Mr. Igor Matias is a Ph.D. student and member of the Quality of Life Lab at the Institute of Service Science of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He completed a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2020 and a Bachelor of Science degree in the same field in 2018 from the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal. His MSc degree thesis focused on the research and implementation of Deep Learning techniques for predicting Atrial Fibrillation, applying innovative approaches based on sound and image processing methods. He received the ”Outstanding Young Professional Member Award” from the Portuguese section of the IEEE in 2022 and a ”Certificate of Appreciation” from the Region 8 and Malta Section of IEEE in 2023.
Currently, he is the Publicity Chair of the MELECON 2024 conference and the Vice‐Chair of the AdHoc Committee on Educational Infrastructure at IEEE Region 8. Also, he is the current Educational Activities Coordinator in the IEEE Section of Portugal. In the past, he held several positions in many organizations, such as the Vice‐President of the Students’ Union, Chief‐Technology Officer of the STAR Junior Enterprise, and Chair of the IEEE Student Branch. He also was a promoter and volunteer teacher on the project entitled ”Projeto Querer e Fazer,” which started in the 20th century and focused on humanitarian aid in several areas where health and education are a priority in countries of the African Continent. His research interests include Predictive Algorithms, Quality of Life, Health Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Wearable Technologies, and Human‐Computer Interaction.
His doctoral research focuses on developing and testing an innovative approach to pre‐diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, the main cause of Dementia worldwide, by the analysis of daily‐life routines, health signals, and other methods, towards a smartphone and wearables solution that can predict the condition years before the clinical diagnosis.
Personal website with projects, publications, and talks: www.igormatias.com