MaxData awards LASIGE’s PhD student David Gonçalves

Date: 26/04/2024
Each year, MaxData recognizes the top students from each course in the Department of Informatics. The award is given during the Ciências ULisboa anniversary ceremony. This year, five LASIGE students were honoured for their academic achievements (MSc) and research contributions (PhD) during the 2023/2024 period.
David Gonçalves was awarded the MaxData Informatic Excellence award for his PhD research, which investigates digital gaming as a social and inclusive space. His work aims to: 1) maximize the benefits of gaming for social interaction and well-being, and 2) create an inclusive medium that is accessible and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of their abilities, preferences, and lifestyle. Since beginning his PhD in 2021, he has published three full papers on the subject: