Carla Teixeira Lopes

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Department of Informatics Engineering
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)

Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC)


My research interests lie at the intersection of information retrieval and human-computer interaction. I am interested in studying information search behaviour and in developing tools that help people search more successfully. I have been focused in exploring how context can help improve the experience of health consumers searching the Web. In a greater depth, I have explored users' personal context like his proficiency in the English language, health literacy and familiarity with the task in query formulation support.


I have co-authored several publications, as can be seen below.

Book Chapters
Journal papers
Conference papers
Workshop papers
Conference abstracts
Evaluation Campaign papers
Journal papers without scientific refereeing
Other publications

Research Projects


I have supervised PhD dissertations as well as bachelor, MSc and PosDoctoral researchers.

PhD Students
PosDoctoral Researchers
MSc Researchers
Bachelor Researchers


I have been part of PhD and MSC examination committees as well as of PhD steering committees. I have also been involved in examination committees assessing projects at the course level.

PhD Examinations
MSc External Examinations
PhD Steering
MSc Steering
Course Projects External Examinations

Reviewing Activities

I have been involved in several reviewing activities.

Journal Reviewing
Program Committees
Project Reviewing