Paulo Peixoto holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Coimbra (UC). He is currently an Assistant Professor with Tenure at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is also a researcher at the Institute of Systems and Robotics (ISR-UC). His current research interests include natural human-computer interfaces, gesture recognition, human behavior recognition and computer vision applied to intelligent transportation systems. He has been involved with/responsible for several funded projects at both national and international levels in the areas of human-computer interfaces and human activity monitoring. He is author/co-author of more than 70 publications on international scientific journals, book chapters, and refereed conference proceedings. He served several international conferences, including the 13th IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC2010) as Vice Conference and Finance Chair, the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2012) and Vice Conference and Finance Chair and the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2017) as General Co-Chair and Finance Chair.