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Event Chairs

BIOSTEC 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.


Program Chair

Ioanna Chouvarda
School of Medicine, Lab of Computing, Medical Informatics & Biomed Imaging Technologies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Brief Bio
Ioanna Chouvarda studied Electrical and Computer engineering, and completed her PhD on cardiac system complexity in the School of Medicine (2001), at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is Associate Professor in Medical Informatics and Biomedical Data Analysis, Lab of Computing, Medical Informatics and Biomedical Imaging
technologies in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences AUTH. She has been a collaborating researcher with CERTH, visiting researcher at VTT Finland and Polytechnic School of Milan. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses around biomedical data manage
ment and analysis, also oriented to interdisciplinary groups, and has supervised numerous Msc and PhD students. She has been actively involved in biomedical research for more than 25 years. Within the Lab, she leads the BiOasys team with key objectives the development of data analysis & data-driven methods, and their application in connected health technologies and systems medicine. She has been involved in the R&D project / technical management of numerous research projects (EU/national funding), as well as EU cost actions for scientific networking. ... More >>