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André Baltazar concluded his Master Degree in Electrical and Computing Engineering (Telecommunications and Multimédia) in 2009 and immediately started working at INESC-Porto as a researcher for the Kinetic Project. By the end of 2009 enrolled in the Doctoral Program of Science and Art Technology at Universidade Católica Portuguesa and received a PhD Scholarship from Fundação da Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), that allowed him to spend some time developing his research at CCRMA, Stanford University - EUA. Meanwhile also started teaching Informatics at Oporto Polytechnic Institute (ESMAD, former ESEIG). In January 2015 concluded his PhD in Science and Technology of the Arts, and became Professor at School of Arts - Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP). Currently is the Vice-Dean of the School of Arts - UCP Porto and also the Coordinator of the Undergraduate and Graduate Program in Sound and Image. Conducts research at CITAR-UCP on the topics of : HCI, Gesture Recognition, Computer Music, Machine Learning, AR and VR.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Andre Baltazar

Citation names

  • Baltazar, André Miguel Passos

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
AD18-015F-EF6E
ORCID iD
0000-0003-1790-1924

Websites

  • www.abaltazar.org (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Arts
  • Engineering and Technology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
French Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
Education
Degree Classification
2009 - 2015
Concluded
Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes - Computer Music (Doutoramento)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
"Zatlab: Recognizing Gesture for Artistic Performance Interaction" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17
2009
Concluded
Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores (Mestrado)
Major in Telecomunicações e Comunicação Multimédia
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2015 - Current Auxiliary Researcher (Research) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro de Investigação em Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes, Portugal
2010/01 - 2015/01 Invited Auxiliary Researcher (Research) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro de Investigação em Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes, Portugal
2009/06 - 2009/12 Researcher (Research) Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Tecnologia e Ciência, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

Category
Host institution
Employer
2018/03/28 - Current Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola das Artes, Portugal
2015/01 - 2018/02 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola das Artes, Portugal
2016 - 2017 Invited Assistant (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Instituto Politécnico do Porto Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design, Portugal
2011 - 2016 Invited Assistant (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico do Porto Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design, Portugal
Instituto Politécnico do Porto Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo, Portugal

Positions / Appointments

Category
Host institution
Employer
2018/09/01 - Current Organic Unit Sub-director Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola das Artes, Portugal
2018/06 - Current Organic Unit Director Centro de Criatividade Digital - UCP, Portugal
2018/01 - Current Coordenador de Licenciatura e Mestrado em Som e Imagem Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola das Artes, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2000 - Current Musico / Performer be-dom - Associação Cultural de Artes do Espectáculo, Portugal
2011/09/01 - 2011/12/15 Invited Researcher CCRMA- Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University, United States
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2010 - 2014 Zatlab: Recognizing Gestures for Artistic Performance Interaction
SFRH / BD / 61662 / 2009
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro de Investigação em Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded

Contract

Designation Funders
2009 - 2009/12 Kinetic - Controller driven adaptive and dynamic music composition systems
Research Fellow
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Tecnologia e Ciência Center for Research in Advanced Computing Systems, Portugal
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Baltazar, André; Martins, Luís Gustavo. "ZatLab: Programming a Framework for Gesture Recognition and Performance Interaction". In Innovative Teaching Strategies and New Learning Paradigms in Computer Programming, 224-254. Worldwide: IGI Global, 2015.
    Published • 10.4018/978-1-4666-7304-5.ch011
Conference paper
  1. Baltazar, André Miguel Passos. "ZatLab: Gesture Recognition Framework for Artistic Performance Interaction - Overview". Paper presented in ARTECH 2015. 7th International Conference on Digital Arts – Creating Digital e-Motions., Óbidos, 2015.
    Published
  2. Andre Baltazar; Jaime dos Santos Cardoso; Luis Gustavo Martins. "ZATLAB: A Gesture Analysis system to Music Interaction". Paper presented in ARTECH 2012, Faro, 2012.
    Published
  3. Cordeiro, Joao; Baltazar, Andre; Barbosa, Alvaro. "Murky shooting: the use of auditory (non-speech) feedback on mobile audiogames". Paper presented in Proceedings of the 7th Audio Mostly Conference: A Conference on Interaction with Sound, Corfu, 2012.
    Published
  4. Baltazar, André Miguel Passos; Carlos Guedes; Fabien Gouyon; Bruce Pennycook. "A REAL-TIME HUMAN BODY SKELETONIZATION ALGORITHM FOR MAX/MSP/JITTER". Paper presented in International Computer Music Conference, New York, 2010.
    Published
Journal article
  1. Baltazar, André. "ZatLab Gesture Recognition Framework: Machine Learning Results". International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics 7 2 (2016): 11-24. https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/article/178509.
    Published • 10.4018/IJCICG.2016070102
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Baltazar, André Miguel Passos. "ZATLAB : recognizing gestures for artistic performance interaction". PhD, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/16712.
  2. Baltazar, André Miguel Passos. "Extracção de informações rítmicas de movimento em dança através de um sinal de vídeo". Master, 2009. oai:digitool.fe.up.pt:53287.

Artistic / Performance

Artistic exhibition
  1. A Judiaria do Porto: do Olival para o Mundo - Coordenação do Projeto. 2020.
  2. UNTITLED (ORCHESTRAL) de João Onofre - Desenvolvimento de Hardware e Software. 2017.
  3. Fons Vitae - Instalação Interactiva de conteúdo digital aumentado. 2017.
Artistic performance
  1. 2001. be-dom - Espectáculo Musical e de teatro físico. Portugal, Inglaterra, Alemanha, Itália, Espanha, Macau, Escócia, Bahrain, França.
Video recording
  1. Baltazar, André Miguel Passos; Centro de Criatividade Digital- UCP (Producer); Tiago Silva (Director). 2019. Documentário "O presente do Futuro - 40 anos do Centro Regional do Porto, Universidade Católica Portuguesa" - Coordenação do Projeto.
Activities

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2019/06/06 - 2019/06/08 Comissão organizadora: 21st International Conference Consciousness Reframed 2019 "Sentient States: Bio-mind and Techno-nature" 6-8 June 2019 Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto, Portugal
Member
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro de Investigação em Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes, Portugal

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2019/10/23 - 2019/10/25 ARTECH 2019 - Digital Media Art Ecosystems 9th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts Braga, Portugal