I graduated in Mathematics Applied to Computer Science, from Faculty of Sciences (UP) in 1995, and took my MSc in Foundations of Advanced Information Technology, from Imperial College, London, in 1997. In 2004 I concluded my PhD in Computer Science in concurrent and distributed programming.
I am currently an Assistant Professor, with tenure, at Faculty of Sciences in University of Porto. My research interests are in the areas of text and web mining, community detection, e-learning and web-based learning and standards in education.
I'm also a researcher in the CRACS Research Unit where I have been leading international projects involving University of University of Porto, Texas at Austin, University of Coimbra and University of Aveiro, regarding the automatic detection of relevance in social networks.