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Event Chairs

BIOSTEC Conference Co-Chairs


Ana Fred
Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon
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, Physics Department, Nova School of Science and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon
Portugal


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. Published more than 25 Journal Papers; 1 0 Book Chapters; 9 books (selected best papers); 70 Conference Papers. He is an IEEE Senior member. ... More >>

 

Program Chair


Nathalie Bier
Research Center of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal
Canada


Brief Bio
Nathalie Bier is full professor of occupational therapy at the Université de Montréal. She is also a researcher at the Research center of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. The main goal of Nathalie Bier’s research program is to better understand the impact of cognitive deficits in aging and dementia on everyday function, as well as to develop non-pharmacological approaches to promote aging in place – such as the use of cognitive rehabilitation and new technology. She is leading major projects in the field of smart environments and connected objects for older adults with severe cognitive deficit s. She has guided 62 graduated students, authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific papers and is a recognized expert in Canada and at the European level in her field. ... More >>

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