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Nuno Lourenço is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, where he obtained is PhD in Information Science and Technology in 2016. He is the coordinator of the Evolutionary and Complex Systems (ECOS) group, and is a member of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of University of Coimbra (CISUC) since 2009. 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 chair of EuroGP 2020. He is member of the Programme Committee of some of GECCO, PPSN, EuroGP; 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.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Nuno Lourenço

Citation names

  • Lourenço, Nuno

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
A213-48FB-DD6F
ORCID iD
0000-0002-2154-0642
Google Scholar ID
IC4uQLcAAAAJ
Researcher Id
E-1699-2018
Scopus Author Id
56375691800

Email addresses

  • naml@dei.uc.pt (Professional)

Addresses

  • Departamento de Engenharia Informática Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias da Universidade de Coimbra. Pólo II - Pinhal de Marrocos, 3030-290 C, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

  • https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2154-0642 (Professional)
  • https://eden.dei.uc.pt/~naml/ (Personal)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Electrotechnical Engineering, Electronics and Informatics

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2)
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
Education
Degree Classification
2011/09/01 - 2016/03/02
Concluded
Programa Doutoral Ciências e Tecnologias da Informação (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Enhancing Grammar-Based Approaches for the Automatic Design of Algorithms" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Summa Cum Laude
2011/07/21
Concluded
Mestrado em Engenharia Informática (Mestrado)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Swarm Intelligence Algorithms for Cluster Geometry Optimization" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17
2008/07/31
Concluded
Engenharia Informática (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"n/a" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
16
Affiliation

Science

2019/09/30 - Current Coordinating Researcher (Research)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Informatica e Sistemas, Portugal
2009/09/01 - Current Researcher (Research)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

2019/09/01 - Current Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Universidade de Coimbra Departamento de Engenharia Informática, Portugal
2016/09/01 - 2019/08/31 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2011/09/01 - 2015/08/31 Assistant (University Teacher)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Others

2015/12/20 - 2016/08/31 Senior Research Officer
University of Essex, United Kingdom
2010/09/01 - 2011/09/30 Graduated Teaching Assistent
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2019 - Current GADgET: Online Gambling Addiction Detection
DSAIPA/DS/0022/2018
Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Informatica e Sistemas, Portugal
2018 - 2021/06 MitoScreening: Development and Validation of Innovative Screening Methods for Mitochondrial Health Modulators
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029297
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Contract

