Two INESC researchers take on roles in new Portuguese government

18 Apr 2024 | Network Updates | Update from INESC Brussels HUB
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On April 5, distinguished INESC researchers Ana Paiva (INESC-ID) and Alberto Rodrigues da Silva (INOV and INESC-ID) were officially appointed as Secretaries of State in a ceremony at Ajuda Palace in Lisbon, presided over by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Ana Paiva is the new Secretary of State for Science, serving under the Ministry of Education, Science and Innovation, while Alberto Silva has taken the role of Secretary of State for Modernisation and Digitalisation, under the Ministry of Youth and Modernisation. They were inaugurated alongside 41 colleagues appointed across 17 ministries for the XXIV Government of Portugal.

Ana Paiva holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is an accomplished researcher and university lecturer with expertise in AI. Ana Paiva's notable contributions include founding and leading the INESC-ID group focused on Artificial Intelligence for People and Society for two decades, demonstrating her dedication to advancing AI for societal benefit.

Alberto Rodrigues da Silva holds a PhD in Computer Engineering, a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering. He is a distinguished researcher and university lecturer, affiliated with INOV and INESC-ID. He has served as a Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, contributing significantly to computer engineering through teaching and research endeavours. 

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