Hugo Paredes (M) received B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, in 2000 and 2008, and the Habilitation title from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal in 2016. He was software engineer at SiBS, S.A. and software consultant at Novabase Outsoursing, S.A. Since 2003, he has been at UTAD, where he is currently Assistant Professor with Habilitation lecturing on systems integration and distributed systems. Currently he is the director of the Master Program in Computer Science at UTAD.
He is a Senior Researcher at Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science – INESC TEC. His main research interests are in the domain of Human Computer Interaction, including Collaboration and Accessibility topics. He was guest editor of several Special Issues in journals indexed by the Journal Citation Reports, collaborates with the steering committee of the DSAI International Conference, and authored or co-authored more than 100 refereed journal, book chapters and conference papers. He is one of the inventors of a granted patent and a patent pending request. He participated in several national and international projects, with public and private funding.