Students and PostDocs

The UT Austin|Portugal Program currently involves over 120 graduate students from a dozen Portuguese institutions.

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Ilo Aguiar

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: António Granada; Co-supervisor: João Sàágua

Enrolled: 2014

CV


Journalism; data-driven journalism; big data; data visualization; narrative visualization; storytelling; infographics.

 

iloaguiar@gmail.com

Personal site

 


João Miguel Aguiar

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: José Manuel Azevedo (U. Porto) and Pedro Campos (U. Porto)

Enrolled: 2012

Current Position: Researcher at the Center for Research in Communication, Information and Digital Culture (CIC.Digital).


Thesis Title: Digital Divide and Online Political Participation: What Kind of Citizenship for the 21st Century?

 

Research Work/Interests: Social Processes, Communication Sciences, Digital Media Research, Digital Divide, Web Based Digital Media, Political Communication, Digital Media Political Uses, e-Government; e-Society; Digital Inclusion, Digital Literacy, Digital Divide Index, and Time-distance methodology.

 

joaomiguelaguiar65@gmail.com

Institutional Email Adress: pdd12008@fe.up.pt

 


Hassan Najafi Alishah

IST

PhD student, Mathematics

 


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

 


André Almeida

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto

Researcher, CETAC.media

 


André Valentim Pires de Almeida, Master degree in Information Management (University of Aveiro), PgDip in Health Informatics (UCL, UK) and degree in New Communication Technologies (University of Aveiro, having spent one semester in Erasmus at the University of Salford, UK).

Andre is currently pursuing his PhD on Interactive Documentary where he will research state of the art trends and outline best practices on how to produce an Interactive Documentary. The research will be practice-based since he will develop a prototype in order to test his findings.

 

ava@icicom.up.pt

Praça Coronel Pacheco, 8
4050-453 Porto
PORTUGAL
+351 223 393 660

Homepage: http://www.icicom.up.pt/~ava

 


David Alves

U.Coimbra

PhD student, Advanced Computing

 


He received the MsC degree in Informatics Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 2007, devoting special attention to distributed systems and systems integration. Meanwhile he was working at Critical Software S.A., where he stayed for 2.5 years, and where he acquired solid computer programming skills manly in the areas of J2EE business applications, search engine development and distributed, highly available, computing and storage. While the interest in the parallel computing paradigm emerged while he was doing his BsC the professional projects that ensued provided both the background and the motivation to pursue the field of Advanced Computing.

 

dalves@dei.uc.pt

CISUC (Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra)

Department of Informatics Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra - Polo II

Universidade de Coimbra,

3030-290 Coimbra

Portugal.

Phone: +351 96 2381560

Personal page

 


Jose Andrade

Director, Setubal na Rede

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2014

CV

 

Personal site

 


David Aparício

U. Porto

PhD Student, Advanced Computing

 

Supervisors: Andrew Lenharth and Keshav Pingali

Enrolled: 2014


Research Work: 2014: Develop efficient algorithms for GPU using CUDA. 2015: Parallel Subgraph Census using Galois.

 

daparicio@dcc.fc.up.pt

 


Pedro Ângelo

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2011

Interactive Systems Research Consultant


Pedro Ângelo is a PhD student in Digital Media at the University of Oporto in the context of the UTAustin|Portugal program, and formerly an independent technical research consultant for creative projects.

He has been around coding and games since he got his first computer at age eight. Since then, he has been a DJ, drummer apprentice, record shop clerk, sound designer and somehow got himself a BSc. In Computer Science. After a brief experience as a researcher digging through 80’s Fortran code for astronomic simulations, his interest in the expressive potential of videogames and his love of the demoscene made him enroll in a MSc in Computer Graphics where he met a group of talented individuals with whom he founded his own startup company.

He currently works as a creative translator the intersection between technology and Digital Art, helping artists bring their visions to reality. His current research is focused on creating tools that allow artists to collaboratively harness the potential of distributed heterogeneous hardware systems in their everyday practice.

 

pangelo@void.io

Personal Site
PhD Research Webpage
Linkedin
Google+

 


Vítor Badalinho

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Senior Web/System Architecture/Database Developer at Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Vítor Badalinho has a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences. His interest in Digital Media has grown in parallel to its own evolution and development as a global field of studies, particularly in the practice of communication design and database architecture. He took part in several projects studying the availability of Internet services related to the process of global digitization since in the mid nineties.

Through academic research and teaching as a lecturer in multimedia related subjects, he worked in several approaches of digital contents as a live, searchable and socially constructed system, exploring the relationships between the virtual data-bodies and their impact on physical materiality, as well as the innovative strategies and technologies that push the medium to the production of a new knowledge and daily practices, to an array of multiple purposes and applications.

Current studies are driven in the emerging area of augmented reality and its multidisciplinary approaches, in particular in the use of mobile systems provided by built-in GPS and accelerometer/magnetometer devices, creating a augmented reality effect where the user may interact with virtual layers or even modify them. His interest in this area is highly focused in the field of advertising.

 

vitor.badalinho@gmail.com

 


Paulo Bala

FCT/UNL, M-ITI

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Valentina Nisi (M-ITI) and Nuno Correia (FCT/UNL)

Enrolled: 2016


Interests: Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and Immersive Journalism.

 

paulo.bala@gmail.com

Personal Website

 


Ricardo Baptista

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 

CV

 

ricardjose@netmadeira.com

pdd09013@gcloud.fe.up.pt

 


Diogo Barbosa

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015

 

Linkedin

 



João Barbosa

U.Minho

PhD Student, Advanced Computing

 


João is currently researching high-performance computer graphics.

"I focus on heterogeneous and many core platforms for real-time ray tracing. The goal of my research will be to explore and develop efficient scheduling mechanisms for distributed heterogenous platforms for real-time problems, such as ray-tracing and ray casting (volume rendering)."

 

jbarbosa@di.uminho.pt

 



Peter Bouda

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2014

Co-founder and Media Lab Head, Centro Interdisciplinar de Documentação Linguística e Social

CV


Open source software; linguistics

 

pbouda@cidles.eu

Personal site

 


Tiago Brito

IST

MsC Student, Advanced Computing

 

Supervisor: Nuno Santos

Enrolled: 2016

Current Position: Researcher at INESC-ID and PhD Candidate in Advanced Computing


Research Work: Practical Security Systems for Privacy Enhancement and Data Protection.

Interests: Security, Computer Forensics.

 

tiago.de.oliveira.brito@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Personal Website

 



Ioli Campos

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: António Granado

Enrolled: 2014


I started my career as a radio producer in Madrid, Spain, in 2000. After that I have worked mostly as a press reporter for Portuguese dailies and newsmagazines, such as Público and Sábado. I have been a foreign correspondent in Helsinki, Finland and a visiting journalist in Austin, Texas. My biggest passion as a journalist is to chase a good story wherever it leads me. I already had the privilege of ending up in quite interesting locations such as Cambodia, Laos, Kosovo, Egypt, Algeria, Western Sahara, Iceland or Lapland. I also teach news and feature writing at Cenjor.
Holding a Masters in journalism and a Postgraduation in Human Rights, I am currently a PhD fellow in Digital Media within the University of Texas at Austin / Portugal Colab. My first trip to Austin was in 2011 when I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study environmental journalism. Then, thanks to FCT funding I was able to return in 2015. My current research interests include topics such as: news literacy, environmental reporting, online journalism, multimedia, storytelling, feature writing and human rights.

 

iolicampos@yahoo.com

Personal Site

 


Antonino Carvalho

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015

 

nino@ninocarvalho.com.br

 


Rodrigo Carvalho

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2011


Rodrigo Carvalho (Porto, 1983), designer & new media artist from Porto/Portugal.
Graduated in Design (U. Aveiro-PT, 2005) and with a Master Degree in Digital Arts (U.Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona,2009).
Rodrigo’s work on live visuals, coding and interactive art involves a range of different outputs, from screen digital work, interactive installations, audiovisual live acts, or interactive visuals for stage performance. His work has been exhibited/performed in several events and locations including: Sonar Festival (Barcelona, 2012), Mutek (Barcelona 2013), ISEA (Dubai, 2014), Eyes Hears and Feet (Austin, 2014), VAVA showroom (Berlin/Barcelona/Porto/Paris, 2014/2015), XCOAX (2014) among others.
His research is focused on the relations and the synergies between sound, movement and image in audiovisual real time systems and environments.

 

Personal Site

Research Blog

 


Guida Casella

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2011

CV


Guida Casella is a digital creative and researcher in the UT Austin-Portugal Digital Media Programme working in Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University Lisbon.
With a background in Fine Arts and an MA in Scientific Illustration, she situates her work between art, science, communication and technology.
Her PhD research examines information visualization in archaeology historically and comparatively, across print and digital media.
The main research question is how the computer screen, as the main way of accessing information today, is impacting the tradition of pictorial representation of the historical past. The hypothesis is that the principles of interactivity and digital storytelling applied to visual methods for archaeological research and dissemination, remediate older media but also innovate, increasing participation and engagement.
Her research interests include heritage interpretation, digital storytelling, community arts and participatory culture. Her research and creative work has resulted in publications, exhibits, community arts and web projects.


Publications

Mundo Mouraria, 2013
Bagabaga Studios, Guida Casella (Producer)
Interactive Documentary about Architecture, Crisis, Food and Resilience.
Winner of Crisis Buster grant, Lisbon Architecture Triennial (Oct 2013)
www.mundomouraria.com

 

guidacasella@gmail.com

Personal Site

 


Vanessa Cesário

U. Porto and M-ITI

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Valentina Nisi (M-ITI) and António Coelho (FEUP | U. Porto)

Enrolled: 2015


Research Work: Enhancing Museums Through Games and Stories for Younger Audiences.

