Arlindo Oliveira, President of INESC and Researcher at INESC-ID was invited to be one of the new members of the STOA (European Parliament Panel for the Future of Science and Technology) Advisory Board.

“The European Parliament panel for the future of science and technology will define and propose, to the Parliament and to the Commission, the policies and strategies that will be adopted in Europe, for a number of key digital technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing and Nanotech. It is to me an honor to have been invited to the advisory board of this panel, which will play a significant role in the definition of the key choices and includes a number of people with an enormous experience in the development and adoption of transforming technologies”, said Arlindo Oliveira.

The also distinguished professor of Instituto Superior Técnico is now part of the list of world-renowned individuals, including personalities from academia, international organisations, the private sector, civil society and think tanks. During the 2020-2024 mandate, the Board will focus in particular upon STOA activities in the area of artificial intelligence (AI), including its Centre for AI (C4AI).

List of STOA International Advisory Board members (2020-2024 mandate)


About Arlindo Oliveira

Arlindo Oliveira is a distinguished professor of Instituto Superior Técnico, with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He obtained a PhD from UC Berkeley in 1994, under a Fulbright fellowship, after a BSc and a MSc from IST, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. His major areas of interest are Algorithms and Complexity, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Digital Circuit Design. He has worked at CERN, Cadence Laboratories and INESC-ID. He is a member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering and a senior member of IEEE.