Vítor Santos Costa
Professor Associado
Departamento de Ciência de Computadores
Faculdade de Ciências
Universidade do Porto
Rua do Campo Alegre, 1021/1055
4169 - 007 PORTO

Phone: +351 220 402 945
Fax: +351 220 402 950

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Hi! I am a Professor Associado at the Departamento de Ciência de Computadores, Universidade do Porto and a researcher at CRACS. Until 2007 I was a Professor at COPPE/Sistemas, UFRJ.


My main research area is the sequential and parallel implementation of Logic Programming, such as YAP. My major goal is to develop engines that allow people to take advantage of logic programming to tackle real-life problems. In the last few years, this has led me to collaborate with researchers from other areas, and I have been fortunate to contribute to developments in Inductive Logic Programming and Statistical Relational Learning, with applications to Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics and Social Network Analysis.

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Please look here for a list of papers (you can also try DBLP or Google Scholar).


I serve in the following program committees:

Last year, I was co program-chair for Discovery Science 2009

I am a member of the ACM and of ALP (Association for Logic Programming). I was nominated to stand for election at the ALP Executing Committee. This is my statement.



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