Francisco S. Melo is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico, and a Senior Researcher at INESC-ID, working with the Intelligent Agents and Synthetic Characters Group.

Research areas

  • Machine learning (ML):
    • Reinforcement learning
    • Inverse reinforcement learning
    • Active learning
    • Online learning
    • Robotic applications of ML
  • Decision-theoretic planning (single and multiagent)

Publications

Research Projects

Teaching

  • Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence
    PhD Program in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (Spring 2014)
  • Introduction to Programming
    MSc in Information and Enterprise Systems (Fall 2013, Fall 2014)
  • Decision Support Systems
    MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (Fall 2011, Spring 2013)
  • Foundations of Programming
    BSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering
    (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014)

Students and post-docs

Current post-doctoral collaborators:

  • Pedro Sequeira, Post-doctoral Fellow at INESC-ID

Current students:

  • Alexandre Laborde, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (co-advised with Alberto Sardinha)
  • Beatriz Bernardo, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (co-advised with Ana Paiva)
  • Bernardo Lourenço, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (co-advised with Francisco Santos)
  • Filipa Correia, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (co-advised with Ana Paiva)
  • Frederico Mendes, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering
  • Gil Lacerda, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (co-advised with Luísa Coheur)
  • Hugo Martins, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (co-advised with Alberto Sardinha)
  • João Quitério, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (co-advised with Rui Prada)
  • Nuno Beato, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (co-advised with Alberto Sardinha)
  • Pedro Gusmão, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (co-advised with Rui Prada)
  • Piercarlo Serena, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (co-advised with Alberto Sardinha)
  • Ricardo Martins, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering
  • Tiago Costa, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering (co-advised with Ana Paiva)

Past post-doctoral collaborators:

  • Stefan Witwicki, Post-doctoral Fellow at INESC-ID, 2011-2013

Past PhD students:

  • Pedro Sequeira, PhD in Information Systems and Computer Engineering, 2013 (co-advised with Ana Paiva)

Past MSc students:

  • Carlos Fraga, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering, 2011 (co-advised with Rui Prada)
  • Daniel Magarreiro, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering, 2014 (co-advised with Luísa Coheur)
  • Diogo Simões, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering, 2012 (co-advised with Ana Paiva)
  • Joana Botelho, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering, 2013 (co-advised with Ana Paiva)
  • João Prioste, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering, 2013 (co-advised with Rui Prada)
  • Ricardo Carvalho, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering, 2014 (coadvised with Alberto Sardinha)
  • Rui Silva, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering, 2014
  • Vivek Maganlal, MSc in Information Systems and Computer Engineering, 2011 (co-advised with Ana Paiva)