Rui A. P. Perdigão
Rui A. P. Perdigão is chair professor in Physics of Complex Systems, interuniversity chair in Fluid Dynamical Systems, executive and professorial chair of the Meteoceanics Institute for Complex System Science (MICSS) and director of the associated Doctoral School, where he heads a large ecclectic set of international academic and research programs.
Among his designed and nurtured academic programs (see e.g. his course list), he has introduced and delivers Complex System Dynamics and Interdisciplinary Data Analytics and Model Design. He has also been delivering specially tailored variants of those courses to the inter-university Doctoral Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies promoted by the Universidade de Lisboa, the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and the University of East Anglia. Stemming from the academic and scientific links to the latter program, he also became associated to the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, where he also lectures and mentors doctoral students.
Moreover, Prof. Perdigão serves as Editor in international scientific journals including the EGU journal Earth System Dynamics (ESD) and represents the research group CCIAM (Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Modelling) from the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Universidade de Lisboa. More recently, he has also joined forces with the Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies group at Instituto de Telecomunicações in Lisbon.
Overall, he promotes and conducts fundamental research in complex system dynamics across frontier natural, technical and social sciences, along with theoretical information physics, coevolutionary complexity, and causality, ranging from quantum to cosmological scales passing through the intricacies of coevolutionary multi domain multiscale complexity across the geophysical and socio-environmental dynamics in the Earth system. His theoretical and methodological breakthroughs then come into innovative down-to-earth use in the development of advanced analytics, modelling and decision support frameworks for the institutions entrusted with the protection of our society and the environment.
Prof. Perdigão is also author and co-author of multiple international publications including in Nature and Science, author of five extensive academic and research monographs (books), presenter of 24 invited keynote talks and seminars at international venues, 20 other oral communications at international conferences, and several dozens of other contributions. Moreover, he has convened international conference sessions at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and European Geosciences Union (EGU) for several years and has integrated large-scale international scientific networks leading to interactions with ca. 268 co-authors in journal publications.
Since the inception of his professorial chair and institute, he has introduced leading international MR Flagship programs nurturing large-scale high-risk high-impact projects, ranging from fundamental research in Mathematical Physics and Complexity to Synergistic Dynamics across the interdisciplinary interface among frontier natural, social and technical sciences, innovating from theory to practice to empower societies with frontier science. Empowering people with knowledgeable choices to make their own informed decisions in a complex coevolutionary world.
Current doctoral courses introduced and delivered by Rui Perdigão at ICS as part of his collaboration with the Doctoral Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies:
Interdisciplinary Data Analytics and Model Design (1S: Fall/Winter Semester)
Complex System Dynamics (2S: Spring/Summer Semester)
Available courses introduced and nurtured by Rui Perdigão at MICSS:
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