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Event Chairs

Congress Chair

Aldo Faisal
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Aldo Faisal leads the Brain&Behaviour lab at the Dept. of Bioengineering and the Dept. of Computing at Imperial College London. He is also Associate Group Head at the MRC Clinical Sciences Center (Hammersmith Hospital). Dr. Faisal read Computer Science and Physics in Germany. He then moved on to study Biology at Cambridge University (Emmanuel College). For his Ph.D. he joined Simon Laughlin's group ar Cambridge investigating the biophysical sources of variability in. brains. During his PhD he was elected a Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge University (Wolfson College) and joined as a PostDox the Computational & Biological Learning Group to work with Daniel Wolpert on human sensorimotor control. Between and after his studies he gained insights into strategic mangement consulting with McKinsey & Co. and as a "quant" with the investment bank Credit Suisse. ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Antonio Pedotti
Politecnico di Milano

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Luis Azevedo

Brief Bio
Luis Azevedo is the director of ANDITEC, a Portuguese company dedicated to Assistive Technology and a researcher at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. A Professional Engineer, he holds an MSc in Biomedical/Rehabilitation Engineering (University of Dundee, Scotland) and a PhD in Informatics (University of the Basque Country, Spain). He has been working in the field of Assistive Technology (AT) since 1978 involved in national and international research projects, namely European Union (EU) research projects in the area of Assistive Technology. He has been acting as an expert or the EU in the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programmes. A founding member of AAATE (Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe), served in the first Board of Directors of this Association, and was the Chair and the responsible for the organization of the Conference AAATE2013 that took place in Portugal, September 2013 . Former member of the Board of Directors of ISAAC (International Society for Alternative and Augmentative Communication), he was the Conference Chair of ISAAC2014, that took place in Lisbon, Portugal in July 2014. His current research interests include the area of Assistive Technology for Complex Communication Needs and the Training of Professionals in AT. ... More >>