J.Q. is a professor at the Institute of Arts and Design, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil, where he coordinates the Iconicity Research Group (IRG). Queiroz earned a Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), received a post-doctoral fellowship in Intelligent Systems and Artificial Life at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC-DCA), State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and in Philosophy of Biology at the Institute of Biology, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). He has been teaching courses on Cognitive Semiotics, Peirce's Philosophy, Intermediality Studies, and supervised Ph.D. and Master students in the fields of Semiotics, Art & Technology and Cognitive Semiotics. He has several publications in international journals, books, and conferences. He is co-editor of the Commens Digital Companion to Charles S. Peirce, with Mats Bergman and Sami Paavola. J.Q. is a member of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS), member (expert panel) of the Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies, Vaxjo (Sweden), member of Group for Research in Artificial Cognition (UEFS, Brazil), and associate researcher of the Linguistics and Language Practice Department, University of the Free State (South Africa).