July 1984 1986 October 2002 2005 / 2006 September 2006 March 2007 September 2007 May 2008 October 2009 September 2010 July 2011 Today

100-word Bio

Creative thinker, curious researcher and experienced technologist. Pedro has a strong technical background in web and mobile technologies. His passion for mobile interaction and user experience led him towards a Ph.D. at Imperial College London.

In addition to his research, Pedro tends to involve himself in other interesting projects, such as helping a startup company secure seed investment or developing a mobile app with 100k+ downloads. He is currently a member of PARSUK's executive committee.

World travelling, gastronomy and scuba diving are amongst his hobbies, which he tries to put into practice as often as he can.

Recent Projects

Angry CommutersAngry Commuters
London-based research study, featured in the press:

Cloud2BubbleCloud2Bubble
Ph.D. project: Mobile HCI and Quality of User Experience

COSTACOSTA - intelligent commuting
Concept and business case for a commuter service

rimShooterrimShooter
lifestyle app for fun

Look Both WaysLook Both Ways
Visualisation of TFL's Live Traffic Disruption events

Friday 13th, Pedro is born in northern Portugal.

His passion for Human-Computer Interaction and mobile devices is noticeable from his early years.

Starts his higher education studies in Software Engineering, at the University of Porto.

Tutors students in firts year welcoming projects and second year computer graphics.

Enrols in the ERASMUS exchange programme for one academic semester in Zilina, Slovakia.

Starts his professional career with an internship at Critical Software in the telco area.

Finishes his studies at University of Porto and is invited to join the software development team at Critical Software permanently.

Is distinguished with the Best Performance award for his work at Critical Software.

Enrols in a PhD on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction and Quality of User Experience in London.

Joins the Design London Fellowship scheme and develops a business case based on his Ph.D. project.

Having generated a successful venture, reaches the Business Plan Competition final.

Pedro divides his time between his research project, his duties as executive member at PARSUK and his hobbies.