Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Holds a degree and a Master on Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (1992, 1996), a Ph.D. in Sciences and Communication Technologies (2007), and the Aggregate title in the domain of Communication Technologies (2017), all from the University of Aveiro.
After his participation in several European projects at the Electronics and Telecommunications Department of the University of Aveiro, he joined the Department of Communication and Arts in 1996. Currently, he lectures in Sciences and Communication Technologies undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses offered by his department.
He was Director of the Master in Multimedia Communication (2011-14) and is Vice-Director of the Ph.D. Program on Information and Communication in Digital Platforms (since 2014).
As a member of the research center DigiMedia and Coordinator of the Social iTV group (http://socialitv.web.ua.pt/) he develops his activities in new media, cross-platform content and Interactive Television with a particular interest in the development and UX evaluation of Social iTV applications, being author/co-author of over 100 scientific publications in this domain (some of the most relevant are listed below - cf. section "works").
He has been PI and Scientific Coordinator of a wide range of international and national research projects on the iTV area in partnership with several entities including the Foundation for Science and Technology, the European Union Commission, Portugal Telecom, Altran, MOG Technologies and Altice Labs.
As a supervisor, he has captivated successfully their MSc, Ph.D., and PosDoc students to the aforementioned areas, deepening this kind of research for specific target audiences (from teenagers to seniors, including people with special needs).
He is a member of several international networks of researchers, such as RedAUTI / CYTED (where he acted as National Coordinator) and European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.
Reviewer in several journals (e.g. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Behaviour and Information Technology, Multimedia Systems Journal), and international scientific events (e.g. ACM TVX, HCIST, SLERD) where he has been involved as a member of its Scientific Committees. He has been also actively engaged in the organization of several international conferences, (e.g. jAUTI'17, ACM TVX'16, EuroiTV'11) acting as Chair of Program, Special Tracks/Sessions.
Evaluator of the Project Management Agency (expert for the area Interfacing Challenges), and of P2020 projects. Technical Consultant in the areas of Interactive Television for the IT industry and Technical Coordinator of [email protected]