Nuno Lourenço

Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra (DEI-UC)
Group Leader of the Evolutionary and Complex Systems Group (ECOS)
Researcher at the Centre for Informatics and System of the University of Coimbra (CISUC)

Nuno Lourenço

Nuno Lourenço is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, where he obtained his PhD in Information Science and Technology in 2016.
He is the current leader of the Evolutionary and Complex Systems (ECOS) group, and is a member of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of University of Coimbra (CISUC) since 2009. Formerly, he was appointed as a Senior Research Officer at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. His main research interests are in the areas Bio-Inspired Algorithms, Optimisation and Machine Learning.
He is the creator of Structured Grammatical Evolution, a genotypic representation for Grammatical Evolution, and participated in the proposal of a novel approach to automatically design Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) using Evolutionary Computation called DENSER.
He served as chair in the main conferences of the Evolutionary Computation field, namely EuroGP 2020 and EuroGP 2021 as program-chair, and PPSN 2018 and EuroGP 2019 as publication chair. He is member of the Programme Committee of GECCO, PPSN, EuroGP; member of the Steering Committee of EuroGP; and executive board member of SPECIES. He has authored or co-authored several articles in journals and top conferences from the Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Intelligence areas and he has been involved as a researcher in many national and international projects.

Research

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning

Evolutionary Computation

Grammatical Evolution

Evolutionary Machine Learning

NeuroEvolution

News

Member of the Executive Board of SPECIES Society

Co-Chair of EuroGP'2020

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  • Address

    Departamento de Engenharia Informática
    Universidade de Coimbra
    Pólo II - Pinhal de Marrocos
    3030-290 Coimbra
    Portugal
  • Email

    naml [at] dei.uc.pt
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