Pedro Miguel Cruz

Pedro Cruz is a data visualization specialist and explorer. He started his academic activity in Physics and later changed to Informatics Engineering. He learned about design by collaborating with design atelier FBA. in Coimbra, Portugal and creative studio 3bits in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He later concluded his master thesis in information visualization and aesthetics at Coimbra.

Since 2010 he is an Invited Assistant Professor in Design and Multimedia at University of Coimbra while being a researcher at CDV. Currently he is a PhD student at the Doctoral Program for Information Science and Technology of the same university. He passed through Cambridge, MA as a PhD visiting student for MIT Senseable City Lab and through Singapore as a research assistant for SMART (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology).

Recently he was awarded for Design and Social Movements by the 4th Ibero-American Biennial of Design. He won the ACM SIGGRAPH Student Research Competition in 2010 and was a semi-finalist in 2011. He also developed the Pimkie’s Color Forecast software that won a Webby Award in 2013 and was distinguished in Cannes Lions 2012.

His work was featured in several exhibitions around the world such as CES, MoMA’s Talk to Me, Prix Ars Electronica Animation Festival and SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival as well as in magazines such as Fast Company (Co.Design & Co.Create) and Wired (US & UK) and in specialized books. In 2013 he was an invited speaker at Interaction South America’13.

Related projects

06/10/2016

Iso-edges for the geovisualization of consumptions

20/04/2015

Swarm Systems in the Visualisation of Consumption Patterns

29/01/2015

Calendar Views on Consumption

27/01/2015

Transitions of Customers Among Supermarkets

05/02/2010

One day in Lisbon’s traffic

10/03/2014

An ecosystem of corporate politicians

24/07/2013

Visualizing Patterns of Flowand Usage in Wireless Networks

03/03/2013

Musical Flocks

01/03/2014

Lisbon’s Blood Vessels

24/10/2011

Abstract Ocean Waves

24/10/2011

Visualizing Empires Decline

01/07/2010

Data Book Covers

Articles

  • 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.

  • P. Cruz and P. Machado, “Generative Storytelling for Information Visualization,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 31, iss. 2, pp. 6-11, 2011.

In Collections

  • P. Cruz and P. Machado, “Stadtportraits und Stadtkarikaturen,” in Die Stadt Entschlusseln: Wie Echtzeitdaten Den Urbanismus Verandern: Wie Echtzeitdaten den Urbanismus verändern, D. Offenhuber and C. Ratti, Eds., Berlin: Birkhauser, 2013, pp. 103-115.

  • P. Cruz and P. Machado, “Visualizing Empires Decline,” in ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Computer Animation Festival, Los Angeles, California: ACM, 2010.

  • P. Cruz, P. Machado, and J. Bicker, “Visualizaçón del tráfico en Lisboa,” in Mediateca Expandida Habitar, Gijón, Spain: {LAB}oral Centro de Arte y Creación Cultural, 2010, p. 28-29, 86-87.

In Proceedings

  • E. Polisciuc, P. Cruz, C. Maçãs, H. Amaro, and P. Machado, “Flow Map of Products Transported among Warehouses and Supermarkets,” in Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, 2016, pp. 177-186.

  • C. Maçãs, P. Cruz, E. Polisciuc, H. Amaro, and P. Machado, “Iso-edges for the Geovisualization of Consumptions,” in IVAPP 2016 – Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, 2016, pp. 220-227.

  • C. Maçãs, P. Cruz, H. Amaro, E. Polisciuc, T. Carvalho, F. Santos, and P. Machado, “Time-series Application on Big Data – Visualization of Consumption in Supermarkets,” in IVAPP 2015 – Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, Berlin, Germany, 11-14 March, 2015., 2015, pp. 239-246.

  • C. Maçãs, P. Cruz, P. Martins, and P. Machado, “Swarm Systems in the Visualization of Consumption Patterns,” in Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 25-31, 2015, 2015, pp. 2466-2472.

  • E. Polisciuc, P. Cruz, H. Amaro, C. Maçãs, T. Carvalho, F. Santos, and P. Machado, “Arc and Swarm-based Representations of Customer’s Flows among Supermarkets,” in IVAPP 2015 – Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, Berlin, Germany, 11-14 March, 2015., 2015, pp. 300-306.

  • R. Kamolov, P. Machado, and P. Cruz, “Visualizing the flow of users on a wireless network,” in Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH ’13, Anaheim, CA, USA, July 21-25, 2013, Poster Proceedings, 2013, p. 114.

  • R. Kamolov, P. Machado, and P. Cruz, “Musical flocks,” in Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH ’13, Anaheim, CA, USA, July 21-25, 2013, Poster Proceedings, 2013, p. 93.

  • P. Cruz and P. Machado, “Visualizing the Circulatory Problems of Lisbon,” in International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2011, Vancouver, Canada, August 7-11, 2011, Poster Proceedings, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.

  • L. Duro, P. Cruz, and P. Machado, “Abstract Ocean Waves,” in International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2011, Vancouver, Canada, August 7-11, 2011, Poster Proceedings, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.

  • P. Cruz and P. Machado, “Visualizing Empires Decline,” in International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2010, Los Angeles, California, USA, July 26-30, 2010, Poster Proceedings, Los Angeles, California, 2010.

  • P. Cruz and P. and Machado, “Visualizing the Portuguese Empire expansion and decline,” in Proc. of the 5th International Conference on Digital Arts, Artech 2010, Guimarães, Portugal, 2010.