Students and PostDocs


Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building


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

Download a partial directory of students (October 2013)


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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 


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.

 

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Ana Margarida Barata

Assistant at Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), researched at the I&D Group, Graphics Interaction and Learning Technologies (GILT)

U.Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 


Graduated in Modern Languages and Literature in Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto in 1998, Ana completed her Master in English Culture in the same faculty in 2005. Since 2001 she has been Assistant in the Computer Engineering Department (DEI) at ISEP where besides being responsible for the Technical English and Language skills course units she collaborates in the I&D group GILT, and is part of the direction board of the Multimedia Laboratory (LAMU). At present she is also responsible for the International Relations issues at DEI. Her research area is on interactive audiovisual media, focusing on activist digital art. In 2009 she was granted the UT-Austin|Portugal scholarship in Digital Media.

 

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Rua A. Bernardino de Almeida, 431

P-4200-072 Porto Portugal

 



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)."

 

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Pedro Bastos

FCT/FCUP/FEUP

PhD student in facial animation

 


Pedro is a PhD student passionate about film and videogame production and user interaction. He is pursuing a PhD in computer graphics in the topic of character facial rigging and animation. His research is supervised by Prof. Verónica Orvalho and funded by the FCT.

 

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Diogo Cabral

FCT/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Diogo Cabral achieved his B.Sc. in Computer Science Engineering, at the FCT, UNL. During his B.Sc. studies, he participated in the Erasmus/Socrates Exchange Program, at the Facoltà SMFN, Università di Pisa, Italy, which gave him a full year of experience as international student. In the last years of his graduation, Diogo Cabral became highly interested in multimedia and computer-human interaction fields. The work developed in his diploma project was the background for the mEmLearn project, awarded with the HP Technology Teaching Grant Initiative 2006. The mEmLearn project had the goal to promote the usage of Tablet PCs on education, developing new ways of annotation and interaction with this technology. Diogo Cabral worked 3 years in research projects (the mEmLearn project included) at CITI, FCT, UNL, which led him to pursue a Masters in Computer Science Engineering degree in FCT, UNL. In his Ph.D. work, Diogo Cabral proposes the usage of pen-based technology for the manipulation of digital video, with the aim to improve the digital media human interaction and combine multimedia and human-computer interaction research topics.

 

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Centro de Investigação em Informática e Tecnologias da Informação, CITI,
Departamento de Informática, DI,
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, UNL
Quinta da Torre, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

Phone: +351212948536 ext. 10720

 


Sandra Coelho

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 


With a Degree in Communication Design / Graphic Art, and a Masters in Multimedia Art researching on Generative Art from the Fine Arts Faculty of Porto University, her purpose as a PhD student in Digital Media is to do research on dynamic surfaces that change their physical appearance and texturing when we touch them, to improve our tactile sensations when interacting with tangible media and intensify the physical experience between users and digital systems. Her thesis will be on Haptic Art – biomimetic artificial systems, exploring the intelligent materials, and the emergent sensitive technologies. Having much curiosity by the complexity of the natural systems will be researched ways of reproducing in artificial systems, elements of that complexity, with special emphasis on the experience of the tactile sensation, intensifying the interactivity of the media, and exploring the physical sensation that drives us to the essence of our natural environment. For a future with fewer cold screens and more live surfaces that sense, react, and change their physical state, as a response to our inputs.

 

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Faculdade de Engenharia

Universidade do Porto

Porto

Portugal

 


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

 

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

 


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.

 

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Instituto Superior Técnico

Departamento de Matemática

Lisboa, Portugal

Phone: +351 968 380 502

marcon.mat.ufrgs@gmail.com

 


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.

 

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Marta Ferraz

FCT/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Marta Ferraz is a PhD student at UNL/UT Austin program - International Collaboratory for Emerging Technologies - CoLab. She´s also Creative Director for Atomic Designers company (Human Development and Emerging Technologies). She holds a Masters Degree in Children's Motor Development - Technological Solutions and Energy expenditure on Children, and a Post-Graduate in Exercise and Health.
 
Dissertation title: The Cyborg Child - A cyborg approach to development. 
Main field of research is focused on: Technological and holistic learning systems building and analysis;  Development & analysis of training methodologies in relation to global and fine mobility - bionic interfaces; Manifestations of embodied post-human development; Cognition states performed on alternate realities: physical and virtual; The Cyborg Path - from  XXI century induced neurons to XXII century reactive embodied sensory capability; Post-human collaborations; Symbiotic "Cyborgness" child; Bionic chaotic creations - the environment plus the display frame; Bio-connected sustainability; The wide embodied interlace; Robotic bionic avatars; Augmented bionic games.

 

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Domingos Ferreira

UT Austin

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Digital Media

Professor at FCSH/UNL

 


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.

 

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Phone: +351964946797 or +351217908300 (ext. 1516)

domingos.ferreira@fcsh.unl.pt

 


Carlos Figueiredo

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Carlos Figueiredo graduated in Physics Engineering, at Coimbra University in 1998. Carlos has a large professional experience on private sector, on different fields of activity, and seven years work as entrepreneur. The main focus of their professional experience has been the innovation and the web business development. Currently, he is a PhD student at University of Porto. His research area is about the construction of new web information flows, in the scope of a new mental paradigm (by the predominance shift from left-to-right hemisphere activity). The focusing of the work lies in the social networks activities, solutions about information in context, social capital sharing and narratives of the thought on digital media. In 2010 Carlos was granted with the UT-Austin | Portugal scholarship in Digital Media.

 

 


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.

 

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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.

 

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Tel. +1 512 9034609; +35193 7501080

 


Rui Gonçalves

U.Minho / MAP-i

PhD student, Advanced Computing

 


Rui Gonçalves is a PhD student in the MAP-i joint doctoral program in Computer Science, currently spending six months at UT Austin to attend courses and work with his co-advisor at UT CS, Don Batory.

His PhD thesis in progress is in parallel programming, particularly methodologies that improve modularity and promote the incremental development of parallel applications.

 

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http://cs.utexas.edu/~rcg
http://alfa.di.uminho.pt/~rgoncalves
http://rcg-pt.net

 


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.

 

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Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n

4200-465 Porto

PORTUGAL

Personal homepage

hugodasilva@hotmail.com

 


António Maneira

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 


António Maneira is currently pursuing his PhD on Digital Media where he will research state of the art trends and outline best practices in the development and use of interactive learning resources.

He has a Master in Communication Sciences in 2008, project in which he did research on e-learning Interfaces in the FCSH-UNL.

From 2007 to 2009 he worked  at the e.Learning Laboratory of FCT-UNL as an e-learning assistant officer providing support to teachers in e-learning activities; He also worked as an administrator of two Learning Management Systems (Moodle and Blackboard), and provided courses and consulting activities for teachers using ICT.

From 2005 to 2007 he worked in a project called “A Universalidade dos Saberes” at FCT-UNL as a designer and supervising the development, implementation and evaluation of resources and activities for teaching and learning online.

Since 2003 to 2006 he worked as a designer and programmer in several projects.

He graduated in Communication Design in 2003 at the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa.

 

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Eduardo Marques

U.Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 


Eduardo Marques holds a Bsc. in Engineering of Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Aveiro, and a Post-graduation in Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments received at the University of Minho. At the same time, he developed his artistic skills through several courses based on traditional oil-acrilic painting, and drawing.

Professionally, he made part of the Iberian team that realized and produced the first 3D digital feature film in Portugal, and the first fulldome short movie. After that, he founded his own R&D company focused on the creation of digital solutions based on interdisciplinary research deep connected to computer games and digital arts. Along that period, he occupied two major roles: Art Director and Computer Graphics Developer. At the end of that exciting experience, he became part of the R&D department of Edigma.com,  owner of Displax. He participated in the development of a newly and innovative projective capacitive multitouch device, and was responsible for some computer vision research and solutions.

Briefly, his academic research and professional experience embrace interdisciplinary knowledge: from physical simulation environment, through 3D animation and game development, to analysis of human body gesture in space, to interactive technologies and natural user interfaces.

His PhD research treats awareness and management of three-dimensional physical space as key factors for enabling ambient intelligence environments, specially when supporting human activity. The emergent paradigm of Cross-reality is interpreted as an extension of human perception and interaction within this type of environments. A camera-based network is used to capture and analyze physical space to acquire important context-sensitive information capable of handling dynamic unconstrained changes into the analysis of human activity.

 

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Eduardo José Marques Pereira
Phone: +351 914317679

 


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;

 

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horacioarts.com

 


Ana Cabral Martins

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Master in Communication Sciences, Specialization in Cinema and
Television (M. A.)
Undergraduate in Communication Sciences, Specialization in Cinema and Television

Ana Cabral Martins has undergone her academic path in Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Ana’s undergraduate and master degrees in Communication Sciences were made with the intent of specializing in Film Studies. Her thesis project, “Overlap and the Cinematographic Experience,” marked the starting point of her exploration of the paradigm shift that is remaking the entire motion picture industry, from the way films are produced and shot, to the way they are distributed, exhibited and consumed.

For her PhD thesis, Ana’s interests are to continue researching digital cinema, going further into the questions that emerged from her Master. Her project is to explore the eventual possibilities of interactivity within the immersive aesthetic of the film industry.

Ana has also been involved in different film projects, in different stages of production, in two different production companies, Filmes do Tejo and Ambar Filmes, where she worked as a secretary of production, script girl and editing assistant. She has also held an internship at ANIM – National Archive of Moving Images, an institution for the archive and preservation of film, where she worked as an identifier and cataloger of filmic material.

Ana has also directed, produced and edited an 8 minute short film, as part of her thesis project, named The Wait.

 

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Nuno Duarte Martins

FCT/U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Nuno Duarte Martins has a degree in Communication Design (2003) and a Master in Media Art (2007), by the Fine Arts Faculty of Porto University.  At present, he is taking his PhD in Digital Media at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, having been given a scholarship PhD by the UT Austin-Portugal, the Foundation for Science and Technology in 2009.

Currently he is teaching in the Degree Course in Graphic Design at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), since 2008.  As a Designer, he acts mainly in the areas of Graphic Design and Web Design, highlighting the projects developed for companies/Institutions such as the Oceanário de Lisboa, o Instituto Português de Meteorologia, Saludães, Porto Digital, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Byblos Bookstores, Majora, Universidade do Porto, Universidade do Minho, RAR Group, Interforma, among others.

Some of his work is featured in several Communication Design publications, published in Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Austria, Netherlands, China and United Kingdom.

He was awarded several times, especially the first prizes Competition Mascot of the Oceanário de Lisboa and mascot of  the Pavilhão da Água do Porto, Porto Digital logo Competition and "Papies 2006” Competition, with the site of Ambar.

 

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Sofia Catarina Mota

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 


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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 


Filipe Pais

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Filipe graduated in Sound and Image at ESAD.cr (School of Arts and Design – Caldas da Rainha) and he was a student of SPEAP, a Master program in Arts and Politics at Sciences Po in Paris. He has worked as a multimedia designer at Ydreams in Lisbon and taught at ESAD.CR in the field of digital arts and aesthetics. His practical work commonly utilizes digital media in order to question the ways technologies affect human behavior and our lives in society.

In the context of his current investigation project he is searching for different ways to interpret and understand the nature of lived and felt experience during interactive art encounters. This process draws on the fields of phenomenology and semiotics, proposing the development of appropriate empirical methodologies that aim to analyze the sense-making process during aesthetic experience. Secondly, this project asks if critical and aesthetic distances still exist in a paradigm of experience in which interface-learning, technical speculation and absorbed free-play seem to prevail.

