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Ana Monteiro

AMAna Monteiro is Full Professor of UP’s Geography Department, member and researcher at the UP’s Institute of Public Health, member of the Research Centre of Land, Transport and Environment (CITTA). She graduated in geography, post graduate in Environmental Impact Evaluation at the University of Aberdeen and in Physical Geography at the University of Porto where she did her PhD and aggregation. She is Director of the MSc Risk, Cities and Spatial Planning and member of the scientific committee of the MSc of Geographic Information Systems and Planning. Has been visiting professor at several national and foreign universities, coordinator and researcher at universities in more than 30 national and international scientific projects and has integrated the evaluation panel of the 7th Framework EU Program, Portuguese FCT panel, Cyprus panel, etc.. She teaches and researches since 1983 in the areas of urban climatology, bioclimatology, health, climate and wellbeing in urban areas and in urban planning strategy. She has supervised and co-supervised more than 50 national and foreign post-doctoral, doctoral and master students.



 João Paulo Cunha

jpcJoão Paulo Cunha is Associate Professor (with “Agregação”) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal and senior researcher at the INESC TEC - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering where he recently created the BRAIN – Biomedical Research And INnovation - research group.  He is also affiliated with the Institute for Electronics and Telematics Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal and visiting professor at the Neurology Dep., Faculty of Medicine of the University of Munich, Germany. Prof. Cunha is faculty member of the Carnegie-Mellon|Portugal (CMU-P) program and was faculty member of the Information Networking Institute (INI) of the Carnegie Mellon University between 2007 and 2009 in the framework of the Masters in Information Networking (MSIN) dual degree.
Dr. Cunha earned a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering (1989), a Ph.D. (1996) and an “Agregação” degree (2009) in Electrical Engineering all at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He was the creator (1997) and leader of the “Healthcare Information and systems” R&D group and head of the “Innovative Biomedical Technologies” transverse activity (involving ~50 researchers / 17 faculty) of IEETA research institute of the University of Aveiro until 2012 when he accepted a new challenge at the University of Porto.
Prof. Cunha is senior member of the IEEE (2004) where he joined the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) in 1986 as a student member.  He co-founded in 2007 a spin-off company called Biodevices SA to bring to the market innovative biomedical technology developed for several years in his lab. He is co-author of more than 200 publications, of which, in the last five years, he has co-authored one book, 13 book chapters and 21 papers in international scientific journals cited on ISI, holding a ‘h-index’ of 8.


Nick Tyler

NTNick Tyler is Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, and investigates the ways in which people interact with their immediate environments. He set up the Accessibility Research Group within the Centre for Transport Studies, with a team of researchers investigating many aspects of accessibility and public transport. The group has a total research portfolio of more than £20million for projects including the PAMELA pedestrian environment laboratory, which is being used to develop models for accessible pedestrian infrastructure. Nick is also the Director of the UCL CRUCIBLE Centre, which is a multi-Research Council funded Centre for interdisciplinary research on lifelong health and wellbeing and involves researchers from all 8 faculties in UCL. Nick holds a PhD from University College London, where his thesis was on a methodology for the design of high capacity bus systems using artificial intelligence. He was on the winning team for the EC-funded ‘City Design in Latin America 2000: The European City as a Model’ competition, for the design of the transport interchange at Federico Lacroze in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently part of the UK invovlement in the Chinese Low Carbon Cities Development project. He is a member of the UK HM Treasury Infrastructure UK's Engineering Interdpendencies Expert Group. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Ciivil Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was appointed a CBE in the New Year's Honours 2011 for services to technology.


Paula Trigueiros

PAULATRIG_fotoPAss2Paula Trigueiros integrates the team of I-City Project - ICT for Future Mobility, at FEUP; She is charged to design user interfaces to improve the quality of experience of end users of ICT in public transportation.
Paula Trigueiros is an architect since 1988. At first, created her own architecture studio. Since 1993 she was Design Professor in diverse universities, as IADE - Creative University (Lisbon),  Lusiada's University (at Porto and Famalicão) and in EUAC (Universitary Art's School of Coimbra). She attended the Masters in Product Design - the pro- IDUP (University of Porto) and specialized in Inclusive Design since the completion of his dissertation entitled "The city as seen by the blind - information, mobility and citizenship." She is the author and coordinator of several planning, architectural and design projects.
Recently P. Trigueiros worked on Interfaces and Technologies and accessibility to information and public transports, mainly in Oporto. In 2008 defended PhD thesis at UTAD on "Accessibility in Public Use Terminals". She published some articles and academic papers and has been invited as a speaker at many events, especially related to the theme of Design, Creativity, Accessibility and Inclusion. On her initiative, developed several independent projects, e.g. the design of a car named "Dolphin", pioneer in Portuguese participation at "Shell Eco - marathon", and "Music on the Road" - which resulted in the "PlayGround" and "Urban Carousel" - developed in 2012 under the "Guimarães Culture European Capital". In 2003 she founded the group named "PLIM - Free Projects, Ideas in Motion", philanthropic group dedicated to creative exploration of ideas.