Arlindo Oliveira

I am a professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). I am presently the President of IST and member of its executive board.

I got a PhD from UC Berkeley in 1994, after a BSc and a MSc from IST, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. My major areas of interest are Algorithms and Complexity, Machine Learning and Computational Biology.


Computer Architecture

A book on computer architecture that I co-authored (in Portuguese), published by IST Press. It covers digital circuits, basic computer architecture, assembly programming and a bit of more advanced architectures, using the P3, a small and simple processor developed in the book.


Scientific Publications

Journal and conference articles, in public and private databases, covering the period of 1984-2014, in the areas of algorithms, machine learning, bioinformatics, computational biology and computer aided design.


Instituto Superior Técnico

Instituto Superior Técnico is the engineering school of the University of Lisbon, where I am professor and, currently, president. The largest engineering school in Portugal, it has more than 12000 students and ranks amongst the top 20 engineering schools in Europe.


UC Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, where I graduated from, in 1994. Great place to live and to study, specially if you love idiosyncratic people and ideas, intelectual challenges and good food. Settled in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, it is truly a unique place to live and to study.



The beautiful city of Lisbon, full of wonderful views, smart restaurants and curious streets. The place to be if you love history, good food and friendly people. Also a great place to work, study or, simply, enjoy yourself in the company of friends.


Valores Próprios

The magazine of IST, featuring the many events that happen regularly in the school, covering education, research, entrepreneurship, sporting events and much, much more. The name is a play on words that, regrettably, is lost in translation.



INESC-ID, a research institute connected to IST, that develops work in the areas of computer science and electrical enginnering, in the topics of Energy, Information and Decision Support Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Electronics and Communication Networks.


Current and former students

Current and former post-doctoral researchers, doctoral and master students, that have worked with or that have graduated under my supervision, from Instituto Superior Técnico.


Interesting videos

Interesting videos on science and technology, in the areas of computation, bioinformatics, biology and evolution. It features both videos produced by IST and third-party videos.


Conferences and journals

Conferences that I organized or where I participated in the program committee and journals where I was editor, reviewer or contributor, in some other category.


Travel pictures

Some chosen pictures, mostly of places, landscapes and people, chosen from my favorites, in no particular order. The list will keep growing as I find the time to select the pictures.



Yeastract (Yeast Search for Transcription Regulators And Consensus Tracking) is a curated repository of more than 200.000 regulatory associations between transcription factors and target genes in Saccharomices cerevisiae.