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José Rui Marcelino

José Rui Marcelino is the founder of the design company Almadesign which drives innovation through the development of human-centred technology based solutions mainly for transport, product and interiors. He holds a Master degree in Transportation Design from Polytechnic School of design in Milan and concluded the PhD in Design from Faculty of Architecture – University of Lisbon in 2012. Has a teacher he coordinated the undergraduate in Design Project from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and currently he is the coordinator of the Design master and lectures the Project course. Additionally, he is a consultant in several national companies and institutions. As CEO of Almadesign he won awards such as National Award in Design, Good Design Award, Green Good Design and Crystal Cabin Award.

Joana Marques 

Joana Marques is an invited teacher on Educational Research Methodologies in Instituto de Educação (former Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação) of Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. She integrates the Pedagogical Innovation and Staff Development Unit of NOVA’s Teaching Quality Office as a researcher (organizing and delivering documentation to support the teaching activity at the University) and as a teachers’ trainer dedicated to NOVA’s academic staff development. She has a Master in Education (specifically in Teachers’ Training area) and she is doing her PhD in the same research area on the subject of Pedagogical Training of Higher Education Teachers. For about 2 years she has been collaborating in the teachers’ training courses on planning, development and evaluation developed by the Pedagogical Innovation and Staff Development Unit of NOVA University. She is also member of NOVA’s Doctoral School as she integrates the tutors’ group of the Research Skills and Development Course.

Isabel Trancoso

Isabel Trancoso received the Licenciado, Mestre, Doutor and Agregado degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, in 1979, 1984, 1987 and 2002, respectively. She has lectured at this University since 1979, and currently chairs the ECE department. She is also the coordinator of the Spoken Language Systems Lab of INESC ID Lisbon, where her research extends from speech coding, her first research topic, to speech recognition, synthesis, translation and many application areas. She was Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing (2003-2005), Member-at-Large of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors (2006-2008), and President of ISCA (2007-2009). She received the 2009 IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award. She was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2011, and to ISCA Fellow in 2014. She has been chosen as one the 20 Women in Science of the Lisbon Science Pavillion.

Romeu Costa

Romeu Costa is an actor, director, and theatre teacher. He began his professional career in 2000, having studied at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (ESTC), and has worked with the most relevant directors and theatre companies in Portugal. He has been teaching theatre at Escola Técnica de Imagem e Comunicação (ETIC) and Escola Superior de Tecnologias e Artes de Lisboa (ESTAL). With Grupo de Teatro do Oprimido de Lisboa and with the cinema production company Vende-se Filmes - Li Ke Terra, Romeu Costa has developed specific techniques for preparing non-actors for theatre performances. Together with Joana Lobo Antunes and David Marçal he founded CQD, a non for profit cultural association devoted to linking Science and Theater. He has directed several plays with scientists as performers, and has been responsible for the stage direction of Cientistas de Pé, a stand-up comedy show with scientists and about science. He has also conducted workshops for professors and researchers, using theatrical improvisation techniques to improve communication skills.


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