Carlos Viegas Damásio

Associate Professor

Knowledge-Based Systems

Country: Portugal

Affiliation: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, UNL



Carlos Viegas Damásio is Associate Professor in Departamento de Informática da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the New University of Lisbon), and a researcher of the Knowledge Base Systems group of NOVA LINCS working on reasoning with heterogeneous data and knowledge. Currently, he is defining new models and techniques for acquiring and processing remote and in the field data for agricultural applications. Namely, he is constructing pest and disease models for horticultural crops from satellite and weather station data. In parallel, he is working on formal models of data provenance for expressive query languages that allow tracking the dependencies of answers on raw data as well as the operations applied to derive them. He got a B.Sc. in Informatics Engineering in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1996 by Universidade Nova de Lisboa. From 1996 till 2001 he was Assistant Professor in Universidade Aberta, and from 2001 till 2007 served has Assistant Professor at FCT/UNL, and Associate Professor since 2007. He participated in more than a fifteen research projects, and he published more than 80 papers in conferences and journals on topics of Logic Programming, Non-Monotonic Reasoning, Semantic Web, Knowledge Representation, Model Based Diagnosis, and Paraconsistency and Uncertainty. He regularly serves as PC member of the top conferences of his area.