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research interests

I am interested in various complex systems topics, including cancer ecology, dynamics of human cooperation, network science, urban dynamics and climate governance, among others.

Within these topics, I have been working in collaboration with Jorge M. Pacheco, Sven Van Segbroeck, Tom Lenaerts, Brian Skyrms, Hugues Bersini, David Dingli, Jeromos Vukov, Marta D. Santos, Flávio Pinheiro, Vítor Vasconcelos, Fernando P. Santos, Ana Paiva, Max Souza, Fabio Chalub, João Moreira, Luís Moniz Pereira, The Anh Han, Sara A. Encarnação, Marcos Gaudiano and Susana S. Martins.

research & teaching positions

2015-
Associate Professor (Professor Associado) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, and researcher of INESC-ID, Portugal.

2012-2015
Assistant Professor (Professor Auxiliar) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, and researcher of INESC-ID, Portugal.

2010-11
Research Fellow (Investigador Auxiliar - Carreira de Investigação) at the Computer Science Department and Centre for Artificial Intelligence (Centria), Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal.

2008-10
Research Fellow (Chargé de Recherches) of the Fund for Scientific Research F.R.S.-FNRS (Belgium), at the Machine Learning Group (MLG) of the Computer Science Department of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

2007-08
Research Fellow (Chargé de Recherches) of the Fund for Scientific Research F.R.S.-FNRS (Belgium) at the at the Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires et de Développements en Intelligence Artificielle (IRIDIA), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

2005-07
Marie Curie EST (Ph.D.) research fellow. 3-year European Commission's Marie Curie scholarship at the Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires et de Développements en Intelligence Artificielle (IRIDIA), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

2004
Undergraduate researcher funded by the project Cultural and genetical evolution of cooperation at the ATP group hosted by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research of the University of Lisbon, under the supervision of Jorge M. Pacheco.

2003
Undergraduate researcher funded by the project Theory and Phenomenology of High Energy Physics at the Nuclear Physics Center of the University of Lisbon, funded by a scholarship of the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT), under the supervision of Luís Bento.

education

2007
Ph.D. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), IRIDIA/CoDE, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, as a Marie Curie EST fellow, 2005-07.

2006
M.Sc. (DEA) in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), IRIDIA/CoDE, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Sept, 2004
Diploma in Physics, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

editorial & other scientific activities

2011-

Member of the editorial board of the Journal Minds and Machines, Springer.

2013-

Member of the editorial board of Nature's Scientific Reports, NPG.

2013-

Guest editor of PLoS Computational Biology.

2005-

I have acted as a Referee for the following scientific journals:
- Advances in Complex Systems
- Adaptive Behavior
- Animal Behaviour
- Artificial Life
- Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
- BioSystems
- BMC Evolutionary Biology
- Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
- Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
- Climatic Change
- Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling
- Computational Economics
- Dynamic Games and Applications
- Ecology Letters
- Evolutionary Ecology
- European Physical Journal B
- Europhysics - Letters / EPL
- Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience - Journal of Conflict Resolution
- Journal of - the Royal Society Interface
- Interface Focus
- International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
- Journal of Theoretical Biology
- Nature Communications
- Nature Scientific Reports
- New Journal of Physics
- Minds and Machines
- Physica A
- Physics Letters A
- Physical Review E
- Physical Review Letters
- PLoS Computational Biology
- PLoS One
- PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
- Rationality and Society
- Theoretical Population Biology

2008-

- I have served as external examiner and jury member for the award of PhD degrees at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL, Portugal), Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM, Spain), Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL and IST, Portugal), University of Southampton (UK), Université de Lausanne (Switzerland), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), and Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL, Portugal).
- I have served as jury member for the award of M.Sc. degrees at Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal) and Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal).

else... (2005- )
- Member of CompleNet 2014 programme committee, 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks, Bologna, Italy, March 12-14, 2014
- Member of CompleNet 2013 programme committee, 4th International Workshop on Complex Networks ,Berlin, Germany March 13-15, 2013
- Member of ECAL 2013 programme committee
- Member of Alife 13 programme committee
- Member of Alife 12 programme committee

- Member of the scienfic and organizing committee of the European Mathematical Society Summer School 2011 (SSMTB 2011), Évora, Portugal
- Member of ECAL 2011 programme committee (2011)
- Member of Alife 12 programme committee (2010)
- External Referee of the Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2007 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag).
- External Referee of the Proceedings of the International Conference in Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS) 2006 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag)