Hugo Alexandre Ferreira holds a medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon and a physics engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the Technical University of Lisbon. He also holds a PhD degree in physics from IST, whereas his doctoral studies were done at INESC-Microsystems and Nanotechnologies and at the BioEngineering Research Group – IST. Additionally, he has a post-graduation in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from the School of Business and Economics of the Portuguese Catholic University. He was a founder and the CEO of Haloris Nanotechnologies, a biosensor start-up and later he was a clinical education and application specialist for magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography at Siemens Healthcare. He then returned to academia as a researcher on neuroimaging at the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering (IBEB) of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL). Now he is an assistant professor at FCUL where he teaches Human Physiology, Neurosciences, Nanotechnology in Biomedicine, Tissue Engineering and Artificial Organs, and Medical Robotics. At IBEB his current research topics include brain connectivity, physiological computing and human-machine interfaces.