Sergi Bermúdez i Badia, PhD Eng.
Assistant Professor
+351 291 70 5282

Expertise Areas:
Neuroscience, Neurorehabilitation, Serious Games, Human-Computer Interaction
Teaching Activities:



- Object Oriented Programing (LDMI, LEI)

- Game Design (http://www.cee.uma.pt/edu/gamedesign/) (MHCI, MET, MEI programs)

- 3D Design (http://www.youtube.com/user/3Ddesignable) (LDMI, MHCI, MET, MEI programs)


- Hypermedia Design (LDMI program)

- Computer Architechture (http://www.uma.pt) (LEI program)

- Research Methods (DEI program)


Research Projects:

Neuroscience, Neurorehabilitation, Serious Games, Human-Computer Interaction

Currently, I am a Marie Curie fellow at the Madeira-ITI, and assistant Prof. at the University of Madeira, where I teach for the Informatics, Human Computer Interaction and Entertainment Technologies Masters. I received my Msc. in telecommunications engineering from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) and a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ).

I have pursued research at several institutes in Europe and the US, including the Laboratoire de Production Microtechnique at the EPFL (Lausanne), the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the ETHZ (Zurich), at the Institute of Audiovisual Studies at the Tecnology Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), where I was a Juan de la Cierva research fellow and head of the Robotic Systems Laboratory at the laboratory for Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS), and the Quality of Life Technologies and Entertainment technology centers of the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh).
My scientific goal is to investigate the underlying neural mechanisms of biological systems and to exploit them using real world artefacts, with special emphasis in neuro-rehabilitation systems, interactive technologies and robots.