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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.


BIODEVICES 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, South 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 characterize cardiovascular tissues and systems from a mechanical point of view to improve our understanding of health and disease. She is interested in the development of biodevices and biomaterials for the diagnosis, treatment, and prediction of disease and injury.


BIOIMAGING Program Chair

Raquel Cruz Conceição
Instituto de Biofisica e Engenharia Biomedica, University of Lisbon

Brief Bio
I am an award-winning assistant professor with habilitation (“agregação”) and researcher with a significant record of peer-reviewed publications and funded European grants. I am the first doctorate researcher in Portugal with a PhD in the area of medical microwave imaging, who initiated the first research efforts in this area at a national level. I was also the youngest COST Action chair, with the COST Action TD1301 (Development of a European-based Collaborative Network to Accelerate Technological, Clinical and Commercialisation Progress in the Area of Medical Microwave Imaging) – coincidently this was the first large international project in the area of medical microwave imaging. Other past and current European funding which I have secured include an internationally-competitive Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (FP7), as the main researcher, and a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Innovative Training Networks (H2020), as a beneficiary, and I have just been funded as Project Coordinator of a Horizon Europe Twinning (Widera). Overall, I obtained ~207k€ in individual fellowships, I have been a key consortium member (as chair and as national beneficiary) in multi-partner projects totalling ~7.85M€ funding, out of which I was the main proposer or main/local Principal Investigator (PI) in projects that accounted for ~2.46Mk€. Additionally, I have attracted ~20k€ of personal funding, and I have led my research group of post-graduate students to obtain ~295k€ in funding. ... More >>



Malik Yousef
Information Systems, Zefat Academic College

Brief Bio
Malik Yousef is a senior member of Tzfat Academic College in Israel. He received his Ph.D. in Computer science from the University of Haifa. His postdoctoral was at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia in the USA. He served as a dean of graduate study at the Colleg of Sakhnin. His main research interests are in computation methods applied to biomedical data.


BIOSIGNALS Program Chair

Arnav Bhavsar
School of Computing and Electrical Engg., Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

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HEALTHINF Program Chair

Sylvia Pelayo

Brief Bio
Sylvia Pelayo, Ph.D. is a full professor in cognitive ergonomics, director of the Evalab and co-director of the Clinical Investigation Center for Innovative Technologies (CIC-IT) 1403 in Lille. She promotes at a national level the improvement of the services and products generated by the new technologies in healthcare in compliance with regulations and with all phases of evaluations to ensure safety, acceptance and usefulness of technologies. At a national level, she is the leader of the French research network on cognitive ergonomics dedicated to healthcare technologies and services. Sylvia Pelayo coordinates th e Tech4Health network which is a component of the French national infrastructure of clinical research (F-CRIN) dedicated to medical devices investigation. ... More >>


Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

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

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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.