About me

I am a research scientist and a software engineer.

I design computational toolkits and apply Human-centred methodologies to enable different communities to create and innovate with new technologies, including machine learning, sensors and Web technologies. I have taught in several UK and Portuguese universities, and also do consulting in design innovation and software engineering.

I hold a PhD in Computer Science from Goldsmiths, University of London, an M.A. in Management in the Creative Industries, from Portuguese Catholic University. I hold a Licenciatura in Computer Science and Systems Engineering and an MSc in Mobile Systems, both from the University of Minho.

Currently, I work as a Research Fellow at the Multi-Sensory Devices group in UCL, in computational design and optimisation of acoustic metamaterials. I have 8 years of experience working on applied R&D in large publicly-funded projects (EU H2020, AHRC/UKRI, ERDF) and at the interface between academia and industry. I have carried out applied research with Google, Sony and many creative startups and scaleups.

Previously, I was a front-end architect and software engineer in the industry for corporate TV and business intelligence products.

Francisco Bernardo