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.




Conference Activity

  • Organizing Committee Member (ACM-SIGCHI DIS '17)
  • Organizing Committee Member (ACM-SIGCHI SUI '17)
  • Organizing Committee Member (ACM-SIGCHI TEI '16)


Fellowships and Awards

  • Best paper award at the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)
  • Fellow of the HEA
  • Fellow of the RSA
  • Computing Reviews: Notable Computing Books and Articles of 2015
  • Best paper award at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)
  • Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
  • Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology


Grant Reviewer

  • Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland: Vacation Scholarship Scheme
  • ESRC Peer Review College Member


Invited Speaker

  • Seminar at the University of Glasgow
  • Seminar at the University of Lisbon
  • Seminar at Northumbria University
  • Invited Talk at the 4th Aslla Symposium
  • Seminar at NOVA
  • Seminar at UNIST
  • Guest lecture at TU/e
  • Invited Talk at ACM SIGGRAPH '16


Media Activity

  • Featured in The Conversation
  • Featured in EconoTimes
  • Featured in The Independent
  • Featured in Wired
  • Featured in Yahoo
  • Featured in Click, BBC’s flagship technology programme
  • Featured in Digital Trends
  • Featured in ACM interactions



  • Programme Committee Member (Papers, ACM-SIGCHI TEI '19)
  • Programme Committee Member (Papers, ACM-SIGCHI ISS '18)
  • Journal Review (Personal and Ubiquitous Computing)
  • Programme Committee Member (Papers, IEEE SustainIT '17)
  • Excellent Reviewer Recognition (Papers, ACM-SIGCHI CHI '17)
  • Programme Committee Member (Work-in-progress, British HCI '17)
  • Programme Committee Member (Video Showcase, ACM-SIGCHI CHI '17)
  • Journal Review (ACM TOCHI)
  • Programme Committee Member (Papers, ACM-SIGCHI ISS '16)
  • Journal Review (IWC)
  • Journal Review (IxD&A)
  • Programme Committee Member (Workshops, ACM-SIGCHI UbiComp '15)
  • Programme Committee Member (Workshops, ACII '15)
  • Programme Committee Member (Papers, ACM-SIGCHI TEI '15)
  • Programme Committee Member (Papers, ACM-SIGCHI TEI '14)


Spin-outs and Licences

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


Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • H2020-LCE-02-2016: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy
  • H2020-SMEINST-1-2015: SME Instrument Award

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects