Carla Teixeira Lopes graduated in Informatics and Computing Engineering from University of Porto. From the same university she also received an MSc degree in Information Management and a PhD in Informatics Engineering.
After 5 years as a lecturer at the School of Allied Health Sciences of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, she is, since 2009, an assistant professor in the Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Porto. Her research interests lie at the intersection of information retrieval and human-computer interaction. She is interested in studying information search behaviour and in developing tools that help people search more successfully. Lately, she has been focused in exploring how context can help improve the experience of health consumers searching the Web.