Sergi Bermúdez I Badia

Currently, I am a Marie Curie fellow at the Madeira-ITI, and assistant Prof. at the University of Madeira, where I teach for the Informatics, Human Computer Interaction and Entertainment Technologies Masters. I received my Msc. in telecommunications engineering from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) and a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ). I have pursued research at several institutes in Europe and the USA, including the Laboratoire de Production Microtechnique at the EPFL (Lausanne), the Institute of Neuro informatics at the ETHZ (Zurich), at the Institute of Audiovisual Studies at the Tecnology Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), where I was a Juan de la Cierva research fellow and head of the Robotic Systems Laboratory at the laboratory for Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS), and the Quality of Life Technologies and Entertainment technology centers of the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh). My scientific goal is to investigate the underlying neural mechanisms of biological systems and to exploit them using real world artefacts, with special emphasis in neuro-rehabilitation systems, interactive technologies and robots. Past Projects: Rehabilitation Gaming System (AAL/ISCIII PI08/90940), Robot Ecology, NEUROCHEM: biologically inspired computation for chemical sensing (FP7 216916), PRESENCCIA: Presence Research Encompassing Sensory Enhancement, Neuroscience, Cerebral-Computer Interfaces and Application (FP6 IST 27731), AMOTH: A Fleet of Artificial Chemosensing Moths for Distributed Environmental Monitoring (FP5 IST-2001-33066)