Nuno Rodrigues

     Nuno F. Rodrigues is an Assistant Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave. He is currently the head of the Digital Games Research Centre (DIGARC) where he investigates new methodologies and technologies for the improvement and development of digital games. He is also a member of the Algoritmi research unit at Minho University. His main research interests focus on the application of advanced programming methods and analysis to the development of serious games and medical systems. He coordinates and is involved in several research and development projects, namely projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and projects in cooperation with technology companies (Portlane - QUID Box). He is currently the Director of the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave Nuno F. Rodrigues received his Lic. in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2003 from Minho University, Braga, Portugal. In 2009 he received his Ph.D. in Informatics Engineering from the Engineering School at Minho University. Between 2009 and 2010 he joined the European project CACE (Computer Aided Cryptography Engineering) as a Postdoc Researcher.

Personal Information

Name: Nuno Miguel Feixa Rodrigues
E-mail: nfr at


PhD in Informatics


  • EXPL/BBB-BMD/2146/2013 - Digital Impression System for Dental Prosthesis
  • CACE - Computer Aided Cryptography Engineering.
  • PURe - Program Understanding and Re-engineering: Calculi and Applications.
  • IKF(E!2235) - Information and Knowledge Fusion

Selected Papers:

  • Sara C. Neves, ACM Pinho, Jaime C. Fonseca, Nuno F. Rodrigues, Tiago Henriques Coelho, Jorge Correia-Pinto, João L. Vilaça (2013), Finite element analysis of pectus carinatum surgical correction via a minimally invasive approach, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. IF: 1.393
  • Pedro L. Rodrigues, Nuno F. Rodrigues, Jaime Fonseca, Estevão Lima, and João L. Vilaça. Kidney Targeting and Puncturing during Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: Recent Advances  and  Future  Perspectives.  Journal  of  Endourology,  2013.  Impact  Factor  (2012): 2.074
  • Pedro L. Rodrigues, Bruno Direito-Santos, António H.J. Moreira, Jaime C. Fonseca, Nuno  F.  Rodrigues,  Tiago  Henriques-Coelho,  Jorge  Correia-Pinto,  João  L.  Vilaça. Variations  of  the  soft  tissue  thicknesses  external  to  the  ribs  in  Pectus Excavatum patients. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2013. (To appear). Impact Factor (2012): 1.383
  • Pedro  L.  Rodrigues,  João  L.  Vilaça,  Carlos  Oliveira,  António  Cicione,  Jens Rassweiler,  Jaime  Fonseca,  Nuno  F.  Rodrigues,  Jorge  Correia-Pinto,  Estevão  Lima. Collecting  system  percutaneous  access  using  real-time  tracking  sensors: First pig model in vivo experience.  The Journal of Urology, May, 2013 (Article in Press DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.05.042) Impact Factor (2012): 3.696
  • Oliveira,  N.,  Rodrigues,  N.,  Henriques,  P.  R.:  Domain-Specific  Language  for Coordination  Patterns. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 8, No. 2, 343-359, 2011.


  • Assistant Professor at IPCA-DIGARC.
  • Director of the School of Technology.