Paulo Alexandre Vara Alves has received his Ph.D. in Technology and Information Systems from University of Minho, Portugal, and Master in Multimedia Technology from the University of Porto, Portugal. He is professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança since 1997 in the Informatics and Communications department. He is working to improve learning using intelligent systems and to discovery knowledge in large datasets using big data analytics. He is e-learning coordinator and head of Innovation and Web Projects center. The research interests include intelligent systems, big data analytics, e-learning, web development and multimedia.