Members

Members

Members with a PhD (2016: 23)

Members without a PhD (2016: 7)

Hosted PhD Students (2016:8)

 

Category: Senior Members (8)

 

Rute Sofia, PhD

Vice-Director (2017-2019)

Senior researcher/Director (2010-2016)

SITI, social Internet design: community modeling, optimal resource management

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Rute Sofia  is the Director (2014-) of COPELABS, where she is the Senior Researcher responsible for the thematic line of Internet. She is an Associate Professor of ULHT. She holds a BEng in Informatics Engineering by University of Coimbra (95); M.Sc.(99) and Ph.D. (04) in Informatics by University of Lisboa. Since 1995 she has been developing research in the industrial context (Grupo Forum, Lisboa, 95-98; SIEMENS AG, Munich, Germany, 04-07; Nokia-Siemens Networks GmbH & KO, Munich 07) as well as in the academic context (University of Lisbon, 95; FCCN, 98-03; Pennsilvania University, PA, USA as Visiting Scholar 00-03;  ICAIR, Evanston, IL, USA, 00; Bundeswehr Universitaet Munich, 04; INESCTEC, IAN, 07-10).
Her current research interests are: social Internet design;  pervasive sensing; mobility modeling and management.

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Paulo Mendes, PhD

Senior Researcher (2017 - )

Senior researcher/vice-Director (2010-2016)

SITI, Pervasive Wireless Systems: swarming, sensing fusion

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Paulo is a vice-Director (2014) of COPELABS , the SITI coordinator, and an Associate Professor of University Lusófona, where he heads the PhD programme in Informatics, NEMPS.
He has a BEng in Informatics Engineering by Univ. Coimbra (93); MSc in Computers and Electrotecnical Engineering  (1998) by IST, UTL, Lisboa, and a PhD in Informatics Engineering by Univ. Coimbra (2004). His prior affiliations include Fernave S.A. (94-98); Visiting Scholar (00-03) at Columbia University, NY, EUA; CISUC, Univ. of Coimbra (96-02); NTT DoCoMo Euro-Labs (03-07), Munich, Germany: INESCTEC, IAN, UTM (07-10).
His research interests relate to cooperative wireless systems, self-organizing networks, and complex networks.

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Pedro Gamito, PhD

Senior researcher/vice-director (2010- )

CTIP, rehabilitation via Virtual Reality

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 Pedro Gamito is a vice-Director (2014) of COPELABS, where he is the Senior Researcher responsible for the thematic line of Cyberpsychology. Pedro is also a Full Professor at ULHT, where he the Computational Psychology Laboratory of the School of Psychology and Life Sciences. Pedro holds a PhD on IT by the University of Salford, UK (02); aggregation in Rehabilitation (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal) in 2012.  
 Since 2004 he has developed, applied and clinically validate over than 20 virtual reality applications designed to treat anxiety disorders and to rehabilitate cognitive deficits.

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Jorge Oliveira, PhD

Senior Researcher ( 2008 -   )

Vice-director (2014- 2016)

CTIP, cognitive neuropsychology

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Jorge is the coordinator of CTIP and senior researcher in COPELABS, where he was vice-director (2014-201). Jorge is also Assistant Professor at School of Psychology and Life Sciences (EPCV) in ULHT. He holds a PhD in Neuropsychology from Salamanca University. He is also the Principal Investigator in the CEPCA, the Research Unit of the EPCV/ULHT.
His research interests currently relate to cognitive neuropsychology, psychophysiology and virtual reality applications in the context of mental health and neurocognitive rehabilitation.

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Rodrigo Brito, PhD

Senior researcher (2010-)

CTIP, Social psychology (socio-cognitive and motivational processes)

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Rodrigo is a senior researcher at COPELABS, CTIP, and Associate Professor of ULHT. He holds a degree in Sociology (95) and MSc in Social and Organizational Psychology (98) from ISCTE-IUL; PhD in Psychological Sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium (04). He was research assistant at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais (96-98); a doctoral fellow at the ULB (98-02); a translator at the European Court of Auditors (02-03) and postdoc researcher at ISCTE-IUL (05-10).
His research interests relate to the socio-cognitive and motivational processes involved in interpersonal, group, and intergroup relations. In his most recent research, he has focused on the processes of production of strong social bonds (communion, intimacy, sharing).

