André Baltazar was born, raised and currently lives in Porto, Portugal. In 2001 applied to Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto. In 2009 concluded his Master Degree in Electrical and Computing Engineering (Telecommunications and Multimédia) and immediately started working at INESC-Porto as a researcher for the Kinetic Project. In 2010 received a PhD Scholarship from Fundação da Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) and also started teaching Informatics at Oporto Polytechnic Institute (ESMAD, former ESEIG). In January 2015 concluded his PhD in the Doctoral Program of Science and Art Technology at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto – Portugal, and became Professor at School of Arts - UCP Porto.
Currently is the Vice-Director of the School of Arts -UCP Porto and also the Coordinator of the Undergraduate and Graduate Course in Sound and Image. Conducts research at CITAR-UCP on the topics of : HCI, Gesture Recognition, Computer Music, Machine Learning, AR and VR.