related to open government data, in particular its commercial use, and civic entrepreneurship.

He has work experience in both the private and public technology sectors, having worked at organizations such as Siemens, Banco Santander, and the European Central Bank. He has also provided expert advice and mentorship to early stage tech start-ups at INESC institute in Portugal. As a researcher in the field of open data, he has collaborated in various projects at institutions such as Code for America, the GovLab at New York University, and the Center for Open Data Enterprise in Washington D.C. More recently, he has been working as a consultant to World Bank to help assess the readability of governments to implement open data programs.

 

freddygusto@gmail.com

 


António Maneira

FCSH/UNL

PhD graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2014


António Maneira in currently a professor at Universidade da Beira Interior and at Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa in two courses in the field of communication and multimedia design.
He graduated in Communication Design in 2003 at the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa and completed a Master in Communication Sciences in 2008 in FCSH/UNL
He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of e-learning participating in several outreach projects and providing support to teachers as assistant officer at the e.Learning Laboratory of FCT/UNL. He completed his PhD in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Carlos Correia (UNL), Prof. João Correia de Freitas (UNL) and Prof. Johan Hughes (UT Austin). His research focused on educational uses of semantic hypermedia using a project-based learning approach in graduate classes.

 

acmaneira@ubi.pt

https://ubi.academia.edu/AntónioManeira

 


Ana Cabral Martins

FCSH/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. João Mário Grilo

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2016


Ana Cabral Martins has a PhD in Digital Media, part of the UT Austin|Portugal Program, from the New University of Lisbon, in Portugal. Her dissertation, which questions the role of blockbusters and digital technology in Hollywood’s industry, is titled “Cinema in the Age of Digital Technology: A New Architecture of Immersion”. Some of her publications include “American television and the explosion of the superhero genre”, for the journal Comunicazioni Sociali: Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies, “Where Comics and Movies Converge: Days of Future Present”, for the edited collection Visions of the Future in Comics: International Perspectives, and “The Big Digital Screen: Differentiating the theatrical screen from a multitude of screens”, for the proceedings of the Post-Screen: Intermittence+Interference conference.

 

anacabralmartins@gmail.com

 


Nuno Duarte Martins

U.Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Heitor Alvelos

Enrolled: 2008

Graduated: 2013


Thesis Title: The decentralized social networking systems in the fight against cancer

 

nuno@nunomartins.com

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Mónica Mendes

FCT/UNL

PhD graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Nuno Correia

Enrolled: 2007

Graduated: 2013

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon

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Human-computer interaction; interactive environments; interactive systems design; interactive video; interface design


Mendes, M., Ângelo, P., Nisi, V., & Correia, N. (2012). "Digital Art, HCI and Environmental Awareness: Evaluating Play with Fire." In Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design, NordiCHI 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 14-17.

Mendes, M. (2012). "ARTiVIS--Arts, Real-time Video and Interactivity for Sustainability." In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2012, Doctoral Consortium, Newcastle, UK, June 13, 2012.

Mendes, M., Ângelo, P., Nisi, V., & Correia, N. (2012). "Play with Fire." In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2012 , Demonstrations, Newcastle, UK, June 13, 2012.

Mendes, M. (2011). "RTiVISS as a Sustainable Design Proposal." In CHI 2011 Workshop: Sustainable Interaction Design in Professional Domains--Visible--Actionable--Sustainable. Position paper. Vancouver, Canada, May 7, 2011.

 

monica.mendes@fba.ul.pt

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Sofia Catarina Mota

FCSH/UNL

PhD graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2007

Graduated: 2015

Research Chair, Open Source Hardware Association; Founder, Everywhere Tech

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Catarina holds a BA in Communication Sciences, with a major in Film, from the New University of Lisbon, and a master's degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where she was also a research fellow (fellowship sponsored by ITP and Interval Research Corporation). At ITP she specialized in physical computing and interactive installations. Her installations include a storytelling eye-tracking system, an immersive narrative environment, and a few sets of interactive portraits. Additionally, Catarina has studied film at the New York Film Academy, photography at New York's School of Visual Arts, and received training in video, documentary, and digital animation.
 
As a multimedia consultant she has 10 years of experience in interaction and interface design, information architecture, and rich media content for both the web and physical environments. She has served as creative director, lead information architect and designer on numerous projects for museums, companies, schools, and governmental institutions based in Portugal, New York and Los Angeles.
 
