Pedro Pereira Rodrigues
Pedro Pereira Rodrigues is currently an assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, and researcher at the CINTESIS - Center for Research on Health Technologies and Services and at the LIAAD - Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Laboratory, at the same university. He got his MSc (2005) and PhD (2010) degrees in computer science from the Faculty of Sciences of the same university, working mainly on machine learning methods for data produced in streaming settings (including sensor networks), with both theses being internationally awarded. Current research is devoted to Bayesian networks applications to clinical research and decision support, analysis of big healthcare data, and clustering from ubiquitous data streams. Concerning academic activities, over more than 15 years of teaching experience, he has created or renovated more than 20 courses devoted to machine learning, research methodology and health informatics, and was the coordinator of a post-graduate course on health informatics. He is the leading promoter of a new PhD program in Health Data Science, at the University of Porto. Concerning research production, he has edited 5 conference proceedings, and published 27 articles in indexed peer-reviewed journals, 11 book chapters, and above 50 papers in indexed conference proceedings. He has given several invited talks and tutorials, internationally, and he has also been actively involved in the organization of several scientific events, as general chair and as program chair. Moreover, he is a member of the steering committee of CBMS, and was a member of the program committee for more than 20 editions of international conferences and 40 workshops and special sessions. Furthermore, he has acted as reviewer for more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals.