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Fernando Silva

Referee for: C.1.2, C.1.4, D.1.3, D.1.6, D.3.3, D.3.4, D.4, E.1, E.2, F.1.2, H.2.8
Institution: University of Porto
Address: Computer Science Department
University of Porto
Rua do Campo Alegre 1021/1059
4169-007 Porto

Curriculum Vitae:


  • Habilitation in Informatics, sub-area of Architectures and Computational Systems, September 2007, New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Science and Technology, Portugal.
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, November 1993, University of Manchester, Computer Science Department, Manchester, UK.
  • M.Sc. in Computation, October 1988, UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology), Department of Computing, Manchester UK.
  • B.Sc. (Licenciatura, 5 years degree) in Applied Mathematics, July 1985, University of Porto, Faculty of Science, Porto, Portugal

Professional Experience

  • Faculty of Science, University of Porto, (FCUP) Porto, Portugal Applied Mathematics Department (Computer Science group)
    • 11/85 - Jan/1989, Junior Lecturer
    • 2/89 - Feb/1994, Assistant Lecturer
    • 1/94 - Feb/1996, Assistant Professor
  • Faculty of Science, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal Computer Science Department (founded in March 1996)
    • 3/96 - Feb/1999, Assistant Professor
    • 2/99, Granted tenure
    • since 5/01, Associate Professor
    • 1/06 - 12/07, Head of Department
    • LIACC: Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science
    • 1994/2007, Coordinator and group leader of the Parallel and Distributed Computing research area.
  • CRACS: Center for Research in Advanced Computing Systems
    • since 7/2007, Leader of the research center.
  • CCa: Computing Centre of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto
    • 10/2002 - 4/2007, Director of the Computing Centre.

Main Research Interests:

  • programming languages, logic programming, virtual machines
  • parallel and distributed computing, grid computing, scheduling
  • information retrieval, motif networks, bio-informarics