PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon. Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia form Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His thesis entitled "Multi-Modal Behaviour Biometrics Based on HCI and Electrophysiology" presents new behavioral biometrics modalities which are an important contribute for the state-of-the-art in the field and as been classified by the jury with the written note of “Outstanding”

He is a founder and president of PLUX, a technology-based innovative company in the field of systems and wireless medical sensors, where he currently coordinates the scientific direction of the  a multidisciplinary team that covers microelectronics, biosignal processing and software development.

In 2007 he was awarded with a grant from the Luso-American Development Foundation which led him to conduct research at the Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Lab, directed by the worldwide recognized researcher Dr. Anil Jain, at Michigan State University (USA).

From 2000 to 2007 he was a Professor at Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, where he taught in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing.

In recognition of his work by the European Biometric Forum, he was among the three finalists of the EBF European Biometric Research Award 2007, which awards PhD works on Biometrics.

In 2008 he was the winner of the Portuguese National Award “Futuras Promessas” ISA/Millennium BCP, granted to the best PhD thesis on Physics, Electronics, Informatics or Biomedical Engineering fields.

Since 2009, he has been teaching instrumentation at the physics department and setup a research group of 9 (3 researchers and 6 Phd students) devoted to Biosignals inside of LIBPHYS research center.