Álvaro Barbosa (Angola 1970) is an Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macau SAR, China since September 2012. Prior to this position, He was the head of department at the Sound and Image Dpt. from the Catholic University of Portugal - School of Arts (UCP), where He co-founded in 2004 the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR), in 2009 the Creative Business Incubator ARTSpin and in 2011 the Digital Creativity Center (CCD). He also introduced several innovative curricula at UCP and USJ, such as a PhD Program in Science and Technology of the Arts, a Master Program in Creative Industries Management, a Bachlor Degree in Fashion Design and Post-Graduation Degrees in Photography and Digital Design. Holding a PhD degree in Computer Science and Digital Communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Spain and a Graduate 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, which he developed as a resident researcher at the Barcelona Music Technology Group (MTG) until 2006. His R&D work, on experimental Network Music and Interactive Sound-Design Systems, was consolidated in 2010 during a Post-Doctoral Research Position at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). His academic research has been published extensively in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, collaborating with a large number of renowned international researchers. He has also produced numerous artistic projects, presented and performed worldwide, featuring creative work in Interactive Installations, Electronic and Acoustic Music, Photography, Sound Design, Computer Animation and Audiovisual Media Production. In recent years, his focus as a Scholar and Academic, has been in fostering Systematic Creativity and Design Thinking as essential processes applied to Innovation and Entrepreneurship, by mentoring start-ups, supervising and teaching in Design, Cultural Studies, Media Communication and MBA Programs.