João P. Silva Cunha is Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto (UP) and senior researcher at INESC-TEC Associate Laboratory (http://www.inesctec.pt) where he created the BRAIN – Biomedical Research And INnovation – research group and co-founded the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) that aggregates ~30 researchers.
Prof. Cunha earned a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (1989), a Ph.D. (1996) and an “Agregação” (2009) in Electrical Engineering all at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is Senior Member of the IEEE (2004) where he joined the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) in 1986 as a student member. He presently serves as Scientific Director of the Carnegie-Mellon | Portugal program (http://www.cmuportugal.org) where he is a faculty since 2007, and as the coordinator of the Center of Competencies for the Future Cities of UP. His R&D activities are focused in Neuro-Engineering and Advanced Human Sensing technologies. Prof. Cunha is co-author of more than 250 scientific publications, holding an h-index of 15.