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José Rogado, PhD

Senior researcher (2010-)

SITI, security & parallel computing

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José Rogado is a Senior Researcher at COPELABS, SITI, and an Associate Professor at ULHT where he heads the Informatics Department. He holds a Ph.D.in Computer Engineering by Universidade Técnica de Lisboa(UTL), BEng from IST in Electronic Engineering.
He was  an Invited Researcher at INRIA in the area of Operating Systems development and File System performance optimization.

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Mauro Bianchi, PhD

Senior researcher (2013-)

CTIP, social psychology: stigma

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Mauro Bianchi is a senior researcher at COPELABS, CTIP, and Associate Professor of ULHT. He received his PhD from the International Graduate College “Conflict and Cooperation between Social Groups” at Friederich-Schiller-Universität in Jena (Germany).  His research focuses on intergroup relations and stereotyping. Currently he is interested in the automatic activation of social knowledge and its consequences for intergroup behavior (e.g., approach/avoidance motor responses towards members of social groups). 

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Rui Ribeiro, DBA

Senior Researcher / Vice- Director (2017 - 2019)

Senior researcher (2010-)

SITI, open-source systems

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Rui is a Senior Researcher in COPELABS, SITI, and an Assistant Professor at ULHT, where he is also the executive Director of the LISS – Lusófona Information Systems School.
Rui holds a BEng in Informatics Engineering by IST; BMA by Universidade Católica Portuguesa; DBA on Open-source Enterprise Models (2012) by ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa.
Rui is (2009-) the Information Systems Director at EP– Estradas de Portugal S.A. Previously, he was affiliated to Sybase where he was the responsible for the area of Consulting Services. His research systems relate with open-source models and entrepreneurship models.

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Category: Researchers (13)

 

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Seweryn Dynerowicz, PhD

Researcher (2016-)

SITI, Social Internet design: opportunistic routing

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Seweryn Dynerowicz is a researcher at SITI, COPELABS. His current interests revolve around social-aware opportunistic routing and Named-Data Networking (NDN).

He holds a PhD in computing science (2015) from the University of Namur, Belgium. On one side, he takes great pleasure in highly abstract reasoning as his past research involved the study of Internet routing protocols mechanisms from an algebraic perspective.  On the other

side, he feels comfortable dwelling in low-level considerations relating to operating systems, computer architecture, networking, mobile application development, some of which are topics he has been involved in as a teaching assistant.  

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Inês Jongenelen, PhD

Researcher / VIce - Director ( 2017 - 2019)

Researcher (2016-)

Invited researcher (2015)

CTIP, Clinical Psychology (Parenthood)

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Inês Jongenelen has a PhD in Clinical Psychology (2004), University of Minho and is an Associate Professor and the Director of the School of Psychology and Life Sciences (EPCV) of University Lusofona.

Her major research interests are:  attachment in Infancy and adolescence, risk and resilience, parenting in risk samples (e. adolescent mothers, victims of intimate partner violence), physiological predictors of adaptation.
At the present moment, PI in a research Project funded by FCT (EXPL/MHC-PED/1977/2013) untitled “Parenting in Intimate Partner Violence: Physiological and psychological predictors.

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Ana Bárbara Vicente Nazaré, PhD

Researcher (2016-)

CTIP, Clinical and Health Psychology

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Ana Nazaré has an integrated master’s degree in Clinical and Health Psychology (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2007) and a PhD in Health Psychology (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2013). She is an assistant professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias since 2015 and a Reseacher at COPELABS since 2016. 

