I am a post-doctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Prof. Jessica Hodgins. I received my PhD from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa in 2017. I worked at Intelligent Agents and Synthetic Characters Group (GAIPS) from INESC-ID as Research Assistant, under supervision of Prof. Ana Paiva. In 2017 I worked as a researcher at Disney Research Pittsburgh.
My main scientific interests include cognitive and affective modeling of agents (virtual or robotic), and its impact on human-agent interaction.