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Since 2010, I'm a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, at
the Faculdade de Ciências e
Tecnologia/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, after
being an Associate Professor since 2000.
Since 2015, I'm a researcher at the NOVA Laboratory for
Computer Science and informatics (NOVA LINCS), where I also
coordinate the Knowledge-Based Systems group. NOVA
LINCS resulted from joining the core researcher of two
previously existing centre in the department, one of
them being the Artificial Intelligence Centre of
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CENTRIA), in which I was the
director. From 2001 until the beginning of 2005 I was
a member of the Executive Committee of the Department
of Computer Science. From February 2005 to September
2007, I was the co-ordinator of the degree in
Informatics Engineering at FCT-NOVA. From September
2009 to September 2011, I was Head of the Computer
Since then I'm Vice-Dean of FCT-NOVA.
In 2012 I was nominated EurAI Fellow (formerly known as ECCAI Fellow).
After doing my Ph.D. in Computer Science, back in October
1993, and until becoming Associate Professor at
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, I was Assistant Professor in
the Department of Mathematics at the University of Évora. There, besides
teaching and research, I helped on the setting up of a
new Computer Science degree, first, and of a
Department of Computer Science, afterwards. I was also
Head of the Mathematics Department, Director of the
Departamental Area of Exact Sciences (between 1995 and
1997), and responsible in Évora for the M.Sc. in
Applied Artificial Intelligence (joint organized by
Universidade de Évora and Universidade Nova de
My main research interests are within the area of
Artificial Intelligence. More specifically, my interests
have been focused on Logic Programming, Non-Monotonic
Reasoning, Knowledge Representation, Model Based Diagnosis.
Recently, a great part of my research work is directed
towards the problem of Knowledge Base Updates and on
Evolution and Reactivity in the Web this latter topic being
the main focus of a working group of EU project Rewerse. I wrote a number of
papers, and had some projects, on these subjects. I've
also organized a couple of conferences and served in
editorial boards of journals and programme committees
of conferences in these areas (cf. my C.V.).
I have been approved in the "Agregação" exam in June 2008.
I am a member of the portuguese AI association APPIA.
If you want to contact me, here are my coordinates.