About Me

Nuno Lourenço is an Assistant Professor (non-Tenure) at the University of Coimbra, where he obtained is PhD in Information Science and Technology in 2016.
He has been with the Centre for Informatics and Systems of University of Coimbra (CISUC) since 2009, as member of the Evolutionary and Complex Systems (ECOS) group. Formerly, he was appointed as a Senior Research Officer at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. His main research interests are in the areas Bio-Inspired Algorithms, Optimisation and Machine Learning. He is the creator of Structured Grammatical Evolution, a genotypic representation for Grammatical Evolution, and participated in the proposal of a novel approach to automatically design Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) using Evolutionary Computation called DENSER. He served as publication chair for two of the most important conferences of the Evolutionary Computation field, namely the PPSN XV and EuroGP 2019. He will be co-chair of EuroGP 2020. He is member of the Programme Committee of some of the main conferences in the field of Evolutionary Computation; member of the Steering Committee of EuroGP; and executive board member of SPECIES. He has authored or co-authored several articles in journals and top conferences from the Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Intelligence areas and he has been involved as a researcher in many national and international projects.

My main research interests are:

  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Automatic Design of Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Analysis


I’m a geek by passion, football enthusiast, and book lover.

Email: naml [at] dei [dot] uc [dot] pt