Distinguished professor of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), with the CSE Dept. President of INESC. Researcher of INESC-ID. Member of the board of CGD, of the Advisory Board of the European Parliament STOA panel, of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering, of CNCTI and of IEEE. PhD in EECS from UC Berkeley and MSc in EECS from IST. Areas of interest: algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, and CAD. Formerly: president of IST; president of INESC-ID; visiting professor at MIT; visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo. Researcher at CERN, Cadence Berkeley Labs and UC Berkeley ERL.