Adérito Fernandes Marcos is graduated in Computer Science Engineering from the Nova University of Lisbon; got a Ph.D. suma cum laude in Computer Graphics and Information Systems from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany; and Habilitation, an academic degree for Full Professorship (Agregação) in Technology and Information Systems from the University of Minho. Between Nov. 1997 and Oct. 2005 he has been a Departments Head, then Executive Director of the Computer Graphics Centre (CCG), an Interface Institute of the University of Minho. On behalf of CCG he received the European IST Prize 2000: Grand Prize Winner for the TeleInViVo project and also the LAVAL Virtual 2002 – “Science et éducation“ and „GRAND PRIX DU JURY 2002“, by the Laval Academy, Mayenne França, for the European project ARCHEOGUIDE. Since September 2009, he assumed the position of Full Professor at the Portuguese Open University, Department of Sciences and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal. He was the head of this department from Nov. 2010 until Oct. 2012. In this university he is the principal mentor and founder of the Doctoral Program in Digital Media-Art and has been appointed for its Director.
Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at University of Minho, where he has been responsible for the design of a variety of curricula in the fields of Multimedia, Information Systems and Computer Graphics, Technology and Digital Art for undergraduate and post-graduate courses. In this university he was co-founder of the Masters Course in Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments (with three editions) and founder and first director of the Masters Course in Technology and Digital Art, actually in its third edition.
He is author and co-author of more than six dozens of articles in refereed Magazines, Conference Proceedings and Book chapters. He integrated the Executive Board of the Eurographics from Jan. 2002 until Ago. 2005; and again since October 2008. Since Oct. 2008 he became President of the Executive Board of the Eurographics Portuguese Chapter and reelected for a second term in 2010. He is co-editor-in-chief of International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics, edited by IGI Global, ISSN: 1947-3117: DOI: 10.4018/ijcicg.20100101. He is chairman of Artech-International an initiative in the field of digital/computer arts, that is responsible, among others, for the Artech – International Conference on Digital Arts. Since 2000 he is working as a regular consultant of Portuguese Agency for Innovation, European Commission, Science Ministry of the Russian Federation, among others. He is a member of Artech-International, Eurographics, ACM, IEEE and SIGRAPH.