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Alvaro Barbosa

  • PhD in Computer Science and Digital Communication
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • 0ReadersNumber of instances of Alvaro's publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.
  • 16PublicationsNumber of items in this person’s My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

Networked Music Sonic Interation Design Audiovisual Design


Álvaro Barbosa (Angola 1970) is an Associate Professor and Dean of Creative Industries Faculty at University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macau SAR, China. 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). During this time 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 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 creative projects, in collaboration with other artists and researchers, have been extensively performed internationally, with special emphasis in Sound and Music Design, Collaborative Interactive Installations, Live Electronic Music and Computer Animation.

Followers (38)

  • Jeneefer Alsher

    Jeneefer Alsher

  • ken fields

    ken fieldsChina's Central Conservatory of Music

  • amaury dudcoschi junior

    amaury dudcoschi juniorUniversidade Federal do Parana

  • Suse Ribeiro

    Suse Ribeiro

  • Gerald Estadieu

    Gerald Estadieu

  • Thomas Deacon

    Thomas DeaconQueen Mary University of London Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

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Following (33)

  • Telmo Marques

    Telmo Marques

  • Francisco Bernardo

    Francisco BernardoGoldsmiths University of London Department of Computing

  • Joao Cordeiro

    Joao CordeiroUniversity of Saint Joseph

  • Sylvain Le Groux

    Sylvain Le GrouxGeorgia Institute of Technology

  • Mayur Karnik

    Mayur Karnik

  • Jose Alberto Gomes

    Jose Alberto GomesUniversidade Catolica Portuguesa - Catholic portoguese University

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Publications (16)

Performance Musical em Rede

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Criação musical e tecnologias: teoria e prática interdisciplinar (2010)
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Do pianists play with their Teeth ?

  • Lourenço S
  • Clemente M
  • Coimbra D
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS 2009) (2009)
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Displaced Soundscapes

  • Barbosa Á
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2008)
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Studio report : DIGITÓPIA at casa da Musica

  • Penha R
  • Rodrigues P
  • Gouyon F
Proceeedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 08) (2008)
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Computer-Supported Cooperative Work for Music Applications

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Pompeu Fabra University (2006)
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

University of Saint Joseph

October 2012 - Present

Associate professor

School of Arts, Portuguese Catholic University

February 2011 - September 2012(2 years)

Post-Doctoral Researcher

CCRMA, Stanford University

June 2010 - January 2011(7 months)

Assistant Professor

School of Arts, Portuguese Catholic University

January 2006 - May 2010(4 years)

PhD Researcher

Music technology Group, Pompeu Fabra University

January 2001 - December 2005(5 years)

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts, Portuguese Catholic University

September 1998 - December 2000(2 years)

Education history

PhD - Computer Science and Digital Communication

Pompeu Fabra University

October 2003 - July 2006(3 years)

DEA - Computer Science and Digital Communication

Pompeu Fabra University

September 2001 - September 2003(2 years)

Post-Graduation - Digital Arts

School of Arts, Portuguese Catholic University

September 1997 - September 1998(a year)

Licentiate - Electronics and Telecommunications

University of Aveiro

September 1989 - September 1995(6 years)