Ana Rodrigues

Ana Rodrigues is a computational designer. This means that she often works at the intersection of design and computer science. Currently she is enrolled in the Doctoral Program of Information Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra where she focuses on the development of cross-modal associations for design languages. She performs her research at the Computational Design and Visualization Lab. (CMS/CISUC). At this same institution she teaches as an Invited Assistant in the areas of graphic design and physical computing.

She is particularly interested in exploring computational bridges that may emerge from crossing the domains of Image, Music, and Cognitive Science. Other interests of her include Computational Creativity and Artificial Intelligence.

Email: anatr(at)
ORCID: 0000-0003-4787-1260X
Google Scholar: link


— Winner of the Graphic Design Identity for christmas contest to promote the city downtown shopping streets, Coimbra, Portugal (December 2014)
— First Winner of the Typography Category at Brevemente Festival - an International contest of Media Design Students, organized by the University of Coimbra, Portugal (June 2014)

Related projects


Deep Learning For Expressive Music Generation


Glowing Lichen: Visually Sensing Social Spaces


Evolving L-Systems with Musical Notes


Generation of Aesthetic Emotions Guided by Perceptual Features


MixMash, a Visualisation System for Musical Mashup Creation


  • C. Maçãs, A. Rodrigues, G. Bernardes, and P. Machado, “MixMash: An Assistive Tool for Music Mashup Creation from Large Music Collections,” IJACDT, vol. 8, iss. 2, pp. 20-40, 2019.

In Proceedings

  • A. C. Rodrigues, B. Sousa, P. Machado, and A. Cardoso, “Glowing Lichen: Visually Sensing Social Spaces,” in ISEA 2020: 26th International International Symposium on Electronic Art, Monteral, Canada, October 13-18, 2020, 2020.

  • J. M. Simões, P. Machado, and A. C. Rodrigues, “Deep Learning for Expressive Music Generation,” in ARTECH 2019: 9th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts, Braga, Portugal, October 23-25, 2019, 2019, p. 14:1–14:9.

  • A. Rodrigues, A. Cardoso, and P. Machado, “A Dynamic Approach for the Generation of Perceptual Associations,” in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Computational Creativity, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, June 17-21, 2019, 2019, pp. 301-305.

  • M. Seiça, A. Rodrigues, A. F. Cardoso, P. Martins, and P. Machado, “Computer Generation and Perception Evaluation of Music-Emotion Associations,” in 14th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research, Marseille, France, October 14-18, 2019, 2019, p. 789.

  • C. Maçãs, A. Rodrigues, G. Bernardes, and P. Machado, “MixMash: A Visualisation System for Musical Mashup Creation,” in 22nd International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2018, Fisciano, Italy, July 10-13, 2018, 2018, pp. 471-477.

  • A. Rodrigues, A. Cardoso, and P. Machado, “Generation of Aesthetic Emotions guided by Perceptual Features,” in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Creativity, Salamanca, Spain, June 25-29, 2018, 2018, p. 306.

  • A. Rodrigues, A. Cardoso, and P. Machado, “Harmonic Constellation: An Audiovisual Environment of Living Organisms,” in Fourth International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME-2016), 2016.

  • A. Rodrigues, E. Costa, A. Cardoso, P. Machado, and T. Cruz, “Evolving L-Systems with Musical Notes,” in Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design – 5th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2016, Porto, Portugal, March 30 – April 1, 2016, Proceedings, 2016, pp. 186-201.

  • A. Rodrigues, P. Machado, P. Martins, and A. Cardoso, “Sound Visualization Through a Swarm of Fireflies,” in Progress in Artificial Intelligence – 17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2015, Coimbra, Portugal, September 8-11, 2015. Proceedings, 2015, pp. 664-670.