Carlos Vaz de Carvalho is Licenciado (Graduate) and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and Ph.D. in Information Systems and Technology by the School of Engineering of the University of Minho.
He has been Higher Education Professor for 22 years and is currently in the Computer Eng. Department of the Institute of Engineering of the Porto Polytechnic (ISEP). He was Vice-Dean of that department from 2000 to 2001 and Dean between 2003 and 2005.
He was researcher of INESC (Group on Computer Graphics) between 1988 and 1996. He was e-Learning Director (2001-2005) of the Institute of Engineering of Porto and led, between 1997 and 2000, the Distance Education Unit of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. Throughout his career was the author of over 125 publications and communications on this theme, including nine books.
He is currently Coordinator of the Scientific Research Group GILT (Graphics, Interaction and Learning Technologies), tutoring 8 PhD theses and over 30 MSc thesis.