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Passing of Luís Monteiro

It was with deep regret that Universidade NOVA de Lisboa received the news of the passing of Luís Monteiro.

Luís Monteiro graduated in Electrotechnical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 1971, holding a PhD in Informatics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA) and University of Paris in 1983, under the supervision of Maurice Nivat. He was a full professor at the Department of Informatics (DI) of the NOVA School of Science and Technology until his retirement in January 2012. He was Sub-Director of FCT NOVA and President of the Department of Informatics.

He was founding Director of the Center for Informatics and Information Technologies at FCT NOVA, having been responsible for the Programming Languages ​​and Models group and later coordinator of the scientific area Software Principles and Methods at CITI.

Luís Monteiro is recognized as one of the pioneers and promoters of Theoretical Computer Science as an academic and scientific discipline in Portugal. Passionate for the mathematical foundations of Informatics, he contributed to boosting local research in the area internationally from the mid-1980s onwards. His legacy of rigor and encouragement to new generations, which he printed in a calm but determined manner in the field of Science and DI Programming Technology, both in Teaching and in Research, has made a decisive contribution to the affirmation of the current Department of Informatics and the NOVA Laboratory for Computer Science and Informatics at FCT NOVA.

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa presents its most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.