Carlos M. Fernandes was born in Luanda in 1973 and lives between Granada (Spain) and Lisbon (Portugal). He graduated (Instituto Superior Técnico, 1998) in Electrotechnics Engineering and owns a master degree in the same field since 2002 (Instituto Superior Técnico). He has a Ph.d. on Evolutionary Computation since 2009.
From 2001 to 2005 he teached at Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal. He is a permanent member of the Evolutionary Systemas and Biomedical Engineering Lab (Lasseb), Techinical University of Lisbon, since 1998. He is also a member of the Geneura Team, University of Granada, since 2008. Currently, he is a pos-doctoral researcher at the Technical University of Lisbon, with a permanent collaboration with the University of Granada. He is also a photographer and a photography teacher.
Computational Intelligence is his major field of research: Genetic Algorithms, Estimation of Distribution Algorithms, Ant Colony Optimization, Particle Swarm Optimization and other metaheuristics. He is particularly interested in the hybridization of Bio-inspired Computing techniques with Self-Organization, Self-Organized Criticality Models and diversity maintenance strategies.
Recently, Fernandes has been working with swarm intellligence models for art and creativity. Swarm art, computational creativity and the relationships between art and acience are currently one his main themes of research.