 

vanessa.cesario@m-iti.org

Personal Website

 


Diogo Cocharro

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Rui Penha and Gilberto Bernardes

Enrolled: 2016

Current Position: Research Assistent @ SMC Group/INESC TEC


​I'm interested in research related to interactive music systems following questions like how to use the computer as a musical partner in a live performance.​ My current proposal targets the creation of a live improvisation system with a solo instrument in which the sound recorded live by the performer is recreated interactively from the real-time manipulation of extensive databases of previously classified sounds.

 

dcocharro@gmail.com​

Personal Website

 


João Cruz

U.Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

Assistant Professor @ LDC FBAUP, MDI/MPTD/MEA FBAUP, MM FEUP/FBAUP/FLUP/FCUP/FEP 

 


Master of Arts in Multimedia Art, FBAUP 2003.
Degree in Communication Design, FBAUP 1994.
Research areas: digital culture, design and database exploration.
PhD Thesis: Exploratory Strategies in Database-related Practices

 

cruz@fba.up.pt

Avenida Rodrigues de Freitas 256
4049-021 Porto, Portugal
http://cruz.at

 


Rui Dias

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Carlos Guedes (NYU AD) and Bruce Pennycook (UT Austin)

Enrolled: 2009

Current Position: Adjunct Professor at the School of Applied Arts of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (ESART-IPCB).


Research Work: Interfacing Jazz - A Study in Computer-Mediated Jazz Music Creation And Performance.

 

ruidias74@gmail.com

Institutional Email Adress: ruidias@ipcb.pt

Personal Website

 


Mara Dionísio

FCT/UNL, M-ITI

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Valentina Nisi (M-iti), Nuno Correia (FCT/UNL) 

Enrolled: 2015


Mara is currently a PhD student at the M-iti and FCT under the UT Austin | Portugal program. She studied Informatics Engineering and during her master thesis about Location Aware Storytelling she discovered a passion in designing experiences that can make the users feel completely immersed.
Then she decided to enroll in a Masters of Entertainment Technology a joint program between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Madeira. Since then her interests in location and themed-based entertainment have become stronger, and now during her PhD studies she is interested in applying HCI techniques and entertainment technologies concepts in order to design and evaluate a location aware experiences that provides the tourists with a meaningful experiences. The end goal is too extract guidelines for future forms of eco-cultural entertainment specifically designed to create awareness about nature and cultural heritage.

 

msgdionisio@gmail.com

 


Assunção Gonçalves Duarte

FCSH/UNL

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: João Sàágua

Enrolled: 2013


Research Work: Animated GIFs and short visual stories in online journalism: impact on social justice engagement and participatory culture. 

 

assuncaoduarte@gmail.com

Personal Website

 


Pedro Duarte

U. Aveiro

PhD Student, Emerging Technologies

 

Supervisors: Paula Vilarinho, Martinho Oliveira (Co-supervisor) and Carolyn Seepersad, David Bourell (Co-PI)

Enrolled: 2015


Research work: Indirect selective laser sintering of yttria-stabilised zirconia for dental applications.

 

pedro.duarte@ua.pt

 


Lígia Duro

FCT/UNL, M-ITI

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015


Interests: Human-Computer Interaction

 

ligiaduro@yahoo.com

Email

Personal Site

Vimeo

 


Diego Farias

IST

PhD student, Mathematics

 


Diego has a Master's degree in Mathematics on Partial Differential Equations, which is his area of interest.

As a PhD student under the UT Austin | Portugal Program, he is a first year student at Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, under the guidance of the Professor Doctor Diogo Aguiar Gomes.

 

diego.farias@ist.utl.pt

Instituto Superior Técnico

Departamento de Matemática

Lisboa, Portugal

Phone: +351 968 380 502

marcon.mat.ufrgs@gmail.com

 


Manuela Fernandes

U. Aveiro (CICECO)

PhD Student

 

Supervisors: Paula M. Vilarinho, Ana M. O. R. Senos and Paulo J. Ferreira

CV


Research: Exploring stresses to develop functional nanoceramics by in-situ TEM

 

manuela.coelho@ua.pt

 


Maria Fernanda Fernandes

UT Austin

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Digital Media

Researcher at FD-CEDIS/UNL

 


PhD in Political Science, Universidade Santiago de Compostela, Spain

DEA Universidade Santiago de Compostela, Spain

BBA Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Fernanda's main interests are in European Political Discourse and Political Communication.

 

mfgfernandes1@gmail.com

 


Luís Ferreira

FCT/UNL, M-ITI

 

Enrolled: 2015

CV


Interests: Computer Graphics - graphic design, 3D & 2D design, 2D Animation, visual artist, storytelling, researcher, game designer.

 

luigii_duarte@hotmail.com

 


Pedro Miguel Ferreira

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015

Current Position: Teacher and Assistant Professor at ESTGV / Instituto Politécnico de Viseu


Interests: Computer Programming, Mobile, Teaching/Learning, Gamification, Gadgets.

 

Up200707704@fe.up.pt

 


Jaime Fins

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Nuno Moutinho (FEP - U. Porto) and António Coelho (FEUP - U. Porto)

Enrolled: 2012

Current Positions: Lecturer at the University Institute of Maia and E-Commerce Manager.


Thesis Titlte: Advertising in Immersive Virtual Reality Gaming Environments.

Interests: Virtual Reality, Serious Games, Gamification, Online Advertising.

 

jaime.fins@gmail.com

Personal Website

 


Luís Frias

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Education:
- Post Graduate Studies in New Media and Web Technologies, UNL | FCSH (2008-2009)
- Post Graduate Studies in Design Ergonomics for Information Systems, UTL | FMH (2005)
- Post Graduate Studies in Urban Design, CPD | Barcelona University (2003-2004)
- BA in Communication Design, FBAUL (1992-1996)

Professional Experience:
- Graphic Designer, Freelance (1995-2009);
- New Media Product Development Director, WAY Marketing Agency (2007-2008)
- Creative Director, WAY Marketing Agency (2006-2007)
- Assistant Professor, Portalegre Polytechnic School, Design Dept., IPP-ESTG (1999-2006)

Research Abstract:
Interactive Narratives in a Multisensorial Environment - The development of new digital systems and the relative accessibility of digital tools for the design, printing and production of narrative content has led traditional distribution and broadcasted narrative content to a dead end. A new interactive, personalized relationship which developed first between videogames and their audience, and later with PC based game narratives, has profoundly influenced all of the narrative media formats. In order to achieve a fully interactive, multisensory narrative experience, research is necessary in both the conceptual area of collaborative storytelling (which allows the audience to contribute to the script through interaction) and in the physical computer systems and interfaces which can read and produce the final output multi-sensorially.

 

luisfrias06@gmail.com
Phone: (+351-91) 996-3602

 


Luís Gomes

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Luís Gomes’s experience lies in analysis of consumer-business relationships and in marketing, including five years heading the Marketing Department at Público, one of Portugal’s major newspapers.  His research interests focus on digital advertising, its characterization and permission marketing.

 

luisfilipegomes@gmail.com

Tel. +1 512 9034609; +35193 7501080

 


Janna Joceli

FCSH/UNL

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015

 

Academia.edu
LinkedIn
Prezi
Twitter: @jannajoceli 

 


Ana Jorge

FCT/UNL

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Teresa Chambel and Nuno Correia

Enrolled: 2011


Research Work: Design for Interactive Visualisation of Movies and Videos in Time and Space.

 

Ana Jorge is a PhD Student in the Digital Media Program from Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon, in Portugal, in cooperation with UT Austin University, USA, working at LASIGE - Large-Scale Informatics Systems Laboratory, at Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.
Ana has a Master in Contemporary Artistic Creation from University of Aveiro, a Post Graduation in Aesthetics and Philosophy of the Arts, a Bachelor in Communication design, and an Undergraduation in Fashion Design. In the academic field, Ana has presented several papers in conferences, and participated in the VIRUS and ImTV projects.
Professionally, Ana taught lessons on Information Design at UNL-New University of Lisbon, and is now teaching Design, Digital Media and Advertising at IADE-Creative University and ESAD-Escola Superior de Arte e Design in Caldas da Rainha. Worked as a group member of the UNL elearning, designing the graphic interface for the online courses, and engaging with the professors in order to ease the students' gaining of knowledge. As main background Ana worked as Image Expert, and Art Director in several advertising companies.

 

ananunesjorge@gmail.com

 


Jorge Jorge

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2016

Current Positions: Marketing & Communication Director of São João Hospital Center | Lecturer at FMUP


Interests: Marketing | Branding | Communication

 

up199604093@fba.up.pt

Personal Website

 


Rui Leitão

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media & Graphical User Interface Designer

 

CV

 

hello@ruileitao.eu

Personal site

 


João Miguel Lopes

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Soraia Ferreira (FEUP | U. Porto) and Amélia Brandão (FEP | U. Porto)

Enrolled: 2016

Current Position: Professor at University Portucalense and University European - Laureat International Universities.

CV


Research Work: Transmedia Narrative strategy in the communication process between brands and audiences.

 

joaomiglopes@gmail.com

Personal Website

 


Hugo Machado

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 


After attending Electronics and Computers at the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto and graduating from Middlesex University in Jazz Composition, Machado completed the Masters in Multimedia in Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto. His academic and professional backgrounds bring together computer science and arts.

In the field of music, Machado composed the theme for the 50 year celebration of "Estádio das Antas" and co-wrote with António Mão-de-Ferro the hymn for the inter-school Handball World Championship to take place in 2010, working with Direcção Regional de Educação do Norte. As a web-developer he worked in the research project DicMil (dicmil.iscap.pt) at the Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto with Dr. Manuel Moreira da Silva and the Centro de Multimédia e Línguas.

