Dr Catarina Pinto Moreira

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Lecturer in Information Science

PhD in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (University of Lisbon)

More information in http://cmoreira.eu/ I am Lecturer in Information Systems at the Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology. I am also an associate editor for the Springer Nature journal BMC Bioinformatics, section "Machine learning and artificial intelligence". I am a pioneer in the development of non-classical probabilistic graphical models for decision making to empower human decision-making. My work also comprises machine learning / deep learning models, multi-modal image data fusion techniques for medical decision-making and innovative human interactive probabilistic models for explainable AI. My background is Information Systems and Computer Engineering with a specialisation in Enterprise Information Systems and Artificial Intelligence. My PhD focused on Quantum Probabilistic Graphical Models for Cognition and Decision in which I developed a Quantum-Like Bayesian Network that can predict and accommodate several paradoxical human decisions that violate the laws of classical probability theory and logic. I defended my PhD in December of 2017 with Pass with Honours and Distinction In 2018, I received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching for my work at the School of Business, University of Leicester. The Dean’s Award recognises excellence in teaching and contribution to the enhancement of the student learning experience. It is awarded to staff on the basis of their contribution to engaging, motivating and inspiring students. More information can be found on my personal website: http://cmoreira.eu/

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Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2021
Details
Finalist for the Women in Technology: Rising Star in Technology Award. This award promotes rising female technologists growing in their career making a significant contribution to the growth and development of their teams and organization. Being a finalist means that I have been selected as the top 3 most talented women in technology in Queensland.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2021
Details
I have been awarded two grants to support the development of my research projects:- Women in Research Grant Scheme Award, Queensland University of Technology: Award of $10.000 to investigate persuasive AI techniques in the context of Explainable AI.- QUT Centre for Data Science First Byte Funding Program: Award of $10.000 to investigate causality in the context of Explainable AI.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2020
Details
I have won the Centre for Data Science 2020 Excellence Award: Early and Mid-Career Researcher Publication Excellence - Queensland University of TechnologyThe Centre Excellence Awards recognises excellence and celebrates the successes of our Centre Participants in different categories.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2020
Details
I was invited to be Associate Editor in section Artificial Intelligence in Bioinformatics at the Springer Nature journal BMC Bioinformatics (Q1 journal with Impact factor 3.169). BMC Bioinformatics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the development, testing, and novel application of computational and statistical methods for the modeling and analysis of biological data. In the section where I am an associate editor (Artificial Intelligence in Bioinformatics), manuscripts mainly focus on the application of machine learning/deep learning techniques in biological data, especially in data that was generated by omics technologies.I am responsible for the management of the peer review of manuscripts by members of the peer community.My main responsibilities are (1) Identifying and Securing Reviewers; (2) Communicating with Reviewers; (3) ensure a blind review process;(4) Communicating with Authors; and (5) Communicating with the Publi