Beatriz Sousa Santos

       (Maria Beatriz Alves de Sousa Santos)




             Associate professor with “Agregação”

             Departamento de Electrónica, Telecomunicações e Informática, Universidade de Aveiro
             IEETA - Instituto de Engenharia Electrónica e Telemática de Aveiro









*       Short Bio

Scopus Author ID: 7006476948


*       Main Research Areas:

Human-centred Computing

Data and Information Visualization

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Decision Support, Medical and scientific applications


*       Teaching: MIECT, MIEET, MEI:

            Virtual and Augmented Reality   

                        Human-Computer Interaction, Visual Computing, 3D Modelling and Visualization, Introduction to Computer Graphics

Information Visualization

Visual Data Mining

Interactive Computer Systems

Advanced Topics in Computer Engineering; Teaching Practice



        MC900048285[1]  Selected publications in ISI journals:

o    - Paulo Dias, Ricardo Silva, Paula Amorim,  Jorge Lains, Eulália Roque, I. Serôdio, F. Pereira, Beatriz Sousa Santos, “Using Virtual Reality to Increase Motivation in Poststroke Rehabilitation”, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.39, no.1, pp. 65-70, 2019

o    – Beatriz Sousa Santos, Jean-Michel Dischler, V. Adzhiev, E.F. Anderson, A. Ferko, O. Fryazinov, M. Ilcık, I. Ilcikova, P. Slavik, V. Sundstedt, L. Svobodova, M. Wimmer, J. Zara, “Distinctive Approaches to Computer Graphics Education”, Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 37, no.1, pp. 403–412, 2018

o    – Leonor Teixeira, Vasco Saavedra, Beatriz Sousa Santos, Carlos Ferreira, Portuguese “Haemophilia Registry- Set of variables for a computerized solution”, Hämostaseologie, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 131-137, 2017

o    - Beatriz Sousa Santos,  Beatriz Quintino Ferreira, Paulo Dias, Using Heuristic Evaluation to Foster Visualization Analysis and Design Skills”,  IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.36, no.1, pp. 6-10, 2016

o    - Rui Borges Lopes, Carlos Ferreira, Beatriz Sousa Santos, “A Simple and Effective Evolutionary Algorithm for the capacitated location-routing problem ”,  Computers & Operations Research, vol.70, no.1, pp. 55-62, 2016

o    - Paulo Dias, Luís Neves, Daniel Santos, Catarina Coelho, Maria Teresa Ferreira, Hélder Santos, Samuel Silva, Beatriz Sousa Santos, “CraMs, an application for craniometric analysis using 3D skull models”, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.35, no.6, pp. 11-17, 2015

o    - Paulo Dias, Tiago Sousa, João Parracho, Igor Cardoso, André Monteiro, Beatriz Sousa Santos, "Student Projects Involving Novel Interaction with Large Displays," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.34, no.2, pp.80-86, 2014

o    - Vítor Gonçalves, Paulo Dias, Maria João Fontoura, Rui Moura, Beatriz Sousa Santos, “Investigating Landfill Contamination by Visualizing Geophysical Data”, IEEE Computer Graphics and Application, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 16-21, 2014

o    - Rui Borges Lopes, Carlos Ferreira, Beatriz Sousa Santos, Frank Plastria, “Location-arc routing problem: heuristic approaches and test instances", Computers & Operations Research, vol. 43, March, pp. 309–317, 2014


        MC900048285[1]   Selected recent publications in international conferences and book chapters:

o    - Bernardo Marques, Raphael Carvalho, Paulo Dias, Beatriz Sousa Santos, “Pervasive Augmented Reality for Indoor Uninterrupted Experiences: a User Study”, UbiComp/ISWC'19, London, 2019

o    - Anna Andreikanich, Beatriz Sousa Santos, Paula Amorim, Helder Zagalo, Bernardo Marques, Paulo Margalho, Jorge Laíns, Fátima Faim, Margarida Coelho, Teresa Cardoso, Paulo Dias, “An Exploratory Study on the use of Virtual Reality in Balance Rehabilitation“, 41th IEEE EMB Conference, Berlin, 2019

o    - Bernardo Marques, Raphael Carvalho, João Alves, Carlos Ferreira, Paulo Dias, Beatriz Sousa Santos, “Investigating different Augmented Reality Approaches in Circuit Analysis: a User Study”, Eurographics Short Paper 2019, EG2019, Genova, 2019

o    – Bernardo Marques, Beatriz Sousa Santos, Tiago Araújo, Nuno C. Martins, João B. Alves, Paulo Dias, “Situated Visualization in the decision process through Augmented Reality”, 23rd International Conference on Information Visualization, IV2019, Paris, 2019

o    – Beatriz Sousa Santos, Samuel Silva, Paulo Dias, “Heuristic Evaluation in Visualization: An Empirical Study”, Evaluation and Beyond – Methodological Approaches for Visualization, BELIV – IEEEVis2018, Berlin, 2018

o    – Paulo Dias, Bruno Andrade, Catarina Coelho, J. Coelho, D. Navega, M. Teresa Ferreira, Sofia Wasterlain, Beatriz Sousa Santos, “Towards automatic non-metric traits analysis on 3D models skulls”, 22nd International Conference Information Visualization, IV2018, pp. 567-573, Salerno, 2018

o    – Paulo Dias, Luís Afonso, Sérgio Eliseu, Beatriz Sousa Santos, “Mobile Devices for Interation in Immersive Virtual Environments”, Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI2018, Grosseto, 2018

o    – Leonor Teixeira, Beatriz Sousa Santos, Carlos Ferreira, “Na Information Management Framework to Industry 4.0: A Lean Thinking Approach”, Arham, T., Karwowski W., Taiar, R. (Eds), Human Systems Engineering and Design. IHSED 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 876, Springer, 2018

o    – Luís Afonso, Paulo Dias, Carlos Ferreira, Beatriz Sousa Santos, “Effect of Hand-Avatar in a Selection Task Using a Tablet of Input Device in an Immersive Virtual Environment”, IEEE Symposium on 3D Interfaces, 3DUI 2017, pp. 247-248, Los Angeles, 2017

o    – Beatriz Sousa Santos, Paulo Dias, “What Should a Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Course Be?”, Eurographics 2017 Education Papers, pp. 59-62, Lyon, 2017

o    – Paulo Dias, João Cardoso, Beatriz Quintino Ferreira, Carlos Ferreira, Beatriz Sousa Santos, “Freehand gesture-based 3D manipulation methods for interaction with large displays”, Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, N. Streitz, P. Markopoulos (Eds.), DAPI 2017, LNCS vol. 1029, pp-145-158, 2017

o    Beatriz Sousa Santos, Samuel silva, Beatriz Quintino Ferreira, Paulo Dias, “An Exploratory study on the predictive capacity of heuristic evaluation in Visualization applications”, Human-Computer Interaction, User Interface Design, Development and Multimodality, HCI2017, LNCS vol. 10271, pp.369-383, 2017

o    – Leonor Teixeira, Beatriz Sousa Santos, Vasco Saavedra, Carlos Ferreira, “Evaluation Methods to Support Health Information Systems Development: a framework supported in literature and practical experience”, Digital human Modeling, Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management, DHM 2017, LNCS vol. 10271, pp. 79-90, 2017


         MC900048285[1]   Recent talks and presentations:

o    – “Virtual reality at IEETA: Using a Human-Centered Computing Approach”, MAP-I Workshop, Braga, September 2019

o    – “Virtual and Other Realities in Science and other Communication Contexts”, iSEA Summer School, Porto, June 2019

o    – “A Brief Introduction to Visualization”, Nokia, March 2019

o    – “Human-Centered Computing- The case of Mixed Reality Systems”, MAP-I Seminar, November 2018

o    – “Heuristic Evaluation in Visualization: an empirical study”, BELIV, IEEE Visualization, Berlin 2018

o    – “Affordable Virtual reality: two applications”, Seminar, Linkoping University, August 2018

o    – “Towards automatic non-metric traits analysis on 3D models of skulls”, International Conference on Information Visualization IV2018, Salerno, July 2018

o    – “An Introduction to Data and Information Visualization”, IoT, the full stack, 2017

o    – “What should a Virtual/Augmented Reality course be?”, Eurographics, Education Track, Lyon 2017