Alexandre Barras Baptista has a Post-Graduation degree in Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence from NOVA Information Management School, a MSc. in Land Management and Urban Planning, and a BSc. in Geography and Territorial Planning, both from the University of Lisbon.
In 2010 he became a researcher at the New Technologies Laboratory at NOVA Information Management School participating and leading on several projects (national and international) related with GIS & Science, e-learning, education and R&D. Between 2014 and 2015 he became a teacher of the Implementation of Precision Farming in the Community curricular unit at University of Cape Verde and at the Catholic University of Mozambique.
On a hiatus from academic research he was a financial systems analyst at BNP Paribas and returned to the academia in 2020 to integrate the NOVA Cidade Urban Analytics Lab team.
For his technical competences, he was awarded into the Esri Inc Student Assistantship Program at San Diego, United States.
He is also an author/co-author of several scientific papers and participated in international and national conferences as a presenter.