About me

I am Lecturer in Finance at the School of Business, University of Leicester and the current Deputy Director of the PhD programmes in Finance in the same university. I am also a researcher at the Institute for Quantum Social and Cognitive Science (IQSCS)

My background is Information Systems and Computer Engineering with a specialization in Enterprise Information Systems and Artificial Intelligence.

My PhD focused on Quantum Probabilitic Graphical Models for Cognition and Decision in which I developed a Quantum-Like Bayesian Network that can predict and accommodate several paradoxical human decisions that violate the laws of classical probability theory and logic.

I defended my PhD in December of 2017 with Pass with Honors and Distinction

In 2018, I received the Dean's award for Excelence in Teaching for my work at the School of Business, University of Leicester. The Dean’s Award recognises excellence in teaching and contribution to the enhancement of the student learning experience. It is awarded to staff on the basis of their contribution to engaging, motivating and inspiring students.

Work Experience

Deputy Director of PhD Programmes in Finance @School of Business, University of Leicester

APRIL 2018 - present


Lecturer in Finance @School of Business, University of Leicester

SEPT 2017 - present
  • 1st Semester 2017 / 2018
  • Module Leader:

- Financial Management (2nd year core module)
- Derivative Pricing I (3rd year optional module)
- Derivative Pricing II (3rd year optional module)

  • 2nd Semester 2017 / 2018
  • Seminar Leader:

- Financial Markets Products: Futures and Forwards

Researcher in Quantum Cognitive Models at the Institute for Quantum Social and Cognitive Science (IQSCS)@School of Business, University of Leicester

SEPT 2017 - present

- Research on the implications of quantum-like models in paradoxical human decision scenarios
- Investigation of the impacts of quantum-like models in decision scenarios with high levels of uncertainty
- Investigation of the impacts on the applicability of quantum-like models in real life financial decision scenarios

Teacher Assistant in Artificial Intelligence@Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

SEPT 2016 - FEB 2017

Excellence result in teaching award
- Taught and prepared seminars
- Taught and prepared a full lecture
- Assisted in final examination
- Marked student's assessments
- Provided office hours
- Developed and gave student support in final project

Co-PI in Project HEIDI - How to Index 1 Billion High Dimensional Vectors@Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

FEB 2012 - NOV 2014

Project funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - FCT:PTDC/EIA-CCO/119722/2010
Funding: €69 216
- Involved in the writing application of the project
- Study of the state of art indexing algorithms for high dimensional data
- Investigation of the impact of the Curse of Dimensionality in high dimensional data
- Development and improvement of the Linear Subspace Indexing algorithm
- Study of the impact of different distance norms in nearest neighbour search
- Supervision of two Master Thesis students

Junior Researcher in Project EuDML - the European Digital Mathematics Library@Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

JAN 2011 - DEC 2011

- Storage and management of large sets of data
- Research on supervised learning to rank algorithms
- Implementation of an expert search system to rank academic experts

Education

Visiting PhD Student @School of Business, University of Leicester

FEB 2017 - MAI 2017

- Academic hosts: Professor Emmanuel Haven and Dr. Sandro Sozzo
- Application of Quantum-Like models to business process mining and finance
- Collaboration with the Free University of Brussels in a study to test a quantum theoretic framework for decision-making

PhD degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering@Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

SEPT 2013 - DEC 2017

- Supervisor: Dr. Andreas Wichert
- Thesis: Quantum Probabilistic Graphical Models for Decision and Cognition
- Thesis Advisory Committee Report (intermediate PhD evaluation): 19 out of 20

- PASS WITH HONORS AND DISTINCTION

Master degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering@Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

SEPT 2010 - NOV 2011

- Major specialisation:Enterprise Information Systems
- Minor specialisation:Artificial Intelligence
- Thesis Supervisors: Dr. Bruno Martins and Dr. Pável Calado
- Master Thesis: Learning to Rank Academic Experts
- Thesis grade: 19 out of 20
- Award: (Best Dissertation in Information Systems Award)
- Thesis: Learning to Rank Academic Experts (download)

Bachelor degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering@Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

SEPT 2006 - JAN 2010

- Acquired strong knowledge in Mathematics, Algorithms and Programming Languages