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 (with 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.


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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