Francisco Bernardo is a researcher, an interactive media artist and a software designer. He is interested in Human-Computer Interaction, interactive machine learning, computational aesthetics, interactive audiovisuals and synesthetic art, digitally enhanced performance and innovation in the music business and creative industries.
Francisco holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Systems Engineering and an MSc in Mobile Systems, both from University of Minho. He also holds an M.A. in Management of Creative Industries, from Portuguese Catholic University, with specialism in Creativity and Innovation in the Music Industry.He worked in the software industry in R&D for Corporate TV, Interactive Digital Signage (Ubisign) and Business Intelligence (PRIMAVERA BSS), developing video applications, complex user interface architectures and interaction design for desktop, web, mobile and augmented reality applications.
Previously, Francisco was at Portuguese Catholic University - Porto, where he was an invited lecturer and researcher in the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR). There he worked on VisualizARt, an interdisciplinary project focused on Augmented Reality and Natural User Interfaces for Music Technology.
Currently, Francisco is a PhD candidate in Computer Science, at Goldsmiths University of London, in the Embodied Audiovisual Interaction group (EAVI). He works on EU project RAPIX-MIX, where he focuses on Human-Computer Interaction approaches to explore and develop novel technologies into expressive musical instruments.
He is also an Alpha Developer for Google ATAP Project Soli, developing new application concepts and interaction design for Soli.