Rui Torres is an Associate Professor at University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal. In the past, he was a visiting professor in M.A. programmes of the NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal; the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; the University of Tallinn, Estonia; and the Erasmus Intensive Program in European Digital Literatures at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He is the Director of the academic journal Cibertextualidades, a member of the editorial board of Bloomsbury's Electronic Literature Series, and member of scientific committees of several Journals in the field of electronic literature. He is an author of electronic literature, having his poems published in several Anthologies (ELC2, ELMCIP) and CD-ROMs. He was the Principal Investigator of the project PO.EX’70-80 (funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation and the European Union), and is the coordinator of the resulting Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Poetry. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization.