João Paulo Cunha is Associate Professor of Bioengineering & Electrical & Computers Engineering (ECE) at the Department of ECE of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal and senior researcher at the INESC-TEC: Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering (http://www.inesctec.pt) where he created and coordinates the BRAIN – Biomedical Research And INnovation - research group and co-founded the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) that aggregates ~40 researchers. Prof. Cunha is also affiliated with the Portuguese Brain Imaging Network (http://www.brainimaging.pt ) that he co-founded and co-directed between 2009 and 2012, the Porto Biomechanics Laboratory (http://labiomep.up.pt) and is visiting professor at the Neurology Dep., Faculty of Medicine of the University of Munich (http://www.med.uni-muenchen.de), Munich, Bavaria, Germany, since 2002 and at the Carnegie Mellon – Silicon Valley Campus, NASA Ames Research Park, Mountain View, CA, USA since August 2016 (http://www.cmu.edu/silicon-valley/). He serves as Scientific Director of the Carnegie-Mellon | Portugal program (http://www.cmuportugal.org) since 2014 where he is a faculty since 2007 and as the coordinator of the Center of Competencies for the Future Cities of UP (http://futurecities.up.pt) since 2015.
He earned a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering (1989), a Ph.D. (1996) and an Habilitation (“Agregação”) degree (2009) in Electrical Engineering all at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Dr. Cunha is Senior Member of the IEEE (2004) where he joined the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) in 1986 as a founding student member of the first IEEE Student Branch in Portugal. He acts as reviewer of several IEEE journals and other relevant scientific journals such as PLoS ONE or Movement Disorders. He has supervised and co-supervised more than 15 PhD & Post-doc students in his areas of R&D. He received several awards, being the most relevant the European Epilepsy Academy (EUREPA) “Best Contribution for Clinical Epileptology” Award in 2002. He mentored, co-founded and contributed to several startups by advising and licensing intellectual property of innovative biomedical technology developed for several years in his lab, such as Biodevices (http://www.biodevices.pt), iLof-Intelligent Lab-on-Fiber (https://ilof.tech) and inSignals Neurotech (http://www.insignals-neurotech.com). Prof. Cunha is co-author of +250 scientific publications and 9 patents (http://shorturl.at/ahxI8), holding an h-index of 29 (Google Scholar), with +3,400 citations. His R&D has provided important contributions in “biomedical sensors”, "biosignal processing", and "motion analysis" mainly with applications in Neuro-Engineering. According to Google Scholar, prof. Cunha is currently the 5th most cited author in “Biomedical Sensors” (http://shorturl.at/kswC6), 10th in "Wearable Devices" (http://shorturl.at/qwB07), 11th in "Biosignal Processing" (http://shorturl.at/gnxL8) and 15th in "Motion Analysis" (http://shorturl.at/swBLW).
Google Scholar: https://goo.gl/vJXcuL
Ciencia Vitae: https://www.cienciavitae.pt/portal/0015-008F-E8A1
Áreas de Interesse
- Ciências Tecnológicas > Engenharia > Engenharia biomédica
- Ciências da Saúde > Neurociências > Neurologia
- Ciências Físicas > Ciência de computadores > Informática > Informática aplicada
- Ciências Tecnológicas > Tecnologia > Tecnologia da instrumentação > Instrumentação médica