Catarina is also a founding member of the hackerspace altLab and co-founder of openMaterials.

Mota, C. (2014). The History of the Open Source Hardware Movement. In Building Open Source Hardware: Manufacturing for the DIY Maker Movement. Ed. Alicia Gibb. Addison-Wesley Professional.

Mota, C. (2013). Open Materials.In Makers at Work: Folks Reinventing the World One Object or Idea at a Time. Ed. Steven Osborn. Apress.

Mota, C. (2013). Open Sourcing Materials. In The Open Book. Eds. Kaitlyn Braybooke and Jussi Nissila. The Finnish Institute in London.

Mota, C. (2011). The Rise of Personal Fabrication. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C '11). New York: ACM, pp. 279-288. DOI = 10.1145/2069618.2069665

 

catarina@openmaterials.org

 


Adriano Nazareth

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: José Azevedo

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2016

Director on Radio Television of Portugal - RTP


Adriano Nazareth is a director on Radio Television of Portugal - RTP. Studied Fine Arts - Painting by FBAUP and is the author of several audiovisual "objects" such as the Video art Installation "Objects of Guilt ", selected for the "University Acquisition Award 1999" or the space design for the "Jubilee 2000 - Multimedia Project - Diocese of Oporto/Catholic University".
Always curious about a production of audiovisual aesthetics, as director, he held more than 500 talk-show day-time programs for RTP among other entertainment, fiction and documentary programs such as: "Glossa", co-produced with TVR Iasi (Romania) - awarded at the Documentary Film Gala "Ia'si Descoperã" and selected for the International Festival of Education in Chisinau / Moldavia; "Gostos e Sabores /Tastes and Flavors", entertainment program and ethnographic dissemination and that was produced in various locations around the world.
Adriano holds a PhD in Digital Media, investigating the influence of technological innovation in the production of television aesthetics in entertainment programs in flow.
Constantly involved in projects, at this moment he continues to carry out television programs and still research the audiovisual phenomenon with an expectation of contribution to a Poetic Television.

 

 


Tahereh Nodehi

U. Minho and FCT/UNL

PhD Graduate, Advanced Computing

 

Supervisors: Prof. Alberto Proença and Prof. Ricardo Jardim Gonçalves

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2014

Current Position: Researcher at Unidemi, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.


Thesis Title: A new MDA-SOA based Framework for Intercloud Interoperability.

 

t.nodehi@campus.fct.unl.pt

Personal Email Adress: tahere.nodehi@gmail.com

 


Levon Nurbekyan

IST

PhD Graduate, Mathematics

 

Supervisors: Diogo Gomes and Alessio Figalli

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2012

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow at CEMSE division of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.


Thesis Title: Weak KAM theory on the d-infinite dimensional torus.

 

Research Work: In a nutshell, the classical KAM (Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser) theory studies finite-dimensional, near-integrable, smooth mechanical systems. The weak KAM theory is a relaxed version of the classical theory that studies non-smooth, non-integrable mechanical systems. In my thesis, I generalized methods of the weak KAM theory to study infinite-dimensional mechanical systems. These systems are used to mathematically model mechanical systems with a large number of particles such as fluids.

 

levon.nurbekyan@kaust.edu.sa

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Carlos Oliveira

FCSH/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Carla Fernandes (CLUNL, FCSH/UNL)

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2016

Current Position: Independent Researcher

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Research Work: Philosophy of Media and Relational Aesthetics. Thesis on the algorithmic and diagrammatic character of choreographic objects.

 

c.oliveira@hzt-berlin.de

 


Filipe Pais

U.Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Patrícia Cristina e Silva Figueira Gouveia

Enrolled: 2008

Graduated: 2014


Thesis Title: Experience and Meaning-making Process in Interactive Arts

 

filipe@la-neige-en-ete.net

http://la-neige-en-ete.net/filipe

 


Pedro Jerónimo Pedrosa

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Helder Bastos

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2014


Making online news at local newspapers.

