Álvaro Barbosa (Angola, 1970) is a Full Professor of Communication and Media and Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of Saint Joseph in Macau S.A.R.-China. Prior to his present position, He was the Head of the Sound and Image Department at the School of Arts from the Catholic University of Portugal, where he retains a permanent Professorship affiliation. In 1995 He concluded a Graduate Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Aveiro, in 2006 a PhD in Computer Science and Digital Communication by the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and in 2011 he concluded a Post-Doc in Networked Music Research at Stanford University in the California, USA.