About / CV
Augusto Esteves is a third year PhD candidate in Informatics Engineering (Human-Computer Interaction) at the University of Madeira. Here was where in 2010 he finished his MSc thesis in the same area, with work that won first prize at the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2010.
He is currently working as a Visiting Researcher at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), and his research interests lie in lowering the cognitive demands of computer interfaces through the design of tangible interaction. In the recent past he has also worked in both the Technical University of Eindhoven (2012), and at the Korean Advanced Institute Science and Technology (2011).
In his free time he enjoys a good book, and when he can manage, plays football and squash, watches a movie or two, or plays video games. He actually practices Taekwondo, and he is taking his first steps as a guitar player.
He is also member of the Barbusano Ecological Club and CouchSurfing, and he has done two InterRails across Europe, the latest being documented in a blog he created (in Portuguese) here. Although having no aspirations as a photographer, three of his photos are being used in public venues, such as the Schmap!! Prague Guide, MIMOA (mi modern architecture), and the Transportation Expo (MOVE). For more photos head to his Flickr webpage.