About me

I am Lecturer in Finance at the School of Business, University of Leicester. 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

Work Experience

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