LIACC

Guidance in the field of Artificial Intelligence of Information Systems, namely for the health area, and research and development of learning algorithms and prediction of patients' responses to QOL questionnaires.

Henrique Lopes Cardoso
Holds a PhD in Informatics Engineering (Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, 2011), a MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Computation (University of Porto, 1999) and is graduated in Management Informatics (Universidade Portucalense, 1997). He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics Engineering at FEUP and an integrated researcher at LIACC, where he conducts research in the domains of Artificial Intelligence, Multi-agent Systems and Machine Learning. He is co-author of dozens of scientific papers in international journals and conferences (most indexed in ISI Web of Science and Scopus), as well as of several book chapters. He participated in several national research projects, involving companies, as well as in some European scientific networks (namely Agreement Technologies and SINTELNET). He co-supervised one concluded PhD thesis, and currently (co-)supervises three additional ones. He organized several workshops collocated in international conferences and has taken part in the program committee of several international conferences and workshops. He is co-organizing the EPIA 2017 conference, and is a member of the directive board of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA).

Daniel Castro Silva
Has a five-year degree (2006) in Informatics Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP) and a PhD (2011) in Informatics Engineering, in the area of Artificial Intelligence, also from the University of Porto. He is an Assistant Professor at FEUP and a researcher at LIACC since 2013, developing research in multi-agent systems, agent-based simulation and health informatics. In the past 8 years, he has published over 40 papers, both in conferences (28) and journals (14), some of which related to data and knowledge extraction from medical data. In the past four years, he has organized workshops related to the use of technology in healthcare, namely the MASH'14 workshop (MultiAgent Systems in HealthCare, held with AAMAS 2014), A2HC 2015 (IX workshop on Agents Applied in HealthCare, held with AAMAS 2015), and A2HC 2017 (to be held with AAMAS 2017). He has co-edited a special issue titled 'Agent-Empowered HealthCare Systems', published in the Journal of Medical Systems, and is currently co-editing a special issue in AIIM (Artificial Intelligence in Medicine).

Brígida Mónica Faria
Has a BSc degree in Mathematics from the Faculty of Science, University of Porto (2002), MSc in Multimedia Technology from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (2008) and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Aveiro (2013). She is an Adjunct Professor at Higher School of Health - Porto Polytechnic (ESS-PP) and a researcher at LIACC. She has extensive teaching experience in the fields of Informatics, Data Analysis, Statistics and Mathematics. Conducts research in the areas of Machine Learning, Data Mining, Intelligent Robotics, Human Machine Interfaces and Serious Games. She participated in eight research projects and developed four prototypes in these areas. Supervised 11 dissertations and currently she is supervising a post doc. She also supported several works leading to the degree of MSc and PhD. She has published 11 papers in journals, 2 book chapters and more than 35 articles in international conference proceedings (indexed at ISI Web of Knowledge and/or SCOPUS). Brígida Mónica Faria was co-editor of the proceedings ICARSC IEEE 2014 (IEEE XPlore / Scopus) and editor of an issue of the Journal of Intelligent Robotic Systems Springer (ISI / Scopus, IF: 0827 ISI) and an issue of the Journal Medical Systems (ISI / Scopus, IF: 2.213).

Joaquim Gonçalves
Graduated in Applied Mathematics - scientific branch, Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering by FEUP and PhD in Information Sciences from Universidade Fernando Pessoa. He is currently Adjunct Professor at EST - Escola Superior de Tecnologia at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, where he was chairman of the pedagogical council (2 years), director of the Computing course (4 years), Erasmus coordinator Member of the CPAD (Center for Processing and Data Analysis) where he developed work in the field of biostatistics. He carries out research in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Health Informatics, Quality of Life, Quality Assessment Systems, Biostatistics, Information Systems and Databases. He developed the QoLiP project at the Porto IPO. He has authored several publications in journals and international conferences with ISI indexation and / or SCOPUS. She has been directing final year projects since 1992 and has guided two completed Master's theses and is guiding four Master's theses 3 of which in the area of ​​clinical decision support systems. Organized 3 national conferences and is an integrated member of LIACC - Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science of the University of Porto and associate member of CEISUC - Center for studies and research in Health of the University of Coimbra.

Álvaro Rocha
Holds Habilitation in Information Science, PhD in Information Systems and Technologies, MSc in Information Management, and Bachelor in Computer Science. He is Professor of Information Systems and Software Engineering at University of Coimbra, researcher at CISUC (Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra) and a collaborator researcher at LIACC (Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science of the University of Porto) and at CINTESIS (Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems). His main research interests are Information Systems Planning and Management, Information Systems Quality, Requirements Engineering, Software Engineering, e-Government, e-Health, and Information Technology in Education. He is President of AISTI (Iberian Association for Information Systems and Technologies), Chair of IEEE Portugal Section Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Chapter, and Vice-President of ADI-PME (Association for the Development and Innovation in the Small and Medium Enterprises). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of JISEM (Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management) and the Editor-in-Chief of RISTI (Iberian Journal of Information Systems and Technologies). And he is Vice-Chair of Experts in the Horizon 2020 of the European Commission, Expert in the COST - intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, Expert in the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, and General Chair of WorldCIST (World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies).

Ana Paula Rocha
Is an Auxiliary Professor at the Department of Computing Engineering, University of Porto.  She studied at the University of Porto where she got her degree in Electrical and Computers Engineering in 1990. She got her PhD in Computer Engineering from same institution in 2002. She participated in European as well as national funded projects involving advanced features of intelligent agents for applications. Her main current research topics of interest include Agent-based frameworks, Multi-Agent Learning, Negotiation, Argumentation and Trust. She participated in the organization of workshops related to Artificial Intelligence and Multi Agent Systems, as well as in the Program Committee of several conferences in these areas.  She is member of DAIAS (Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Agent-based Simulation) group at LIACC (Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science) since 1990. She is also member of APPIA (Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence).

Pedro Nogueira
Is a PhD graduate with over 8 years in various European research projects, with a particular focus in HCI and computer vision. Overall, his work has ranged from conceptualizing and prototyping usable biometric monitoring systems for high-risk emergency scenarios to developing intelligent biomedical image annotation algorithms for drug research. His PhD work focused on the study of how immersion is affected by emotional patterns and how these could be elicited to produce more immersive (or engrossing) affective gaming experiences. Throughout the course of his PhD studies, Pedro published over 30 academic papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, while supervising 13 MSc theses. Currently he is engaged with the QVida+ project as a postdoc researcher and works on bringing the fruit of his academic research to market at his own startup.

Joana Urbano
Is a Pos-Doc Researcher at the University of Porto, Portugal, at the LIACC Laboratory. She has participated (conceptualization and development) in four European research projects in the areas of Education, Computer Networks and Artificial Intelligence. She is the author of more than 25 publications in international conferences and journals, 17 of which are indexed in SCOPUS and/or ISI Web of Knowledge. She was a member of the Program committee of several scientific events in the Artificial Intelligence area. Her current research interests are focused on the data science field.