André Ferreira, M-ITI researcher in the AHA project, will be spending the next few months at Carnegie Mellon University in the context of the Undergraduate Internship Program (UIP) working on Serious games with Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) for stroke rehabilitation.
Main goals of the UIP: My research proposes to explore the use of physiological signatures of workload, and attention to adapt rehabilitation exercises implemented as game tasks. I am part of the NeuroRehabLab research team, who is involved in the “AHA: Augmented Human Assistance” project, funded by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program.
Host at Carnegie Mellon University: Dan Siewiorek and Asim Smailagic, School of Computer Science
Chris Csikszentmihályi, M-ITI's ERA Chair, has been invited to speak by the organisers of this year’s British Human Computer Interaction Conference to be held in Lincoln.
The speakers will discuss how this event is more relevant than ever in an age where interactive digital technology constantly shapes our lives and our relationships with each other, as well as those in authority.
Organised by the University of Lincoln’s Social Computing research centre in conjunction with the BCS Interaction Specialist Group, the British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2015) is inspired by the anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215, an event viewed as an international cornerstone of liberty and one that challenged society’s relationship with authority.
Taking place on the University’s Brayford Campus from 13th-17th July, the conference will focus on our ever-evolving digital society.
Controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is also one of the invited keynote speakers.
The full conference program can be found here.
Congratulations to M-ITI Researcher Sandy Rodrigues who won the Best Paper Award for Self-Consumption and Battery bank PV Systems in the Residential Sector in Portugal. This paper was presented at the 10th edition of the International Conference on Advanced Research in Aerospace, Robotics, Manufacturing Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Power and Energy Engineering, Materials Engineering and Human Motricities in June, in Romania.
We are pleased to announce that applications to the Doctoral Program in Digital Media (PDMD) are open to the New University of Lisbon, to the University of Porto and for the FCT scholarhips.
The exciting program was created through the partnership between the New University of Lisbon, University of Porto and University of Texas in Austin, TX, USA. It is a 4-year PhD program, which is aimed at students with a Masters degree (2nd cycle Bologna or pre-Bologna) in the areas of information / communication sciences, multimedia, interactive design and all scientific and technological digital media areas. Digital media is an area that is rapidly growing and has gained increasing importance in our daily lives.
The Digital Media PhD program aims to train researchers, academics and leaders in innovative processes, to enable them to conceptualize and development digital products and services, taking into account target audiences, contexts, and goals relevant to several distribution channels.