Graduated in the integrated master course of biomedical engineering, he first completed his licentiate degree in 2019, which allowed to study different areas, from biomaterials, electronics, informatics, physiology, to fundamentals of engineering and clinical management, among others. In its specialization, in Clinical Engineering, knowledge was deepened regarding scientific, technical, and administrative support in the management of clinical departments that serve the hospital's medical staff. With the theme "On forecasting emergency department visits", the dissertation focused on the construction and analysis of forecasting systems for healthcare demand in the emergency department, where it gained experience in data science, classical or machine learning forecasting techniques, thus expanding an already vast area of knowledge. This project was given the classification of 20 (out of 20), further evidencing his successful contribution in the academic field. Alongside this, a couple of publications were submitted, greatly contributing to this scientific topic in various forms.

Personal identification

Full name
Eduardo José Vasconcelos Silva

Citation names

  • Silva, Eduardo

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • up202204602@edu.fe.up.pt (Professional)
  • edvasil98@hotmail.com (Personal)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Medical Engineering
Degree Classification
2022/10/13 - 2023/09/01
Programa Doutoral em Media Digitais (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2016/09/16 - 2022/02/08
Engenharia Biomédica (Mestrado integrado)
Major in Engenharia Clínica
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
"On forecasting emergency department visits" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)


Journal article
  1. Silva, Eduardo; Pereira, Margarida F.; Vieira, Joana Tender; Ferreira-Coimbra, João; Henriques, Mariana; Nuno Feixa Rodrigues. "Predicting Hospital Emergency Department Visits Accurately: A Systematic Review". International Journal of Health Planning and Management 38 4 (2023): 904-917.
    Open access • Published • https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.3629
  2. Silva, Eduardo; Ferreira-Coimbra, João; OLIVEIRA, EVA; Henriques, Mariana; Nuno Feixa Rodrigues. Corresponding author: Silva, Eduardo. "COVID-19 impact on forecasting emergency department visits performance". International Journal of Medical Informatics (2022):
    Submitted • 10.2139/ssrn.4173129
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. "On forecasting emergency department visits". Master, Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, 2022.

Other distinction

2023 Merit Scholarship (2020/2021)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2022 PhD Scholarship from CMU Portugal (Affiliated Ph.D. Programs)
Carnegie Mellon University Portugal, Portugal

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal