J   o   ã   o        Q   u   e   i   r   o   z

J.Q. is a professor at the Institute of Arts and Design, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, where he coordinates the Iconicity Research Group (IRG). Queiroz earned a Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), and received a post-doctoral fellowship in Intelligent Systems and Artificial Life at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC-DCA), State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and in Philosophy of Biology at the Institute of Biology, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). He has been teaching several courses on Cognitive Semiotics, Peirce's Philosophy and Semiotics, Intermediality Studies, and supervised several Ph.D. and Master students in the field of Semiotics, Art and Technology and Cognitive Semiotics. He has several publications in international journals, books, and conferences. He co-edited two special issues of the journal Semiotica – International Journal of Semiotic Studies – with Frederik Stjernfelt on ‘Diagrammatical reasoning and Peircean logic representations’ (2011), and with Floyd Merrell on 'Abductive inference' (2005). He is co-editor of the Commens Digital Companion to Charles S. Peirce, with Mats Bergman and Sami Paavola. The Commens Digital Companion provides resources and tools for students and scholars of Peirce. It contains a new type of on-line publication platform, consisting of a unique quotation dictionary, an encyclopedia of original research articles, and a bibliographical database. J.Q. is a director member of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS), member of the Institute for Research on Anticipatory Systems, University of Dallas, Texas, and member of Group for Research in Artificial Cognition (UEFS, Brazil).