João Paulo Silva Cunha
João Paulo Silva Cunha (JPC) is Associate Professor with aggregation of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering (EEC) in the EEC Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and senior researcher at the Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers – Technology and Science (INESC TEC) where he co-founded (2014) and coordinates the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) which aggregates about 30 researchers. He is also a senior member of the IEEE “Engineering in Medicine and Biology” (EMBS) (since 2004), having joined this professional association in 1986 as a student member and co-founder of the Student Branch of the University of Aveiro. He has been a visiting professor at the Department of Neurology of the Medical School of the University of Munich (Bavaria, Germany) since 2001 and was visiting faculty at CMU-Silicon Valley (Mountain View, CA) between 2016 and 2021, being involved in the CMU-Portugal program since its creation (in 2007), initially as adjunct professor at the Information Networking Institute (INI), then as PI of two projects (8 years of funding in total) and more recently as one of its scientific directors. He is co-author of +250 scientific papers and is the inventor/co-inventor of 9 patents, having +3400 citations and an h-index of 29 according to Google Scholar, focusing his activity in neuroengineering and biomedical sensors (of which he is the 5th most cited author in Google Scholar in this topic “Biomedical Sensors”). JPC has also won several scientific awards, the most relevant of which was the “Best Contribution for Clinical Epileptology” of the European Epilepsy Academy awarded in 2002 for his pioneering studies on movement quantification in epileptic seizures. He is also mentor/co-founder of several medical technology start-ups developed in his laboratory, of which Biodevices-Biomedical Engineering Systems, iLoF-intelligent Lab on Fiber, and inSignals Neurotech stand out.
Maria de Fátima Domingues
Maria de Fátima Fonseca Domingues, PhD, from the University of Aveiro in Engineering Physics, is currently a Researcher at the Institute of Telecommunications and the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Fátima Domingues is author/co-author of +100 published works, including 3 books, 5 book chapters, several articles published in high impact factor journals. She currently has an h-index of 21 (Google Scholar) and +1100 citations. With 10 years of experience in sensor development for application in physical rehabilitation and other biomedical applications and eHealth architectures, she is also active in the guidance/co-guidance of PhD students, MSc and undergraduate projects in laboratory environment. She has an active participation in the preparation of project proposals at national and international level. Currently, she is the co-PI of the international project CELTIC NEXT (2019) – SAFE-HOME, focused on the development of non-invasive solutions for monitoring the elderly, and participates in the national project “SENSECOR”, aiming to develop an integrated immunosensory system, for rapid and efficient screening of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. She is an active member of editorials and review panels of different journals indexed in JCR, ISI and SJR, including IEEE Internet of Things Journal; Journal of Biomedical Optics; Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE Access; IEEE Sensors, and Technical Committee member (TPC) in conferences such as IEEE GLOBECOM and IEEE ICC. She is a member of IEEE and IEEE Photonics Society, and an active member of IEEE eHealth technical committee (Comsoc). Her current areas of interest and research focus on the development of sensors for physical rehabilitation process monitoring, detection of breast cancer biomarkers, and other applications in biomedicine.