Distinguished professor of Instituto Superior Técnico, with the CSE Dept. President of INESC. PhD in EECS from UC Berkeley in 1994, with a Fulbright fellowship. BSc (1986) and MSc (1989) in EECS from IST. Areas of interest: Algorithms and Complexity, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, and Digital Circuit Design. Researcher at CERN, Cadence Berkeley Laboratories (previously) and INESC-ID. Member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering and senior member of IEEE.