Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Information Systems, 2011. Summa cum Laude
Title of thesis: Developing a holistic approach to learning and teaching introductory object-oriented programming
Degree jointly awarded by University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Macau and Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), Porto, Portugal.

Post-Doctorate, June 2011-July 2012
Uppsala Computing Education Research Group (UpCERG)
Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Master of Science in Information Technology, 2001. Magna cum Laude
Title of dissertation: Web-based application for aircrew
Degree jointly awarded by Instituto Inter-Universitário de Macau, Macau and Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), Porto, Portugal.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Teaching Faculty: College of Information and Computer Sciences, UMASS, Amherst. Sept. 2016 –
  • Faculty: Assistant Professor, University of Saint Joseph, Macau. 2006-2016.
  • Visiting Professor and Researcher: Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Jan. 2015- Dec. 2015.
  • Visiting Professor: Inter-Disciplinary Programme (IDP) Educational Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India. July 2014.
  • Researcher: Uppsala Computing Education Research Group, Uppsala University, Sweden. 2011-2012.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant: Instituto Inter-Universitário de Macau, Macau. 2002-2006.

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

  • Senior Lecturer Improvement Fellowship: UMass Amherst. Fall 2020.
  • Collaborative Research: CyberTraining: CDL: Preparing Instructors to Offer Experimental Courses in an Updated PDC Curriculum, and Broadening Participation. Co-PI (CDER-PDCNEAG2018 NSF Award Number:1730527) 2017-.
  • Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity & Equity (TIDE). Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD)  Fellowship. UMass Amherst . 2019-2020.
  • Student-Centered Teaching & Learning (SCTL). Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD). UMass Amherst. 2018-19.
  • Campus Climate Ambassador.UMass Amherst. 2019.
  • Innovation Fellow. Instructional Innovation Fellowship think tank for instructional innovation, UMass Amherst. 2017-2018.
  • MSP Research Support. UMass Amherst. For computing education research. 2017-2019
  • Promotion of Science at Schools Program. Macau Government Science and Technology Development Fund. Award: 243,820 MOP. 2013-2014.
  • Master Thesis Writing Course. Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Award: 34,100 SEK. February, 2014
  • Master Thesis Writing Course. 1,600 SEK. April-May 2012.
  • Erasmus Staff Mobility Scholarship. European Commission: Teaching doctoral students at Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius University, Lithuania March, 2012.