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Graduate in Applied Physics/Mathematics (Astronomy) and master in Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering.

I was connected to the dissemination of Astronomy until 2004, in the Planetariums of Porto and Espinho.

In 2005, I started working as a researcher at INEGI, where I stayed until 2011.

From then until 2016, I had and took care of my son.

I have been part of the INESC-TEC family since October 2016, developing my work in Network Science, more precisely in multilayer networks.

In 2018, I started the PhD Program in Engineering and Public Policy.



  • Name

    Patrícia Teixeira Gonçalves
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Research Assistant
  • Since

    01st October 2016


Mr. Silva and patient zero: A medical social network and data visualization information system

Goncalves, PCT; Moura, AS; Cordeiro, MNDS; Campos, P;

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Detection of Patient Zero is an increasing concern in a world where fast international transports makes pandemia a Public Health issue and a social fear, in cases such as Ebola or H5N1. The development of a medical social network and data visualization information system, which would work as an interface between the patient medical data and geographical and/or social connections, could be an interesting solution, as it would allow to quickly evaluate not only individuals at risk but also the prospective geographical areas for imminent contagion. In this work we propose an ideal model, and contrast it with the status quo of present medical social networks, within the context of medical data visualization. From recent publications, it is clear that our model converges with the identified aspects of prospective medical networks, though data protection is a key concern and implementation would have to seriously consider it. © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018.