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Francisco Correia dos Santos

Francisco C. Santos is a Portuguese academic and researcher. He is Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, currently serving as Vice-President of the Portuguese Science Foundation (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, FCT).

He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, as a Marie Curie PhD Fellow at the Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires et Intelligence Artificielle (IRIDIA). After his PhD, he became a FNRS senior researcher (Machine Learning Group, ULB, Belgium). In Lisbon, he co-headed the Group of Artificial Intelligence for People and Society (GAIPS) at INESC-ID, and the interdisciplinary group ATP.

His research lies at the intersection of computer science, evolutionary biology, economics, and physics. His current work focuses on problems related to the evolution of cooperation and social norms, environmental governance, network science, and the impact of technology on human behavior. The topics of his publications also include city planning, history, robotics, machine learning, ecology of cancer, and particle physics.

As a researcher, Francisco was honored with the Young Scientist Award for Socio-Econophysics of the German Physical Society, the CGD / University of Lisbon prize in Computer Science, and a Blue Sky award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, among other prizes. As a professor, he was recognized with the 2022 IST Outstanding Teaching Award from IST's Pedagogic Council, and several IST Excellence in teaching awards, one for each year he has taught at IST, based on outstanding students' feedback evaluations.

His work has appeared in Nature, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA, Physical Review Letters, Proc. Royal Society B, Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, Journal of Theoretical Biology, and PLoS Computational Biology, among other venues, as well as in computer science proceedings such as AAAI, AAMAS, and IJCAI.

For additional information, please check the links above (publications, teaching, etc.) or his Google Scholar profile.

contact information

email : francisco.santos [ at ]

email : franciscocsantos [ at ]
Office 2.7.13, GAIPS / INESC-ID, IST Taguspark,
Av. Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva,
2744-016 Porto Salvo, Portugal
Tel. (IST Taguspark): (+351) 210 407 091