Researchers

  • João Barroso
    João Barroso
    João Barroso is a Senior Researcher at INESC Technology and Science – INESC TEC and an Associate Professor with Habilitation at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD). He earned a doctorate in UTAD in 2002 in Electrical Engineering and held in 2008 the Habilitation Public Examinations in Electrical Engineering. In 2012 he became Associate Professor on Informatics/Accessibility at UTAD. He was Pro-Rector of Innovation and Information Management of UTAD between July 2010 and July 2013 and coordinated the activities of both, the Office of Technology, Innovation and Knowledge, and the Support Office of Industrial Property at UTAD, connecting UTAD with University Technology Enterprise Network Portugal (Portugal UTEN) under the protocol established by the Portuguese Government to the University of Texas at Austin. He was part of the creative team from the area of the Department of Computer Engineering, has been Coordinator of the Bachelor of Computer Science, Director of the Master in Computer Science and a member of the Director board of Doctoral Program in Informatics. His main research interests are in the areas of Digital Image Processing and Accessibility. He produced more than 100 academic papers, including book chapters, articles and communications in conference proceedings and guided twenty-five graduate work, as well as Master and PhD. He participated in the organization of scientific meetings of various international and national nature, which emphasizes the creation of the conference "Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info- exclusion" in 2006 (http://www.dsai.ws).

     

  • Francisco Godinho
    Francisco Godinho
    Francisco Godinho is an Assistant Professor in the field of Rehabilitation Engineering and Accessibility at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Portugal. It is also coordinator of the Centre of Rehabilitation Engineering and Accessibility (CERTIC) and Director of the Undergraduate degree and Master degree in Rehabilitation Engineering and Accessibility at UTAD. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of Rehabilitation Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computers Engineering by UTAD, with thesis in the field of Rehabilitation Engineering. His main scientific interests are related to the ICT Accessibility and Rehabilitation Engineering Education.

     

  • Hugo Paredes
    Hugo Paredes
    Hugo Paredes received B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, in 2000 and 2008. Since 2003, he has been with the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, where he is currently Assistant Professor lecturing on systems integration and distributed systems. Currently he is vice- director of the Master in Computer Science and a member of the director board of the Master in Accessibility and Rehabilitation and Engineering. He is a Senior Researcher at INESC Technology and Science – INESC TEC. His main research interests are in the domain of Human Computer Interaction, including Collaboration and Universal Access topics. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 refereed journal, book chapters and conference papers. He participated in several national and international research projects.

     

  • Benjamim Fonseca
    Benjamim Fonseca
    Benjamim Fonseca is an Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Portugal, where he lectures on collaboration and inclusive systems, and a researcher at the INESC TEC - Associate Laboratory. He received a PhD from UTAD, with a thesis subject of "A model for creating cooperative services". His main research interest is Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and he has several scientific publications in the field, in conferences, journals and books. He has also developed recently work related with mobile accessibility and rehabilitation of elderly diseases.

     

  • José Afonso Bulas Cruz
    José Afonso Bulas Cruz
    José Bulas-Cruz has graduated in Electrical Engineering at FEUP (Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto), Portugal, in 1978. He obtained the Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, in 1995. He is at present Full Professor at the School of Science and Technology of UTAD (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal). His main research interests are in the areas of computer vision and software engineering.

     

  • Leonel MorgadoLeonel Morgado
    Leonel Morgado is an Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Portugal, where he lectures on programming and the use of virtual worlds, and a researcher at the INESC TEC - Associate Laboratory. His main research interest is the use of virtual worlds as tools for learning and business. Before pursuing an academic career, he was terminologist for a MS Office 97 localization team, a manager of Web-development and software-deployment teams, a business technical manager, and a programmer. A researcher in Virtual Worlds and Technology-Enhanced Learning.

     

  • Luís Torres PereiraLuís Torres Pereira
    Luís Torres Pereira is Assistant Professor at the UTAD University. He is vice-director of the Biomedical engineering first cycle course at UTAD. He has a background in biomedical engineering and RFID technologies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal, for work on implantable transponders and sensors for physiological data monitoring. His research interests include digital integrated circuit design, wireless sensor networks, rfid technologies, and wearable eHealth systems.

     

  • Paulo MartinsPaulo Martins
    Paulo Martins is an Assistant Professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Portugal, where he lectures on database systems and programming, and a researcher at the INESC TEC - Associate Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. from UTAD, with a thesis subject of "A model for distance learning in environments that support mobility". His main research interests are Distance Learning, Mobile Environments, Virtual Worlds, Data Warehouse and Data Mining, and he has several scientific publications in these fields, in conferences, journals and books.

