Bachelor (BSc)


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3 Years
30 Jul 2022
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Cr 135/2022 de 11-07-2022
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School of Applied Digital Technologies, Iscte-Sintra
Avenida Heliodoro Salgado nº 3 2710-569 Sintra
210 464 360
9:30 - 18:00
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

Faculty for (2023/2024)

Analytical Information Systems
António Filipe Fonseca is an engineer and complexity sciences researcher. He graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications from IST in Lisbon and holds a Master's degree and a PhD in Complex Systems Sciences from ISCTE/IUL and Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa. His main research interests are complex social systems, information dynamics and modelling and simulation of complex systems. He worked in several private companies as an engineer before joining the public service as an IT expert. Currentlys is Assistant professor in ISCTE Sintra and Integrated Researcher  at ISTAR/ISCTE -IUL Lisbon.
Introduction to Computer Networks
Cloud Software Development
Database and Information Management
João Pedro Calado Barradas Branco Pavia graduated in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering from the ISCTE-IUL, in 2018. He worked for an international project funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) and TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) with aim of understanding the interaction between glow discharge detectors and THz waves in order to develop a new generation of imaging systems for safety applications. João Pedro received his PhD in Information Sciences and Technologies in 2022, having as his thesis topic the design of wireless communication schemes for ultrafast communications in the millimetre wave and THz bands. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Digital Technologies of the School of Digital Technologies, Economy and Society at ISCTE-IUL. His research interests include wireless communication networks, signal processing, big data, machine learning and cybersecurity. He is a member of IEEE and he is also a member of COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology, where he collaborates with professionals from several countries to develop solutions centred on the domain of intelligent radio communications for seamless inclusive interactions. He has been involved as local organiser and reviewer in several conferences and symposia. He is also a reviewer for several journals of the information and communications technology area. 
User-Centered Design
José Miguel Sales Dias holds a BSc (1985) in Electrical Engineering, a MSc (1989) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (both from IST-UTL, Portugal) and a PhD (1998) in Information Sciences and Technology, major in Computer Graphics and Multimedia (ISCTE-IUL, Portugal), where he is Full Professor, teaching and conducting research in Computer Graphics, Virtual and Augmented reality, Ambient Assisted Living, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), AI, Data Science, Design Thinking and Operating Systems.. Past Invited Associate Professor at NOVA IMS teaching Human-Computer Interaction in Information Systems degree. Research is centered on natural and multimodal human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, ambient assisted living, and design thinking, targeting the digital inclusion of hearing and vision-impaired citizens and the elderly. Deputy Director of ISTAR, an R&D unit of ISCTE, and member of its Digital Living Spaces group . Appointed (2022) by the Rectory of Iscte, as member of the Board of Directors of AI4PA a Digital Innovation Hub in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for the Public Administration. Nominated (2022) by the Rectory of Iscte as a member of the Installation Commission of the Iscte School of Applied Digital Technologies in Sintra, Portugal. Member of the Provisional Scientific Commission of the same School. Coordinates the Degree in Software and Applications Development of this School. Nominated (2023) by the Rectory of Iscte member of the Steering Committee of the SocioDigital Lab for Pulic Policy, the Associate Lab that gathers 6 research units of Iscte. Has been involved in entrepreneurship initiatives. Regularly commissioned by the EU, Cyprus, and Portuguese Ministry of Economy for R&D project evaluations and reviews. Author of 1 patent, author, co-author, or editor of 15 scientific books or journal editions, 23 indexed journal papers, 38 indexed book chapters, 171 other publications, workshops, or keynotes in peer-reviewed international conferences, and 71 in national conferences. Since 1992 participated or participates in 33 International R&D projects (ESPRIT, RACE, ACTS, TELEMATICS, TEN-IBC, EUREKA, INTERREG, FP5 IST-IPS, FP6 IST, ESA, Marie Curie, AAL, ACP, H2020, Erasmus+), and 19 Portuguese (FCT, QREN, NITEC, POSC, POCTI, POSI, ICPME, TIT, SAMA, POAT,  DIH). Principal Investigator of 16 R&D projects. From 1998 to 2020, he raised more than 13.394.483,58 € of R&D funding to ISCTE, Microsoft, and ADENE, giving an average of 446.483/year in 30 years. Obtained 7 scientific prizes. Member of ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, ISCA, IEEE, editorial boards of several journals and of several IPCs of National and International conferences in Computer Graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Speech, Accessibility, and Ambient Assisted Living. Past member (2017-2020) of the Board of Directors of ADENE, the Portuguese Energy Agency, where he oversaw the Innovation Group, the Information and Communication Technologies Unit, the Quality Control Unit, and the Institutional and International Relations Unit. Past member (2018-2020) of the Board of Directors of MEDENER, the Mediterranean Association of National Agencies for Energy Management, which deals with energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources in the region. Past Director (2005-2016) of the first European R&D Centre in Speech and Natural HCI technologies of Microsoft Corporation, in Portugal (Microsoft Language Development Center, MLDC), where he collaborated closely with global Microsoft software product groups (in the USA, China and Europe) and local teams of marketing, finance, human resources, IT, sales and services. Has been involved in entrepreneurship initiatives. Past President of ADETTI and ADETTI-IUL, ISCTE R&D centers. Past Vice-president of the GPCG, Eurographics Portuguese Chapter. Born on December 1st, 1961,  Happy father of two ladies and one gentleman.  
Operating Systems and Virtualization
Maria da Conceicao Pereira is an invited teacher at ISCTE-IUL. In the 2023-2024 academic year she is teaching Operating Systems and Virtualization (OSV) at ISCTE-Sintra. In the 2022-2023 academic year she taught Operating Systems and Virtualization (OSV) at ISCTE-Sintra. In the school year 2020-2021 she taught Fundamentals of Computer Architecture at ISCTE. She is working toward a PhD degree at ISCTE-IUL as a worker/student, and she is a Research Assistant at ISTAR, an ISCTE's R&D unit. Her PhD supervisors are: Sérgio Moro, Miguel Sales Dias, João Carlos Ferreira.She holds a 5-year BSc in Electrical Engineering, and the curricular units of MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, (both from IST-UTL, Portugal). She has been tutoring ( higher education students since 2008, mainly in the subjects: Analog and Digital Electronics, Architecture of Computer Systems, Control Systems, Circuit Analysis, Communications Systems, Digital Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Electrical and Electromechanical Systems, Electronic Systems, High-Performance Computing Architectures, Process Automation, Instrumentation and Measurements, Mechatronic Signals and Systems, Microprocessors, Microsoft Applications, Modelling and Simulation, Physics, Programming Languages, Sensors and Signals Instrumentation, Signals and Systems. In 2021, she gave a free workshop to teach anyone who wanted to learn how to create an online presence: register a domain name, create a WordPress website, and create a blog on Blogger.Since 2009, she has been publishing educational scientific content on online platforms to make science known to citizens and promote her work and that of her colleagues and students:• On the blog, she publishes complete or partial problems resolutions, made by hand, to prove that they are made by herself.• On other online platforms, she implements the dissemination of the publications from the blog and promotes contact with the public.• Online platforms: see here.She has created a website ( to showcase the Project work carried out by her students in the course she teaches at ISCTE-Sintra: Operating Systems and Virtualisation.During the period January to August 2022, she was managing the Fish2Fork project communications activities, funded by EEA Grants, at INOV. She was also responsible for the communication and image of the project. She created the website ( and all the other online promotion platforms for the project:,,,,,,,, 2020/2021 she implemented the promotion of an ISCTE-IUL master's programme (MSIAD) on online platforms:,, and others,,,,,,,,, 2020, she created a short video for ISTAR's participation in the European Researchers' Night. She demonstrated the use of temperature and humidity sensors, Arduino, Matlab and Simulink, for data acquisition and control of devices.She created online platforms/profiles and groups to support research for the PhD. She created and disseminated content on the Internationalization of Higher Education to support her research for the PhD. She answered questions, on online platforms, of foreign students interested in studying in Portugal. She was also an IT consultant from 1988 to 2019 and a professional IT trainer from 1988 to 2002.
