Short Biography :

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IST (Instituto Superior Técnico), Portugal, and a Senior Researcher at GAIPS / INESC-ID. My research interests include the fields of multi-agent systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence  and real options. I am interested in each of these fields individually, as well as their intersections. Check out my Google Scholar profile and my Research Gate profile

Before moving to Lisbon, I was a Marie Curie Fellow in the Computing Department at Lancaster University, UK (on a Marie Curie “International Incoming” Fellowship from the European Commission). My research at Lancaster was focused on building tools (based on machine learning techniques and multi-agent systems) for aspect-oriented requirements engineering.

From 2005 to 2008, I was a post-doc in the e-Supply Chain Management Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA. My research was focused on trading agents and decentralized trust management. At CMU, I was part of a team that developed an entry (CMieux) for the Supply Chain Trading Agent Competition (TAC-SCM). The agent reached the TAC-SCM finals in 2007 and 2008, and won the CS50 Exhibition tournament organized in April 2006 and the 2008 edition of TAC-SCM procurement challenge.

I received a Doctor of Science degree from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-Rio) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2005 for a work on trading agents and agent-oriented software engineering. My PhD advisors at PUC-Rio were Ruy Milidiú and Carlos Lucena. While at PUC-Rio, I designed an entry (LearnAgents) for the TAC Travel Game that achieved the third place in the 2004 competition.


Assistant Professor (Professor Auxiliar)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

Senior Researcher


Av. Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva, Taguspark

2744-016 Porto Salvo, Portugal

Office: 2-N9.13

E-mail: jose.alberto.sardinha -at-

Alberto Sardinha