Monica da Silva Cameirao

Adjunct Faculty


I am an Invited Assistant Professor and researcher at the University of Madeira and the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute in Portugal. Since February 2016 I am the Portuguese coordinator of the Professional Masters on Human-Computer Interaction program that we offer in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University. I teach for the Informatics Engineering and Interactive Media Design programs. My research focus is on the development and assessment of virtual reality technologies for neurorehabilitation. I am co-principal investigator and co-founder of the NeuroRehabLab research group (, an interdisciplinary research group that investigates at the intersection of technology, neuroscience and clinical practice to find novel solutions to increase the quality of life of those with special needs. Previously, I worked at the Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems Laboratory at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain; the Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH-Z├╝rich, Switzerland, and was a visiting scholar at the Quality of Life Technologies Center of the Carnegie Mellon University.