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 a total of 4420 Google Scholar citations (h-index of 30) and 2037 Scopus citations (h-index of 24).
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 (www.appia.pt). 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).