 

  Ana de Nazaré Prioste, PhD

Researcher (2016-)

CTIP

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Ana Prioste has an  integrated master’s degree in Psychology under section of Clinic and Health Psychology by University of Psychology and Education Sciences of Univesity of Lisbon (2008) and a PhD in Clinic Psychology – Psychology of Family and Familiar Intervention by University of Psychology of University of Lisbon and by University of Psychology and Education Sciences of University of Coimbra (2014).

She is an assistant professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias since 2015 and a Reseacher at Copelabs since 2016.

 

  Diogo Lamela, PhD

Researcher (2016-)

CTIP

 

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Ricardo José Martins Pinto, PhD

Researcher (2016-)

CTIP

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Ricardo Pinto has a PhD in Health Psychology from the University of Minho, School of Psychology, supported by a FCT fellowship. Currently, he works as assistant professor, full time, in the University Lusófona of Porto, Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sports. The main research interests have been in childhood adversity, trauma and domestic violence. He is author of scientific articles in international journals, where has been invited to have an editorial participation as a reviewer. He has also participated as a speaker at several national and international conferences. He is the author of Health Risk Behavior Checklist scale, electronic database, PsycTESTS, American Psychological Association.

 

Barbara Gonzalez, PhD

Researcher (2013-)

CTIP, Personality, health, and Pain

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Barbara Gonzalez is a Researcher in COPELABS, CTIP, an Assistant Professor at University Lusófona. She has a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology by University of Lisbon and a Master degree in Health Psychology by ISPA. She is a certificated trainer in these fields and has been doing research in personality, health behaviour and pain.

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Ana Loureiro, PhD

Researcher (2013-)

CTIP, Social and environmental psychology

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Ana Loureiro is a Researcher in COPELABS, CTIP, and an Assistant Professor at ULHT.

She holds a PhD in Social and Environmental Psychology by ISCTE-IUL (2011); an MSc (99) in Psychology and Environmental Education by ISPA (1999); a degree in Psycholgy – Social Psychology  by the Faculty on Psychology at Lisbon University (1990). During her PhD she was a Grant holder (FCT) and a visitor student at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Her research interests are the study of cognitive processes concerning how people perceive natural and urban environments; how social values motivate individuals, and how these processes and interactions can assist in well-being and behavior that may impact on environments.

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Paulo Lopes, PhD

Researcher (2013-)

CTIP, Psychological and neuropsychological assessment

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Paulo Lopes is a Researcher in COPELABS, CTIP, and an Assistant Professor in ULHT, where he also heads the MSc in Applied Neuropsychology, School of Psychology and Life Sciences.
He holds a degree in Psychology (2002, University Lusófona) and PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology (2011, Salamanca University). Paulo has worked on psychological support to drug addicts since 1996, with motivation treatment since 2002, and neuro-cognitive stimulation and rehabilitation via technology since 2010.
He has a personal focus on psychometric work to produce, adapt, and assess psychological and neuropsychological tests with traditional and Rasch model analysis.

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Paulo Jorge Sargento dos Santos, PhD

Junior Researcher (2013-)

CTIP, clinical psychology

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Paulo Sargento is a junior researcher in COPELABS, CTIP, and assistant professor in Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, School of Psychology and Life Sciences (since 1991), and Director and Full Professor of Escola Superior de Saúde Ribeiro Sanches (Health College Ribeiro Sanches) (since 2015). He holds a degree in Clinical Psychology (ISPA; 5 years), three postgraduates degrees – DEA Legal Psychology (ISPA/CEJ/WFPPA;  4 years); Specialization in Developmental Psychology ( University of Lisbon; 2 years) and DEA in Psychobiology (Universidad de Salamanca, 2 years); Research Proficiency Title in Psychobiology (Universiity of Salamanca); PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology (University of Salamanca). His research interests: Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology and Sleep Research. 

 

 

Beatriz Rosa, PhD.

