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Álvaro Barbosa
(Angola 1970) is an Associate Professor and Dean of Faculty of Creative Industries at University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macau SAR, China. Prior to this position, He was the acting director of the Sound and Image Department at the School of Arts from the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP-Porto) until September 2012, co-founding 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 promoted several new innovative curricula such as the PhD Program in Science and Technology of the Arts, the Master Program in Creative Industries Management and the 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 Aveiro University in Portugal, his academic activity is mainly focused on the field of Design foir Audio and Music Technology, in which he worked for five years as an Resident Researcher at the Barcelona Music Technology Group (MTG). His recent R&D work, on experimental Network Music and Interactive Sound-Design Systems, was largely fostered in 2010 during a Post-Doctoral Research Position at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). His projects, in collaboration with other artists and researchers, have been extensively presented and performed internationally, with special emphasis in Sound and Music Design pieces, Collaborative Interactive Installations, Live Electronic Music, Computer Animation short-film, Design Thinking and Systematic Creativity.

Dean Creative Industries Faculty - USJ, Macao
Associate Professor - USJ, Macao
Visiting Professor at UCP
, Portugal
Researcher at CITAR, CECC

AES #50266; ACM #2327450; ICMA ; EMF
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Director UCP Sound and Image Dpt. - Porto
Post-Doc Researcher: CCRMA - Stanford, USA
Phd: UPF - Barcelona, Spain
Visiting Researcher: MTG - Barcelona, Spain
Grad.: UA, ET Department - Aveiro, Portugal
EU COST ActionsDelegate: 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
Behavior-Driven Interaction
Tangible User Interfaces
Film Sound Theory
Multimedia Design
Design Thinking
Digital Technology Trends
Creative Industries Management
Urban Soundscapes