Alípio M. Jorge is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto. He is head of the department since July 2018 and the coordinator of LIAAD , the Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Lab of UP since 2012. LIAAD is a unit of INESC TEC (Laboratório Associado) since 2007. He is PhD in Computer Science by U. Porto, MSc. on Foundations of Advance Information Technology by the Imperial College and BSc. in Applied Maths and Computer Science, currently Computer Science (U. Porto). His research interests are Data Mining and Machine Learning, in particular recommender systems and personalization, information extraction and frequent pattern mining. His research record also includes Inductive Logic Programming and Collaborative Data Mining. He lectures courses related to machine learning, data mining, recommender systems and programming. Currently he is the director of the Masters in Data Science at FCUP. He was director of the Masters in Computer Science at DCC-FCUP from 2010 to 2013 when he launched its specialization on Data Mining and Advanced Data Processing. While at the Faculty of Economics, where he stayed from 1996 to 2009, he launched, with other colleagues, the MSc. on Data Analysis and Decisison Support Systems, which he coordinated from 2000 to April 2008. He lead research projects on data mining and web intelligence. He co-chaired international conferences (ECML/PKDD 2015, Discovery Science 2009, ECML/PKDD 05 and EPIA 01), workshops and seminars in data mining and artificial intelligence, including the recent series of Text2Story and ORSUM Workshops. He was Vice-President of APPIA the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence.

. He is in the coordination board for the Artificial Intelligence Portuguese Strategy.

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