 

pedrojeronimo.phd@gmail.com

 


Eduardo M. Pereira

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Jaime S. Cardoso (FEUP / INESC TEC)

Co-supervisor: Ricardo Morla (Co-advisor, FEUP / INESC TEC)

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2016

Researcher @ INESCTEC


His thesis focuses on motion representations supported by relational-context features for the analysis of human activity in video under three domain settings, namely surveillance, multimedia and behavioral. Each one provides the appropriate constraints and characteristics to investigate three levels of action categorization defined by: i) the group in the scene, where global motion patterns and social collective activity are analyzed; ii) the whole in the frame, where motion provides evidence of relevant foreground and different kinematics and contextual features are integrated for classification; iii) the parts in the body, where segmented motion regions are represented to characterize expressiveness.

The research challenges are: i) efficient global motion representation for different surveillance scenarios; ii) individual and collective representations for social behavior analysis in surveillance scenarios; iii) importance of motion to identify relevant movement and integrate contextual information into multimedia video classification; iv) combination of motion features that capture expressiveness intention and characterization in non-verbal communication scenario.

 

eduardo.j.marques.p@gmail.com

ejmp@inesctec.pt

 


Jorge Pereira

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Heitor Alvelos

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2015

Assistant Professor at the School of Design - IPCA Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave; Researcher at ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture.


Research Work: The contribution of communication design as a strategic constituent for the development of organizations – the input of digital media Keywords: Design; Digital media; Local heritage; Participatory culture; Furniture Industry.

 

jpe.ind@gmail.com

 


Yago de Quay

U.Porto and UT Austin

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Sharon Strover, Bruce Pennycook

Enrolled: 2011

Graduated: 2016


Dissertation Title: The Development and Experience of Gesture and Brainwave Interaction in Audiovisual Performances

Yago de Quay is musician, producer and researcher. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, he went on to study Interactive Music and Sound Design at the pioneering FEUP institute, where he distinguished himself for his experiments with interactive nightclubs. His masters thesis was published as book: “Interactive Music 2.0: Stimulating Music Expression Inside Nightclubs.” Soon after, he produced his first electronic music album “Take You To The Party”. In 2011 the Portuguese government granted him a fellowship to pursue research in interactive music at UT Austin. His groundbreaking research and concerts were featured in numerous magazines (Wired, The Daily Texan, Tag in-flight, Público), conferences (CMMR, ICMC, Si15, CAT Biennale, NIME, TEI), and TV shows (America’s Greatest Makers, El Hormiguero). In 2016 he completed his doctoral dissertation "The Development and Experience of Gesture and Brainwave Interaction in Audiovisual Performances." Currently, he is starting up a performing arts company in NYC to offer innovative entertainment experiences for corporate events.

 

yago@yagodequay.com

www.yagodequay.com

 


Verónica Quítalo

U.Coimbra

PhD graduate, Mathematics
Research Fellow

 

Graduated: 2013

 

vquitalo@math.utexas.edu

Web page: https://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/vquitalo/

 


Tiago Gama Rocha

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Paulo Frias da Costa (FLUP) and Pedro Manuel Rocha Almeida (FDUP)

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2017

Co-Founder at Openfield Creative Lab


Interests: Digital Media | Data | Sensors | Entrepreneurship | Communication | Market Research | Automation | Social innovation | Art.

 

Thesis Title: Journalism in the Age of Personalization: A Psychophysiological Approach to the Attention Economy.

 

Research Work: Drawing upon an review of literature, our research aims to advance the extant perception of technological-neutrality of algorithmic-driven distribution. We expose how algorithms have an inherent biased, non-transparent, unaccountable, control over the flow of information, and, accordingly, redefine the concept of gatekeeping. Furthermore, we approach wearable technologies as a new type of activity monitor and scrutinize the ways that it can, potentially, further interfere with the dynamics of personalization.

 

tiago@openfield-creativelab.com

Personal Website

 


Paulo Rosa

FCT/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2015

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Paulo Rosa holds a Ph.D. in Digital Media and a Master degree in Environmental Management Systems both from the New University of Lisbon. In his Ph.D., Paulo explored the use of Printed Electronics and Personal Fabrication technologies as a way to move towards the consolidation of the Ubiquitous Computing vision and the concept of calm technology.
Currently, he is a Scientific/Technical Support Officer at the European Commission, in DG Joint Research Centre, working on Science and Technology issues, in particular in strengthening the competence on knowledge assessment in the governance of techno-science.

