Pedro Guedes de Oliveira graduated in Electrical Engineering at FEUP and received his PhD from the University of Aveiro where he was one of the founders of the Department of Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering and where he taught until 1993. Since then he was a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC) of FEUP, where he retired in 2015. He is, presently, Professor Emeritus of the University of Porto.
His research focused mainly on Analogue and Digital Electronic Circuits, Analogue VLSI, Biomedical Engineering, Signal Processing and Neural Networks. He is the author of a considerable number of publications in national and international journals as well as in both national and international conferences proceedings.
At the U.Porto he held numerous positions, namely as member of the board of directors and later as president of DEEC, as member of the first General Council of U.Porto and successively elected to the Scientific Council of FEUP.
He has been an executive member of INESC's Board of Directors since 1991 and was the first president of INESC Porto (now INESC TEC), a post he held until 2005.
He was also a non-executive member of the Board of AdI (Portuguese Innovation Agency) and an executive member of the Board of the Portuguese Foundation for Scientific Computation (FCCN).
He also collaborated in several initiatives and with various cultural entities, namely as Chairman of the General Council of CULTURPORTO and as member of the Board of Directors of Porto 2001 - European Capital of Culture.