 

hugo.da.silva@fe.up.pt

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n

4200-465 Porto

PORTUGAL

Personal homepage

hugodasilva@hotmail.com

 


João Magalhães

U. Minho

MSc Student, Advanced Computing

 

Supervisors: Alberto Proença and João Barbosa.

Enrolled: 2015


Dissertation Titlte: Power-Aware Scheduler for Heterogeneous Environments.

 

Interests: High-Performance Computing, Formal Specification, Optimization, Computer Graphics.

 

jpfmm123@gmail.com

 


João Marçal

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Maria Manuel Borges

Enrolled: 2014


Research Work: The Audiovisual content in repositories of Higher Education: A contribution to the Open Science.

 

jonimar@gmail.com

 


Diana Marques

College of Engineering, University of Porto

PhD candidate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2011

Smithsonian Doctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History

CV


Diana has a background in Biology and Scientific Illustration and has been a science illustrator and animator for over 10 years, working in a variety of scientific subjects and techniques, for museums, publishers and researchers. Her illustrations can be seen in postal stamps from the United Nations, on the walls of some of the major natural history museums and in many scientific journals. Diana is pursuing a PhD in Digital Media, working at the crossroad of natural science, social science, art and technology, for the advancement of museums. At the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington DC) where her research takes place, Diana co-produced, designed and created content for an augmented reality mobile app that visitors can download to interact with an antique skeleton exhibit. The research study investigates the visitor’s experiences with the technology and looks at their digital content preferences.

 

diana@dianamarques.com

Personal site

 


Horácio Tomé Marques

U.Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 


• Researcher / Student, pursuing the PhD in Digital Media – PDMD, University of Porto, Portugal | UT Austin, Texas, USA; • Teacher at College of Music, Image Arts and Performing Arts (ESMAE); • Designer - graphic and communication, creative and art director; • Musician - guitar, fingerstyle; • Visual Artist.

PhD thesis: "Music, Reason and/or Emotion - Understanding and exploring through BCI (Brain Computer Interface) the duality/unity of determinant constituents of human behavior and condition — or the brain potentials generated by the dynamics between music, reasoning and emotions in the context of performative arts practice".

A practice based research that follows a dual framework:
- an empirical scientific approach where with the help of colleagues from neurosciences I am researching on brain-waves, synchronization, phase-lock, oscillators, harmonic oscillators, oscillations, driven oscillations, driven synchronization, resonance, synergy potentiation;
- an artistic approach where my concerns and artworks (e.g., live
visuals) are anchored in the empirical processes of decoding the dynamics of the potentials occurring in the brain in ecological performative arts contexts.

His interests are:
- human potentials and human development;
- bio electrical human potentials —specially brain— generated in various contexts and various art practices;
- music, drawing, painting, dance, theatre;
- acoustics, psycho-acoustics, sound synthesis, sound decoding;
- study & play: traditions, new-directions (written and improvised) ; ear & study: classical, jazz;
- 3D and 2D digital image synthesis, virtual and immersive audio visual environments, multimedia technologies.
- impact of digital media and computer technologies in humans;
- relationships and interactions between humans and machines;

 

horacio.marques@fe.up.pt

horacioarts.com

 


Terhi Thora Marttila

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Patrícia Gouveia

Enrolled: 2016


Interests: Motives for female migration in Europe, arts-informed inquiry, interactive/generative digital systems, playing with speech/text/thoughts.

 

terhim@gmail.com

Personal Website

 


Alexandre Vieira Maschio

FCSH/UNL

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015

Professor of disciplines focused on audiovisual production (film, television and new media) in the Digital Media course at the Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil.

CV

 

maschio@outlook.com

 


Ana Isabel Matos

FFUL | IST

PhD Student, Emerging Technologies

 

Supervisors: Helena F. Florindo (FFUL) and João Pedro Conde (IST)

Enrolled: 2015


Research Work: Targeting tumor microenvironment by a translational multivalent nanomedicine.

 

aimatos@ff.ulisboa.pt

 


Farley Millano

Fellow Mundus/UNL

Professor and PhD Researcher 

 

Enrolled: 2014

CV


With over 10 years of experience in the technology sector, Farley has already lead projects for clients like: Unilever, IBM, Motorola, Samsung, among others. He has specialised himself in product management field, with a particular interested in the feedback loop, iterations and interaction between creative efforts and business needs.

 

farleymillano@gmail.com

LinkedIn

Personal Site

 


Madalena Miranda

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 

SupervisorJoão Mário Grilo

Enrolled: 2014

CV


Cinematic and documentary models in web based construction and exhibition platforms; vernacular archive and the construction of collective memory with collaborative documentary.

