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Hugo Ferreira

  • PhD (ABD)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • INESC Porto
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Recent publications

  • Ubiquitous ambient assisted living solution to promote safer independent living in older adults suffering from co-morbidity

    • Prescher S
    • Bourke A
    • Koehler F
    • et al.
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  • Ubiquitous ambient assisted living solution to promote safer independent living in older adults suffering from co-morbidity.

    • Prescher S
    • Bourke A
    • Koehler F
    • et al.

Professional experience

Postdoctoral Researcher


September 2011 - Present



May 2011 - Present

Assistant Lecturer

Engineering Faculty of the Porto University

September 2008 - Present

Doctoral Researcher

ParadigmaXis, S.A.

October 2007 - December 2010(3 years)



February 2008 - August 2008(6 months)

Software Engineer

ParadigmaXis, S.A.

April 2004 - September 2007(3 years)


ParadigmaXis, S.A.

September 2003 - March 2004(6 months)

Software Developer


January 2001 - August 2003(3 years)


PhD in Computer Science

Universities of Minho, Aveiro and Porto

September 2007 - May 2011(4 years)

Licenciate in Informatics and Computing Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto

September 1998 - December 2005(7 years)


Lecturer, researcher and entrepreneur with over 12 years of experience focused in high-quality, highly-adaptable, large-scale and critical solutions. His career experience encompases projects for government, military and businesses, both at national and international level. Today Hugo specialises in research, training and consultancy in Object-Oriented Programming, Software Architecture, Agile Methodologies, uml and Design Patterns. Awarded a Joint PhD (with distinction) in Computer Science by the Universities of Minho (UM), Aveiro (UA) and Porto (UP), Hugo currently holds a postdoctoral research position at INESC TEC. After receiving a Licentiate Engineering degree in Informatics and Computation Engineering, Hugo performed military R&D for NATO at ParadigmaX is, S.A. There he progressively assumed the roles of developer, team leader, software architect, and project manager in several government and privately held projects. In 2007 he became a PhD candidate in meta-programming and model-driven software engineering, and has since been lecturing in universities, mainly at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. In 2011 Hugo co-founded Shiftforward, Lda. with Paulo Cunha, a strategy and technology consultancy company that specialises in the Online Advertising industry. Still in its infancy, ShiftForward already gathered several european clients and works with companies all over the world, helping them on their quest to design and develop the right technology to fulfill their online media business plans.

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