Repetitions in Strings

Distinguished Lecture | meeting room @ Av Duque Ávila, 23, Lisboa | 17:00

Prof. Maxime Crochemore, Université Paris-Est, France – Abstract: Large amounts of text are generated every day in the cyberspace via Web sites, emails, social networks, and other communication networks. These text streams need to be analysed to detect critical events … Continued

Achieving Photoreal Digital Actors in Film and in Real-Time

Distinguished Lecture | Instituto Superior Técnico TAGUSPark (Sala 1.38) | 14:30

Dr. Paul Debevec, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, USA – Abstract: Somewhere between “Final Fantasy” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, digital actors crossed the “Uncanny Valley” from looking strangely synthetic to believably real. This talk describes how the … Continued

Digital information storage in DNA

Distinguished Lecture | Congress Center | 09:00

Dr. Paul Bertone, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK – Abstract: The amount of information that humans produce and want to store is increasing exponentially. It is estimated that the total digital information on Earth is of the order of zettabytes (thousands … Continued

Spoken Dialogue Systems: Progress and Challenges

Distinguished Lecture | Anfiteatro do Complexo Interdisciplinar, IST Alameda | 14:30

Prof. Steve Young, University of Cambridge, UK – Abstract: The potential advantages of statistical dialogue systems include lower development cost, increased robustness to noise and the ability to learn on-line so that performance can continue to improve over time. This … Continued

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