PhD/MSc Candidates:



Several possibilities within the fields of Business Intelligence/Decision Support Systems,

Data Mining, Machine Learning, Forecasting, Evolutionary Computation, Neural Networks, Artificial/Business Intelligence applications (for examples check my publications).




If anyone is interested then please send me your CV by email: click-to-get-my-email


PhD Financial support possibilities:


FCT scholarship for Portuguese or European Union citizens (applications are typically set in June).


Brazilian citizens can apply to CAPES or CNPq scholarships.


Graduate Student Supervisions:


  Postdoc:

  1. -Joaquim Tinoco (co-supervisor), A decision support system for sustainable slope management and repair, UMinho, Portugal (FCT grant from 2014 to 2018).


  PhD Thesis:

  1. -Palwasha Afsar (co-supervisor), An Integrated System for Detection and Identification of Behaviors and Biometric Data, PhD in Computer Science (MAP-i), UMinho, Portugal (FCT grant).

  2. -Nuno Oliveira (co-supervisor), Mining Social Media Sentiment to Forecast Stock Market Behavior, PhD in Information Systems and Technologies, DSI, UMinho, Portugal, finished in 2017.

  3. -Jorge Henrique de Frias Barbosa, Early Warning System for Bank Distress in Brazil, finished in 2017.

  4. -Manuel Parente (co-supervisor), Development of an Expert Earthwork Optimization System, Phd in Civil Engineering,  Dep. Eng. Civil, UMinho, Portugal (FCT grant), finished in 2015.

  5. -Sérgio Moro (supervisor), Feature selection strategies for improving data-driven decision support in bank telemarketing, Phd in Information Sciences and Technologies, ISCTE-IUL, finished in 2015.

- Joaquim Tinoco (co-supervisor), Application of Data Mining techniques to the dimension control of Jet Grouting columns (in portuguese), PhD in Civil Engineering, Dep. Eng. Civil, UMinho, Portugal (FCT grant), finished in 2012. - Duarte Duque (co-supervisor), Identification and Forecast of Security Breaks in Video-Surveillance. PhD in Information Systems and Technologies, DSI, UMinho, Portugal (FCT grant), finished in 2009.


MSc Thesis (finished):

  1. -Susana Silva, Analysis of Mobile Performance Campaigns using Data Mining Techniques, finished in 2017.

  2. -Pedro Cunha, Mining Software Repositories, finished in 2017.

  3. -Jorge Ribeiro, Web Scrapping using the R tool, finished in 2017.

  4. -Lídia Eira, Knowledge Extraction of Financial Derivatives Options in the Maturity with Data Science Techniques, finished in 2016.

  5. -Pedro Pereira, Forecasting Intervals of Human Entrances at a Commercial Store using Data Mining Techniques, finished in 2016.

  6. -João Maia, rmo - A package to facilitate Modern Optimization Tasks in the R tool, finished in 2016.

  7. -João Ferreira, Analysis of User Influence in Financial Microblogs, finished in 2016.

  8. -Luis Matos, Forecasting Human Entrances at a Commercial Store using facial recognition data, finished in 2015.

  9. -Benedita Moura, Collective Intelligence for Sentiment Analysis of StockTwits Messages, finished in 2014.

  10. -Marta Pereira, A Web Platform for Management of Data and Prediction Models of bond tests of concrete specimens strengthened with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) systems, finished in 2014.

  11. -Nuno Oliveira, Mining Microblogging Data to Model and Forecast Stock Market Behavior, finished in 2013.

  12. -Nuno Caetano (co-supervisor), Prediction of Length of Stay using Data Mining Techniques, finished in 2013.

  13. -José Charrua (co-supervisor), Prediction of Failures in Airports using Data Mining Techniques, finished in 2013.

  14. -Hugo Alexandre Velho Vilalva Sena (co-supervisor), Data Mining Techniques applied to pharmaceutical management, finished in 2012.

- Humberto Esteves Pateira da Costa (co-supervisor), Development of a building confort index using Data Mining techniques, finished in 2012.

- Rui Fernando Martins Vaz (co-supervisor), Anti-Spam Strategies based on Evolutionary Computation

Techniques, finished in 2012

  1. -Pedro Ribeiro Alves (co-supervisor), Application of Business Intelligence and Data Mining Techniques for the Study of Capital Structure of Companies, finished 2012

  2. -Joel Frederico Azevedo Costa, A Graphical Environment to Facilitate Data Mining Tasks using the R Tool, finished in 2011

  3. -Sérgio Miguel Carneiro Moro (supervisor), Optimization of Contact Marketing Campaigns using Business Intelligence Techniques: an application within the bank domain, finished in 2011

  4. -Filipe José Gomes da Silva (co-supervisor), Application of Data Mining Techniques to Assess the Quality of Lamb Meet, finished in 2010.

  5. -Artur Machado (co-supervisor), Collaborative Spam Filtering, Co-supervision with Prof. Pedro Sousa, MSc in Computer Science Engineering, finished in 2009.

  6. -André Correia (co-supervisor), Spam Email Analysis using Data Mining Techniques, Co-supervision with Prof. Pedro Sousa, MSc in Information Systems, finished in 2009.

  7. -Juliana Teixeira, Wine Quality Prediction using Data Mining Techniques, finished in 2009.

  8. -Armando Jorge Ribeiro da Cruz, Data Mining by Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines, finished in 2008.

  9. -Rui Marques (co-supervisor), Development of an expert system to support compaction of geomaterials, finished in 2007

  10. -Alice Silva, A knowledge discovery from databases approach to predict student performance, finished in 2007

  11. -Aníbal Morais, Knowledge discovery in forest fires data, finished in 2007

  12. -Manuel Portelinha, Meat quality prediction using artificial neural networks, finished in 2006

  13. -José Ramada, Development of a Web based evaluation tool, MSc in Information Systems, finished in 2006.


Research Grants:

- A. João Silva, R&D AL4.0, February 2018 to January 2021.

- Rui Ribeiro, R&D nº 24523 Aviso N10/SI/2016, February 2018 to January 2020.

- Pedro Pinto, Susana Silva, Pedro Pereira, Luís Matos, R&D Project NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-017497, December 2016 to November 2019.

- Ricardo Sousa, R&D Project QREN Co-Promoção Nº 21584, February 2012 to January 2014.

- Palwasha Afsar, R&D Project QREN Co-Promoção Nº 21584, January 2012 to December 2012.

- Rui Vaz, R&D Project, PTDC/EIA/64541/2006, January to December, 2010

  1. -André Correia, R&D Project, PTDC/EIA/64541/2006, April to September, 2009

  2. -Artur Correia, R&D Project, PTDC/EIA/64541/2006, April to September, 2009.

  3. -Clotilde Lopes, R&D Project, PTDC/EIA/64541/2006, February to December, 2008.