 

miranda.madalena@gmail.com

Personal site

 


Eduardo Morais

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2012

CV

 

ems@eduardomorais.com

Personal site

 


Luciano Moreira

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Luciano Moreira was born in Porto in 1982. He studied at the University of Coimbra, where he got his degree in Psychology in 2005, and at the University of Porto, where he got his MSc in Psychology, in 2012. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Digital Media at the University of Porto (UT Austin | Portugal) with an FCT grant. He teaches at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in the Master in Multimedia. His areas of interest include representations and practices on digital media, technological and digital ecologies and scientific research methods. 

 

lucianomoreira@fe.up.pt

Personal site

 


Fernando Nabais

FCT/UNL

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Stephan Jürgens and Nuno Correia

Enrolled: 2011


Research Work: The main question of his research is "How can Theatrical Robotics research and creation be a territory of experimentation for social robotics development?". The development of interactive performances involving human performers and robots, through a practice based research methodology, will raise a series of more specific questions in its different areas. 

 

Interests: Human Robot Interaction / Art and Technology.

 

nabais.fernando@gmail.com

Personal Website

 


Diogo Neves

U.Minho

PhD Student, Advanced Computing

 


Main Research Interests

  • Parallel and Distributed Systems Programming
  • Multicore and High Performance Computing Platforms
  • Software Engineering, namely Analysis, Design and Patterns
  • Algorithm and Graph Theory
  • BioInformatics

PhD Thesis

  • Separation of Concerns in Advanced Computing

 

dtn@ices.utexas.edu

 


Dorneles Neves

U. Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015

Assistant Professor, Digital Media Department, Paraíba Federal University


Dorneles Daniel Barros Neves finished his undergraduate degree in Social Communication Advertising in December of 2006 at Centro Universitário Nilton Lins in Manaus, his hometown in Brazil. Then graduated a Master`s degree in Multimedia Communlcation at Aveiro Universty in Portugal in January of 2010 focused on digital audiovisual.

While studying in Portugal Dorneles Neves researched about video content, entertainment, and advertising on mobile devices such as smartphones. Consequently he soon became deeply fascinated with the new creative opportunities and constrains of video production and consumption in the mobile devices realm.

 

dodaneves@gmail.com

twitter.com/dornelesneves

 


Paula Neves

FCT/UNL

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: António Câmara

Enrolled: 2013


Research Work: Earth as Interface: Exploring multisensory interaction design for public and environmental health.

 

pc.neves@campus.fct.unl.pt

 


Bruno Nobre

FCT/UNL

UX Researcher

 

Invited Professor at IADE / UX Researcher

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With a master degree in Design and Visual Culture, in these last years Bruno Nobre has been enrolled in the design and evaluation of usability and user experience, enforcing the importance of these areas in the development of digital interfaces and interactive products. He also lectures related courses within this scope at IADE - Creative University, where he coordinate the post-graduation courses of Interactive Media Design and Web Design. Bruno Nobre is also part of the IADE-UX.Lab which studies the impact of digital technology in society and quality of everyday life. At the moment he is focused on researching user interface design and user experience in Interactive Television as a research fellow at FCT through the Digital Media doctoral program.

 

bruno.nascimentonobre@gmail.com

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Patrícia Nogueira

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2013

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Patrícia Nogueira is a documentary filmmaker and a doctoral candidate in Digital Media under the UT Austin-Portugal International Program, at University of Porto. She is also a fellow researcher from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, researching audiences in interactive documentary along with the National Film Board of Canada.

Nogueira has a MFA in Documentary Film, directs and produces her own documentaries and works regularly in other director's films, both documentary and fiction. Documentary was the way she chose to express herself about the surrounding world and her inner concerns. She likes to deeply know people, try to understand them, create a relationship and give them a voice. As a documentary filmmaker and as a researcher she is also committed with Feminist Film studies and Women’s representation.

Patrícia is a visiting lecturer at School of Music, Arts and Performing Arts (Porto, Portugal) where she teaches Documentary Film and Photography and an Assisting Professor at ISMAI (Maia, Portugal), teaching subjects as Directing, Editing and Semiotics.

 

patnogueira@gmail.com

Personal site

 


Levon Nurbekyan

IST

PhD Student, Mathematics

 


Levon is a first-year PhD student in mathematics at UT Austin | Portugal program. Nurbekyan has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from the Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. Levon’s specialization was Complex Analysis. His bachelor’s thesis was on approximation in the complex domain and the master’s thesis was on analytic continuation of the analytic element.

Now he has changed his specialization from Complex Analysis to PDEs.

 

lnurbek@math.ist.utl.pt

Av. Risco Pais

1049-001 Lisboa

Portugal

Phone: +351 911760153

levonnurbekian@yahoo.com

 


Afonso O’Neill

PhD Student

 


Has been researching collective intelligence tools for decision making support. Namely, he has been applying prediction market platforms to public policy decision making.
He would like to extend his research to other collective intelligence / collaborative tools, including creating add-ons to the existing prediction market platform (preferably based on mobile devices) as a means to better support decision making by aggregating dispersed information in useful ways.

