César Analide de Freitas e Silva da Costa RodriguesCésar Analide de Freitas e Silva da Costa Rodrigues
From 2015 to Present
Assistant Professor (Professor Auxiliar) at Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho
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Cesar Analide is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho, and a researcher and founder member of ISLab – Synthetic Intelligence Laboratory (islab.di.uminho.pt), a branch of the ALGORITMI research centre (algoritmi.uminho.pt). He has completed his Master in Informatics in
1997 in the University of Minho and, from the same university, he received his PhD in Informatics in 2004.In the research centre ALGORITMI, he develops work in the Computer Science and Technology (CST) research line (algoritmi.uminho.pt/research-teams/cst), in which he is a senior member of the Synthetic Intelligence Lab (algoritmi.uminho.pt/research-teams/islab).He is an Artificial Intelligence researcher for more than 25 years and his main interests are in the fields of Intelligent Agents, Sensorization and Data Science, with application to domains such as Computational Sustainability and Smart Cities.He has participated in several research projects sponsored by Portuguese and European public and private Institutions and has supervised several PhD and MSc students. He is the co-author of over 80 book chapters, journal papers, conference and workshop papers and books.Furthermore, he served as an organizer of several international conferences and events, namely ISAmI’2010 – International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, IDC’2015 – International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing, and the workshop series CCSCS – Citizen-Centric Smart Cities Services since 2017, a part of the International Conference on Intelligent Environments, the most prestigious conference in the world in the field.He was the director of the Doctoral Program on Informatics since 2012 to 2016, and from 2012 to 2014 he was member of the board of direction of the Master in Informatics Engineering and the Master in Informatics at the University of Minho.He is a member of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA) and, between 2006 and 2011, a member of the association Direction Board. In addition, he is a founder member of the Portuguese Robotics Society. Between 2005 and 2010, he was a member of the direction board of the Institution of Engineers of Portugal, Informatics branch of the North region.