João Paulo Cunha is Associate Professor (with “Agregação”) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal and senior researcher at the INESC-TEC: Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering (http://www.inesctec.pt) where he created the BRAIN – Biomedical Research And INnovation - research group and co-founded the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) that aggregates ~40 researchers. Prof. Cunha is also affiliated with the Portuguese Brain Imaging Network (http://www.brainimaging.pt ) that he co-founded and co-directed between 2009 and 2012, the Porto Biomechanics Laboratory (http://labiomep.up.pt) and is visiting professor at the Neurology Dep., Faculty of Medicine of the University of Munich (http://www.med.uni-muenchen.de), Bavaria, Germany, since 2002 and was affiliated with Carnegie Mellon – Silicon Valley Campus, NASA Ames Research Park, Mountain View, CA, USA from August 2016 to July 2021 (http://www.cmu.edu/silicon-valley/). He presently serves as Scientific Director of the Carnegie-Mellon | Portugal program (http://www.cmuportugal.org) where he is a faculty since 2007, and as the coordinator of the Center of Competencies for the Future Cities of UP (http://futurecities.up.pt).
He earned a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering (1989), a Ph.D. (1996) and an “Agregação” degree (2009) in Electrical Engineering all at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Dr. Cunha is Senior Member of the IEEE(2004), member of the Editorial Board of NATURE/Scientific Reports (6th most cited journal in 2020) and Associate Editor of FRONTIERS/Signal Processing journal, among other scientific editorial memberships. He is also habitual reviewer of several IEEE journals and other relevant scientific journals such as PLoS ONE or Movement Disorders. He has supervised and co-supervised more than 15 PhD & Post-doc students in his areas of R&D. He received several awards, being the most relevant the European Epilepsy Academy (EUREPA) “Best Contribution for Clinical Epileptology” Award in 2002. He mentored, co-founded and contributed to several startups by advising and licensing intellectual property of innovative biomedical technology developed for several years in his lab, such as Biodevices (http://www.biodevices.pt), iLof-Intelligent Lab-on-Fiber (https://ilof.tech) and inSignals Neurotech (http://www.insignals-neurotech.com). Prof. Cunha is co-author of +250 scientific publications and 10 patents (http://shorturl.at/kyGNP), holding an h-index of 33 (Google Scholar), with +4,000 citations. According to Google Scholar, prof. Cunha is currently the 4th most cited author in "Human Motion Analysis" (https://tinyurl.com/ye27whvj), 6th in “Biomedical Sensors” (https://tinyurl.com/pcz9js2e), 10th in "Wearable Devices" (https://tinyurl.com/25r64d4d) and 10th in "Biosignal Processing" (https://tinyurl.com/53ep3nz4)