Dr. Carla M.A. Pinto is a Coordinating Professor in the School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal. She has a PhD degree in the scientific area of Mathematics, since January 2004. Her main research topic is epidemiology, in particular Mathematical Epidemiology. She is interested in mathematical challenges and their role in providing advice on public health policies. Dr. Pinto is trained in Nonlinear Dynamics, Bifurcation Theory. Previous research included the analysis of Central Pattern Generators for Animal and Robot Locomotion, coupled cell networks, neuron-like equations (Hodgkin-Huxley equations, Fitz-Hugh Nagumo, Morris-Lecar).
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well." René Descartes. Discours de la Méthode, 1637.