I am currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University,
where I work with Prof. Takeo Kanade. My current research focuses on methods for gaze tracking
and applications to people and object recognition. I also colaborate with the Quality of Life
Center at CMU.
Previously, I completed my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering also at Carnegie Mellon
University, where I work with Prof. José M. F. Moura. My PhD. research focused on
affine-invariant feature detection methods for object recognition.
I received my Licenciatura (B.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto
Superior Técnico (IST), at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. At IST, I worked
with Prof. Pedro Aguiar and developed research that won the Prof. Luís Vidigal Award for the Best Graduation Thesis in
the fields of electrical engineering and computer science.
Before moving to the U.S., I worked for a year as Management Consultant at the Lisbon
office of The Boston Consulting Group.