Alvaro Mendes BarbosaDr. Álvaro Barbosa is the Sound and Image Department Chair at Porto School of the Arts form the Portuguese Catholic University,
the Portuguese leading research and educational institution in the field of Science and Technology applied to the Arts.
He holds a PhD degree in Computer Science and Digital Communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona – Spain and a Graduate Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the Aveiro University in Portugal.
His activity is mainly focused in the field of Music Technology, in which he worked for five years as a resident researcher at the Barcelona Music Technology Group (MTG) under the advisement of Xavier Serra and Sergi Jordà. As a Sonic Artist He also conducted visiting internships and studied at Loyola Marymount University Recording Arts department in Los Angeles, under the orientation of Mladen Milicevic, and at University of California - Santa Barbara Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE), under the orientation of Curtis Roads.
His recent research is focused on the study and development of experimental Network Music systems for Wide Area Networks and Interactive Sound-Design.
His work, carried out over the last few years, as an experimental Sonic Artist and His Research in the field of Music Technology has been published in international Journals, such as Leonardo Music Journal (LMJ13, 2003 - MIT Press) and Organised Sound (OS10.3, 2005 - Cambridge University Press), and
presented in several artistic and scientific events in Portugal and abroad:
Jubileu Exhibition (Alfândega do Porto, 2000);
Olhares de Outono (UCP, 2000/05);
International Conference on Web Delivery of Music (WEDELMUSIC, 2002);
International Computer Music Conference (ICMC, 2003),
International Conference for Auditory Display (ICAD, 2004),
International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME, 2005).