Luis Caldas de Oliveira has been teaching signal processing and entrepreneurship courses to students of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Energy Management Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) (University of Lisbon). His interests include speech processing and, particularly, speech synthesis and production, signal processing, internet-of-things, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He has been involved in many research and technology transfer projects, sponsored by the industry, the Portuguese Science Foundation, and the European Commission. Among them: SVIT (1995-1999), the automation of the directory assistance service of Portugal Telecom, CITE-IV (1999-2000) augmentative communication tools, Tecnovoz (2006-2008), E-Circus (2006-2008) education through characters with emotional intelligence, LIREC (2008-2012) Living with Robots and Interactive Companions, IF4TM (2015-2019) Institutional framework for the development of the third mission of universities in Serbia, MIND (2015-2019) development of Universities in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and CRE:HUB (2014-2020) Policies for cultural CREative industries: the HUB for innovative regional development. In 1991 he co-authored the DIXI system, the first text-to-speech synthesizer for European Portuguese. Voiceinteraction S.A., a company he co-founded in 2008, sells a derivative of this system. From 1991 to 1993 he was a consultant at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray-Hill, NJ. From 2004 to 2009 he was the director in charge of administrative affairs of INESC-ID, a private not-for-profit research institute. From 2009 to 2019 he was Vice-President of IST for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Relations. Among other initiatives, he created [email protected]écnico, the technology transfer office of IST, the IST SPIN-OFF Community, and the Técnico Partner Network Program. Since 2020 he is in charge of the iStartLab, the IST Innovation Laboratory. He likes to read and fix things, even if they are not broken. Follow him at @LuisCaldasO
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