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Alvaro Barbosa

Álvaro Barbosa (Angola 1970), is an Academic and a Media Arts & Technology (MAT) Researcher based in Macao, SAR-China. He is a Full-Professor of Communication and Media, and presently the Vice-Rector for Strategic Development and Outreach at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ). Prior to his present position, Prof. Barbosa served as Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries at USJ from 2012 to 2018, and before that as Head of the School of Arts Sound and Image Department at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), where he retains a permanent Professorship affiliation. Holding a PhD degree in Computer Science and Digital Communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Spain and a Undergraduate Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from University of Aveiro in Portugal, his core academic research is grounded on the field of Audio and Music Technology Innovation, which he consolidated in 2010 during a Post-Doctoral Research Position at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). As an Experimental Media Artist, His artwork has been extensivelly presented internationally, in live music performances and Interactive multimedia Installations, collaborating with numerous Artists and Researchers.


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Vice-Rector - USJ, Macao
Full Professor - USJ, Macao
Visiting Professor at UCP
, Portugal
Researcher at CITAR, CECC

AES #50266; ACM #2327450; ICMA ; EMF
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Dean Faculty of Creative Industries - USJ, Macao
Dpt. Head Sound and Image - UCP, Porto
Post-Doc Researcher: CCRMA - Stanford, USA
Phd: UPF - Barcelona, Spain
Visiting Researcher: MTG - Barcelona, Spain
Grad.: UA, ET Department - Aveiro, Portugal
EU COST Actions Delegate: IC0601, 287
Associate Partner: BMAT - Barcelona, Spain

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Research Interest
Audiovisual Design
Sonic Arts
Networked Music
Gesture Controlled Audio Systems
Sonic Interaction Design
Urban Soundscapes
Behavior-Driven Interaction
Tangible User Interfaces
Film Sound Theory
Multimedia Design
Digital Technology Trends
Creative Industries Management
Design Thinking
Innovation and Entrpreneurship

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