PEDRO CAVALEIRO MIRANDA
Pedro Cavaleiro Miranda obtained a BSc and a PhD in Physics from the University of Sussex, UK and an MSc in Computer Science from UCL, UK. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, where he teaches Biomedical Engineering, and a researcher at the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, in the same University. His expertise lies in the calculation of the electric field induced by non-invasive neural stimulation techniques, such as TMS and tDCS, based on realistic computational models of the human brain and spinal cord. The ultimate aim of this work is to predict stimulation outcomes in individual subjects by means of multi-scale models that include information about neurons and neural networks. He is also involved in modeling the non-invasive application of electric fields to treat brain tumors (TTFields), with the purpose of optimizing treatment protocols. His group works in collaboration with national international partners and two medical device companies.