Computer engineer with post-doctoral experience in Electrical Engineering at University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD, Portugal, 2013) and PhD degree in Automation and Systems from Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil, in 2007. Professor of Computing/Automation in Brazil (UFRN) since 2003, where has a 13-year experience coordinating academic courses and human resources. Besides, he leaders the electronics laboratory and the research group on Modelling, Instrumentation and Control of Agricultural Systems, where he coordinated/participated in several research projects on technologies of computing and automation applied to agricultural sciences (control systems, embedded systems, digital image processing). Presently, he is a senior researcher at INESC TEC, Portugal. Member of the Brazilian Society of Automation (SBA) and member of the technical commitee of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) on Modelling and Control of Environmental Systems, and Control in Agriculture. Currently is the scientific leader of the ERANET Water JPI project AgriSensus.