João Paulo Fernandes, Ph.D.

I am an Associate Professor at the Informatics Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal.

My research is focused on the rigorous analysis and transformation of software, with the general goal of optimizing its non-functional properties while still ensuring its functional correctness.

I am currently drawing a significant amount of my research efforts towards leveraging Quantum Computing to address computational problems that are considered intractable by classical means.

For almost 10 years now, I am also focused on optimizing the energy efficiency of software systems, an area in which I try to provide developers with information and tools to support the development of energy efficient software and at the same time that I seek to support end users, namely of mobile devices, in adopting more efficient usage patterns. In these contexts, I have founded/coordinate(d) and/or am involved in projects and initiatives such as GreenHub, Green Sw Lab, GreenHaskell and Sustrainable.

Currently, I am also a member of the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory of the University of Porto (LIACC).

In the past, I have held different types of positions in several institutions such as the University of Minho (Monitor, 2002-2004), the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Assistant Professor, 2008-2010), the University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering (Assistant Professor, 2010-2012), the University of Beira Interior (Assistant Professor, 2012-2016) and the University of Coimbra (Assistant Professor, 2016-2020).

I have graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science from  the University of Minho, in 2004 (best of class, with an average score of 17/20), having conducted my graduation thesis under the PURe project

Later, in March 2009, I have received my Ph.D. degree from the same university, following my work on the Design, Implementation and Calculation of Circular Programs.

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Prof. Dr. João Paulo Fernandes,

Departamento de Engenharia Informática,
Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n

4200-465 Porto, Portugal