Francisco Couto graduated in 2000 and received the M.S. degree, in 2001, in informatics and computer engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. He concluded his Doctorate degree, in 2006, in informatics and specialization bioinformatics from the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. He is a Senior Researcher at the Large‐Scale Informatics Systems Laboratory (LASIGE), where he coordinates the biomedical informatics research line. He has a strong experience in developing and promoting semantic similarity measures and its applications to biomedical ontologies. He was an Invited Researcher at EBI, AFMB‐CNRS, and BioAlma during his Ph.D. degree studies. He has strong experience in developing semantic similarity measures for biomedical ontologies and in exploring them to perform text and data mining and information retrieval and extraction.
Biography Updated on 9 December 2013