I am a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, USA, and at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon, Portugal. My research focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), with a focus on socially assistive domains, such as robot-enhanced autism therapy.
At CMU, I am part of the Robotics Institute, where I am advised by Prof. Manuela Veloso. At IST, I am part of the Group on AI for People and Society (GAIPS), where I am advised by Prof. Francisco Melo.
I am also a trained contemporary dancer, with a recent interest in movement improvisation. (Check out the Art section for more information.) I hope one day to somehow merge my two passions for Science and Art.