Head in the clouds: an overview of cloud computing and some associated research challenges
Prof. Rodrigo Rodrigues, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal – Abstract: Cloud computing is a fast growing, multi-billion dollar industry, with several forecasts predicting an annual growth rate for this market that is well above 20% during the remainder of the current decade. In this talk…
Repetitions in Strings
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 or the monitor business for…
A component and an interface algebra for dynamic networks of interactions
Prof. José Fiadeiro, University of London, UK – Abstract: As a result of the global interconnectivity ensured by the Web, the new landscape of systems that are operating in cyber-space is that of networks of systems where execution at the network nodes, which could be…
Achieving Photoreal Digital Actors in Film and in Real-Time
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 Light Stage scanning systems and…
Digital information storage in DNA
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 of billions of billions of…
Spoken Dialogue Systems: Progress and Challenges
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 talk will briefly review the…
An integrated view on future information and communication networks and services.
Prof. Daniel Kofman, Telecom ParisTech (ENST), France – Abstract: The talk first presents a vision on future information and communication services and related requirements and challenges. It then shows a – unified – view on major trends enabling the presented services’ evolution, including better integrated…
The Multicore Revolution
Prof. Maurice Herlihy, Brown University, USA – Abstract: Computer architecture is undergoing, if not another revolution, then a vigorous shaking-up. The major chip manufacturers have, for the time being, mostly given up trying to make processors run faster. Instead, they have switched to “multicore” architectures,…
Model Checking and the Curse of Dimensionality
Prof. Edmund M. Clarke, Carnegie Mellon University, USA – Abstract: Model Checking is an automatic verification technique for large state transition systems. It was originally developed for reasoning about finite-state concurrent systems. The technique has been used successfully to debug complex computer hardware and communication…
Symbiotic Autonomy: Robots, Humans, and the Web
Prof. Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, USA – Abstract: We envision ubiquitous autonomous mobile robots that coexist and interact with humans while performing assistance tasks. Such robots are still far from common, as our environments offer great challenges to robust autonomous robot perception, cognition, and…
2021 European Researchers’ Night
How can Science contribute to the knowledge about the causes and effects of climate change and to climate neutrality by 2050?
The European Researchers’ Night is an initiative funded by the European Commission, through Marie Curie Actions, aiming to celebrate Science and reduce the gap between researchers and citizens. The European Researchers’ Night translates into a series of activities happening throughout the year culminating in a night of celebration of Science, taking place in several European cities.
The European Researchers’ Night 2021 (ERN2021) will take place on 24th September across Europe. The consortium’s activities, such as lectures, workshops, among others, under the theme “Climate Science“, will take place from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., in a hybrid format, i.e., with reduced face-to-face activities and a parallel programme fully online.
INESC-ID will participate in the following activities:
- “Understanding the risks is key to preparedness.” | Game, Apps and Challenges
In this game we will help you understand warnings and how to be prepared and respond in case of earthquake and tsunami.
Knowing the risks is essential to being prepared. In this game you will learn to know the alerts and what to do to be prepared and respond in case of earthquake and tsunami. It is intended to make the population aware of natural risks, namely seismic and tsunami risks, in order to increase the resilience of communities. Educating and informing about risk prevention and mitigation is essential for promoting a risk culture.
Researcher: Mónica Amaral Ferreira
Thematic area: Architecture, Art and Design, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Technology
- “Do you know how satellites help to know how the weather’s like?” | Quizzes
The activity presents some of the methods used to assess the Earth’s climate based on satellite technology, and challenges the visitor to answer a quiz to test their knowledge.
Organised by: INESC-ID
Researcher: Rui Policarpo Duarte
Thematic area: Technology.
INESC-ID ALUMNI TALK
INESC-ID ALUMNI TALK
24 September 2021 | 1pm- 2PM
The first INESC-ID Alumni Talk will take place next 24th September at 1pm, online via zoom.
Joining together INESC-ID researchers, students and trainees to share experiences, knowledge and create good memories again.
André Luís Martins
Senior Software Engineer, Hitachi Vantara
CEO and Co-founder, Codacy
Assistant Professor, Pattern Recognition & Bioinformatics, TU Delft
Moderador | Arlindo Oliveira
Researcher, INESC-ID | President, INESC Holding | Distinguished Professor, IST
André Luís Martins | Senior Software Engineer, Hitachi Vantara
Completed my graduate and master’s degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at IST (1999-2006), during the course of which I joined INESC-ID (2004-2007). I won a Fulbright Foundation Fellowship (2007) and joined Cornell University, USA, where I obtained PhD in Computational Biology (2007-2014). I then returned to Portugal and joined the private sector. First at SparkLegend (2014-2018) and finally at Hitachi Vantara (2018-present).
Jaime Jorge | CEO and Co-founder, Codacy
CEO and Co-founder of Codacy, the leading automated code review service with more than 750 customers and used by 200k developers around the world. He’s been working in the code quality and software engineering tools industry for over 10 years. He holds a MsC in Software Engineering from IST. Previously he was also a researcher in Natural Language in INESC-Id. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, BJJ, making good coffee and some modest reading and writing.
Joana Gonçalves | Assistant Professor, Pattern Recognition & Bioinformatics, TU Delft
Joana Gonçalves is an Assistant Professor in the Intelligent Systems department of the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands. She does research at the intersection of Pattern Recognition and Biomedicine, and is responsible for several courses in the Computer Science education programmes at TU Delft. Prior to her current position, Joana was a Postdoctoral Researcher jointly at the TU Delft and the Netherlands Cancer Institute from 2014 to 2017, and she held a personal Marie Curie fellowship at the Netherlands Research Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) from 2013 to 2014. Joana received a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Lisbon in Jan 2013, and a 5-year Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Beira Interior in 2007. She did her PhD research at INESC-ID between Oct 2007 and Mar 2012, funded by a personal PhD grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Joana was a Visiting Scholar at KU Leuven between 2009 and 2010, a Research Assistant at Imperial College London in 2012, and an invited Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico in 2013 before moving to the Netherlands.
INESC-ID ALUMNI GROUP
If your life passes or has passed through INESC-ID join us on Linkedin.
Being part of the INESC-ID Alumni Group is an opportunity to:
• Maintain connection to INESC-ID and reconnect with former colleagues;
• Share experiences and strengthen networking;
• Create new work networks and develop new projects;
• Get to know firsthand the latest research projects and results of INESC-ID;
• Be updated on trends in the area and the latest articles published in the area;
• Participate in exclusive events for INESC-ID Alumni;
• Take advantage of the resources and results of INESC-ID to continue professional and personal development;
• Celebrate the achievements of each and every one;
• Contribute to the integration of current early stage researchers in the market;
• Help and motivate current and future students;
• Leverage the common past for mutual support and development.
And we leave you with a challenge: Do you accept to be one of the speakers in one of the INESC-ID Alumni Talks and share your journey and experience? Send us an email to email@example.com.