Faculty

 

evanEvangelos Karapanos is an Assistant Professor at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. He holds a PhD with honors from Eindhoven University of Technology and has expertise in user experience and longitudinal studies in HCI, most recently with a focus on behavior change support systems. His book on “Modeling users’ experiences with interactive technologies” was published by Springer in 2012. His work has been published among others at CHI, TOCHI and IJHCS. He has been a visiting researcher at Philips Research, Philips Consumer Lifestyle and the HCI Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

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PhD Candidates

rubenRúben Gouveia has focused his research on understanding how individuals engage with (and detach from) personal informatics tools. He attempts to leverage on such insights towards predicting and personalizing moments of engagement with these tools. Holder of a BsC and MsC in Computer Science, Rúben has been a visiting researcher at the applied computer science campus at Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen, Belguim and more recently at the HCDE department University of Washington, publishing in venues such as CHI, Ubicomp and DIS. Check his Scholar, ResearchGate, CV and LinkedIn.

 

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Ana Caraban has background in computer science and software engineering. Her primary research interests include behavior change, persuasive technology and health informatics. Her current work focuses in developing interventions that promote physical activity as well proper tooth brushing practices.

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Maria José Ferreira holds a masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Madeira. Maria’s current research interests include the development of wearable sensor technologies to measure children’s social interactions and the impact of inclusive educational interventions on students’ development.

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Master Students

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Tiago Ornelas is a second year master student at the Department of Computer Science and active member of AAUMa. During his thesis he has been developing tools to help individuals to increase their daily walking levels.

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Fábio Pereira is a second year Masters Student in Computer Science at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Universidade da Madeira and he is currently working on his master thesis on the topic of glanceable behavioral feedback for activity tracking.

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Zélia Nunes is a Masters Degree student in Computer Science at University of Madeira. She is currently working on her graduation thesis entitled “Motivating the use of public transit through Mobile Glanceable Displays”.

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Vítor Teixeirais a Master’s Student at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Universidade da Madeira. His current research interests involve ubiquitous persuasive technologies and artificial intelligence.

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Alumni

sergio Sérgio Barros completed his Master’s degree in Informatics Engineering in 2014, at the University of Madeira. His Master’s thesis focused on the development of a mobile application that sensed and visualized individuals physical activity levels. He is currently working in the UK as a software developer, at OSMO Data Technology Ltd, a company whose main product deals with the generation of accountancy reports. His interests lie in software engineering, and in particular in the development of mobile apps.

 

 


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Pedro Teixeira completed his Informatics Engineering Master’s degree in 2014 with a dissertation regarding the “Need fulfilment and experiences on Social Media”. Currently, he has been working in London as a Senior SEO on a high competitive market. Pedro’s IT and HCI background allows him to apply atypical research knowledge providing a new lens on the Digital Marketing field. Check his CV, Webpage, LinkedIn and Blog.