Academic Positions

Education & Training

Professional Career

  • 2009-
    President, Madeira-ITI
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    President of the Board and Scientific Director of the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute at the University of Madeira. Madeira-ITI is an innovation institute of U. Madeira coming out of the Carnegie Mellon International Partnership and founded in 1999 as an association between ARDITI, U. Madeira and Carnegie Mellon University.
  • 2012-
    ARDITI, President
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    President of the Board of the ARDITI (Regional Agency for R&D of Madeira) the entity responsible for the Smart Specialization Strategy of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
  • 2009-
    Scientific Director, Carnegie Mellon Portugal
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    Scientific Director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal International Partnership for the areas of Design and HCI.
  • 2007 - 2013
    Chairman of the Board, Madeira Tecnopolo
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    Chairman (2012-13) and Vice-Chairman (2007-12) of the Board of Madeira Tecnopolo S.A., the regional entity responsible for R&D in Madeira which lead to the constitution of ARDITI. From
  • 2004-2006
    Vice-Rector, University of Madeira
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    Vice-Rector of the University of Madeira with responsibilities on academic and financial affairs.