I am a researcher, an interactive media artist and a software designer. In research, my interests lie in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), interactive machine learning, computational aesthetics, interactive audiovisuals and synesthetic art, digitally enhanced performance and innovation in the music business and creative industries.
I hold a B.S. in Computer Science and Systems Engineering and an MSc in Mobile Systems, both from University of Minho, Portugal. I also hold an M.A. in Management of Creative Industries, from Portuguese Catholic University, with specialism in Creativity and Innovation in the Music Industry.Before returning to academia, I have worked in the software industry for many years, in R&D for Corporate TV, Interactive Digital Signage (Ubisign) and Business Intelligence (PRIMAVERA BSS), developing video applications, complex user interface architectures and interaction design for desktop, web, mobile and augmented reality applications.
Previously, I was at Portuguese Catholic University - Porto, as a researcher in the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR). There I worked on VisualizARt, an interdisciplinary project focused on Augmented Reality and Natural User Interfaces for Music Technology. I was also was an invited lecturer in Interactive Sound Design for Digital Design Post-Graduation course.
Currently, I work on the EU Horizon 2020-funded Innovation Action project RAPIX-MIX , and I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Goldsmiths University of London, in the Embodied Audiovisual Interaction group (EAVI), where I am focusing on human-centred approaches to machine learning for user-innovation with creative and expressive tools.
I am also an Alpha Developer for Google ATAP Project Soli, for which I develop new application concepts and interaction design for Soli.