Augusto Abreu Esteves

Augusto Abreu Esteves

Dr Augusto Abreu Esteves



Augusto Esteves is a Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University with a PhD in Informatics Engineering (Human-Computer Interaction) from the University of Madeira. Here was where in 2010 he finished his MSc thesis in the same area, with work that won first prize at the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2010.

His research interests lie in lowering the physical and cognitive demands of computer interfaces through the design of multimodal interaction, and he has explored these concepts as a Visiting Researcher in several institutes. These include the Siemens Healthcare Technology Center, Lancaster University, the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, the Eindhoven University of Technology, and the Korean Advanced Institute Science and Technology.

Research Areas



Media Activity

  • Featured in Wired
  • Featured in Yahoo
  • Featured in Click, BBC’s flagship technology programme
  • Featured in Digital Trends
  • Featured in ACM Interactions


Spin-outs and Licences

  • Method for Providing User Interface According to Beats Touch Based on Mobile Terminal


Conference Activity

  • Organizing Committee member at ACM's TEI
  • Best paper award at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
  • Computing Reviews: Notable Computing Books and Articles of 2015


Fellowships and Awards

  • Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
  • Santander Mobility Grant
  • The Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant


Invited Speaker




  • Programme Committee member at ACM's TEI
  • Programme Committee member at ACM's ISS
  • Programme Committee Member at ACM's TEI
  • ESRC Peer Review


Current Post Grad projects