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Eduardo Coutinho (1980, Portugal) received his degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in 2003 from the University of Porto (Portugal), where he specialized in computational modelling and multi-agent systems. Following his strong interesting in emotions and music, Coutinho engaged in a doctoral degree at the School of Computing and Mathematics from the University of Plymouth (UK). In 2008, he was awarded his Ph.D. with a thesis entitled Computational and Psycho-Physiological Investigations of Musical Emotions. In it, Coutinho explored the link between emotional responses to music, low-level psychoacoustic features and self-perception of physiological activation. Since then, Coutinho has been researching in the interdisciplinary field of Music Psychology, combining Experimental Psychology, Affective Sciences and Computer Sciences in the study of the expression and induction of emotions with speech and music. In his current research he investigates the types of emotions induced by music, the psychophysiological mechanisms whereby emotions are induced through music, the role of the individual, performance and contextual factors in emotion induction through music, and the link between low-level acoustic descriptors and the expression and perception of emotion in naturally occurring sounds, speech and music. In parallel with his research, Coutinho develops some projects in the areas of composition and interactive art. Currently Coutinho is a postdoctoral fellow at the Technical University of Munich, an Affiliate Researcher at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Music from the University of Liverpool.

Education

2004-2008     Ph.D. - University of Plymouth (United Kingdom)

1998-2003     B.Sc MEng - Universidade do Porto (Portugal)

Current position

Research Fellow - Machine Intelligence & Signal Processing Group, Institute for Human-Machine Communication, Technische Universität München, Germany

Associate - Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Honorary Research Fellow - School of Music, University of Liverpool, UK

Curriculum Vitae

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