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

Albert Einstein

Senior Research Fellow at ITI/LARSyS, IST, University of Lisbon.

Currently, I am Senior Research Fellow at Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI), LARSyS, IST, University of Lisbon. Previously, I was Assistant Professor  at University of Madeira, where I lectured in the HCI Master program (MHCI), in partnership with HCII, Carnegie Mellon University, for 3 academic years. I was also 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; Video Interfaces; Multimodal Interactions; Human-Information Interaction; Search and Retrieval Interfaces

Editoral Board:

         EAI Creative Technologies - Special Issue on 'Audio-Visuals and Interaction Design'. Guest Area Editor

Conference Organizing Committee:

         Sound, Image and Interaction Design Symposium 2020 - SIIDS 2020: Paper Chair

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

Conference Program Committee:

         International Working Conf. on Advanced Visual Interfaces - AVI 2014-2022

         ACM Multimedia 2020, 2021

         International Conference on Graphics and Interaction -  ICGI 2018-2021

         CHItaly 2019

         8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays - PerDis 2019

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

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) 2019

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 2016

External Reviewer - Conferences:

ACM CHI 2016, 2018-2022

ACM TVX/IMX 2015, 2017, 2019-2021


ACM DIS 2019-2021

ACM C&C 2017-2021

ACM IDC 2021

ECCE 2019

ECIS 2019

ACM ITS/ISS 2015, 2017


ACE 2015, 2016

ACM TEI 2015