João Paulo Cunha

Faculty Member, FEUP, INESC TEC

VR2Market ERI PI

João Paulo Cunha is Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal and senior researcher at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering (INESC-TEC), where he created the research group BRAIN – Biomedical Research And Innovation, and co-founded the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) that aggregates ~30 researchers.

Professor Cunha is also affiliated with the Institute for Electronics and Telematics Engineering (IEETA) of the University of Aveiro, the Porto Biomechanics Laboratory, and is visiting professor at the Neurology Dep., Faculty of Medicine of the University of Munich, Germany and at the Carnegie Mellon University-Silicon Valley, CA, USA. He co-founded and co-directed 2009-2012 the Portuguese Brain Imaging Network. He presently serves as scientific director of the CMU Portugal Program and as Principal Investigator of the VR2Market 4-year ERI project.

João Paulo Cunha earned a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, a Ph.D. and an “Agregação” degree in Electrical Engineering all at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Professor Cunha is senior member of the IEEE where he joined the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). He is habitual reviewer of several IEEE journals, such as the IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Eng., IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging or the IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in Biomedicine. He co-founded in 2007 the spin-off company Biodevices, to bring to the market innovative biomedical technology developed for several years in his lab. He is co-inventor of 5 patents and co-author of more than 200 publications, of which, in the last five years, he co-authored one book, 13 book chapters and 24 papers in international scientific journals with more than 1400 citations, holding a ‘h-index’ of 18 (google scholar).