Luis Amaral

Department of Information Systems | School of Engineering | University of Minho

Born in 1960 is Associate Professor at Department of Information Systems in the School of Engineering of University of Minho since 1998. Holds a PhD on Informatics (Information Systems) from University of Minho in 1995, and a degree (Licenciatura) in Systems Engineering and Informatics also from University of Minho where he is teaching since 1984. He was awarded the Descartes Prize - National Institute of Administration, 1995.

Researches and teaches to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the areas of Information Systems Planning, Information Systems Management and the Information Society, especially in the field of Public Administration.

Researcher at the Algoritmi Centre. Scientific Coordinator of GÁVEA - Laboratory for Study and Development of the Information Society. Project Coordinator of DeGóis (National Information Service for Science & Technology). He was coordinator at the University of Minho Project e-U (Virtual Campus national initiative). Advisor for Management Information Systems to XIII Constitutional Portuguese Government. Advisor to the UMIC e-Government Action Plan from 2003 to 2005. Founding member of APSI (Portuguese Association for Information Systems) and APDSI (Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society). Coordinator of the Network of Houses of Knowledge since its constitution in January 2013.

Chairman of the Board of the GCC - Computer Graphics Center since September 2005. Member of the Board of Directors of AvePark, Science and Technology Park SA since 2007. Vice-President of the regional cooperative VARD2015 - Vale do Ave Digital Region since 2008. Vice Chairman of CEDT - Centre of Excellence for Dematerialization Transactions since 2008. Advisory Board Member of TICE.PT, National Competitiveness Pole for Information Technologies.

Director of Information Systems Department, University of Minho from March 2005 to December 2006 and from June 2010 to July 2012. Coordinator of Portuguese Universities Foundation for the affairs of East Timor since 2011. Executive Board Member of the Foundation Carlos Lloyd Braga since 2010. Pró-Rector of University of Minho between July 2006 and October 2009. President of the National College of Informatics (Order of Engineers) since 2010. Chairman of Engineering School Council from 24 January 2013. Elected member of the General Council of the University of Minho since October 2013.