Pedro Miguel Cruz


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Cognitive and Media Systems

Research interests

Information visualization, Computational Design, Computational Art


Computational Design and Visualization Lab – Cognitive and Media Systems Group

Short Bio

Pedro Cruz started his academic activity when he enrolled in Physics Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. He later changed his course to Informatics Engineering at University of Coimbra.

In Coimbra he started collaborating with the communication design atelier FBA, doing motion and interactive installations. He spent a year in Belo Horizonte – Brazil, taking an internship at the creative studio 3bits, working in web and interaction design. He later concluded his master thesis in information visualization and aesthetics in Coimbra.

From 2010 to 2011 he was an invited assistant professor in the Design and Multimedia courses at University of Coimbra while being involved as researcher at CISUC (Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra). Currently he is PhD student at the Doctoral Program for Information Science and Technology of the same university, having passed through Cambridge, MA as a PhD visiting student at MIT Senseable City Lab and a research assistant through SMART (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology) in the framework of the LIVE Singapore! project, in Singapore.

Past Projects

Sonae Viz

Journal Articles

Conference Articles


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Book Chapters

MSc Theses