Álvaro Barbosa

Academic Curriculum

2006, July - Doctorate Graduation excellent cum laude with Mention of Europeen Doctor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, under the advisment of Xavier Serra and Sergi Jordà and with a scholarship awarded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.
2002, December - Conclusion of the Diploma de Estudios Avanzados degree (DEA) as a partial fulfillment of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra's Doctorate program.
1999, Fall Semester - Visiting Internship position on sound design for video and film, at the Recording Arts department in Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, under the orientation of Mladen Milicevic.
1998, February - Conclusion of the Digital Arts Post Graduation in the Portuguese Catholic University School of the Arts.
1997, August - Extension Course on "Digital Sound and Music Design" at the Center For Research in Electronic Art Technology from University of California - Santa Barbara, Lectured by Curtis Roads.
1995, September - Conclusion of the Graduate Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Aveiro. Graduation thesis developed on the Optic Communications Group of the U. A. Electronics and Telecommunications Department.


Main Work Positions

Presently - General Coordinator of the Sound and Image Department at the UCP School of the Arts and researcher at the Center for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) at the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP-Porto)
2001/2005- Visiting Researcher at the Music Technology Group - UPF, Barcelona
1998/2000 - Full time Professor and member of the Coordination Committee for the Sound and Image Department at UCP-Porto.
1997- Staff of the Department of Systems and Information Technology at UCP-Porto as network system administrator.
1996 - Staff of the company ETC as web developer and network system administrator.
1995 - Staff of the company Caleida as web developer.


Participation in Scientific and Referee Committees

ICMC 2004, 2007- International Computer Music Conference
NIME 2005, 2008 - New Interfaces for Musical Expression International Conference
DAFX 2008 - International Conference on Digital Audio Effects
ARTECH 2004, 2005, 2006 , 2008 (conference chair) - International conference on Digital Arts
Black & White 2004 (Jury), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 - Audiovisual Festival
Olhares de Outono 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 - Digital Arts Festival
Computer & Graphics Journal (Elsevier ISSN 0097-8493) Special Issue on Digital Arts


Participation in R+D Financed Projects

2007 "COST Action Cost-IC0601-SID" - The COST-IC0601 action (Sonic Interaction Design) pro–actively contributes to the creation and consolidation of new design theories, tools, and practices in this innovative and interdisciplinary domain of Sonic Interaction. While being advanced through a few sparse projects, this field relies on the COST – SID Action to strengthen the links between scientists, artists, and designers in the European Research Area._Task: European Union COST Delegate representing Portugal. 

2005/07 "COST Action Cost-287-ConGAS" - The Cost-287 action (Gesture Controlled Audio Systems) contributed to the advancement and to the development of musical gesture data analysis and to capture aspects connected to the control of digital sound and music processing. _Task: European Union COST Delegate representing Portugal.
2003/04 "Sound data Mining" - R+D project focused on the topics of sonification and data mining applied to heterogeneous databases. Project partners are the Department of Sound and Image from the Portuguese Catholic University, the company YDreams and the Instituto Geográfico Portugues from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Project Co-Financed by Agência de Inovação - Portugal. _Task: Consultant on the field of auditory display, sound synthesis;Project management.
2000/04 "Olhares de Outono" - Annual two weeks international festival on new tendencies in the Digital Arts Field, featuring, conferences, workshops and events with internationally acknowledge personalities. Project is carried out by the Department of Sound and Image from the Portuguese Catholic University and Co-Financed by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia and ICAM. _Task: Co-founder and coordinator of the festival project.

2000 "Projecto Multimédia Jubileu 2000" - Multimedia production project resulting on an interdisciplinary exhibition hosted at the Alfandega do Porto Building for 3 months. Project partners were the Department of Sound and Image from the Portuguese Catholic University, and the Diocese do Porto. The Project was Co-Financed by the Programa Operacional para a Sociedade de Informação (POSI) in the Framework of the European Union Structural Founds._Task: Development of a commissioned Electro-Acoustic Music piece; Development of the exhibition's CD-Rom.
1998 "Projecto Integrado Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa"- Production Project Resulting in a Multimedia Support on CD-Rom/Web and Documentary video about the Foz Côa Archeological Site. Project partners were the Department of Sound and Image from the Portuguese Catholic University, and the Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa. The Project was Co-Financed by the Programa Operacional para a Região Norte (PRONORTE) in the framework of the European Union Regional Development Founds (FEDER)._Task: Sound and Multimedia Production; Project management assistant.