Currently, I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the School of ECE at Georgia Tech. I am also a consultant at Gridquant Technologies (partnered with Battelle Memorial Institute). I obtained my dual PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Power Systems) and Engineering and Public Policy (Energy Policy) from Carnegie Mellon University through CMUPortugal program in 2012. I was awarded the five-year international FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) fellowship in 2007 and was a visiting PhD student at MIT Energy Initiative in 2010.

My research interests include: Smart grid; Distributed operation and control of electric energy systems; Large-scale integration of renewable energy sources; and, Policy implication and regulation design for modernizing legacy power systems.

My current research at Georgia Tech is focused on developing and demonstrating a prosumer-based distributed autonomous cyber-physical architecture for ultra-reliable and efficient smart grids.