I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oslo, at the project “Engineering Predictability with Embodied Cognition (EPEC)”. My current research focuses on internal models (mental simulations of real-world phenomena), and their ability to improve performance in intelligent agents by letting them predict the future. I hold a Masters degree (2010, winner of the Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Society Best Master Thesis Award) and Ph. D. (2014) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Before joining the University of Oslo in 2016, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Brazilian Institute of Robotics at SENAI CIMATEC (Salvador, Brazil) where I was part of the FlatFish AUV project. My research interests cover many topics in Artificial Intelligence, including evolutionary algorithms, artificial neural networks, adaptation and learning.