I am a distinguished professor of Instituto Superior Técnico, with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. I obtained a PhD from UC Berkeley in 1994, under a Fulbright fellowship, after a BSc and a MSc from IST, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. My major areas of interest are Algorithms and Complexity, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Digital Circuit Design. I have worked at CERN, Cadence Laboratories and INESC-ID. I am a member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering and a senior member of IEEE.