Short Biography

Ana Paula Afonso is Assistant Professor at the Informatics Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon where she works since 1989. She has a PhD in Informatics from the University of Lisbon in 2004, with a thesis titled "Methodology for Information Appliance Design" in the field of Mobile Computing.

She is an integrated researcher at LASIGE research unit since 1998, where she belongs to the research line Cyber-Physical Systems. Her research interests are in the areas of mobility and context awareness, visualization, spatial-temporal visualization, visual analytics of movement, and video game analytics. She has participated in several R&D projects, funded by National scientific agencies, and cooperation with industry projects. She has supervised more than 60 post-graduation students, and two PhD finished. She has participated in the evaluation committee of post-graduation students and national PhD committees.

In the last years, she has been teaching several courses for the Bachelor's in Informatics Engineering and Information Technology, Master's degree in Informatics Engineering, and PhD program in Informatics, including Mobile Computing, Web Applications and Services, and Big Data among others.

She is Vice-president of the Informatics Department, a member of the scientific council of the master programme in Teaching of Informatics, a member of the scientific committee of the course in Sciences for Teaching, and a founding member of GirlsinICT@ Ciências.ULisboa, an initiative dedicated to promoting activities to inspire and encourage girls and young women to pursue a future in ICT.

She has participated in several coordination committees, namely, coordinator of Bachelor in Information Technology, coordinator of Minor in Informatics, member of the scientific council of several master Programmes (Informatics Engineering, Information Management, and E-Learning), coordinator of collaborations with external master programs, responsible for the marketing, communication, and image of the Informatics Department, and representative of the Informatics Department in the Senate of the University of Lisbon.

She is a member of the Council of the Department of Informatics and a member of the Scientific Council of LASIGE since 2004. She was also a member of the LASIGE executive commission.


Ana Paula Afonso
Departamento de Informática
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Bloco C6 - Piso 3, Campo Grande
1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal

Office: 6.3.51
Phone: +351 21 750 0153 (internal extension: 526351)
email: apafonso (at) ciencias . ulisboa . pt