Between 2000 and 2010, I was Associate Professor at the same department. I was head of the Computer Science Department of FCT-NOVA from 2009 and 2011, and from 2011 to 2014 OI was Director of Artificial Intelligence Centre of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CENTRIA), one of the two centres founders of NOVA LINCS. From 2001 until the beginning of 2005 I was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Computer Science. From February 2005 to September 2007, I was the co-ordinator of the degree in Informatics Engineering at FCT/UNL.
After doing my Ph.D. in Computer Science, back in October 1993, and until becoming Associate Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, I was Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Évora
. There, besides teaching and research, I helped on the setting up of a new Computer Science degree, first, and of a Department of Computer Science, afterwards. I was also Head of the Mathematics Department, Director of the Departamental Area of Exact Sciences (between 1995 and 1997), and responsible in Évora for the M.Sc. in Applied Artificial Intelligence (joint organized by Universidade de Évora and Universidade Nova de Lisboa).
My main research interests are within the area of Artificial Intelligence. More specifically, my interests have been focused on Logic Programming, Non-Monotonic Reasoning, Knowledge Representation, Model Based Diagnosis. Recently, a great part of my research work is directed towards the problem of Knowledge Base Updates and on Evolution and Reactivity in the Web this latter topic being the main focus of a working group of EU project Rewerse. I wrote a number of papers, and had some projects, on these subjects. I've also organized a couple of conferences and served in editorial boards of journals and programme committees of conferences in these areas.
I have been approved in the "Agregação" exam in June 2008.
I am a member of the portuguese AI association APPIA.
José Júlio Alferes
Departamento de Informática, FCT-NOVA
Phone: +351 212 948 533 (office), +351 212 948 536 (secretary)