Paulo has a strong hands-on experience in the design and development of innovative information and communication technologies focused on science communication, environmental education and public engagement; the design and implementation of virtual citizen participatory methods; and the development of online interactive applications to extended governance initiatives in areas of risk governance and sustainability.

 

Areas of Interest: Ubiquitous Computing, Internet of Things, Digital Media, Digital Communication, Information and Communication Technologies, e-Governance, Public Participation in Environmental Issues, Science Communication, Digital Social Innovation, DIY Communities and Maker culture.

 

pavr@campus.fct.unl.pt

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Altino Manuel Sampaio

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Advanced Computing

 

Supervisor: Jorge Manuel Gomes Barbosa (U. Porto)

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2015

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão (ESTG) of the Polytechnic of Porto, and PhD researcher at LIACC - University of Porto.


Thesis Title: "Energy-efficient and SLA-based management of IaaS Cloud Data Centers".

 

ams@estg.ipp.pt

 


Dora Santos Silva

FCSH/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: António Granado

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2016

Invited Assistant Professor at FCSH/UNL and UAL


Dora Santos Silva is currently an Invited Assistant Professor at FCSH/UNL and UAL, in the fields of journalism production, digital journalism, cultural journalism, web copywriting and cyberculture. She is a co-founding member of iNova Media Lab, coordinated by Paulo Nuno Vicente (also a PhD graduate by the UT Austin CoLab program), a digital creation laboratory at FCSH/UNL dedicated to cutting edge experimental research, development and production in the fields of digital storytelling, technology and innovation. She integrates the action research group dedicated to digital journalism.

She has completed her PhD under the supervision of Prof. António Granado, with the thesis “Cultural Journalism in a Digital Environment: New Models, Practices and Possibilities”. She has a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Culture and New Technologies and a Degree in Communication Sciences (both at FCSH/UNL).

Professionally, she has 15 years’ experience as a journalist, scriptwriter and editor for all platforms: digital projects, newspapers, magazines, audiovisual production studios, besides creative content agencies and cultural ONGs.

 

Research interests: cultural journalism, digital journalism, digital magazine publishing, structured journalism and media innovation. 

 

dora.santos@netcabo.pt

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Rossana Santos

FCT/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2008

Graduated: 2015

Professor at Departamento de Sistemas e Informática, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal


Rossana Santos is currently a professor at Departamento de Sistemas e Informática, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal. She graduated in Applied Mathematics and Computation in 2002 from Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Received her MSc degree in Computer Science in 2007 from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She completed her PhD in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Nuno Correia from the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her PhD research focused on augmenting spaces and creating interactive experiences using video camera networks. Her current research interests include augmented reality, video processing, mobile computing and human-computer interaction.

 

rossana.santos@videocitta.com.pt

 


Cláudia Silva

FCSH/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: António Granado and Joseph Straubhaar

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2016


Cláudia Silva is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI). She holds a Ph.D. (graduated in Spring 2016) in Digital Media from the University of Texas at Austin-Portugal international doctoral program. Within this context, in Austin she did one year of coursework at UT Austin and conducted more three years of fieldwork for her doctoral dissertation, under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Straubhaar. In Austin, she has also worked as a Bilingual Lead Instructor of the digital inclusion program TechComunidad, at the non-profit organization River City Youth Foundation, where she conducted ethnographic research on digital inclusion and locative media. Cláudia Silva holds a M.A. in Journalism from the New University of Lisbon, in Portugal, and a B.A. also in Journalism from the Catholic University of Minas Gerais, in Brazil. She has worked as an Arts journalist for the leading national Portuguese newspaper Público, and has published in local, regional, and national newspapers in Brazil, such as Folha de São Paulo.
Her research interests focus on the study of how locative media as a whole is changing the way we understand space and place, through the production of place-based information for digital mobile technologies, such as GPS-enabled phones, RFID, NFC, and QR codes. In particular, she is interested in understanding how the production of locative storytelling may help underrepresented populations to have a better sense of place and how they can use it to create a positive narrative about the locality where they live. Her empirical work involves ethnographic techniques, workshops, participant observation, and qualitative interviews. Over the past three months, as a Postdoc researcher, Cláudia has been working on a research project about the natural capital of Madeira island, in which locative storytelling will be a subject of analysis.

Research Interests: Location-based media, social media, locative storytelling, digital journalism, locative Technologies, mobile media 

Thesis Title: Expanding Participation in locative media among and about Latinos/as in Austin, Texas.