 

 


João Castro Pereira

FCT/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Nuno Correia

Enrolled: 2013

Lecturer since 2008 (IADE-U & Universidade Europeia – Laureate International Universities)

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Research Subject: E-Governance and Usability.

 

As an industrial designer (from the Fine Arts College in Lisbon) I have always been fascinated by usability, and the way people interacted with specific devices. Enrolling the PhD Program in Digital Media was the way I found to make the change from the physical to the digital world.

I’ve been lecturing at the Laureate International universities (Iade and Universidade Europeia) but always keeping in touch with on site jobs as a designer.

I hope to have a deep impact in the way people use e-government portals and websites, making truly accessible to everyone.

 

joaocastropereira@gmail.com

 


Carina Peres

FFUL | UCLouvain | IMM

PhD Student, Emerging Technologies

 

Supervisors: Helena F. Florindo (FFUL), Luís Graça (IMM) and Verónique Preat (UCLouvain)

Enrolled: 2013


Research Work: Intracellularly - targeted nanoplatform to target DCs and for immunomodulation.

 

cperes@ff.ulisboa.pt

 


Cláudia Pernencar

FCSH/UNL

PhD candidate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor - Graça Simões
Co-supervisor - Teresa Romão

Enrolled: 2010

Visiting Professor Assistant (IADE-U & Universidade Europeia – Laureate International Universities)

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Her research work over the last years is related to Interaction Design for e-health and m-health especially with chronic diseases and cognitive disorders, where User Experience and Interface Design are the main focus. Ph.D. fellow in Digital Media at FCSH/UNL.
As a Research Assistant, in 2015 she was admitted at CECL (Communication Center for Studies and Languages) from UNL. In 2013 invited to join IADE-Ux.Lab (Research Group dedicated to UX studies in the context of interaction with digital technology). In 2011, she was also acknowledged at UNIDCOM/IADE (Research Unit in Design and Communication).
Visiting Professor Assistant at IADE-U and Universidade Europeia, where she teaches Interaction Design and Multimedia Design. Between 2012 and 2014 she engaged seminars of Interaction Design at universities like FCT.UNL, FE.UP, Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre and KEA University (Denmark).
Since 2008, she has been involved in software training and consulting. Adobe® Certified Expert/ Instructor currently for CC version. Co-writer of the books “Photoshop Cs4 e Cs5 Depressa e Bem” and “Photoshop CC Depressa e Bem". Both are from FCA Publisher.

 

claudiapernencar@me.com

Personal site

 


António Sá Pinto

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: Matthew Davies (INESCTEC) and Rui Penha (U. Porto)

Enrolled: 2016


Research Work: Content-Based Creative Manipulation of Music Signals.

 

Interests: Sound and Music Computing.

 

antonio.sa.pinto@fe.up.pt

 


Carlos Ramos

FCT/UNL

PhD candidate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2013

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carlosjmramos@gmail.com

 


António Baía Reis

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisors: António Coelho (U. Porto) and R. B. Brenner (UT Austin)

Enrolled: 2016


Born in Porto - Portugal in 1987, António Baía Reis is an academic researcher interested in Communication Sciences, Cultural & Artistic Studies and Digital Media. He has a BA in International Relations, a MA in Communication Sciences and he is trained in Journalism, Languages, Theatre and Music. He is currently a PhD Research Fellow in the UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media Doctoral Program, focusing his research on Immersive Journalism and its interdisciplinary entanglements with areas such as Virtual Reality, Innovation in News, Audience and Reception Studies, and Cultural & Social Awareness. He has undertaken relevant experience in the field of corporate and cultural communication, playing multiple roles with broad range of both analytical and creative skills in communication, cultural management, social media, press relations, events manager and content production. He is also an experienced actor and pianist holding an Acting Diploma and classically trained in piano, with professional experience as a jazz and contemporary pianist and has an actor in both theatre plays and movies.

 

antoniocastrobaiareis@gmail.com

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Cláudio Reis

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: José Carneiro (FBAUP)

Enrolled: 2015


Thesis Title: Instagram Photography: Toward a contextual framework for social media photography.

 

Interests: Art; Photography; Social Media; Visual Culture.

 

info@umclaudio.com

Personal Website

 



Süse Ribeiro

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2016


Research Work: Musical Performance and Sound Spatialization.

 

susebeat@gmail.com

 


Tiago Gama Rocha

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

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

Enrolled: 2010

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

 


Vanessa Sainz

FFUL | UCL | UH

PhD Student, Emerging Technologies

 

Supervisors: Helena F. Florindo (FFUL), Steve Brocchini (UCL) and Mire Zloh (UH)

Enrolled: 2012


Research work: Hybrid lipid polymeric nanoparticles as cancer immunotherapeutics.

 

sainz@ff.ulisboa.pt

 



Reus Salini

U.Minho

PhD Student, Advanced Computing

 


Research Interests

  • Application of neural networks in asphalt pavement modeling and behavior prediction.