Researcher (2016-)
Junior researcher (2013-2015)

CTIP, Impact of ageing in cognitive functioning

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Beatriz Rosa is with CTIP, COPELABS, and is an assistant professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. She holds a degree in Clinical Psychology (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias), an MSc in Health Psychology (Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada) and she received her PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from University of Salamanca. From 1998 to 2001 she was a research member of the Project POCTI/PSI/14118/98/2001- Processamento Automático e Estratégico na Fobia Social supported by FCT. Her primary research interests are the effects of aging on cognitive functioning and cognitive stimulation.

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Fátima Gameiro, PhD

Researcher (2016-)
Junior researcher (2013-2015)

CTIP, Assessment and stimulation of cognitive functioning

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Fátima Gameiro is a Junior Researcher in COPELABS, CTIP, and an assistant professor at ULHT. She holds a degree in Clinical Psychology (Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada), an MSc in Clinical Sexology (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias) and a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology (Universidad de Salamanca). From 2006 to 2010 she was a member of the iSEX-“Association for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality”. Her primary research interests are evaluation, stimulation and rehabilitation of cognitive and executive functions in eating behavior. She is currently focusing her researcher on assessment of cognitive functioning and stimulating cognitive functions of obese subjects using virtual reality.
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Pedro Rosa, PhD

Researcher (2016-)

Junior researcher (2013-2015)

CTIP, Affective responses to visual stimulli

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Pedro J. Rosa is a Researcher at CTIP, COPELABS and an Assistant Professor in ULHT as well as in ISMAT (Portimão). He holds a PhD by ISCTE-IUL,a degree in Psychology and a Master Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, ULHT. . His research interests includes the study of attentional processes and emotional/affective responses to emotionally valenced visual stimuli trough eye tracking and psychophysiological recording (central and peripheral nervous system). Since 2008, he has been working in eye tracking methodology and has conducted several eye tracking training courses in Portugal and abroad. 

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Junior Researchers (2016: 5)

 

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Samrat Dattagupta, MSc

Junior researcher (2016-)

SITI: data mining (Proxemics Data lab)

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Samrat Dattagupta is Data Scientist and Junior Researcher at Copelabs working primarily on the Proxemis Data lab and  European UMOBILE H2020 project. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from NMIMS Mumbai and is currently completing his thesis for Masters in Statistics and Information Management at NOVA IMS, Lisbon. He has previously worked with The Nielsen Company and The Mehta Group in fields of Measurement Science and Statistical Quality Control.

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Omar Aponte, MSc

Junior researcher (March 2016 - )

SITI, opportunistic communications

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Omar Aponte is a Software Engineer in COPELABS. At the same time, he is studying a Master Degree in Informatic Engineering and Information Sciences at the Lusófona University, Portugal. He completed his Science Bachelor Degree in 2007 and his Electronic Engineering Degree (2013) from UNEXPO University, Venezuela. During 2014 and 2015 he worked at Huawei Technologies like RF Engineer.

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Miguel Tavares, BEng

Junior researcher (March 2016 - )

SITI, sensing fusion

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Miguel Tavares is a Junior Researcher in COPELABS. 

He worked for some years in the telecommunications industry. Has a CET in telecommunications and networks, now is completing a degree in computer science at ULHT.

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Liliana Inocêncio (January 2017 - )

 

Junior Researcher (January 2017 - )

SITI, Inference of Behavior in the context of Social Interaction and Social Anxiety Use-Cases

 

Liliana Inocêncio is a Junior Researcher in Copelabs. She is presently studying the PHD in Informatic at the Lusófona University, Portugal. She has received a B.Sc. degree in information systems management (2007) from the university of Uni-Mindelo, São Vicente, cabo Verde, and a master degree in information systems management (2012) from the university of Lisbon (ISEG), Lisbon. From 2008 to 2010 she has worked as analyst and developer with the PL/SQL tool at Compta CV. In 2012 has worked with Siebel CRM configuration at PTSI. In 2013 she returned to Cape Verde where she worked in help desk for the hotel Melia Dunas. In 2015 a new challenge appeared, in the form of customer management for an inflight catering company (Freitas Catering). In 2016 she received certification in Outsystems Associate Developer.

