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Pavel Brazdil

Pavel Brazdil is is a senior researcher of LIAAD INESC TEC, Porto and since 2008 Full Professor of the Faculty of Economics (FEP) of University of Porto (UP). In 2019 he was attributed the status of Professor Emeritus of U.Porto. P.Brazdil obtained his PhD in the area of machine learning in 1981 at the University of Edinburgh. Pavel Brazdil is a founder of an internationally known Machine Learning/Data Mining group that exists since 1988. Some of its members continue their activity in the Laboratory of AI and Decision Support (LIAAD), which is one of the centers of INESC TEC. In his teaching activity has tought courses on Information systems, Data Mining and Text Mining.  Although he has officially retired in mid-July 2015, he continues his R&D activities and supervision of post-graduate students (14 PhD students in the past and and currently 4 others). Since the 1990’s he has been pioneering the area of metalearning and supervised various PhD students in this area. He is a co-author of a book on Metalearning, that has now more than 650 citations. The second edition of the book on Metalearning will be published in 2021.

Besides, has edited 6 books and/or proceedings and published  more than 110 papers referenced on Google Scholar, of which about 80 are also on ISI/DBLP/Scopus. His articles have obtained more than 5100 citations on Google Scholar and his h-index there is 33.  Pavel Brazdil is, since 2008, a Fellow of EurAI, The European Association for Artificial Intelligence (formely ECCAI).

Main Research Lines

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD), Data Mining;
  • Metalearning, Automatic Machine Learning (AutoML), Automatic Selection and Configuration of ML Algorithms/Workflows/Pipelines; 
  • Text Mining, Extraction of information from text, Automatic summarization.


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