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Event Chairs

BIOSTEC Conference Co-Chairs


Ana Fred
Instituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon University
Portugal


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-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon
Portugal
http://www.plux.info


Brief Bio
Hugo Gamboa founded Plux in 2007 together with 4 other partners and has grown the company from an individual research project to product medical device company with growing international sales and research seeking second round of financing. PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon. His thesis entitled "Multi-Modal Behavioral Biometrics Based on HCI and Electrophysiology" presents new behavioral biometrics modalities which are an important contribute for the state-of-the-art in the field.). From 2000 to 2007 he was a Professor at Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, where he taught in the field of Artificial Intelligence. In recognition of his work by the European Biometric Forum, he was among the three finalists of the EBF Biometric Research Award 2007. In 2008 he was the winner of the Portuguese National Award “Futuras Promessas” ISA/Millennium BCP, granted to the best PhD thesis on Physics, Electronics, Informatics or Biomedical Engineering fields. ... More >>

 

Program Chair

 

Doctoral Consortium Chair


Andres Diaz Lantada
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Spain


Brief Bio
Andrés Díaz Lantada is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Industrial Engineering School from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSII-UPM). He finished his 6-year Industrial Engineering Degree in 2005 and his PhD Theses in 2009, which received Extraordinary PhD Award by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and 2nd PhD Award by the Council of Industrial Engineers of Madrid. His research interests are linked to the development of mechanical systems and biomedical devices with improved capabilities, thanks to the incorporation of smart materials, special geometries and complex functi onal surfaces and structures, mainly attainable by means of additive manufacturing processes. He is currently UPM Contact Researcher at the “European Virtual Institute of Knowledge-Based Multifunctional Materials”, UPM Leader at the “UBORA: Euro-African Open Biomedical Engineering e-Platform for Innovation through Education” project, funded by the EU H2020 programme within the “Support to policy and international cooperation” call, and Director of the UPM Product Development Laboratory. He has also led the research activities of UPM within the “TOMAX: Tool-less manufacturing of complex structures” project, funded by the EU H2020 programme within the “Factories of the future” call. He has directed 2PhD Theses and more than 100 MSc and BSc final degree theses. He has received the “UPM Teaching Innovation Award” in 2014, the “UPM Young Researcher Award” in 2014, and the “Medal to Researchers under 40” by the “Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering” in 2015. Since January 2016 he has the honour of being Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Engineering Education. His current research dedication is to the field of open-source medical devices for the democratization of medical technology, in connection with the UBORA community and with the UBORA e-infrastructure, and to the development of innovative teaching-learning methodologies in the biomedical engineering field. ... More >>

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