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Event Chairs

BIOSTEC Conference Co-Chairs

Ana Fred
Instituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon)

Brief Bio
Ana Fred received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in 1989 and 1994, respectively, both from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is a Faculty Member of IST since 1986, where she has been a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and more recently with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is a researcher at the Pattern and Image Analysis Group of the Instituto de Telecomunicações. Her main research areas are on pattern recognition, both structural and statistical approaches, with application to data mining, learning systems, behavioral biometrics, and biomedical applications. She has done pioneering work on clustering, namely on cluster ensemble approaches. Recent work on biosensors hardware (including BITalino – and ECG-based biometrics (Vitalidi project) have been object of several nacional and internacional awards, as well as wide dissemination on international media, constituting a success story of knowledge transfer from research to market. She has published over 160 papers in international refereed conferences, peer reviewed journals, and book chapters. ... More >>

Hugo Gamboa
LIBPhys, Physics Department, Nova School of Science and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon

Brief Bio
Hugo Gamboa is an Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of the Sciences and Technology Faculty of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and member of LIBPHYS. PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. As a Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer Portugal coordinates the Lisbon Office research group with the focus on Intelligent Systems. He is a founder and President of PLUX, a technology-based innovative startup in the field wireless medical sensors, focused on microelectronics, biosignal processing and software development.


Program Chair

Jungsil Kim
Smart Bio-Industrial Mechanical Engineering, Kyungpook National University
Korea, Republic of

Brief Bio
Kim is an assistant professor in the Department of Smart Bio-Industrial Mechanical Engineering at Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea. She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, USA. Her expertise is in cardiovascular mechanics, and her research aims to evaluate and analyze cardiovascular tissues and systems from a mechanical perspective to improve our understanding of health and disease. She is interested in the development of biodevices and biomaterials to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and prediction of disease or injury.


Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Micaela Fonseca
HEI-Lab, Lusófona University, HEI-Lab

Brief Bio
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Vítor Carvalho
2Ai-EST-IPCA & Algoritmi Research Centre, UM

Brief Bio
Vitor Carvalho received in 2008 his PhD in degree in industrial electronics, in the option of industrial informatics. He is currently working as associate professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Barcelos, Portugal as well as integrated researcher of the Applied Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (2Ai) at IPCA being colaborator of the Algoritmi Research Centre at Minho University. He is also currently the Dean of the School of Technology (IPCA). His main fields of interest are related with data acquisition systems and serious games.