José Júlio Alferes is Pro-Rector for Digital Transformation of NOVA University, Lisbon.
He has joined NOVA Faculty of Sciences and Technology as Associate Professor in 2000, having become Full Professor of Computer Science in 2010. At NOVA, he has served as coordinator of the Informatics Engineering programme (2005-2007), coordinator of the European MSc in Computational Logics (2008-2009), head of the Computer Science Department (2009-2011), director of the research centre CENTRIA - Centre for Artificial Intelligence (2012-2013), and vice-dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (2011-2018). He has a PhD in Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence (1993) and has mostly focused his research work in this scientific area. In 2012, Jose Júlio Alferes was nominated Fellow of the European Society for Artificial Intelligence - EurAI.
He published more than 100 papers in journal and scientific conferences in Artificial Intelligence and more broadly in Computer Science, including in venues such as Artificial Intelligence, ACM Transactions on Computational Logic, Theoretical Computer Science, Int. Conf. on Artificial Intelligence, Int. Semantic Web Conf., etc. He has participated and coordinated several projects at European and National level, and regularly serves as reviewer of scientific projects international agencies. He teaches at BSc, MSc and PhD level in Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Computational Logics and Information Systems.