I was born in Guimarães, Portugal, in 1992. I obtained my degree in Informatics Engineering at the University of Minho. In the same institution, I followed up my studies with a Master's degree in Informatics Engineering mainly focused on Distributed Systems and Application's Engineering.

In the first year of my Master's degree, I joined HASLab, a research unit of University of Minho and INESC TEC. Here, I developed my Master's thesis named "Performance Evaluation and Optimization of Apache HBase for Relational Data", which consisted in evaluating the performance a NoSQL database against well-structured data.

Nowadays, I am a Ph.D student of MAP-i Doctoral Programme in Computer Science. My main research interests fall into performance evaluation and scalability analysis.