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 am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Goldsmiths University of London, in the Embodied Audiovisual Interaction group (EAVI). I work on the EU Horizon 2020-funded Innovation Action project RAPIX-MIX, where I focus on Human-Computer Interaction and Machine Learning approaches to explore and develop novel technologies into 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.