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M-iti Holds the Public Kick-off of the Research Agenda for the Institute within the ERAChair

Madeira Interactive Tecnologies Institute (M-iti)
M-iti Holds the Public Kick-off of the Research Agenda for the Institute within the ERAChair
Date: October 10 th , 2015 at 18:30
Venue: Madeira Tecnopolo, Piso -2

Madeira ITI 02 The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-iti), created in the scope of the CMU Portugal Program, will hold on October 10 th , the public kick-off of the research agenda for the institute within the ERAChair. Chris Csikszentmihályi, who is the ERA Chair at the M-iti since the Fall of 2014, will present the project, drive the discussion on its research agenda, and host a public kick-off.

Local government and higher education representatives are expected to attend, such as Jorge Carvalho, Regional Education Secretary; Eduardo Jesus, Regional Economy, Turism and Culture Secretary; José Carmo, Rector of Universidade da Madeira; Francisco Costa, President of Universidade da Madeira’s Conselho Geral (General Council) and the Mayor of Funchal, Paulo Cafôfo.

Chris Csikszentmihalyi was selected to take over the ERA Chair in order to promote research and innovation in the area of ​​Design and Human Computer Interaction. With over ten years of experience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, where he led the “MIT Center for Future Civic Media” and the “Media Lab Computing Culture Group”, Chris Csikszentmihalyi is a world leader in the application of technologies in cultural contexts and global politicians.

The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute is an innovation institute as defined by the statutes of the Universidade da Madeira and established as an associated independent non-profit R&D organization whose founding members are the University of Madeira, Madeira Tecnopolo S. A. and Carnegie Mellon University. M-iti, which is part of LARSyS, operates in the interdisciplinary domain of human-computer interaction encapsulating contributions from computer science, psychology and design in order to address and engage in important scientific and technological challenges that are both relevant to society and have significant economic impact.

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