 

r.salini@gmx.net

 


Helena Santos

FCSH/UNL

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: João Sàágua

Enrolled: 2012


Research Work: The flow of influence in online social networks - The investigation she intends to putt through is about the impact of social changes and technological innovation in the flow of communication process and its implications on the national marketing industry.

 

Interests: Digital Marketing; Social Media; Search Marketing.

 

helenaisabel.santos@gmail.com

 


Carla Saraiva

FCT/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: Nuno Correia Co-supervisor: Teresa Romão

Enrolled: 2014

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Field(s) of study: affective computing, human-computer interaction, wearables, psychophysiology

Carla has a degree and a masters in Informatics Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and a post-graduation in Usability and Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Nottingham, UK. She worked in a usability and interaction design company before enrolling in the UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media Doctoral Program, where she is currently developing applications and studying the intersection between human-computer interaction, affective computing, artistic expression, crowdsourcing, wearables and self-tracking, psychophysiology, and positive computing. 

 

cd.saraiva@campus.fct.unl.pt

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Jaqueline Silva

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 


As a true believer in knowledge as a powerful source of change, she wrote a book about Unemployment in Portugal to help people obtain a different perspective on how to move their lives forward, which was a result of her personal experience.

Communicating using the Digital Media has always been a big presence in her life and her field of work is focused on Entrepreneurship (she has already created two business) and Digital Media.

She is a passionate Writer, Entrepreneur and loves to travel.

 

info@jackiesilva.com

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Edgar Sousa

U.Minho

PhD Student, Advanced Computing

 


For the past few years, I've been working on high-performance computing using aspect-oriented programming (AOP) to develop tools for (semi-)automatic parallelization of legacy scientific codes.

 

edgar@di.uminho.pt

LinkedIn: http://pt.linkedin.com/in/edgarsousa

 


Paulo Sousa

U. Minho

MSc Student, Advanced Computing 

 

Supervisors: João Barbosa and Alberto Proença.

Enrolled: 2015


Research Work: The DICE Framework on the Development of an Efficient Path Tracer exploring Heterogeneous Computing.

 

Interests: Advanced Computing, Distributed Systems, Cryptography.

 

prsousa34@gmail.com

Personal Website

 


Edgar Teixeira

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2009


Presently I am a researcher in the Doctoral Program in Digital Media at the University of Porto (Portugal), investigating the impact of 3D displays and stereoscopic representation on the persuasiveness of communication campaigns. This study explores the use of incipient stereography image-making techniques in the production of information campaigns devised for 3D screens. Previously, I was an invited researcher at University of Texas at Austin (United States). I hold a graduate degree in Industrial Design from Faculdades Oswaldo Cruz (São Paulo, Brasil) and a Master degree in Multimedia from the University of Porto. Also, I received professional training in computer graphics production and 3D character animation at VIA University College (Denmark). I have been working in the area of visual communication for over a decade, being a design generalist with expertise in graphic design, interactive design and motion graphics. Furthermore, I have experience with production of illustrations and 3D animations and development of advertising campaigns. Having developed a career in different countries, I have a multicultural background with experience in various professional contexts, including academic institutions and communication companies, which contribute to a versatile analytical insight, innovative vision and technology savvy regarding the creative industry.

 

 



Ivo Teixeira

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 

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ivoimagination@gmail.com

Personal site

 


Ana Torrado

IST

MSc Student, Advanced Computing

 

Supervisors: Adélia Sequeira (CEMAT group, IST), Jorge Tiago (CEMAT group, IST), Keshav Pingali (ICES, UT Austin) and Michael Sacks (ICES, UT Austin).

Enrolled: 2015


Research Work: Regarding the UT Austin | Portugal Program, Ana Torrado did an internship in Advanced Computing Research at ICES (UT Austin) about the modelling of the mitral value considering the mechanobiological responses to stress overload, using the Computcell3D, Python and XML languages. At the same time, in 2015, in a collaboration between the Santa Maria Hospital and the CEMAT-IST group, Ana developed her Master Thesis related to the analysis of hemodynamic indicators in Bicuspid Aortic Valves.

 

ana.torrado@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Personal Email: anatorrado7@gmail.com

Personal Website

 


Sara Tranquada

FCT/UNL, M-ITI

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015

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st89nikon@gmail.com

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Roberto Ivo Vaz

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: António Coelho

Enrolled: 2016


Research Work: Roberto Ivo Vaz graduated in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering (2012) at Aveiro University – Portugal, and has a MSc Degree in Interactive Multimedia Communication (2014) by the same University. He participated in 1st international project I&D in Brazil and developed projects and research in the areas of human-computer interaction, tangible media, technology in museums and technological accessibility. Currently he’s a PhD Research Fellow in the UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media Doctoral Program, and is research aims to design a multi-sensory environment for a museum, in order to enhance exhibitions’ accessibility, especially for the blind and visual impaired visitors.

 

roberto.vaz@fe.up.pt

 


Camila Wohlmuth da Silva

FCT/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015

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camila.wohlmuth@gmail.com

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