Pereira holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Madeira, in Portugal. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI / LARSYS), and a research fellow at the Intelligent Infrastructure Research Lab (INFERLab) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
His research and teaching interests lie in the intersection between Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Data Science. More concretely, he works towards bridging the gap between laboratory and real-world applicability of ICT for sustainable development, with a large focus on smart cities and smart energy systems. For the past 8 years his research is being conducted in multi-disciplinary environments in M-ITI and CMU. Pereira’s work addresses the technical and social implications of deploying and evaluating energy monitoring and eco-feedback technology in real-world scenarios, and his main contributions to this topic are entered around: i) real-world deployment and long-term evaluation of hardware-software platforms for non-intrusive energy monitoring and eco-feedback research, and ii) real-world performance evaluation of non-intrusive energy monitoring systems.