Afonso Ferreira

Afonso Ferreira, PhD, is senior researcher and Head of European Digital Matters at the French CNRS.

Afonso leads his laboratory, the Institut de Recherches en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), in three European projects at the intersection of digital technologies, policy and regulation, and foresight, in the areas of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Afonso has published more than 150 papers at the forefront of scientific research and has participated in more than 70 Programme/Steering Committees of international conferences. In addition, he worked for 12 years in European Institutions, including the European Commission, and in 2021 he advised the CNRS in the elaboration of its European strategy, guiding its 30.000 staff to consolidate its position as the largest recipient of H2020 funds.