José Carlos Almeida Santos

Department of Computing
Imperial College London
180 Queen's Gate


Update: I am now working at the Microsoft London Search Technology Center.


I did my "licenciatura" (5 year degree) in Computer Engineering (2004) and a Masters degree in Artificial Intelligence (2006) both at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. In 2004-5 I worked as consultant for a major Portuguese IT consultancy company (Novabase) and did an internship, as Software Development Engineer, at Microsoft in Redmond.

I came to Imperial in October 2006 after earning a Wellcome Trust PhD scholarship. As part of the 4-year PhD programme, in the first year I did an MSc. in Bioinformatics (2007). On November 2010 I defended my PhD thesis. The examiners were Professor Peter Flach and Professor Marek Sergot. My PhD supervisor was Professor Stephen Muggleton.

My main research topic was Machine Learning, more specifically the theory, implementation and applications of Inductive Logic Programming (ILP). The application explored was a protein-ligand interaction, namely the automated identification of hexose binding sites.

I joined Microsoft in January 2011 and since 2012 have been working at the Microsoft London Search Technology Center on Bing's search relevance team (query alterations and AutoSuggest).

Detailed curriculum vitae.

Software Publications Last update: 14th September 2014