José Carlos Ferreira Maia NevesJosé Carlos Ferreira Maia Neves
From 2015 to Present
Dr Habil (Agregação)
Other (Outro) at Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho
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Jose Neves is a retired Full Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Informatics at School of Engineering at the University of Minho and is a researcher at the ALGORITMI Centre (Portugal). He has his graduation in Chemical Engineering, MSc, PhD and Habilitation degrees, respectively from the universities of
University of Coimbra (1976), Portugal, Heriot Watt (1981, 1983), Edinburgh, Scotland, and the University of Minho, Portugal (1988). He was the founder of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) area at The University of Minho which has now more than 70 elements among teachers (9) (including 5 Associate Professors with habilitation) and researchers, divided between the Engineering and Law Schools, who make available to the Academy disciplines in the area of AI such as Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Intelligent Systems, Machine Learning and Natural Computing. He developed partnerships with Academia worldwide, namely with the Russian Academy of Sciences where, among others, was published the article Neves J., Smirnov E., Parametric Version Space Approach to Concept Learning, in Journal of Computer, System Sciences International (The Leading Journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Control and Systems), Vol. 37, pages 708-728, 1998, Scotland (Heriot-Watt University), Australia (Victoria University, Melbourne), Japan (National Institute of Informatics, Sokendai University), United States (University of New Mexico) and Spain (University of Salamanca), also with publications in well recognized journals as IEEE Intelligent Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine, Artificial Intelligence and The Law, Neurocomputing, Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems, IEEE Transactions Journal on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. He was also active with the PALOPs, namely in teaching and technology transfer. He was co-author of the 1ª version of the Diploma Supplement that follows the model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO/CEPES, whose purpose is to provide sufficient independent data to improve the international 'transparency' and fair academic and professional recognition of qualifications. He was also Director of the Area of Informatics and Control and co-founder and Director of the MSc and PhD Programs in Biomedical Engineering (2008) and co-founder of the MSc in Law and Informatics (2011) at the University of Minho.He started his career with scientific research in the field of Computer Science, namely in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, with particular relevance in topics as Knowledge Representation and Reasoning and Evolutionary Computing. In his current prospects there is the intention to integrate sectors as Psychology, Economics and Computer Science, leading to significant developments in areas like health care, justice and management. He presents a curriculum with more than 350 articles indexed mainly by Scopus in leading journals and conferences; it must stressed the article Mendes R., Kennedy J., Neves J., The Fully Informed Particle Swarm: Simpler, Maybe Better, Journal of the IEEE Transactions of Evolutionary Computation, 2004, being cited by Scopus (1083), Google Scholar (1587) and Web of Science (792). He has led and participated in several research projects sponsored by Portuguese and European public and private Institutions and supervised 23 PhD and more than 18 MSc students. He is a member of APPIA (Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence), and member of ECAI. With respect to the projects referred to above it must be emphasized their impact in our days lives and pioneers in areas like Medicine (“O Dermatologista digital de Braga – Diagnosticar o melanoma e outras doenças da pele é agora mais fácil graças a um programa informático que imita o funcionamento do cérebro” – VISÃO 3 de Agosto de 2000), Justice (“A caminho da cibernética – Uma página “online” do Ministério da Justiça estará disponível já a partir de terça-feira. O “site” dará acesso a 18 bases de leis e jurisprudência” – Diário de Notícias, Domingo, 15 junho 1997). It must be said that as a lecturer, he was one of the first drivers of the provision of services outside the university and at the time he was criticized for taking such initiative. He focused on the areas of Justice (e.g., Braga`s Court, Portugal, Prosecutor General of Macao), Industry (e.g, textile and footwear), Medicine (e.g., main healthcare facilities in Portugal), having received several hospital awards (Prémios Hospital do Futuro 2008/2009, 2007/2008, 2006/2007, Prémio Boas Práticas em Saúde 2014, Portugal Digital Award 2016). He also organized several national and international events, namely two Portuguese meetings of the Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA).