Students and PostDocs

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

Download a partial directory of students (October 2013)


Ilo Aguiar

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: António Granada; Co-supervisor: João Sàágua

Enrolled: 2014

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

 

iloaguiar@gmail.com

Personal site

 


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

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Personal site

 


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

 


Ricardo Baptista

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 

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ricardjose@netmadeira.com

pdd09013@gcloud.fe.up.pt

 


Diogo Barbosa

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015

 

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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

 


João Beira

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Graduated: 2009

CV

 

joaobeira@gmail.com

Personal site

 



Peter Bouda

FCSH/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2014

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

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Open source software; linguistics

 

pbouda@cidles.eu

Personal site

 



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

 


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

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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

 


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.

 

sandra.coelho@fe.up.pt

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

 

cruz@fba.up.pt

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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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.

 

atomicdesigners@gmail.com

 

  

 

 


Luís Ferreira

FCT/UNL, M-ITI

 

Enrolled: 2015

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

 

luigii_duarte@hotmail.com

 


Ana Figueiras

FCSH/UNL

PhD candidate, Digital Media

 

Supervisor: António Granado

Enrolled: 2010

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Ana Figueiras is a PhD candidate from the UT Austin|Portugal Digital Media PhD program 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

Personal Site

Google Scholar Profile

 


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 

 


Rui Leitão

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media & Graphical User Interface Designer

 

CV

 

hello@ruileitao.eu

Personal site

 


Luís Leite

U. Porto

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2010


Born in the city of Porto on a carnival night in 1973, Luis Leite assumes Grifu as alias, inspired by the mythical hybrid creature Gryphon that characterizes his own rich imagination. It is also a symbol of his trans-disciplinar way of thinking for breaking boundaries and supported by his multimedia academic background (bachelor em master degrees in multimedia technology). His motivation is to facilitate the use of technology by creative people, a maxim reflected in his work and research.
He is an Assistant Professor at ESMAE teaching multimedia since 2005, and currently in a Digital Media doctoral program at UT Austin | Portugal with a FCT scholarship. Inspired by storytelling and marionettes tries to bring the art of puppetry into computer performance animation researching HCI and computer graphics. Member of Porto Interactive Center (PIC) and affiliated with Instituto Telecomunicações his scientific work as been published in many international conferences and journals. He disseminates and performs with digital puppetry at events, festivals and workshops. His professional profile started as a computer programmer back in 1990 and gradually progressed to audiovisual and multimedia. He worked as a programmer, animator, sound designer or post-producer for companies such as Animago or Miragem, participating in the productions of TV Series such as Ace London (Live Action plus animation - Emmy award selection), Batatoon (children entertainment), Rita Catita (performance animation), Little Stars (children animated series); for animated films: "História de um Caramelo" (3D short film) or "Zé dos Pássaros" (2D short film); for performing arts: "Prometeu" (shadow puppet play), “Peregrinação” (Live Cinema), "Frágil" (puppet play). His main interests are in interface design (HCI), 2D/3D digital animation, digital puppetry, post-production and computer programming.

 

Homepage

Research Project

 


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

 


Gustavo Magalhães

UT Austin

PhD student, Radio-Television-Film

 

Enrolled: 2010

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Gustavo Magalhães, originally from Porto, Portugal, is a U. Porto PhD candidate, and currently is a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin through the UT Austin-Portugal program. He researches the commercial re-use of open government data and civic entrepreneurship.

He has 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. More recently, he collaborated with Code for America as well as with the GovLab at New York University for the OpenData500 project as a researcher. Additionally, he participated in the Open Data Barometer and the Open Data Census as a country reviewer, and is an active member of the Open Austin community group.

 

gustavo.magalhaes@utexas.edu

 


Diana Marques

College of Engineering, University of Porto

PhD candidate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2011

Smithsonian Doctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History

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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

 


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.

 

eduardo.j.marques.p@gmail.com

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;

 

horacio.marques@fe.up.pt

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.

 

anacabralmartins@gmail.com

 


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.

 

nuno@nunomartins.com

Personal site

 


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.

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maschio@outlook.com

 


Farley Millano

Fellow Mundus/UNL

Professor and PhD Researcher 

 

Enrolled: 2014

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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

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Developing cinema and documentary models in web based construction and exhibition platforms; archiving and the construction of collective memory; collaborative documentary; using narrative construction and avatars in serious games to explore aspects of identity, history, and memory.

 

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

 

CV

 

lucianomoreira@fe.up.pt

Personal site

 


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

 


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.

 

 


Carlos Oliveira

FCT/UNL

PhD Candidate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2011

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c.oliveira@hzt-berlin.com

 


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.

 

filipe@la-neige-en-ete.net

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

 


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

 


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

 


Carlos Ramos

FCT/UNL

PhD candidate, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2013

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carlosjmramos@gmail.com

 



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

 


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

Personal site

 


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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Linkedin
Twitter 

 



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

 


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

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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.

 

rafayel@ptmat.fc.ul.pt

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

 


Sara Tranquada

FCT/UNL, M-ITI

PhD Student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015

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st89nikon@gmail.com

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Teresa Vieira

U.Porto

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2009

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The research of Teresa Vieira is related to the study of facial skin color changes for rendering characters depicting more reliable expressions. Her thesis untitled: "Facial Skin Shading Parameterization Methodology for Rendering Emotions" provides a skin color painting method that allows artists to hand paint and animate blood flow in consequence of expressions.

 

viteresa@gmail.com

 


Camila Wohlmuth da Silva

FCT/UNL

PhD student, Digital Media

 

Enrolled: 2015

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camila.wohlmuth@gmail.com

Personal site