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The Scientific Advisory Board is a statutory body of assessment and strategic follow-up, the members of which are elected by the General Council, on a proposal from the Board, for a five-year term, and may be re-elected one or more times.

This external board is composed of recognised international scientists from prestigious institutions, international experts in INESC TEC’s fields of competence that support the institution in its search for continuous improvement and excellence, building a vision for future research through a valuable benchmark at an international level.



Chairman: José Carlos Príncipe (University of Florida, USA)

Volker Stich (Aachen University of Technology, Germany)

José Luíz Fiadeiro (University of Leicester, United Kingdom)

John O’Reilly (University College of London, United Kingdom)

Leonardo Chiariglione (CEDEO, Italy)

Tomaz Goméz (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain)

Faramarz Farahi (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)

Steven P. Nichols (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

José A. B. Fortes (University of Florida, USA)

James C. Spohrer (IBM University Programs World-Wide, USA)

Max Viergever (University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Pere Ridao (VICOROB — Institut de Recerca en Visió Per Computador i Robòtica, Spain)

Bruno Siciliano (PRISMA Lab, Italy)

Pedro Larrañaga (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

Christian Cachin, (IBM Research-Zurich, Switzerland)