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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.

Since 2010 he is an Invited Assistant Professor in the Design and Multimedia degrees at University of Coimbra while being a researcher at the Computational Design and Visualization Lab/CISUC. 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.



Mentions and exhibitions



  • Information visualization: expressiveness and accuracy. Invited class talk at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Cambridge MA, 11 November 2011, Cambridge.
  • Invited work presentation session for The Human Interface Device Prototyping group at Apple Inc., April 2011, Cupertino CA.
  • International colloquium: Image in Science and Art — Visualization of complexity session. 18 February 2011, Lisbon.



See my research center webpage.