I'm an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto and a researcher at the CRACS & INESC TEC research unit.
I received my PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Porto in 2001 and my main research topics are the Design and Implementation of Logic Programming Systems, Tabling in Logic Programming and Parallel and Distributed Computing. Another areas of interest are Inductive Logic Programming, Probabilistic Logic Programming and Deductive Databases. I'm also one of the main developers of the Yap Prolog system with particular focus on the execution models that support tabling and parallel evaluation.
I've published more than 100 refereed papers in international journals, conferences and workshops, served more than 50 events as PC chair or PC member, served the ALP Board as executive committee member and the ALP Newsletter as area co-editor for the Implementations and Systems track, supervised several PhD/MSc students and had leading role in two national projects: projects STAMPA and LEAP. Currently, I also serve the INForum Board as president.