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Full Name: Bruno André Almeida Loureiro

Date of birth: 2nd of November 1983

Place of birth: Mangualde,Viseu, Portugal

Nationality: Portuguese

Military Situation: Resolved ( Territorial Reserve )

Driving License: B Category

Blood Group: RH Factor


Academic


2009 -> ... - PHD Student at the Doctoral Programme in Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Enginnering, University of Porto.

With curricular component held with classification 15 out of 20.

Common Courses
Methodologies for Scientific Research (1S) - 15 Values
Research Planning (2S) - 16 Values

Some Electiv Courses
Description, Storage and Search of Information (1S) - 14 Values
Information Systems Integration (1S) - 15 Values
Information Retrieval(2S) - 15 Values
Critical Systems (2S) - 16 Values

Provisory Ph.D. Thesis title:"Applicability, Usability and Assessment of Natural User Interfaces for Elders".

Additional information can be found in the research topic.

Legend: 1S - First Semester Course 2S - Second Semester Course


2010 - Advanced Post-Graduation in Informatics Engineering - Faculty of Engennering of University of Porto with classification 15 out of 20. (curricular component of the Doctoral Programme in Informatics Engineering)


 

2006 - Degree in Systems Engineering and Informatics - Polythecnics Institute of Viseu with classification 15 out of 20


Classification of some courses:
Database Technologies - 15 Values
Networks and Broadband Services - 16 Values
Distributed Systems - 16 Values
Knowledge Engineering - 17 Values
Computer Security - 17 Values
Information Management - 17 Values
Advanced Architectures - 17 Values
Project/Traineeship - 18 Values - Project title: Management of Technical Support for Pocket PC
   

ACSP - Alcatel Certified Switch Professional

 

2004 - Bachelor in Systems Engineering and Informatics - Polythecnics Institute of Viseu with classification 15 out of 20

 

Classification of some courses:
Databases Administration - 15 Values
Physics - 16 Values
Enterprise Organization and Management - 16 Values
Data Structures - 16 Values
Advanced Programming Techniques - 16 Values
Operating Systems - 16 Values
Statistics and Probability - 17 Values
Numeric Methods - 17 Values
Project - 18 Values - Project Title:Development of Software for Business Management

Experience


2010-2011

Specialized Technician
Secondary School of the Padrao da Legua, Senhora da Hora, Matosinhos [WebSite]


2009-2010

Informatics Teacher
Secondary School of Aguas Santas - Maia. [WebSite]


2008-2009

Informatics Teacher
Basic and Secondary School of Dionisio Augusto Cunha - Canas de Senhorim. [WebSite]


2007-2008

Informatics Teacher / (ICT Coordinator)
Secondary School of Nelas. [WebSite]


Operating Systems Teacher (CET IMRSI)
Superior School of Technology and Management of Oliveira do Hospital - Polythecnics Institute of Coimbra. [WebSite]


2006-2007

Informatics Teacher
Schools Grouping of Ferreira de Aves/ Schools Grouping of Silgueiros. [WebSite] [WebSite]

Systems Programming Teacher (CET IMRSI)
Superior School of Technology and Management of Oliveira do Hospital - Polythecnics Institute of Coimbra. [WebSite]

Traineeship - Programmer
PCCONTROL SA - Automation and Computer Technologies



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Research


Presently I'm working on my Ph.D. thesis at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto FEUP, whose title is the following:

"Applicability, Usability and Assessment of Natural User Interfaces for Elders"


Supervised by: Prof. Rui Rodrigues


Abstract


The use of traditional input devices such as keyboards and mice can become a huge obstacle for older adults in interacting with computer systems. NUI’s use natural interactions of humans with real objects, namely through paradigms such as multi-touch, gestures, speech, facial expression, eye-gazing, etc..

Using Natural User Interfaces (NUI’s), more specifically using gestures or movements on a multi-touch device, can be a good alternative to replace traditional input devices.

The multi-touch and gesture-based devices are becoming more widespread, and show a high potential of being easily adopted in several application domains where these technologies can be exploited, as is the case of elderly people group.

Through this thesis proposal, it is proposed to study the applicability, usability and assessment of NUI’s applied to specific domain of the elders users, taking into consideration the design challenges of the new interfaces, with a particular focus on multi-touch and gesture-based technologies.



Published Works

Bruno Loureiro, Rui Rodrigues Multi-Touch as Natural User Interface for Elders: A survey, Proc. of 6th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies CISTI 2011 (ISBN 978-989-96247-4-0),pp. 573-578, Chaves, Portugal, Jun. 2011

     



Bruno Loureiro, Rui Rodrigues Design Guidelines and Design Recommendations of Multi-Touch Interfaces for Elders, Proc. of 7th International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2014), (ISBN 978-1-61208-325-4), pp 41-47., Barcelona, Spain, March,2014



Additional information can be found in my logbook .

Publications


Bruno André A. Loureiro, An Evaluation of RIA Frameworks, Proc. of DSIE10 5th Doctoral Symposium in Informatics Engineering (ISBN 978-972-752-119-7), pp.241-251, Porto, Portugal, Jan. 2010 DSIE10 WebSite

Bruno Loureiro, Rui Rodrigues Multi-Touch as Natural User Interface for Elders: A survey, Proc. of 6th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies CISTI 2011 (ISBN 978-989-96247-4-0),pp. 573-578, Chaves, Portugal, Jun. 2011

     

Bruno Loureiro, Rui Rodrigues Design Guidelines and Design Recommendations of Multi-Touch Interfaces for Elders, Proc. of 7th International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2014), (ISBN 978-1-61208-325-4), pp 41-47., Barcelona, Spain, March,2014

Communications


DSIE10 5th Doctoral Symposium in Informatics Engineering
Bruno André A. Loureiro, An Evaluation of RIA Frameworks, Porto, Portugal, 29 Jan. 2010 [Here]

6th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies CISTI 2011
Bruno Loureiro, Rui Rodrigues, Multi-Touch as Natural User Interface for Elders: A survey, Chaves, Portugal, 16 Jun. 2011 [Here]

7th The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions ACHI 2014
Bruno Loureiro, Rui Rodrigues, Design Guidelines and Design Recommendations of Multi-Touch Interfaces for Elders, Barcelona, Spain, 24 Mar. 2014 [Here]








Collaborations


Conferences

DSIE10 5th Doctoral Symposium in Informatics Engineering, Porto, Portugal, Jan. 2010 DSIE10 WebSite
Scientific and Organizing Committee / Reviewer


Journals

Applied Ergonomics - Human Factors in Technology and Society
Reviewer

  

Awards


2004/2005

Merit Scholarship

Delivered on March 21st, 2005 by the President of the Polytechnics Institute of Viseu, Prof. João Pedro Antas de Barros.

2005/2006

Scholar Award Rotary Club of Viseu

The best finalist student of Systems Engineering and Informatics, Superior School of Technology of Viseu, delivered on September 16th, 2006 by the President of Rotary Club of Viseu, José Augusto Pereira.



Contacts


Personal E-mail: brunoloureiro[at]engineer.com

Academic E-mail: bruno.loureiro[at]fe.up.pt

MSN: brunoloureiromsn[at]hotmail.com

SKYPE: brunoprodei

Mobile: +351 91 802 30 10

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