Jose Machado is Associate Professor with Habilitation of the Department of Informatics, School of Engineering, University of Minho. He is at the University of Minho since 1988. He got his PhD in Computer Science in 2002 and Habilitation in 2011.
He teaches and taught more than 50 curricular units in the topics of Databases, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Engineering, Intelligent Systems, Medical Informatics, Computer Science for Law and Informatics in different and related fields of Computer Engineering. He taught short courses in Angola at the Catholic University and at the Military Technical Institute.
He has always prioritized work in scientific R&D groups geared towards application in industrial domains and public services, in particular courts, hospitals and city councils. He has participated in dozens of publicly funded projects through FCT, the European Community or through the provision of services to the Community. He is one of the authors of the AIDA platform (Agency for Interoperation, Dissemination and Medical Information Archives), currently operating in several hospitals in Portugal. The AIDA platform is an example of the success of the strategy followed in terms of technology transfer from the University to abroad, having received several national prizes (Hospital of the Future 2007, 2008 and 2009, Good Practices in Health 2014, Portugal Digital Awards 2016). He also co-authored the first version of the Diploma Supplement which follows the model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO / CEPES, which aims to provide sufficient independent data to improve international "transparency" and academic education, as well as professional recognition of qualifications.
He is director of the ALGORITMI R&D Center of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho since 2017. He is former Associate Director of ALGORITMI (2016-17). He is a founding member and former header of ALGORITMI's "Computer Science and Technology" research line and he is founder and header of ALGORITMI's "Knowledge Engineering" group. ALGORITMI Research Center, is one of the largest national centers recognized by the Foundation for Science and Technology in the area of TICE, having in January 2018 more than 500 members (206 PhD researchers), most of whom are career professors from 4 departments of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. He is former Director of the CCTC-Center for Computer Science and Technology (2013-2015).
He supervised 5 PhDs, 43 MSc and 1 post-Doc students. He supervises now 11 PhD students. He was also evaluator of research projects from scientific entities of Swiss and UAE, as well as of the European Science Foundation and ALBAN program. He leads the project DRIVES-Development and Research on Innovative Vocational Education Skills, in the University of Minho, involving 23 institutions from 11 European countries. He is or was involved in the collaboration projects between Bosch Car Multimedia and ALGORITMI. The works are developed within the group of "Knowledge Engineering", which he coordinates.
He has 337 publications in books, book chapters, journals and proceedings of international and national conferences, of which 253 are indexed (ISI, Scopus, DBLP, ACM). He has in Scopus 1227 citations, h-index = 18, i10 = 35, authors from 43 different countries; in ISI WoS 379 citations, h-index = 9, i10 = 9, authors from 35 different countries; in Google Scholar 2227 citations, h-index=23, i10=68.
He is a member of the "editorial advisory board" of 4 international journals or "book series", member of the editorial board of 8 international journals and was a reviewer of more than 50 articles in international journals. He has been a reviewer of publications at international conferences more than 200 times. He was conference chair of 4 international conferences and organized 31 workshops or special sessions at international level.
He was a member of the board of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (2006-2013).