Sergi Bermúdez I Badia

Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering

Penteada University Campus , Floor 2, Office 2.73

sergi.bermudez@staff.uma.pt

(+351) 291 705 282 / 5282

Biographical Notes

Currently, I am a researcher of the NOVA Laboratory for Computer Science and Informatics (NOVA LINCS); Associate Professor (tenure) at the University of Madeira at the Informatics Engineering and Interactive Media Design department; Director of the Interactive Media Design Master program; and president of the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation. I received my Msc. in telecommunications engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ).
I have pursued research at several institutes in Europe and the USA, including the Laboratoire de Production Microtechnique at the EPFL (Lausanne), the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the ETHZ (Zurich), at the Institute of Audiovisual Studies at the Tecnology Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), where I was a Juan de la Cierva research fellow and head of the Robotic Systems Laboratory at the laboratory for Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS), and the Quality of Life Technologies and Entertainment technology centers of the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh).
My scientific goal is to investigate the underlying neural mechanisms of biological systems and to exploit them using real world artefacts, with special emphasis in neuro-rehabilitation systems, interactive technologies, and robots.

Publications

- 13th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies, 13th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies, 2021

- A comparison of two personalization and adaptive cognitive rehabilitation approaches: a randomized controlled trial with chronic stroke patients., Faria, A. L., Pinho, M. S., & Bermúdez i Badia, S., Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 2020

- AI-Rehab: A Framework for AI Driven Neurorehabilitation Training - The Profiling Challenge, Almeida, Y., Sirsat, M. S., Bermúdez i Badia, S. and Fermé, E, 978-989-758-398-8, 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, 2020, 9

- Design and Evaluation of an Intelligent Decision Support System for Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment, Hun Lee, M., Siewiorek, D., Smailagic, A., Bernardino, A., & Bermúdez i Badia, S, 23rd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, 2020

- Diving into a Decade of Games for Health Research: a Systematic Review., Silva, A. P., Cameirão, M. S., & Bermúdez i Badia, S. Diving into, International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, 2020

- Interactive hybrid approach to combine machine and human intelligence for personalized rehabilitation assessment, Lee, M. H., Siewiorek, D. P., Smailagic, A., Bernardino, A., & Bermúdez i Badia, S., ACM Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning, 2020, 1

- Towards Personalized Interaction and Corrective Feedback of a Socially Assistive Robot for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy, Lee, M. H., Siewiorek, D. P., Smailagic, A., Bernardino, A., & Bermúdez i Badia, S., 29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)., 2020

- User Experience of Interactive Technologies for People with Dementia: A Comparative Observational Study (, Andrade Ferreira, L. D., Ferreira, H., Cavaco, S., Cameirão, M., & Bermúdez i Badia, S., JMIR Serious Games, 2020

- A critical time window for recovery extends beyond, Hun Lee, M., Siewiorek, D., Smailagic, A., Bernardino, A., & Bermúdez i Badia, S, 978-1-4503-6272-6/19, 24th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI ?19), 2019

- A critical time window for recovery extends beyond one-year post-stroke, B Rubio Ballester, M Maier, A Duff, MS Cameirão, S Bermúdez Badia, E Duarte, A Cuxart, S Rodriguez, RM San Segundo Mozo, PFMJ Verschure, 1522-1598, Journal of Neurophysiology, 2019, 8

Academic Qualifications

- PhD in Institute for Neuro Informatics / Dept. of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, 2007, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

- Licenciado Degree in Enginhyeria Superior en Telecomunicacions, 2003, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Current Duties

- Director of the Master in Master Program on Interactive Media Design - diretor.dmi.2c@mail.uma.pt

- Director of the Master in Master Program on Interactive Media Design - diretor.dmi.2c@mail.uma.pt

- Membro do Conselho Científico da Faculdade de Ciências Exactas e da Engenharia