Luis M.T. Jesus, University de Aveiro, Portugal email@example.com
Luis M. T. Jesus received his first degree in 1996 from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, the M.Sc. degree in Speech Coding and Synthesis in 1997 from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, and the Ph.D. degree in Acoustic Phonetics in 2001 from the University of Southampton, UK. Since 2001, he has been lecturing at the School of Health Sciences (ESSUA), University of Aveiro, and has been a member of the Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA), University de Aveiro, Portugal. His research interests include phonetics, speech production and perception, speech production models, and human communication pathology. He is a member of the The Acoustical Society of America (ASA), International Phonetic Association (IPA) and International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).
Assunção Matos, University de Aveiro, Portugal firstname.lastname@example.org
Assunção Matos is a Speech and Language Therapist with 25 years of experience in a central hospital with adults with acquired neurologic communication and swallowing disorders. She is Specialist in Speech and Language Therapy by the University of Aveiro (2014) and has a Ph.D in Health and Sciences Technology by the same university (2012). She has been a Senior Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Aveiro, since 2005. She is a member of the Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists; She is Vice-president of the Portuguese Aphasia Institute and Coordinator of the Dysphagia Department of the Portuguese Society of Speech and Language Therapy. Her research interests include aphasia and dysphagia assessment and intervention; stroke and aphasia and dysphagia consequences in activities, participation and quality of life.
Lurdes Ventura, University of Aveiro, Portugal email@example.com
Maria de Lurdes Ventura graduated in Applied Mathematics at the University of Coimbra in 1976 and holds a master degree in Public Management by the University of Aveiro since 2005. She started her career as a teacher at a secondary school in Coimbra, but the year after, she went to Porto to work as an Assessor of the administration of TLP (A Portuguese telephone company), staying there for 17 years, holding a variety of different management positions, namely in the commercial area where she held the position of director responsible for almost a million of costumers. At the same time, between 1980 and 1990, she taught as an Invited Assistant Professor in mathematics and statistics at the Faculty of Economy of the University of Porto. In 1996 she decided to change her career responding to an invitation from University of Aveiro’s Rector, to be his Personal Assistant, therefore coming to the UA where she remains until today. Presently, in the School of Health Sciences, she works as the Personal Assistant to the Director, being responsible also for the relationship with the community and events organization. She has some published work in the area of mathematics and management. Maria is a project woman with particular interest in social and civic organizations and is currently the President of CIVITAS Aveiro, a NGO for the defense and promotion of human rights and Vice President of the League of Friends of the Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga.