Background and activities
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science of NTNU and member of the Learner-Computer Interaction (LCI) group. I hold a Ph.D. from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland since April 2018. During my Ph.D., I was a member of the FET Open RECALL EU project, in a consortium comprised of the world-leading research institutions of Lancaster University (UK), University of Stuttgart (Germany), and Essex University (UK), exploring the areas of human memory augmentation and HCI. After successfully deffending my Ph.D. thesis on the "Role of Contenxt in Human Memory Augmentation", I joined North Inc., in Kitchener, Canada as HCI Research Scientist and Project Lead in the Advanced R&D department. At North Inc., I was part of the team that designed, developed and successfully launched Focals, the first socially acceptable smart glasses that closely resemble a typical pair of glasses. My research carreer started in Funchal, Portugal back in March 2011, when I joined Madeira-Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) and Universidade da Madeira (UMa) as a research assistant, developing tools that elicit User Experience (UX) levels for mobile applications. I am currently working in "Cognition 2.0" project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), for developing and designing "neuroadaptive interfaces" that augment our perception and cognition. Ultimately, I am interested in utilizing technology for extending our capacities beyond the humanly possible.