Short BioRicardo Rocha is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal and a researcher at the CRACS & INESC TEC research unit.
He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Porto in 2001 and his main research topics are the Design and Implementation of Logic Programming Systems, Tabling in Logic Programming and Parallel and Distributed Computing. Another areas of interest include Inductive Logic Programming, Probabilistic Logic Programming and Deductive Databases. He is also one of the main developers of Yap Prolog system, and in particular of the execution models that support tabling and parallel evaluation.
He has published more than 100 refereed papers in international journals, conferences and workshops, has served the ALP Newsletter as area co-editor for the Implementations and Systems track, has supervised 15 PhD/MSc students and has leading role in two national projects: project STAMPA, funded with 150,000 Euros, and project LEAP, funded with 115,000 Euros. Currently, he serves the ALP Board as executive committee member.