André Lourenço

Assistant Professor

Multimodal Systems





André Lourenço holds a Licenciatura (2001), a MSc (2002), and a PhD in Electrotechnical and Computers Engineering (2014), all from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa. After a brief period in the industry, working on IT projects at WeDo Consulting (2001) and on instrumentation and testing at Lusospace (2003-2005), Lourenço has developed his work on academia, and on the scientific transfer of academic research to industry. Since 2005, he lectures at Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL) focused on signal processing and programming. From 2005 to 2020 researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) focused on pattern recognition, beginning with clustering algorithms and after that several other machine learning methods applied to biosignal and human-factors analysis. Currently, he is CEO and one of the founders of CardioID Technologies, a Portuguese company that works with sensors, electronics, signal processing, and machine learning for biometrics and health monitoring applications, mainly using physiological signals acquired in unobtrusive and seamless ways in challenging settings (such as vehicles). Recently joined Nova Lincs Multimodal Systems group. Scientific contributions include 12 book chapters, 17 peer-reviewed papers, 73 international conference papers and a family of patents based on "Device and Method for Continuous Biometric Recognition Based on Electrocardiographic Signals". Participated in several national and international research projects with academia and industry: H2020 i-Dreams: Safety tolerance zone calculation and interventions for driver-vehicle-environment interactions under challenging conditions; ESCEL VALU3S: Verification and Validation of Automated Systems’ Safety and Security; IVORY – ‘AI for Vision Zero in Road Safety’.