Dr João Porto de Albuquerque is Associate Professor and Impact Director at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, where he directs the MSc in Urban Informatics and Analytics. He is a core member of the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities and an associate member of the Human-Centred Computing Group of the Department of Computer Science.
Dr Porto de Albuquerque has an interdisciplinary background in computational, social and geographical sciences. After studying Computer Science, Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Campinas, Brazil, he did a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Campinas and in the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany (2006). He conducted post-doctoral research in social studies of information systems at the University of Hamburg, Germany, as a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2006-2008). From 2013-2015 he acted as a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Geography of Heidelberg University, Germany, from which he currently holds a fellowship funded by the DFG’s Excellence Programme.
Previously, he worked at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities of the University of São Paulo (2008-2010) and at the Department of Computer Systems of the Institute of Mathematical and Computing Sciences of the University of São Paulo (2010-2015), Brazil, with which he still maintains an honorary affiliation.