Francisco Martins is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Until September 2006 he was Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Azores where he began teaching (as teaching assistant) in October 1997. Previously he was an I. T. manager at Banco Comercial dos Açores since 1990. Francisco received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at University of Lisbon (Faculty of Sciences) in 2006, his M.Sc. (by research) in Computer Science at University of Azores in 2000, and his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Azores in 1995.