Dr Omar Costa Hamido
Research Assistant in Quantum Computing and Music
School of Society and Culture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Omar is a performer, composer, and technologist, working primarily in multimedia and improvisation. His current research is on quantum computing and music composition, telematics, and multimedia. He is passionate about emerging technology, cinema, teaching, and performing new works. He earned his PhD in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology at University of California, Irvine with his research project Adventures in Quantumland. He also earned his MA in Music Theory and Composition at ESMAE-IPP Portugal with his research on the relations between music and painting. In recent years, his work won several relevant grants and awards: Fulbright Exchange Visitor, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT-Portugal), Beall Center for Art+Technology – 1st Prize Student Artwork, IBM Qiskit Camp Europe – Community Choice Award.
2021 Ph.D. in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology, University of California, Irvine
2013 M.A. in Music Theory and Composition, Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo (ESMAE-IPP), Portugal
2011 B.A. in Music – Jazz – Saxophone, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
- Music Composition and Improvisation
- Quantum Computing
- Abstract Painting
- Artificial Inteligence
Oshiro, Scott, and Omar Costa Hamido. 2020. “A Quantum-Classical Network for Beat-Making Performance.” Journal of Network Music and Arts 2 (1). https://commons.library.stonybrook.edu/jonma/vol2/iss1/4.
Hamido, Omar Costa, Giovanni Amedeo Cirillo, and Edoardo Giusto. 2020. “Quantum Synth: A Quantum-Computing-Based Synthesizer.” In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Audio Mostly, 265–268. AM ’20. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3411109.3411135.