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“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution”


Albert Einstein

Assistant Professor at University of Madeira and Researcher at ITI/LARSyS.


Currently,  I am  Assistant Professor  at University of Madeira and Researcher at Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI), LARSyS. I also lectured in the HCI Master program (MHCI), in partnership with HCII, Carnegie Mellon University, for 3 academic years.

Previously, I was postdoctoral researcher at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT)/University of Helsinki, working with Prof. Giulio Jacucci in the Ubiquitous Interaction Group (UIx). I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, which was supervised by Prof. Nuno Correia at the Interactive Multimedia Group (IMG). My doctoral studies were mainly funded by a Ph.D. grant from the UTAustin|Portugal, Digital Media Program. Please, see my Publications, Google Scholar Page, ORCID Page, Scopus Page, ResearchersID Page, DBLP page, and (old)  Ph.D. Blog  for additional info.


Research Interests:

Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia

Creativity Support Tools; Human-Data Interaction; Video Interaction; Multimedia Interfaces for Electronic Paper


Conference Organizing Committee:

9th Engineering Interactive Computing Systems - EICS 2017: Demo-Chair

Conference Program Committee:

         CHItaly 2019

         8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays - PerDis 2019

         International Conference on Graphics and Interaction -  ICGI 2018, 2019

ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video - ACM TVX 2018:  Associate Chair

International Working Conf. on Advanced Visual Interfaces - AVI 2014, 2016, 2018

OzCHI 2018

7th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation - ArtsIT 2018

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI2017: Associate Chair  of Late-Breaking Work  (LBW)

8th International Conference on Digital Arts - ARTECH 2017

External Reviewer - Journals and Books:

ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM)

Collaboration Meets Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (CMISS Book) 2016

Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting 2016

Frontiers in Psychology; ICT; Digital Humanities - Human-Media Interaction.

External Reviewer - Conferences:

ACM CHI 2016, 2018, 2019

ACM TVX 2015, 2017, 2019

IFIP INTERACT 2017, 2019

ACM C&C 2017, 2019

ACM DIS 2019

ECCE 2019

ECIS 2019

ACM ITS/ISS 2015, 2017

ACM CHIPLAY 2017

ACE 2015, 2016

ACM TEI 2015

ACM MULTIMEDIA 2014

ACM UIST 2013







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