José Miguel Sales Dias holds a BSc (1985) in Electrical Engineering, a MSc (1989) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (both from Técnico IST-UTL, Portugal) and a PhD (1998) in Information Sciences and Technology, with a major in Computer Graphics and Multimedia (ISCTE, Portugal), where he is an Associated Professor with Habilitation, teaching and conducting research in Computer Graphics, Virtual and Augmented reality, Ambient Assisted Living, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Design Thinking and Operating Systems. Invited Professor at NOVA IMS teaching Human-Computer Interaction in Information Systems degree. Research is centered in natural and multimodal human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, ambient assisted living and design thinking, targeting the digital inclusion of hearing and vision impaired citizens and elderly. Co-coordinates the Digital Living Spaces group of ISTAR, a R&D unit of ISCTE. Has been involved in entrepreneurship initiatives. Regularly commissioned by the EU and Portuguese Ministry of Economy for R&D project evaluations and reviews. Author of 1 patent, author, co-author or editor of 15 scientific books or journal editions, 17 indexed journal papers, 38 indexed book chapters, 171 other publications, workshops or keynotes in international conferences. Since 1992 participated or participates in 33 International R&D projects (ESPRIT, RACE, ACTS, TELEMATICS, TEN-IBC, EUREKA, INTERREG, FP5 IST-IPS, FP6 IST, ESA, Marie Curie, AAL, ACP, H2020), and 17 Portuguese (FCT, QREN, NITEC, POSC, POCTI, POSI, ICPME, TIT, SAMA). Principal Investigator of 15 R&D projects. From 1998-2020 raised more than €12,320,764 of R&D funding to ISCTE, Microsoft and ADENE, giving an average of €440,027/year. Obtained 7 scientific prizes. Member of ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, ISCA, IEEE, editorial boards of several journals and of several IPCs of National and International conferences in Computer Graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Speech, Accessibility and Ambient Assisted Living. Past member (2017-2020) of the Board of Directors of ADENE, the Portuguese Energy Agency, where he oversaw the Innovation Group, the Information and Communication Technologies Unit, the Quality Control Unit and the Institutional and International Relations Unit. Past member (2018-2020) of the Board of Directors of MEDENER, the Mediterranean Association of National Agencies for Energy Management, that deals with energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources in the region. Past Director (2005-2016) of the first European R&D Centre in Speech and natural HCI technologies of Microsoft Corporation, in Portugal (Microsoft Language Development Center, MLDC), where he collaborated closely with global Microsoft software product groups (in USA, China and Europe) and local teams of marketing, finance, human resources, IT, sales and services. Past President of ADETTI an ISCTE R&D center. Past Vice-president of the GPCG, Eurographics Portuguese Chapter. Born in December 1st 1961, happy father of two girls and one boy.