University of São Paulo

CITI-USP (Interdisciplinary Center in Interactive Technologies from University of São Paulo) is a platform for multidisciplinary projects, widely available to be used by the scientific community either from the University of São Paulo or scientific institutions with which it maintains cooperative ties. This goal implies the capability of gathering researchers of recognized scientific credibility and the existence of advanced technological resources ("cutting edge technologies").

Broadly, CITI-USP main research goals are to promote the multidisciplinar scientific investigation and try several technological developments and their impact on humans in areas of great relevance, such as education, health, accessibility, communication, energy, arts and more. So, there are two important concepts associated with this center: the concept of "Think-tank" and the concept of FabLab (Factory-Lab).

Focused on research, technological development and diffusion, with a focus on innovation, CITI-USP has its area of operations focused on the themes of "Human Computer Interaction” (HCI) and "Interactive Electronic Media" (IEM). These areas currently are fields concentrating some of the largest scientific and technological challenges and that have lead to uncountable transformations in the societies.


CITI-USP has physical space (local and furniture), laboratory space (equipment, supplies and facilities), human space (support staff and support) and intellectual space (integration with libraries, video libraries, remote presence and video conferencing).


Digital Health

The Digital Health group is specialized in the development of advanced technological solutions in the area of digital health, such as electronic health records, electronic patient charts, virtual reality simulators, pathological anatomy systems, distance educational and statistical analysis tools and cluster high performance and grid systems.

Multimedia Engineering

The group dedicates its research lines to the development of multimedia technologies and products. The group applies its knowledge in projects of high socioeconomic relevance and proposes both low cost and high complexity solutions, that are strategic important for the national technological scenario, providing subsidies for governmental decision with great social impact.

Technologies for Education

NATE (Learning, Work and Entertainment Group) promotes digital and social inclusion, covering several areas of knowledge. Its multidisciplinary profile allows the development of interactive educational projects and innovating technologies and solutions, contributing to the improvement of the Brazilian education quality.

Immersive Technologies (Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality)

The specialty of NRV (Virtual Reality Group) is the development of low cost and high performance Immersive Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality Systems. Setting-up Immersive Systems is a multidisciplinary competency that goes from modeling of the 3D content to assembly of the audiovisual production system.

Digital Security

The Digital Security group develops strategic consultation in the validation of Information Technology products and systems. The purpose is to check if the product is in compliance with specified national or international requirements, covering all the internal operating aspects and the relationship with the society.

Advanced Audio Technologies

The NEAC (Audio Engineering and Coding Group) address mainly innovative research on interactive technologies for audio and music, particularly for spatial sound production, sound scene encoding and auralization systems. Projects on these tracks can focus on collaborative and interactive creation, on computer-aided production of sound and object-oriented modeling, on the development of controllers and interfaces, on reactive listening techniques, music reconfigurability and sound immersion.



Lecture "How do you program a 64,000 core single chip CPU?"

Video of Andreas Olofsson's lecture about high performance embedded systems.

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Abstract: This talk will review the past, present and (likely) future of processor hardware from a chip designer's perspective and outline the many challenges facing us in making use of parallel hardware. We will demonstrate a sub 2 Watt working silicon product with 64 RISC cores occupying 10mm^2 at 28nm and will show how these types of parallel architectures can scale to 64,000 RISC cores on a chip by 2018. With so much parallelism now available on a single chip, we need to rethink everything.

Bio: Andreas Olofsson (@adapteva) founded Adapteva in 2008 with a mission to build the most efficient processor in the world. Adapteva has so far created four generations of multicore chips, the latest one being a 64-core floating point microprocessor implemented in 28nm that consumes less than 2 Watts. In the fall of 2012, Adapteva launched the Parallella project that aimed at making parallel computing ubiqutous . Prior to starting Adapteva, Andreas worked at Analog Devices for 10 years developing energy efficiency DSPs and mixed signal SOCs like the TigerSHARC DSP. Andreas holds bachelor's degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


The Future of ITV

The seminar is an initiative of CITI to enhance discussion about ITV and specialists in HCI field. Professionals and specialists in projects concerning the relation between interactive electronic devices and human factors are expected to be gathered in order to improve their national and international network, know similar projects and establish partnerships.

A pre-registration until October 10th is needed in order to join the event.
For more details, visit the event's website.



USP and Boeing establish scientific research partnership targeting World Cup and Olympic Games

Boeing and the University of São Paulo, USP, have signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate and develop technology projects in the areas of modeling the behavior of crowds and visual analytics.

Full article (Portuguese).

Online demo simulation (Chrome / Firefox / Opera).


NameParticipation in The ProjectUnit
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Knorich ZuffoCoordinatorEP USP
Prof. Dr. Sergio Takeo KofujiResearcherEP USP
Profa. Dra. Roseli de Deus LopesVice CoordinatorEP USP
Prof. Dr. Regis Rossi A. FariaResearcherFFCLRP USP
Prof. Dr. Vicente Odone FilhoResearcherFM USP
Prof. Dr. Romero ToriResearcherEP USP
Profa. Dra. Graça BressanResearcherEP USP
Profa. Dra. Lucia FilgueirasResearcherEP USP
Prof. Dr. Reinaldo SilvaResearcherEP USP

International Board of Advisors

Jon HallOpen Technologiesprofile
Koji SuginumaEmerging Technologiesprofile



Marcelo Knorich Zuffo Full Professor Department of Electronic Systems Engineering - Polytechnic School at USP +55 (11) 3091-9738

Vice Coordinator

Roseli de Deus Lopes Associate Professor Department of Electronic Systems Engineering - Polytechnic School at USP +55 (11) 3091-4248 or +55 (11) 3091-1721


Prof. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues Avenue 436, bystreet 4, USP Butantã Campus.
CEP 05508-020 São Paulo / SP - Brazil