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Pavel Brazdil

Pavel Brazdil is Full Professor of the Faculty of Economics (FEP) of University of Porto (UP) (since 1998). In 2019 received the title Professor Emeritus. He is a member of LIAAD INESC TEC, where he conducts most of his research. Pavel Brazdil is a founder of an internationally known Machine Learning / Data Mining group that exists since 1988 and now is a part of LIAAD Inesc Tec (Laboratory of AI and Decision Support).

In his teaching carries he has been teaching courses on Information systems, Data Mining and Text Mining. He has supervised 14 PhD students and is currently supervising others. Although he has officially retired in mid-July 2015, he continues his R&D activities and some teaching at Master and Doctoral courses (e.g. MAPi, MADSAD) and supervision of post-graduate students.

Pavel Brazdil is a Fellow of EurAI, The European Association for Artificial Intelligence (formely ECCAI)  (since 2008).
There more than 4100 citations to his work on Google Scholar and his h-index on GS is 32.

Main Research Lines

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD), Data Mining;
  • Meta-learning, 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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