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Maria da Graça Cristo dos Santos Lopes Ruano

Address

DEEI, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade do Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8005-139 Faro
Portugal

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Other Info:
Other email contacts: mruano@ualg.pt mruano.ualg@gmail.com

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Member

Adaptive Computation

Research interests

biomedical signal processing:
- stochastic signals modelling (both experimentally and computational-based algorithms),
- analysis (time-series and frequency-based analysis, and time-spatial analysis),
- development of computational intelligent methods for supporting personalized health care (disease stratification, diagnosis and disease progression prediction)
Application Areas:
- cardiovascular diseases assessment
- cancer treatment by hyperthermia
- diabetes
- osteoarthritis
- sleep disorders

Affiliation

- APCA (Associação Portuguesa de Controlo Automático)
- Sociedade Portuguesa de Engenharia Biomédica
- IEEE member nº 92025397 (societies: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, b. Signal Processing Society, c. Ultrasonic, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society)

Short Bio

Prof. Dra. M. Graça Ruano received her Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales, United Kingdom in 1992. She started her professional activity in 1982 at the University of Aveiro, joining in 1992 the Department of Electronics Engineering and Informatics of the University of Algarve, where she currently holds a tenure associate professor position. She is a member of Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra. Her research interests are in intelligent computation algorithms for biomedical signal processing, particularly stochastic signals modelling and analysis; the main application areas of her research are diagnosis of cardiovascular disorders and tissue thermal therapy using ultrasound instrumentation. She published over 110 publications in refereed national and international journals and conferences. She participated in several international and national projects, some as coordinator. She is reviewer of several scientific journals (mainly Elsevier, Springer, IEEE) and organized, as chairperson, national and international conferences.

International Projects

Link: Linking Excellence in Biomedical knowledge and Computational Intelligence Research for personalized management of CVD within PHC

Past Projects

ThermoResponse-Thermo-responsive ultrasonographic tissue analysis: towards a new imaging modality




Journal Articles

2017

(2 publications)

2016

(1 publication)

2014

(3 publications)

2010

(2 publications)

Conference Articles

2017

(2 publications)

2016

(3 publications)

2015

(3 publications)

2013

(5 publications)

2012

(2 publications)

2011

(4 publications)

2010

(1 publication)

2009

(4 publications)

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