Francisco Couto

Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


Francisco Couto received the M.S. degree in 2001 in informatics and computer engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. He concluded his Ph.D. 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 27 December 2013

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