I got a Ph.D. in Informatics, Artificial Intelligence branch, at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1994.
I am currently Associate Professor at the Informatics Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto (FEUP), where I teach in the areas of databases, data warehouses, digital preservation and discrete mathematics.
I have participated in the creation of the joint Doctoral Program in Computer Science (MAP-i) of the Universities of Minho, Aveiro and Porto and I integrate its Scientific Committee since 2007. I participated in the creation of the Information Science Bachelor (2001) and Master (1997) Programs jointly taught by the Engineering and Humanities Faculties and I integrate the corresponding Scientific Committees.
I am a member of the Scientific Council of the Engineering Faculty since 2010.
I have led the development team of SIGARRA, the U.PORTO Academic Information System, from 1996 to 2010.
I am a Researcher at INESC TEC since 1985, integrating its Administration since 2015. My main research interests are in Information Management, Digital Preservation, and Databases. I have been the leader of the projects FCT DBPreserve on preservation of databases, Gulbenkian APDIC on digital preservation plans and EEA Grant SeaBioData. Currently, I integrate the project FCT EPISA on archival knowledge representation for the Semantic Web.
I have collaborated between 2000 and 2010 in the project Cooperation with the National University of Timor Leste led by the Foundation of the Portuguese Universities, as coordinator of the Informatics Engineering bachelor (2006-2010).
I am a member of the Engineers Portugal association where I have belonged to the Board of Admission and Qualification from 2010 to 2016.