 

claudia.silva@m-iti.org

 


George Sioros

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Carlos Guedes

Enrolled: 2011

Graduated: 2016

Post-Doc researcher at INESC-TEC 


In the recent years, he is primarily interested in the computer based analysis and generation of musical rhythms. His PhD thesis, entitled "Syncopation as Transformation", presents a novel generative model of rhythm that combines knowledge from music cognition, musicology and computer science.

 

gsioros@gmail.com

 


Cristiano da Silva Sousa

U.Minho

MSc graduate, Advanced Computing

 

Advisor: Alberto José Proença

Enrolled: 2012

Graduated: 2014

Senior Consultant, Deloitte


Thesis Title: Efficient sequential and parallel versions of MST-solvers for multi-core CPU-chips and GPUs

Interests: High-Performance Computing, Formal Methods, Graph Algorithms, Static Verification, Credit Risk.

 

cristiano.sousa126@gmail.com

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Rafayel Teymurazyan

U. Coimbra

PhD Graduate, Mathematics

 

Graduated: 2013

Research Fellow at University of Coimbra

 

Webpage: http://mat.uc.pt/~rafayel

 


Paulo Nuno Vicente

FCSH/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2013

Assistant Professor at FCSH/NOVA


Paulo Nuno Vicente is an Assistant Professor at FCSH/NOVA, where he coordinates the iNOVA Media Lab - Digital Creation Laboratory.

He is the founder of the digital media co-op Bagabaga Studios and trainer for the Deutsche Welle Akademie.

As a journalist, producer and director, he has developed projects in several countries in Subsaharan Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

 

pnvicente@gmail.com

inovamedialab@fcsh.unl.pt

 


Tiago Videira

FCSH/UNL

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2015


Tiago Videira is a Creative Mind within the areas of music and literature. He is currently a Music Editor and a researcher holding a PhD in Digital Media in the framework of the UT Austin-Portugal Program, funded by FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology), specialization in Audiovisual and Interactive Content Creation (Thesis: “Instrumental Fado – A Generative Interactive System”). He has also a Masters in Philosophy – Aesthetics (FCSH/NOVA, “The Cybernetic Artist: the Status of the Artificial Intelligence in Nowadays Music – Two Case Studies: The Lexikon Sonate and the EMI”) and a degree in Musicology (FCSH/NOVA).

Research interests
Computational Musicology | Creative Music Systems | Popular Music | Musical Semiotics | Composition and Theory | Aesthetics of Music | New Media | Portuguese Music and Culture.

 

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Teresa Vieira

U. Porto

PhD Graduate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Verónica Orvalho

Enrolled: 2009

Graduated: 2016


Teresa Vieira holds a degree in Fine Arts, Painting from Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto and a Master degree in Multimedia from the same Faculty.

Her PhD Thesis, entitled "Blood Flow-Parameterized Texture Method for Rendering Facial Expressions" provides a skin color painting method that allows artists to hand paint and animate blood flow in consequence of expressions.

Research interests: affective computing, artistic expression, human-computer interaction, 3D modeling and animation.

 

viteresa@gmail.com

 


Vardan Voskanyan

IST

PhD Graduate, Mathematics

 

Supervisor: Diogo Gomes

Enrolled: 2010

Graduated: 2013

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow at CEMSE division of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.


Research Interests: My research has been focused in the fied of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) and Optimal Control. In particular, it concerns systems of equations called Mean Field Games (MFG), which model differential games with a large number of players. My Ph.D. Thesis addressed extensions of MFG systems that arise in many applications. Later in collaboration with E. Pimentel, we considerably improved some of the results in my thesis. Also, together with D. Gomes we obtained a significant result on time-dependent MFGs with congestions, which was one of the first results in this direction. Recently, with D. Gomes and E. Pimentel, I coauthored a book "Regularity Theory for Mean-Field Game Systems" which presents a brief and accessible introduction to our work and related research. At present, I am involved in various projects, which include a "mean-field optimal control problem" (with Jose Carrillo, Imperial College London) and a study of a "class of variational MFGs with congestion" (with D. Gomes, R. Ferreira, L. Nurbekyan and D. Evangelista, KAUST).

 

vardan.voskanyan@kaust.edu.sa