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BIOSTEC Conference Co-Chairs

Ana Fred
Instituto de Telecomunicações and 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-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon

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

Ana Roque
UCIBIO, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

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Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Bruno Wacogne

Brief Bio
Bruno Wacogne received his Ph.D. degree in optoelectronics in 1993 from the University of Franche-Comté, France. His Ph.D. dissertation was on tunable external cavity laser diodes using electrooptic properties of LiNbO3 and nematic liquid crystals. A few years ago, he started to work on the use of micro-optics and microtechniques for biomedical applications. His main topics now concern opto-microsystems and systems for In Vitro Fertilisation, biomedical devices, screening, and diagnosis.

Cláudia Quaresma
LIBPhys-UNL, Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Brief Bio
Cláudia Quaresma is Assistant Professor at the Physics Department, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL). She has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, at FCT/UNL, degree on Rehabilitation, at Instituto de Psicologia Aplicada (1998) and Degree on Occupational Therapy, at Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão (1993).