During his career at Instituto Superior Técnico, professor António Gouvêa Portela dedicated himself to at least five different topics: mechanics, thermodynamics, automation and control, operational research and artificial intelligence. After his retirement he dedicated himself to a sixth topic: complexity. In parallel with the academic activity he led CUF’s strategic plan, one of the 100 largest companies worldwide at that time.
His influence was greater than his impressive biographical note and his two hundred and eight papers and publications (nine of which are published in this book and many others are available at www.agportela.com). His most important mission was to train others, leaving them his practice area as he moved to a new one, always one step ahead of his time.
This book is a testimony of gratitude as well as a fair and deserved posthumous tribute.
Time | 6.30 p.m.
Venue | Meeting room, Main building