About Me

I am a first-year PhD Student in the INESC_ID Research Center at Instituto Superior Técnico / University of Lisbon and in the Augmented Perception Lab at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Prof. Joaquim Jorge, Prof. David Lindlbauer and Dr. Maurício Sousa. I am part of the CMU Portugal Dual Degree PhD Program in Human-Computer Interaction at CMU and IST. I am excited about research in Remote Collaboration, Perception Manipulation, Interaction Techniques, 3D User Interfaces, and Mixed Reality.

I received my Integrated MSc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico / University of Lisbon in 2020. Highly motivated by technological challenges and innovation, I designed and evaluated an approach for remote virtual collaboration during my master thesis at IST, supervised by Prof. Joaquim Jorge and Dr. Mauricio Sousa.

Personal Curiosities

  • I lived in India for one year during a master’s exchange program at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Chennai).
  • I am bilingual in Portuguese and French.
  • I love baking and cooking to the sound of a good jam!

You can Download my CV here.


Master Thesis

MAGIC: Manipulating Avatars and Gestures to Improve Remote Collaboration.
Catarina Fidalgo.
M.Sc. Thesis. Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.

Academic Work


  • 2021 | Reviewing ACM Intelligent User Interfaces 2021 (IUI 2021)
  • 2020 | Student Volunteer at 2020 ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces - Lisbon (ACM ISS 2020)

Organizing Committee

  • 2021 | Member of the Web Chairs Committee of IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces 2021 (IEEE VR 2021)


Room 2N9.25
INESC-ID Taguspak
Instituto Superior Técnico / University of Lisbon - Taguspark Campus
catarina.fidalgo [at] tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Augmented Perception Lab
Human Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
cfidalgo [at] andrew.cmu.edu