Research

My  research interests are transversal to several topics in the multi-disciplinary field of data science, including, but not limited to, instrumentation and data acquisition, public data, machine-learning, and information visualization. My research is driven by curiosity, persistence, and a strong desire to leverage the potential of data to address different societal challenges like environmental sustainability, smart cities, and public health.

In the present, I am very interested in understanding the real world applicability of non-intrusive energy monitoring and eco-feedback technologies and my goals in this research field are twofold. First, assess how such technologies perform from a technological point of view (e.g., algorithms performance) when deployed outside of the laboratory settings. And, second, determine the value proposition of such technologies as tools for smartening the electric energy grid hence reducing its carbon footprint.

Interests

  • Energy Disaggregation / NILM
  • RES and EVs Integration
  • Computational Sustainability and ICT 4 Sustainability
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Public Datasets and Data Formats
  • Intelligent User Interfaces

Funded Research Projects

  • SMILE

    SMart IsLand Energy systems

    Role: Co-PI at prsma.com,

    Web: http://www.h2020smile.eu/

    Duration: May 2017 to April 2021

    Funding Agency: EU / H2020-LCE-2016-SGS

    Reference: 731249

    Total Funding: ~12M €

Previously Funded Projects

  • Energy Spectrum

    Market uptake of an innovative Non-intrusive Appliance Load Monitoring (NIALM) to enlarge ENERGY efficiency SPECTRUM to comprise the families factor

    Role: Data Science Lead at prsma.com

    Web: https://sme.easme-web.eu/beneficiary/927110481?b=927110481

    Duration: February 2016 to July 2016

    Funding Agency: EU / H2020-SMEINST-1-2015

    Reference: 710936

    Total Funding: ~71k €

  • SmartSolar

    Smart Solar Energy Management and Monitoring

    Role: Senior Researcher

    Duration: September 2014 to August 2015

    Funding Agency: Madeira Region II / + Conhecimento II

    Reference: MADFDR-01- 0190-FEDER-000015

  • SINAIS

    Sustainable Interaction with social Networks, context Awareness and Innovative Services

    Role: Research Assistant

    Web: http://sinais-m-iti.org

    Duration: 2009 to 2012

    Funding Agency: CMU | Portugal

    Reference: CMU-PT/HuMach/0004/2008