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Francisco Correia dos Santos

I am a Full Professor (Prof. Catedrático) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon (Portugal).

I am interested in applying and developing computational tools to understand collective dynamics and decision-making in social and life sciences. I have been working on problems related to the evolution of cooperation, human social norms, network science, and environmental governance, among others.

Currently, I am one of the coordinators of the Group of Artificial Intelligence for People and Society (GAIPS), part of INESC-ID, and co-head of the interdisciplinary group ATP. I am one of the coordinators (and proponents) of the new MSc in Data Science and Engineering of IST, and the coordinator of the PhD programme in Computer Science and Engineering of IST, U. Lisbon.

I received a PhD in Computer Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), as a Marie Curie PhD Fellow at the Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires et Intelligence Artificielle (IRIDIA). After my PhD, I was FRS-FNRS Chargé de Recherches at the Machine Learning Group of ULB (MLG, Brussels), and Investigador Auxiliar at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence of NOVA (CENTRIA-UNL). In 2019, I held a Chaire Internationale at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

I was awarded the 2017 Young Scientist Award for Socio-Econophysics of the German Physical Society, the 2016 CGD / University of Lisbon prize in Computer Science, and IST's Outstanding Teaching Award, among other prizes.

I am associate editor of Adaptive Behaviour, Entropy, Mathematics, Minds and Machines, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, PLoS ONE, and Scientific Reports, and regularly serve as guest editor for PLoS Computational Biology.

contact information

email : franciscocsantos [ at ]

Office 2.7.13, GAIPS / INESC-ID, IST Taguspark,
Av. Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva,
2744-016 Porto Salvo, Portugal
Tel. (IST Taguspark): (+351) 210 407 091