Human-Centered Computing and Information Science
HumanISE is an interdisciplinary centre focused on research at the forefront of human-centred computing (HCC) with broad and deep expertise in computer science (CS) and information science (IS).
At HumanISE, engineers, scientists and designers focus on research and development of software systems, methods, and tools, capable of leveraging human abilities and practices within their communities and environments, involving high technical and managerial complexity, due to large scale, high heterogeneity, high uncertainty, high integrity, strict compliance to standards and legal frameworks, or domain-specific organisational issues.
Our mission is to pursue high-quality research, innovation, consultancy, and technology transfer, impactful, in close cooperation with academic and industrial partners. We focus on five main research areas - Computer-Human Interaction, Computer Graphics and Interactive Digital Media, Information Management and Information Systems, Software Engineering, and Large Scale and Special Purpose Computing Systems, Languages and Tools - and four innovation areas - Personalised Health Research, Earth, Ocean and Space Science, Geospatial Information Systems Engineering, and Information Systems and Applied Computing.
Furthermore, at HumanISE, we are also strongly committed to training young researchers and professionals, with a significant track record in the supervision of master and PhD students.
Presently, our researchers originate from the University of Porto (UP), Polytechnic of Porto (IPP), University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Universidade Aberta (UAb) and University of Minho (UM).