Arlindo Oliveira was born in Angola and lived in Mozambique, Portugal, Switzerland and California. He obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and his PhD degree, also in EECS, from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He was a researcher at CERN, the Electronics Research Laboratory of UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Cadence Laboratories. He is a distinguished professor of IST, president of INESC, member of the board of Caixa Geral de Depósitos and a researcher at INESC-ID. He authored three books, translated in different languages, and more than two hundred articles in international conferences and journals, in the areas of algorithms, machine learning, bioinformatics and computer architecture. He has been on the boards of a number of companies and institutions and is a past president of Instituto Superior Técnico, of INESC-ID and of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering. He received a number of prizes and distinctions, including the Technical University of Lisbon / Santander prize for excellence in research, in 2009.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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