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Ernesto Costa

  • PhD/Full Professor
  • Full Professor
  • University of Coimbra
  • 11Followers
  • 9Following

Research interests

Natural ComputingComplex SystemsEvolutionary ComputationArtificial Intelligence

About

Ernesto Costa is Full Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, where he concluded its B.Sc. in 1976. He was co-founder and first elected President of the Department, between March 1997 and 1999 and Head of The Scientific Board between 2006 and 2008. He received a 3rd Cycle Thesis in Computing Science from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) in 1981 and got a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering (area of Computing Science) from the University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal) in 1985. His main research interests are in the areas of Evolutionary Computation,Artificial Life, Complex Systems, Machine Learning, Cognition and Computational Biology. He was co-founder of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC), and its President between May 1998 and June 2000. He was also the founder of the Artificial Intelligence Group which he led until 2003, when he founded the new Evolutionary and Complex Systems group within CISUC. He participated in several projects, got four best paper awards. He was the recipient of the 2009 EvoStar Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Evolutionary Computation. He organized several international scientific events and had published over 150 papers in books, journals and proceedings of conferences. Since 2005 he is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of SolveIT Software, and since 2008 he is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the PERADA Network of Excellence on Pervasive Adaptation.

Followers (11)

  • Telmo Menezes

    Telmo MenezesCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

  • Sergey Platonov

    Sergey PlatonovNovgorod State University

  • JJ Merelo

    JJ Merelo

  • Carlos Cotta

    Carlos CottaUniversidad de Malaga

  • Rui Encarnacao

    Rui EncarnacaoCISUC, Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • Pedro Correia

    Pedro Correia

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Following (9)

  • JJ Merelo

    JJ Merelo

  • Carlos Cotta

    Carlos CottaUniversidad de Malaga

  • Rui Encarnacao

    Rui EncarnacaoCISUC, Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • Pedro Correia

    Pedro Correia

  • Bruno Santos

    Bruno SantosCISUC

  • Marco Simões

    Marco Simões

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Professional experience

Full Professor

University of Coimbra

April 2002 - Present

Education

Aggregation

Universidade de Coimbra

September 1996 - Present

PhD

Universidade de Coimbra

January 1985 - Present

Thèse Troisième Cycle

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

September 1979 - October 1981(2 years)

Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

September 1978 - June 1979(9 months)