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.
Omar Costa Hamido, PhD