Designation Funders
2018 - 2020/09/30 LEXIA
webpage
Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Informatica e Sistemas, Portugal
2017 - 2018/03/01 STRATIO-AI
webpage
Researcher
2016 - 2018/03/01 FCT/CAPES: Study of the energetic landscapes of atomic clusters by applying novel bio-inspired algorithms
webpage
Researcher
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Hu, T.; Lourenço, N.; Medvet, E.; Divina, F.. Preface. 2020.
  2. Sekanina, L.; Hu, T.; Lourenço, N.; Richter, H.; García-Sánchez, P.. Preface. 2019.
    10.1017/CBO9780511804137.001
  3. Maçãs, C.; Lourenço, N.; Machado, P.. Interactive Evolution of Swarms for the Visualisation of Consumptions. 2019.
    10.1007/978-3-030-06134-0_11
  4. Auger, A.; Fonseca, C.M.; Lourenço, N.; Machado, P.; Paquete, L.; Whitley, D.. Preface. 2018.
  5. Assunção, F.; Lourenço, N.; Machado, P.; Ribeiro, B.. Using GP Is NEAT: Evolving compositional pattern production functions. 2018.
    10.1007/978-3-319-77553-1_1
  6. Auger, A.; Fonseca, C.M.; Lourenço, N.; Machado, P.; Paquete, L.; Whitley, D.. Preface. 2018.
    10.1007/978-3-319-99259-4
  7. Fonseca, A.; Lourenço, N.; Cabral, B.. Evolving cut-off mechanisms and other work-stealing parameters for parallel programs. 2017.
    10.1007/978-3-319-55849-3_49
  8. Lourenço, N.; Assunção, F.; Maçãs, C.; Machado, P.. Evofashion: Customising fashion through evolution. 2017.
    10.1007/978-3-319-55750-2_12
  9. Lourenço, N.; Ferrer, J.; Pereira, F.B.; Costa, E.. A comparative study of different grammar-based genetic programming approaches. 2017.
    10.1007/978-3-319-55696-3_20
  10. Lourenço, N.; Pereira, F.B.; Costa, E.. SGE: A structured representation for grammatical evolution. 2016.
    10.1007/978-3-319-31471-6_11
  11. Lourenço, N.; Pereira, F.B.; Costa, E.. The optimization ability of evolved strategies. 2015.
    10.1007/978-3-319-23485-4_23
  12. Lourenço, N.; Pereira, F.; Costa, E.. Learning selection strategies for evolutionary algorithms. 2014.
    10.1007/978-3-319-11683-9_16
  13. Lourenço, N.; Pereira, F.B.. PSO-CGO: A Particle Swarm Algorithm for Cluster Geometry Optimization. 2013.
    10.4018/978-1-4666-4253-9.ch001
Book chapter
  1. Filipe Assunção; Nuno Lourenço; Bernardete Ribeiro; Penousal Machado. "Incremental Evolution and Development of Deep Artificial Neural Networks". 2020.
    10.1007/978-3-030-44094-7_3
  2. Filipe Assunção; Nuno Lourenço; Bernardete Ribeiro; Penousal Machado. "Evolution of Scikit-Learn Pipelines with Dynamic Structured Grammatical Evolution". 2020.
    10.1007/978-3-030-43722-0_34
  3. Costa, Victor; Lourenço, Nuno; Correia, João; Machado, Penousal. "Using Skill Rating as Fitness on the Evolution of GANs". In Applications of Evolutionary Computation, 562-577. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
    10.1007/978-3-030-43722-0_36
  4. Costa, V.; Lourenço, N.; Correia, J.; Machado, P.. "Neuroevolution of Generative Adversarial Networks". 293-322. 2020.
    10.1007/978-981-15-3685-4_11
  5. Lourenço, Nuno. "Coevolution of Generative Adversarial Networks". 2019.
    10.1007/978-3-030-16692-2_32
  6. Filipe Assunção; Nuno Lourenço; Penousal Machado; Bernardete Ribeiro. "Fast DENSER: Efficient Deep NeuroEvolution". 197-212. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
    10.1007/978-3-030-16670-0_13
  7. João M. Cunha; Nuno Lourenço; João Correia; Pedro Martins; Penousal Machado. "Emojinating: Evolving Emoji Blends". 110-126. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
    10.1007/978-3-030-16667-0_8
  8. Filipe Assunção; Nuno Lourenço; Penousal Machado; Bernardete Ribeiro. "Evolving the Topology of Large Scale Deep Neural Networks". 2018.
    10.1007/978-3-319-77553-1_2
  9. Lourenço, N.; Assunção, F.; Pereira, F.B.; Costa, E.; Machado, P.. "Structured grammatical evolution: A dynamic approach". 137-161. 2018.
  10. Marques, Jorge; Jesus, Wanderson; Prudente, Frederico; Pereira, Francisco B.; Lourenco, Nuno. "Revealing energy landscapes of atomic clusters by applying adaptive bio- inspired algorithms". edited by Alexander V. Vakhrushev; Reza Haghia; J. V. de Julián-Ortiz. 2018.
Conference paper
  1. Costa, V.; Correia, J.; Lourenço, N.; Machado, P.. "Coegan: Evaluating the coevolution effect in generative adversarial networks". 2019.
    10.1145/3321707.3321746
  2. Lourenço, N.; Hidalgo, J.I.; Colmenar, J.M.; Garnica, Ó.. "Structured grammatical evolution for glucose prediction in diabetic patients". 2019.
    10.1145/3321707.3321782
  3. Lourenco, N.; Cabral, B.; Granjal, J.. "Driving Profile using Evolutionary Computation". 2019.
    10.1109/CEC.2019.8790154
  4. Valentim, I.; Lourenco, N.; Antunes, N.. "The Impact of Data Preparation on the Fairness of Software Systems". 2019.
    10.1109/ISSRE.2019.00046
  5. Assunção, F.; Sereno, D.; Lourenço, N.; MacHado, P.; Ribeiro, B.. "Automatic Evolution of AutoEncoders for Compressed Representations". 2018.
    10.1109/CEC.2018.8477874
  6. Antunes, N.; Balby, L.; Figueiredo, F.; Lourenco, N.; Meira, W.; Santos, W.. "Fairness and Transparency of Machine Learning for Trustworthy Cloud Services". 2018.
    10.1109/DSN-W.2018.00063
  7. Assuncao, F.; Lourenco, N.; Machado, P.; Ribeiro, B.. "Automatic generation of neural networks with structured Grammatical Evolution". 2017.
    10.1109/CEC.2017.7969488
  8. Lourenço, Nuno. "Towards the evolution of multi-layered neural networks". 2017.
    10.1145/3071178.3071286
  9. Assuncao, Filipe; Lourenco, Nuno; Machado, Penousal; Ribeiro, Bernardete. "Evolutionary Machine Learning: An Essay on Bechmarking". 2017.
  10. Assuncao, Filipe; Lourenco, Nuno; Machado, Penousal; Ribeiro, Bernardete. "Evolutionary Machine Learning: An Essay on Experimental Design". 2017.
  11. Lourenço, N.; Pereira, F.B.; Costa, E.. "The importance of the learning conditions in hyper-heuristics". 2013.
    10.1145/2463372.2463558
  12. Lourenço, N.; Pereira, F.B.; Costa, E.. "Evolving evolutionary algorithms". 2012.
    10.1145/2330784.2330794
  13. Lourenço, N.; Pereira, F.B.. "DACCO: A discrete ant colony algorithm to cluster geometry optimization". 2012.
    10.1145/2330163.2330170
Journal article
  1. João M. Cunha; Nuno Lourenço; Pedro Martins; Penousal Machado. "Visual Blending for Concept Representation: A Case Study on Emoji Generation". New Generation Computing (2020): https://doi.org/10.1007/s00354-020-00107-x.
    10.1007/s00354-020-00107-x
  2. Lourenço, Nuno. "Evolving Visual Artefacts based on Consumption Patterns". International Journal of Arts and Technology (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijart.2020.10027995.
    10.1504/ijart.2020.10027995
  3. Gonçalo C Pereira; Susana P Pereira; Francisco B Pereira; Nuno Lourenço; José A Lumini; Claudia V Pereira; James A Bjork; et al. "Early Cardiac Mitochondrial Molecular and Functional Responses to Acute Anthracycline Treatment in Wistar Rats". Toxicological Sciences (2019): https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfz026.
    10.1093/toxsci/kfz026
  4. Assunção, F.; Lourenço, N.; Machado, P.; Ribeiro, B.. "DENSER: deep evolutionary network structured representation". Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines 20 1 (2019): 5-35. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85050580908&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s10710-018-9339-y
  5. Jorge Granjal; João Silva; Nuno Lourenço. "Intrusion Detection and Prevention in CoAP Wireless Sensor Networks Using Anomaly Detection". Sensors (2018): https://doi.org/10.3390/s18082445.
    10.3390/s18082445
  6. Burgeiro, A.; Fonseca, A.C.; Espinoza, D.; Carvalho, L.; Lourenço, N.; Antunes, M.; Carvalho, E.. "Proteostasis in epicardial versus subcutaneous adipose tissue in heart failure subjects with and without diabetes". Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Basis of Disease 1864 6 (2018): 2183-2198. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85045041197&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.bbadis.2018.03.025
  7. Lassed, S.; Deus, C.M.; Lourenço, N.; Dahdouh, A.; Rizvanov, A.A.; Oliveira, P.J.; Zama, D.. "Diet, Lifestyles, Family History, and Prostate Cancer Incidence in an East Algerian Patient Group". BioMed Research International 2016 (2016): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84994560470&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1155/2016/5730569
  8. Lourenço, N.; Pereira, F.B.; Costa, E.. "Unveiling the properties of structured grammatical evolution". Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines 17 3 (2016): 251-289. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84957538271&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s10710-015-9262-4
Activities

