I am Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon (Portugal).
I am currently the coordinator of the Group on Artificial Intelligence for People and Society (GAIPS) part of INESC-ID. I am also co-head of the interdisciplinary group ATP, and one of the coordinators of the new MSc in Data Science and Engineering of IST, U. Lisbon. In 2020, I became member of the board coordinating the IST's nursery and kindergarten.
I am interested in applying and developing computational tools to understand collective dynamics and decision-making in social and life sciences. I have been working on problems related to the evolution of cooperation, human social norms, network science, and environmental governance, among others.
I received a PhD in Computer Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), as a Marie Curie PhD Fellow at the Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires et Intelligence Artificielle (IRIDIA). After my PhD, I was FRS-FNRS Chargé de Recherches at the Machine Learning Group of ULB (MLG, Brussels), and Investigador Auxiliar at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence of NOVA (CENTRIA-UNL). In 2019, I held a Chaire Internationale at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
I was awarded the 2017 Young Scientist Award for Socio-Econophysics of the German Physical Society, and the 2016 CGD / University of Lisbon prize in Computer Science. I am member of the Youth Section of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences (2017-2020).
I am associate editor of Adaptive Behaviour (SAGE), Entropy (MDPI), Mathematics (MDPI), Minds and Machines (Springer), Humanities and Social Sciences Communications (Nature), PLoS ONE, and Scientific Reports (Nature), and regularly serve as guest editor for PLoS Computational Biology.