Mário J. Gaspar da Silva, PhD,

Is a Full Professor in Computer Science and Engineering (Information Systems) at Instituto Superior Técnico (U. Lisboa) and a researcher of its Information and Decision Support Systems Laboratory (IDSS Lab).

He is currently involved in IntelligentCare, a CMU-Portugal initiative where he is developing a patient centric solution to help manage multimorbidity (MM) using analytical methods to explore data from the electronic health records. This initiative has been focusing on records of MM patients with heart failure and diabetes. He is also participating in the Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) project, an initiative for enabling access to genomic and related phenotypic and clinical data across Europe. GDI is doing this by establishing a federated, sustainable and secure infrastructure to access the data.

He is a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley (1994). His main research interests include Web Engineering and NLP: information retrieval and text mining, information integration (mainly biologic and geographic); computational biology and bioinformatics; sentiment analysis in social networks; and digital libraries.