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TEDxCoimbra - Antonio Figueiredo - For an Ecology of Knowledge

Antonio Dias FigueiredoGraduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal, in 1969, and obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, U.K., in 1976. From 1984 to 2007, when he retired, he was a Full Professor of Informatics and Information Systems at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, where he created, in 1992, the research Center for Informatics and Systems and, in 1994, the Department of Informatics Engineering. He has been awarded a Honoris Causa by the Portuguese Open University, and the Sigillum Magnum by the University of Bologna, Italy. He also received the title of Information Society Personality of the Year 2005, awarded by APDSI, Oracle Portugal, and Sun Portugal.About TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.X = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxCoimbra, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
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