João GonçalvesPhD Student @ UZH | Empa
Red Hat, DLR, CERN, Forward Software
I have a special interest in research and development, being mostly proficient in web and mobile development. Artificial Intelligence and modeling & simulation are also amongst my current favourite topics. I am currently pursuing a PhD at UZH, in collaboration with Empa. I am focusing on Material Flow Analysis simulations and modelling. Previously, I focused on the ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) area.
I have a MSc in Informatics and Computing Engineering from University of Porto, Portugal. I currently live in Zurich, Switzerland.
In my free time I am an avid reader, a not-so-avid gamer and also a weekend cyclist.
PhD in Information Systems (UZH, Zurich, Switzerland)
I am currently pursuing a PhD in Information Systems at the University of Zurich in collaboration with Empa. I am working on the CAPATHITY project, aiming to discover pathways to a fossil-free Switzerland by 2050, and possibly a fossil-sink by 2100.
MSc in Informatics and Computing Engineering (FEUP, Porto, Portugal)
I have a MSc in Informatics and Computing Engineering. In my studies I have learnt about a multitude of topics. However, the ones that had my special interest were web & mobile development and AI including all of their idiosyncrasies. This interest have also helped to develop my strong opinions about open source projects and tools.
Throughout the programme I have studied about no-sql databases and also computer security and distributed systems.
In the later years of my MSc I have started to focus on simulation and MultiAgent Systems, specially with respects to studying Intelligent Transportation Systems.
PhD Student @ Empa (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
PhD at Empa's Technology and Society Lab. Working on the CAPATHITY project to discover, through simulation, different pathways to a post-fossil Switzerland.
Software Engineer @ Red Hat (Brno, Czech Republic)
Community enablement at the Openshift Marketing Team. Development of Openshift tools, cartridges and quickstarts.
Research Developer @ DLR (German Aerospace Center, Berlin, Germany)
Developing a new general-purpose methodological approach to conduct studies on Human Factors in Transportation Systems.
Technologies: Python, Android, Web, Git.
Web Developer - Summer Internship @ CERN (Geneva, Switzerland)
Developed a new module on the Zenodo Digital Repository to evaluate the records’ files in terms of long-term preservation suitability.
Web Developer @ Forward Software (Porto, Portugal)
Fullstack development of custom Content Management Systems (CMS) and corporate Websites for end-customers.
Technologies: CakePHP, JQuery, Grunt, Git.
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