Hugo Plácido da Silva
Co-founder at PLUX
PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) – University of Lisbon, Hugo is a researcher at the IT – Instituto de Telecomunicações since 2004, and a Professor at the Bioengineering Department of IST since 2019. He is also co-founder of PLUX – Wireless Biosignals, established in 2007 as an innovative technology-based company operating in the field of medical devices for healthcare and quality of life.
His main interest interests include biosignal research, system engineering, signal processing, and machine learning, and his work has been distinguished with several academic and technical awards such as the “Career Award alumniIPS” in 2018, the “Best Industrial and Enabling Technology” at the European Commission’s DG-CONNECT Innovation Radar Prize in 2017 with the project “BITalino”, the 1st place at the Ordem dos Engenheiros Young Engineer Innovation Award in 2015 with the project “BIT: Biosignal Igniter Toolkit”, or the 1st place at the Venture Day Lisbon in 2013 with the project “Vitalidi: Your Heart (h)as a Key!”, just to name a few.