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 was focused on the research and implementation of Deep Learning techniques on the prediction of Atrial Fibrillation, applying innovative approaches based on sound and image processing methods.
He is a promoter and volunteer teacher on the project entitled “Projeto Querer e Fazer”, started in the 20th century, focused on humanitarian aid in several areas, where health and education are a priority, in countries of the African Continent. Also, he is the current Professional and Educational Activities Coordinator in the IEEE Section of Portugal. In the past, he held several positions in many organizations, such as the Students’ Union, Junior Enterprise, and IEEE Student Branch. 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 of 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