A photo of Luis Magalhães

Luis T. Magalhães

Departamento de Matemática
IST - Instituto Superior Técnico
Av. Rovisco Pais 1
1046-001 Lisboa, PORTUGAL

phone: (+351) 218 417 100
email: luis.t.magalhaes@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Positions in Portugal: Professor of Mathematics ("Professor Catedrático") at IST – Instituto Superior Técnico of University of Lisbon (formerly of Technical University of Lisbon) (1993-), "Jubilado" desde 1.JAN.2022;

Associate Member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences (2019-), Corresponding Member (1995-2019);

Elected Honorary Member of the Portuguese Mathematics Society (SPM) (2022-).

at OECD: Member of the OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) (formely Committee on Information, Computers and Communication Policy (ICCP)) since 2005.

Former Main Positions President of the Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC), the Portuguese governmental agency with the mission of coordinating national Information Society and ICT policy (Jul 2005-Jan 2012)
President of the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), the Portuguese Research Council and National Research Funding Organization (1997-2002)

President of the General Council of University of Algarve (May 2013-Jun 2017)

Member of the Strategy Council of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of IST (2016-2020)

Member of the Evaluation Panel of the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of IST, with Francis-Luc Perret (Chair, EPFL, Switzerland) and Carlos Mota Soares (Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, IST), 2016.

European co-Chair of the EU-Africa 8th Partnership - Science, Information Society, Space, and Chair of the European Expert Group of the EU-Africa 8th Partnership (2011, 2012)

President of the Council of the INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, established by Treaty between Portugal and Spain (2008-12), and President of the General Assembly of the INL Installation Commission (2007-11)

Chair of the OECD Working Party on Measurement and Analysis of the Digital Economy (MADE) (formerly Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society (WPIIS)) (Jan 2011-Dec 2016);

Vice-Chair of the OECD Committee on Information, Computer and Communication Policy (ICCP) (2009, 2010, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) and Member of its Extended Bureau (2009-2020)

Member Elected of the Steering Group of the OECD Horizontal Project Going Digital! (2017-2020), which was the biggest OECD Horizontal Project ever incolving almost all OECD Committees, and Acting Chair of the majority of the Steering Group Meetings at the request of the Chair of the Steering Group and of CDEP, Wonki Min, who at the time was Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Science and ICT of the Republic of Korea, and at his request represented him as CDEP Chair in three of the annual meetings with the OECD Secretary General, Angel Gurria, for preparation of the annual OECD Ministerial Committee, which in those years had agendas with emphasis in aspects of the Digital Transformation of Society.

Chair of the European Union Horizon 2020 Advisory Board on Research Infrastructures Including e-Infrastructures (Feb 2016-Jul 2018), Acting Chair (Feb 2015-Feb 2016) and Vice-Chair (Oct 2013-Feb 2016)

Member of the Governing Boards of the international partnership programs MIT – Portugal (2006-11), Carnegie Mellon University – Portugal (2006-11), University of Texas at Austin – Portugal (2007-11), Harvard Medical School – Portugal (2009-11)

Member of the Steering Committee of the Fraunhofer – Portugal Program (2007-12)

Member of the General Council of the Foundation for National Scientific Computing (FCCN), the Portuguese National Research and Education Network organization (2009-12)

Member of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) (2009-12)

Member of the UN MAG - Multistakeholder Advisory Group for the UN IGF - Internet Governance Forum, appointed by the UN Secretary General (Sep-Dec 2007)

Head of Portugal Delegation to the UN IGF - Internet Governance Forum (2007-11)

Member of the Strategy Panel on ICANN's Role in the Internet Governance Ecosystem, chaired by Vint Cerf (2013-2014)

Head of Portugal Delegation to the GAC - Governmental Advisory Committee of the ICANN, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (2009-2012)

Member of the Governing Council of the ESF - European Science Foundation (2000-02)

Head of Portugal Delegation for Negotiation with the European Commission of the Operational Programs "Science Technology and Innovation" and "Information Society" of the CSP III which obtained a global funding of 1.8 billion Euros (1999-2000)

Member of the Portugal EXPO 2000 Hannover General Commissariat (1998-2000)

Chair of the National Coordination Team of the 6th Portuguese Research Units International Assessment (2017-19)

National Coordinator of the 1st Portuguese Research Units International Assessment (1996-97)

Chairman of the Department of Mathematics of IST (1993-97)

Director and founder of the Center of Mathematical Analysis, Dynamical Systems and Applications to Engineering (1991-97), which in 1997 was renamed Center for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry and Dynamical Systems
Co-Founder with João Sentieiro of the Systems and Robotics Institute and Deputy Director of its Lisbon branch (1991-97)

Coordinator of the Mathematical Analysis and Algebra Section of the Department of Mathematics of IST (1983-93)

Education Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, 1982, Brown University

M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, 1980, Brown University

"Licenciado" in Electrical Engineering - Electronics and Telecommunications, 1975, IST - Instituto Superior Técnico

Research Interests Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations, Bifurcation Theory, Functional Differential Equations

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Books (as author)

Books (as editor)

Articles in Scientific Journals or Proceedings

(411 non-self citations by 353 authors recorded in the AMS MathSciNet Mathematical Reviews Citation Database (AMS MathSciNet MR at 01.JUN.2022))

Excerpts of Lecture Notes for 2nd year students at IST

Excerpts of Lecture Notes for students of "Equações Diferenciais Ordinárias I"

In Introdução à Teoria Qualitativa de Equações Diferenciais Ordinárias, Luis T. Magalhães, Departamento de Matemática, IST, 1984.

Selected Chapters in Books

Selected Articles on Science, Technology and Infomation Society Policy

Selected Communications on Science, Technology and Infomation Society Policy

Selected Power Point Presentations on Science, Technology and Infomation Society Policy

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