António Cruz

António Cruz is a PhD student at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra enrolled in the Doctoral Program for Information Science and Technology. His interests center around graphic design and programming applied to Information Visualization, in particular the development of dynamic data visualization methods and tools.

His early visualization work was later published in IEEE CG&A, and during his Master's he developed an interactive visualization tool for genetic algorithms, which was then published at GECCO. Currently he is exploring the visualization of multivariate big data within the field of Computational Biology, including gene expression time-series, biological pathways, and protein-protein interaction networks.

Related projects


Interactive Network Visualization of Gene Expression Time-Series Data


Lisbon’s Blood Vessels


  • P. Cruz, A. Cruz, and P. Machado, “Contiguous Animated Edge-Based Cartograms for Traffic Visualization,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 35, iss. 5, pp. 76-83, 2015.

In Proceedings

  • A. Cruz, P. Machado, F. Assunção, and A. Leitão, “ELICIT: Evolutionary Computation Visualization,” in Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2015, Madrid, Spain, July 11-15, 2015, Companion Material Proceedings, 2015, pp. 949-956.

  • J. Gonçalves, P. Martins, A. Cruz, and A. Cardoso, “Seeking Divisions of Domains on Semantic Networks by Evolutionary Bridging,” in Workshop Proceedings from The Twenty-Third International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR 2015), Frankfurt, Germany, September 28-30, 2015., 2015, pp. 113-122.