I got a Ph.D. in Informatics, Artificial Intelligence branch, at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1994.
I am currently Associate Professor at the Informatics Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto (FEUP), where I have integrated U.Porto General Board (2013/2017), FEUP Scientific Board (2010/-) and the Scientific Committees of the MAP-i Doctoral Program in Computer Science (2007/-) and of the Information Science Bachelor (2001/-) and Master Programs (1997/-). I have led the development team of SIGARRA, the U.PORTO Academic Information System, from 1996 to 2010. I am a Researcher at INESC Porto since 1985.
My main research interests are in Information Management, Databases, and Digital Preservation. I have been the leader of projects (funded by Portuguese FCT) MetaMedia on multimedia archives, DBPreserve on preservation of databases, and SeaBioData on research data management.
I have collaborated between 2000 and 2010 in the project Cooperation with the National University of Timor Lorosa'e led by the Foundation of the Portuguese Universities, as coordinator of the Informatics Engineering bachelor (2006-2010).
I am a member of the Engineers Association Portugal where I have belong to the Board of Admission and Qualification (2010/2016).