I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL), Portugal, since October 2007. I am a researcher and integrated member of the NOVA Laboratory for Computer Science and Informatics (NOVA LINCS). My research interests include HCI, multimedia systems, augmented reality, mobile storytelling, ubiquitous computing and persuasive technology. I have been involved in several national and European projects related to these research areas.
During my Ph.D. titled “Multidimensional Visualisation of Spatial Information - Improving Data Accessibility and Perception”, part of my research work was developed at the Vrije Universiteit – Amsterdam. After doing my Ph.D., and before becoming an Assistant Professor at the FCT/UNL, I was Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department at the Universidade de Évora.

I am member of the Digital Media Ph.D. Scientific Committee in the scope of UT/Austin-Portugal Program. I am also a member of the MIEI (Computer Science Master) Scientific Committee at FCT/UNL. I am currently supervising five Ph.D. students and three Master’s students. I have authored and co-authored many publications in books and peer reviewed journals and conferences such as CHI, UIST, MobileHCI, INTERACT, ACE and MUM. I have been involved in the organization and served on the program committees of various national and international conferences, such as INTERACT, IUI, MobileHCI, ACE, Eurographics and EICS. I am also a member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE).