I received my 5 year degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 from Technical University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal. During my studies I was a research assistant in characterization of liquid films by interferometry and atomic force microscopy. In 2006 I obtained my Master of Science degree also in Mechanical Engineering from the same university. During my masters, I was a research assistant for a one year period in a project of image based classification. Directly after my masters, I started my PhD in Econometrics at the Erasmus Research Institute of Management, Erasmus University of Rotterdam. In this thesis, I worked on developing new models that combine probabilistic and fuzzy uncertainty applied to risk forecasting. During my PhD I received a grant from COST Action IC072 in 2011 to perform a short term research visit at Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France, where I worked on rule-based models using the belief functions framework, and an IEEE-CIS Walter Karplus Student Research Grant in 2012 for a short term research visit at Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, where I worked on linguistic summaries of patient data to detect medical events. In 2013 I did a research visit at LISTIC, Université de Savoie, France, to work in information fusion based on expert knowledge using the belief functions framework.