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2020 - Current Evolving Learning Rate Schedulers
Supervisor
2019 - Current Resilient Artificial Neural Networks
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2019 - Current Verifiable Machine Learning
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2019 - Current Optimisation By Learning
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2018/09/01 - Current MitoInformatics - Computational Tools for the Assessment of Mitochondrial Health
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2017/09/01 - Current Prototype of a decision support system for motor vehicles predictive maintenance
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2017/09/01 - Current Coevolutionary Generative Adversarial Networks
Supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2018/09/01 - 2019/07/15 Finding Hidden Patterns on Cardiovascular Toxicology Problem: The case of Doxorubicin
Supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2018/09/01 - 2019/07/01 Assessing the Fairness of Intelligent Systems
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2018/09/01 - 2019/07/01 Time-Series Analysis Framework
Supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2018/09/01 - 2019/07/01 QUEST AI: Answer Visualisation
Supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2018/02/02 - 2019/01/23 LEXIA: Commands Engine
Supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2017/09/01 - 2018/06/30 Genetic Programming applied to the prediction of fuel consumption
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2017/09/01 - 2018/06/30 KamaeLei Cloud - Software as a Service
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2016/09/01 - 2017/07/03 Increase the IQ of your smartphone: road security on mobile platforms
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2016/09/01 - 2017/07/03 Android app for Document Scaning, Storage and E-Fax
Supervisor
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2020 - Current European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP) 2021 (2020)
2019/04/01 - 2020 European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP) 2020 (2020/04/15 - 2020/04/18)
Conference (Co-organisor)
2018/04/01 - 2019 European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP) 2019 (2019/04/24 - 2019/04/26)
Conference (Co-organisor)
2016 - 2016 Evostar 2016, 30 March- 1 Abril 2016, Porto, Portugal (2016 - 2016)
Conference (Other)
2015 - 2015 EPIA’2015 – 17th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Coimbra, Portugal, September 8-11, 2015. (2015 - 2015)
Conference (Other)

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2019/04/26 - Current SPECIES — the Society for the Promotion of Evolutionary Computation in Europe and its Surroundings. Executive Board Member

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2018/01/01 - Current European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP)
Member

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2020 - Current International Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation (EvoAPPS)
2019 - Current International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN)
2018 - Current European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP)
2018 - Current International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)
2015 - Current The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO)
Distinctions

Other distinction

2011 Individual Doctoral Grant (SFRH/BD/79649/2011)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2010 Third Place in the Codebits 2010 programming contest
Servidor de Apontadores Portugueses Online, Portugal
2008 Award to the 3% Best Students
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2007 Award to the 3% Best Students
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal