Full Professor at the University of Coimbra, where he teaches Artificial Intelligence, Computational Creativity, Programming for Design, Sound Design and other topics. PhD and Habillitation in Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra. He is a member of the Cognitive and Media Systems group (CMS) of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC), a research unit funded by the portuguese FCT. He is currently the Academic Ombudsman of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra. He is also Vice-President of Instituto Pedro Nunes, a innovation and technology transfer interface between the scientific and technological environment and the production sector.
He developed pioneering work on Computational Creativity in the 90's, ever since assuming important roles in the area, including: Chair of the Working Group on Computational Creativity of Action COST 282 (2001-2003), co-founder of the series of workshops "Creative Systems" (2001 -2003), member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Computational Creativity (2006-present), General Chair of two editions of the confence, ICCC'16, held in Paris, and ICCC'20, held in Coimbra, Portugal, and Treasurer of the Association for Computational Creativity. He was involved in the FET Coordination Action ProSECCo - Promoting the Scientific Exploration of Computational Creativity - and in the FP7-ICT STREPS project ConCreTe - Concept Creation Technology. He currently participates in the FCT-funded project SOCIALITE. He is co-editor of the book “Computational Creativity - The Philosophy and Engineering of Autonomously Creative Systems”, published by Springer in 2019.
His research interests also extend to the Affective Computing and Multi-Agent Systems, especially in contexts of creative systems, automatic music composition, sound and music computing, interactive music. He has been involved in FP7, FET and H2020 evaluations pannels. He was President of the External Evaluation Commission for the HE Polytechnics programs in Informatics. He was Coordinator of the Doctoral Program on Science and Technology of Information and of the Masters on Design and Multimedia.
For additional information about his research please consult my CISUC page.
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