Nuno’s research interests lie in the application of models to software, system and service design in particular for the domain of sustainability..


I am currently teaching Human-Computer Interaction (undergrad) at Tecnico Lisboa (spring semester).


I am currently involved in several research projects. Two Horizon 2020 projects Citivas Destinations and SMILE related to sustainable mobility and smartgrids. I am also involved in beanStalk (with Valentina Nisi) a project looking at the interactions of urban sensing, big data and interactive storytelling. Finally I am the coordinator of one of the first ERAChair projects (still from FP7).


I usually publish in different venues depending on my research interests. Recently my work was published in conference like CHI, Interact, EICS, SustainIT and ICIDS. Check my Google Scholar profile or the Publication section for more.

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Keck Futures

I've recently attended the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine with support from the W.M. Keck Foundation. Launched in 2003, NAKFI has been catalyzing interdisciplinary research at the intersection of science, engineering and medicine, and enhancing education among researchers, funding organizations, and universities. This years conference was "Discovering the Depp Blue Sea: Research Innovation and Social Engagement".

SMILE Horizon 2020 Project

The SMILE project aims to demonstrate, system-wide in real-life operational conditions, a set of both technological and non-technological solutions adapted to local circumstances targeting the distribution grid to enable demand response, smart grid functionalities, storage and energy system integration with the objective of paving the way for their introduction in the market in the near future..

Civitas Horizon 2020 Project

The approach by CIVITAS DESTINATIONS will combine research activities with targeted demonstration activities and ambitious dissemination actions. This approach entails that a number of innovative measures are developed, tested and implemented by each partner city. .

ERAChair Project

The goal of the LeapFrog project is to expand the research and innovation potential of the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) through the hiring of an ERA Chair in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Design Innovation (DI). The LEAPFROG HCI-DI aims at unlocking the full potential of interdisciplinary research in interactive technologies, while strengthening innovation and knowledge transfer activities in close collaboration with local and global industrial partners and contributing to the smart specialization strategy of Madeira. .