Work, Organizations and Technology
Professor Nuno Nunes, Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon Key-Expertise: inequality, collective action, well-being, development, and digital society. Homepage: With a Ph.D. in Sociology (since 2011), my thesis was about Social Inequalities and Collective Action in Europe. First and after my doctorate, I was a Researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte), but since 2018 I have also become Professor at Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon, one of the most prestigious Portuguese universities. Currently, I am teaching “Contemporary Social Inequalities”, “Sociology of Development”, “Sociology of Globalisation”, “Work, Organisations and Technology”, and “Introduction to Sociology”. I have been mainly working on the themes of inequality, class, collective action, and well-being. Today's world is much better understood from the perspective of social inequalities, which continue to decisively mark the lives of people, institutions, and societies. My scientific objectives are precisely to contribute to the strengthening of theoretical, analytical, and empirical instruments capable of understanding their multidimensionality, mechanisms, and intersections. There are multiple social phenomena influenced by inequalities, social classes, and social stratification processes and it is in this sense that I have developed my work, seeking to understand how social inequalities influence collective action and the well-being of citizens. My research has followed the approach that inequality processes are increasingly global, but that national and intra-national scales remain equally relevant. I have published 20 articles, 5 Books, 27 Book Chapters, 13 Working Papers, and 8 Proceedings of Scientific Meetings, 28 of them with internationally recognized scope. My articles have appeared in European Societies, Journal of Civil Society, Education Sciences, Sensors, Portuguese Journal of Social Science, Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas, European Journal of Engineering and Formal Sciences, Sociologia On Line, and Sociologia. I am participating or have participated in 25 research projects, 9 of them international, and 13 under my coordination (3 national coordination of international projects and 10 national projects). My research has been funded by FCT – Foundation of Science and Technology, the European Union (Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020), the Spanish National Research Council, Portuguese foundations, Portuguese municipalities, and NGOs. I have participated in 142 conferences, 63 international and 44 as a keynote speaker.  I have organized 27 scientific events, 10 of them international. I belong to the international network “International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies”. Between 2016-2023, I was the team coordinator in charge of the National Research Stream ‘Social Classes, Inequalities, and Public Policies’ of the Portuguese Sociological Association (APS). Currently, I supervise Ph.D. and master thesis on the subjects of social inequalities, class, elites, collective action, social cohesion, welfare, and digital divides.  I am a National Adviser for Horizon Europe, Coordinator of the Thematic Line “Digital Transformation” of the SocioDigital Lab for Public Policy, Member of the General Council of Iscte and the Editorial Board of “Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas” [Sociology, Problems, and Practices], and Subdirector of the Publisher “Mundos Sociais” [Social Worlds].
Applied Mathematics Complements | Applied Mathematics
Statistics and Probabilities
Patrícia Costa holds a PhD in Production and Systems Engineering (thesis in the area of statistics/psychometrics) from the University of Minho, a Master's degree in Mathematics - Teaching (thesis in the area of statistics/psychometrics) from the University of Beira Interior and a degree in Mathematics - Educational Training from the University of Coimbra. Her research focuses on Educational Assessment, Applied Statistics, Comparative Education and Psychometrics. She has experience in teaching in Higher Education, research and providing technical support to policy makers at the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission. She is the author/co-author of several scientific articles in international journals, book chapters and technical reports and has experience in organising international scientific events.
Agile Software Development
Algorithms and Data Structures | Programming Fundamentals | Programming for Data Science
Paulo Vieira is an invited professor at ISCTE-IUL and student researcher at LASIGE Computer Science and Engineering Research Centre. His academic background includes a 1st cycle degree in Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa. He is currently working on his PhD in Informatics from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. His research interests focus on emotion, machine learning and information systems.  
Entrepreneurship and Innovation I | Entrepreneurship and Innovation II
Object Oriented Programming
Project Planning and Management | Internet Programming
School of Applied Digital Technologies, Iscte-Sintra
Avenida Heliodoro Salgado nº 3 2710-569 Sintra
210 464 360
9:30 - 18:00
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