 

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

 


Paulo Rosa

FCT/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Paulo Rosa has a degree in Environmental Engineering and an MSc in the field of e-Participation both from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology - New University of Lisbon (Portugal). Before starting his PhD, he worked for 3 years at the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), European Commission - Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC). His work was focused on the research and development of innovative information and communication technologies; on the design and implementation of virtual citizen participatory methods; and on the development of online interactive applications to extended governance initiatives in areas of risk governance and sustainability.

His PhD will be focused on the research and development of new interactive surfaces based on subtracts such as paper, plastic, glass or textiles.

 

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Homepage: http://paulorosa.no.sapo.pt

 



Reus Salini

U.Minho

PhD Student, Advanced Computing

 


Research Interests

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

 

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Hugo Santos

UT Austin

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Mathematics

 


Holding a PhD in Civil Engineering in the field of Applied and Computational Mechanics from the Instituto Superior Técnico, Santos has been involved mainly with the development of mathematical models for the analysis of nonlinear structural engineering problems. Pursuing a Post-Doc in Mathematics reflects his keen desire to bring mathematical methods into the field of Mechanics.

 

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Phone: +351918941955

 


Rossana Santos

FCT/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Rossana Santos 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. Started the PhD Programme in Computer Science/Informatics in 2008 from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is a lecturer since 2003 atDepartamento de Sistemas e Informática, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal.

Her current research interests include augmented reality, video processing, mobile computing and human-computer interaction.

 

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Departamento de Informática

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Quinta da Torre

2829-516 Caparica

Portugal

 



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.

 

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

 


Edgar Teixeira

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 


Founder and at present consultant of PRONEO MULTIDESIGN, a visual communication company.
Graduated in Industrial Design with specialization in Communication Design. 
Developed an extended professional career as a graphic designer.
Completed a Master in Multimedia at University of Porto, searching to enlarge expertise in visual communication.
In this graduate program investigated interface design for educational applications.
Currently enrolled in the PhD in Digital Media at University of Porto.
At present being devoted to investigation in audiovisual creation, specifically in motion graphics and animation.

 

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Homepage: www.proneo.net

 


Rafayel Teymurazyan

U.Lisbon

PhD Student, Mathematics

 


It has been a year and a half since Rafayel started studying free boundary problems, in particular obstacle problems, regularity and stability of the solution. During this time with his supervisor Prof. José Francisco Rodrigues, he has worked on obstacle type problems in Orlicz-Sobolev spaces.

 

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Complexo Interdisciplinar

CMAF, Faculdade de Ciências

Universidade de Lisboa

Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2,

1649-003, Lisboa, Portugal

Sala B3-15

Phone: +351 217 904 700 ext. 34315

 


Paulo Nuno Vicente

FCSH/UNL

PhD Student, Digital Media

 


Paulo Nuno Vicente works as a journalist in Antena 1, the Portuguese public service radio. As a reporter he has produced several special reports, mainly in Guinea-Bissau, S. Tomé and Príncipe, Ceuta and Melilla, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel and West Bank, Chad and Central African Republic.

He is graduated in Journalism (University of Coimbra), has an Advanced Formation on Journalism and Religion (Portuguese Catholic University) and a degree on Arab Language and Islamic Culture (University of Lisbon). He is now a PhD fellow in Online Journalism at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences – New University of Lisbon, in the scope of the UT Austin-Portugal Program.

He is studying new non-fiction narrative formats and the transformations on Foreign Reporting/International Journalism in the Age of Digital Networks.

 

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Tiago Videira

FCSH/UNL

PhD Student, Digital Media

 


One branch of the traditional Portuguese Fado, the Fado Castiço, is a genre that has been typified over the years. One of my goals would be to re-transcribe these original fados as ambient instrumental arrangements and then assemble them forming a database. Then, create a system that successfully generates new ambient instrumental Fado music, based on the database content. The generative/algoritmic process also aims to be interactive, that means, responsive to user constraints, concerning musical and aesthetical parameters, such as tempo, rhythm, or general mood of the Fado.

 

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