     

  • Ramiro GonçalvesRamiro Gonçalves
    Ramiro Gonçalves is an Associate Professor with Habilitation at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, in Portugal where he lectures on information systems and digital platforms, and a researcher at the INESC TEC - Associate Laboratory. His main research areas include the e-business and e-commerce, models and platforms, and accessibility web. He authored over 90 papers, in journals, books, and conferences and is part of the research teams of several projects.

     

  • Vítor Filipe
    Vítor Filipe
    Vítor Filipe is Associate Professor with Habilitation at UTAD where he lectures on Digital Image Processing and Object Oriented Programming. Since 2013, he is researcher at INESC TEC in the Telecommunications and Multimedia unit. His main research topics include biomechanical analysis of movement, in particular gait using instrumentation such as optical motion capture systems and force platforms. He authored over 50 papers, in journals and conferences and participated as researcher in more than 10 financed projects related with, biomechanical analysis, digital image processing, computer vision and assistive technologies for people with special needs.

     

Ph.D. Students
  • André SousaAndré Sousa
    André Sousa graduated in Informatics in 2010 and obtained his M.Sc. in Informatics Engineering in 2012, both in the University of Trás-os- Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal. Currently he is a Ph.D. student and works as an academic researcher at the same University.

     

  • António CorreiaAntónio Correia
    António Correia obtained his M.Sc. in the University of Trás-os- Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal. Currently he is a Ph.D. student and works as an academic researcher at the same University.

     

  • Diogo AzevedoDiogo Azevedo
    Diogo Azevedo graduated in Informatics Engineering and obtained his M.Sc. in the University of Trás-os- Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal. Currently he is a Ph.D. student and works as an academic researcher at the same University.

     

  • Hugo FernandesHugo Fernandes
    Hugo Fernandes graduated in Electrical Engineering in 2007 and obtained his M.Sc. in Informatics in 2010, both with the University of Trás-os- Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal. Currently he is a Ph.D. student and works as an academic researcher at the same University. His main research is centred in digital image processing, computer vision algorithms, digital signal processing and navigation systems.

     

  • Mónica CostaMónica Costa
    Costa I. T. Mónica graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal in 2001. She obtained the M.Sc. degree in Engineering Technologies in 2006 from UTAD, and she is currently a Ph.D. student at UTAD. She is, since 2001, an Assistant Teacher in the Informatics Department of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal. Her main interest areas are digital signal and image processing and industrial informatics.

     

  • Paulo CostaPaulo Costa
    Paulo Costa graduated in Physics Engineering (Instrumentation) from the University of Coimbra, Portugal in 1994. He obtained the M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering (Radiation, Image and Image Processing) in 2005 from University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is currently a Ph.D. student at UTAD. He is, since 1998, an Assistant Teacher in the Informatics Department of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal. His main interest areas are assistive technology for the visually impaired, signal and image processing and computer vision algorithms.

     

  • Ricardo Rodrigues NunesRicardo Rodrigues Nunes
    Ricardo Nunes (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) presently is Ph.D. Student and working as an academic researcher with the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), a large and well-regarded state university in Portugal. Deeply involved with PLAYER project being developed by UTAD for the EU. Was awarded a Master in Sciences degree by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State (UNIRIO). Was awarded a degree in IT for Education by Veiga de Almeida University, Brasil. Areas of expertise and keen interest lie with Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Virtual Environments, Usability, Accessibility, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Information Systems, WebDesign and Computer-Assisted Education.

     

Past M.Sc. Students
  • Nuno Filipe Matos BarbosaNuno Filipe Matos Barbosa

     

  • Filipe FernandesFilipe Fernandes
    Filipe Fernandes is a M.Sc. Student at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and works there as an academic researcher involved in the SOSPhone project. His areas of research are Accessibility in Emergency Services and Mobile Applications Development.

     

  • José Manuel Campos FariaJosé Manuel Campos Faria
    José Faria is a M.Sc. Student at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and works there as an academic researcher involved in the GreenBox project. His areas of research are Embedded Systems, Measurement Systems and Telematics.

     

  • Marco Paulo Ferreira TeixeiraMarco Paulo Ferreira Teixeira

     

  • Nuno José Cordeiro da ConceiçãoNuno José Cordeiro da Conceição

     

  • Ricardo Miguel Gonçalves CarneiroRicardo Miguel Gonçalves Carneiro

     

  • Sérgio Fernando Lopes da SilvaSérgio Fernando Lopes da Silva

     

  • Telmo Miguel de Oliveira AdãoTelmo Miguel de Oliveira Adão
    Telmo Adão graduated on Computer Science on UTAD. Now he is working on the same university, and integrating INESC to develop studies about Usability. The main objective of his work is to improve education by adapting new generation contents in virtual environments.

     

  • Miriam CaboMiriam Cabo
    Miriam Cabo is a M.Sc. Student at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and works there as an academic researcher involved in the SOSPhone project. Her areas of research are Accessibility in Emergency Services.