 

 

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José Soares, BSc.

 

BIC's Junior Researcher (2017-)

SITI, Developement of DDicas as a software-based solution.

 

José Soares is currently in the last year of his degree in Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and at the same time participates in the project Ddicas - Recommendations over WiFi of COPELABS where he dedicates his effort mainly to the application’s portal.

 

 

Diogo Morais, MSc

Junior researcher (2013-)

CTIP, Emotions, impact on voting, advertising and VR

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Diogo Morais is with CTIP, COPELABS, and an assistant professor at ULHT. He is the deputy director of the Laboratory of Computing Psychology at ULHT.
Has a degree in Work and Organizational Psychology and an MSc in Organizational Communication by Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies (ULHT). He is an assistant in the Psychology Faculty at ULHT and a PhD researcher in Political Science por psychology. His research interests range from Advertising in Videogames and Virtual Reality (using eye tracking), Statistics and Political Psychology (effect of Political sophistication and emotions in the vote). He is the deputy director of the Laboratory of Computing Psychology at ULHT and a Junior Researcher at COPE Labs.
He also has Professional experience as Senior Partner/Head of R&D at BBDM – Consulting Services.

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Category: PhD Students

Jose Faisca, MSc

SITI, PhD Student NEMPS (2012/2013)

Jose Faisca is a senior IT consultant and Systems Architect. His areas
of expertise include systems integration and network computing. He has
extensive practical experience in projects that use IBM solutions and
architectures. José is an assistant professor at Universidade Lusófona.


Monica Pedro, MSc

 PhD Student NEMPS (2014/2015)


Francisco de Melo Pereira, MSc

PhD Student NEMPS (2014/2015)


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Preyesse Arquissandas, MSc

PhD Student NEMPS (2013/2014)


 

Aurea Costa, MSc

PhD Student NEMPS (2013/2014)


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Helder Valente, MSc

 

PhD Student NEMPS (2016/2017)

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Andres Myrad

 

PhD Student NEMPS (2016/2017)

 

Yves M. Punga, MSc.

 

PhD Student NEMPS (2016/2017)

 

 

 

 

Highlights

C-BRAINs

C-BRAIN MeetingsIn 2015/2016, the C-BRAIN (COPELABS BRAINstorming) meetings occur monthly, Tuesdays, 14h00-15h30, COPELABS, room U.0.10, ground floor of Building U, University Lusofona. C-BRAINs are motivated by the interdisciplinary nature of COPELABS, and are intended to assist in creating sinergies and giving rise to new ideas, in contexts where Informatics meets Psychology.

Events


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Latest Research

ummOur scientific repository holds the most recent work. COPELABS follows a pre-print open policy.

SITI - Informatics Systems and Technologies Group

SITI w400SITI is focused upon user-centric trends that are emerging in several fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), OSI Layers 2 and 3. As in other grassroots movements, the user will have an active say concerning services provided and consequently, concerning the techno-social environment that surrounds him/her.

CTIP - Technology Intensive Psychology Group

CTIP w400This group is based (i.e. integrated members) on a core of scientifically active researchers from the former CEPCA (Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Rodrigo Brito, Paulo Lopes, and Ana Loureiro) 2 more recent PhDs (Cristina Camilo and Bárbara Gonzalez). Note, however, that the CEPCA team (team size, funding and indicators included in 5.) changed substantially since 2008, when it had 8 PhDs (of which only PG remains) and 5 groups. In 2011-13 the team grew to 14 integrated PhDs in 2-3 groups. By 2013, however, it was clear that the bulk of CEPCA output of international level (13 of the 14 indicators in table 5.) was the responsibility of the neurocognitive/cyber therapy-focused group, with only 3 PhD and 2 non-PhD members (PI: PG). The inevitable consolidation of CEPCA around this core group pointed to the desirability of joining forces with an informatics team – SITILABS – to create COPELABS as an interdisciplinary R&D unit (see Description of the R&D unit).

NEMPS PhD Programme

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