Short CV:

Paulo Cortez (Habilitation, PhD) is Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Information Systems, University of Minho. He is also assistant director of the ALGORITMI R&D centre and coordinator of its Information Systems and Technologies (IST) research group, with interests in the fields of: Business Intelligence: Data Mining, Decision Support Systems and Forecasting; and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Neural Networks; Evolutionary Algorithms and AI Applications. He is co-author of more than 146 indexed (e.g. ISI, Scopus) publications in international peer reviewed journals (e.g. Journal of Heuristics, Decision Support Systems, Neurocomputing, Information Sciences) and conferences (e.g. IEEE IJCNN, IEEE CIDM, ACM GECCO). He has more than 4000 Google Scholar citations (h-index of 29) and 1681 Scopus citations (h-index of 22). He is currently Associate Editor of the journals Decision Support Systems and Expert Systems, and was formerly Associate Editor of Neural Processing Letters. From 2012 to 2015, he was Vice-president of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence ( He was also evaluator of 44 R&D project proposals and reports from the Scientific National entities of Cyprus, France, Israel, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Kazakhstan: 2013-2017. He has been a regular reviewer of ISI JCR journals such as: IEEE Trans. Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Information Sciences, Decision Support Systems, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Machine Learning, Applied Soft Computing, Neurocomputing, and Knowledge and Information Systems. Moreover, he has been Program Committee/Reviewer of 137 int. conferences/workshops, such as: VLDB 2018 (ERA CORE A*), ICONIP 2017 (ERA CORE A), IEEE IJCNN 2017 (ERA CORE A), ECAI2010 (ERA CORE A).

Additional details:

  1. -Vice-president of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA) from 2012 to 2015.

  2. -Author of the Springer book: Modern Optimization with R.

  3. -Guest Editor of Knowledge Discovery and Business Intelligence special issues of Expert Systems journal (ISI), in 2018, 2016, 2015, 2013.

  4. -Associate Editor of the Decision Support Systems (Elsevier, ISI, since 2017), Expert Systems (Wiley, ISI, since 2013), former Associate Editor of Neural Processing Letters journals (Springer, ISI, from 2008 to 2015).

  5. -Scientific coordinator of the Machine Learning area of EPMQ domain of the Center for Computer Graphics (CCG).

- Organizing Committee member of 2 conferences: EPIA 2007 and ICANN'07.

  1. -Co-organizer of 22 Workshops, such as: Machine Learning track of IBERAMIA 2014; Knowledge Discovery and Business Intelligence (KDBI EPIA 2017); Ubiquitous Data Mining (UDM-IJCAI 2013; UDM-ECAI 2012).

  2. -Referee of ISI JCR journals: Information Sciences, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Computer Journal, Decision Support Systems, Neurocomputing, Expert Systems, Intelligent Data Analysis, and many others.

  3. -Program Committee Member of 102 int. conferences/workshops, such as: IDEAL 2016, IEEE CIDM 2013, ACM WIMS'16, ECAI2010, IEEE IJCNN 2016, IEEE FUZZ 2016, DDDM of IEEE ICDM 2011, PAKDD-09, AAMAS09, IEEE CBMS 2011.

  4. -Best Paper Award of the EPIA 2015 conference.

  5. -Steffen Schwarz Award - best paper of the 15th European Concurrent Engineering Conference/5th Future Business Technology Conference (ECEC-FUBUTEC'2008).

  6. -Supervised 4 R&D projects in area of Data Mining (total of 72800 euros) funded by FCT, FEDER, British Council and CRUP, and also participated in 13 other R&D projects.

  7. -Invited lecturer in the Int. Summer School of Neural Networks in Classification, Regression and Data Mining (2003-06;2008;2010; 2012).

  8. -Supervised 1 Postdoctoral research, 6 PhD thesis, 25 MSc thesis and 18 BSc final graduation projects.

  9. -Acted as external referee of 6 PhD and 26 MSc thesis.

  10. -Evaluator of 40 international R&D project proposals (from the Scientific National entities of France, Kazakhstan, Poland, Portugal, Romania: 2013-2016).

  11. -Evaluator (jury member) of two Assistant Professors positions (Intelligent Systems, Univ. Porto; Business Intelligence, ISCTE-IUL).

  12. -Visiting Researcher at University College London, UK (total of 5 weeks between 2005 to 2013) and Visiting Teacher at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) - BarcelonaTech, Barcelona, Spain (one week in April 2013).

  13. -Strong post-graduate teaching experience, having taught 27 MSc course units and 8 PhD course units in University of Minho, University of Porto, University of Aveiro, University Institute of Lisbon, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança.

  14. -Director of B.Sc. Degree in Technologies and Information Systems, University of Minho, 2010-2012.

  15. -Author of the open source rminer package, which facilitates the use of Data Mining applications in R.

  16. -Donated 9 public datasets, including "Wine Quality" and "Forest Fires" (top ten of UCI ML repository).