INESC-ID researcher Luis M. Correia honored with the 2021 EurAAP Propagation Award
The EurAAP (European Association on Antennas and Propagation) recognised Luis M. Correia with the 2021 EurAAP Propagation Award “for leadership in the field of propagation for wireless and mobile communications”
Luis M. Correia specific area of work involves the development of models for the propagation of signals so that one can properly estimate coverage and interference, and in addition to that, the researcher ended up leading the development of projects, conferences and other activities. One of the key areas has been the leadership in a number of international projects and working groups that resulted in models and recommendations taken by international standardisation bodies and others.
Luis M. Correia mentioned “It’s always a pleasure and an honour for anyone to receive a professional award, namely when it’s given by your peers, since it means recognition at the highest level. I’ve been working in the area of mobile and wireless communications since I graduated with the Ph.D., being involved in many initiatives worldwide, namely at the European level, so receiving this international award is really a very rewarding achievement”.
“I’ve been involved in international activities for 30 years, taking the lead in a number of projects and other initiatives, so this award means that colleagues worldwide recognised my contributions and leadership in research and development in my area of work. From my viewpoint, leadership is about planning work in advance, listening to your colleagues and collaborators, and then taking decisions based on sound and rational arguments that are explained to all of those that are involved, so I take it that this award means that I’ve the right perspective” the researcher said.
Luis M. Correia also emphasizes “Such an award is never a “one man show”, so I have to share it with the many colleagues, collaborators and students that have worked with me along all these years”.
EurAAP is an international technical/scientific/educational association, with activities involving antennas and propagation applied to all areas of telecommunications. It is one of the largest associations of its kind at the international level, having EuCAP (European Conference on Antennas and Propagation) as one of its key initiatives, with around 1 500 people attending the conference annually. Its membership includes people from all communities working in the area, from academia to industry, encompassing students at all levels and many other engineers and technicians.
EurAAP, the European Association on Antennas and Propagation, was created in the frame of the European Network of Excellence “ACE – Antenna Centre of Excellence”, as the point of reference of the European Antenna and Propagation scientific community.
11th Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School
LxMLS 2021 will take place July 7th to July 15th in online format (via zoom and slack). It is organized jointly by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), a leading Engineering and Science school in Portugal, the Instituto de Telecomunicações, the Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID), Unbabel and Cleverly.
Click here for information about past editions (LxMLS 2011, LxMLS 2012, LxMLS 2013, LxMLS 2014, LxMLS 2015, LxMLS 2016, LxMLS 2017, LxMLS 2018, LxMLS 2019, LxMLS 2020) and to watch the videos of the lectures (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020).
Call for Participation
* Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
* Decision: June 1, 2021
* Early Registration: June 15 – July 1, 2021
* Summer School: July 7 – 15, 2021
Topics and Intended Audience
The school will cover a range of Machine Learning (ML) topics, from theory to practice, that are important in solving Natural Language Processing (NLP) problems that arise in the analysis and use of Web data.
Our target audience is:
- Researchers and graduate students in the fields of NLP and Computational Linguistics;
- Computer scientists who have interests in statistics and machine learning;
- Industry practitioners who desire a more in depth understanding of these subjects.
Features of LxMLS:
- No deep previous knowledge of ML or NLP is required, but the attendants are assumed to have some basic background on mathematics and programming
- Lecturers are leading researchers in machine learning and natural language processing (see speakers)
- Days are divided into morning lectures and afternoon lab sessions and practical talks (see schedule)
- The Labs guide will be provided one month in advance. Last year’s guide can be found here
- A day zero is scheduled to review basic concepts and introduce the necessary tools for implementation exercises
- Both basic (e.g linear classifiers) and advanced topics (e.g. deep learning, reinforcement learning) will be covered
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 11th Lisbon Machine Learning School will be held online (via zoom and slack). Similar to last year, we are excited for the opportunity to create a virtual school, where you will be able to attend all the lectures, and participate in the Q&As and labs remotely. We will also provide the tools for students to engage with each other remotely. The lectures will also be streamed to YouTube, and will become freely available later in our YouTube channel. The Q&A, labs and social activities will remain restricted to the accepted students only.
List of Confirmed Speakers
LUIS PEDRO COELHO Fudan University | China
MÁRIO FIGUEIREDO Instituto de Telecomunicações & Instituto Superior Técnico | Portugal
ANDRE MARTINS Instituto de Telecomunicações & Unbabel | Portugal
IRYNA GULEYVICH Technical University Darmstat | Germany
NOAH SMITH University of Washington & Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence | USA
SLAV PETROV Google Inc. | USA
XAVIER CARRERAS dMetrics | USA
GRAHAM NEUBIG Carnegie Mellon University | USA
BHIKSHA RAJ Carnegie Mellon University | USA
CHRIS DYER Google Deep Mind | UK
ELIAS BARENBOIM Columbia University | USA
ADELE RIBEIRO Columbia University | USA
STEFAN RIEZLER Institut für Computerlinguistik, Universität Heidelberg | Germany
BARBARA PLANK IT University of Copenhagen | Denmark
SASHA RUSH Cornell Tech | USA
Please visit the webpage for up to date information: http://lxmls.it.pt/2021
To apply, please fill the form in https://lisbonmls.wufoo.com/forms/application-form-lxmls-2021/
Any questions should be directed to: email@example.com.
International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing
The 27th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2021) will take from August 30 to September 3 2021 in Lisbon.
Euro-Par is the prime European conference covering all aspects of parallel and distributed processing, ranging from theory to practice, from small to the largest parallel and distributed systems and infrastructures, from fundamental computational problems to full-fledged applications, from architecture, compiler, language and interface design and implementation, to tools, support infrastructures, and application performance aspects.
The 2021 edition of Euro-Par will be organized as a collaboration between INESC-ID and Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).
– Abstract Submission: February 5, 2021
– Paper Submission Deadline: February 12, 2021
– Author Notification: April 30, 2021
– Camera-Ready Papers: June 6, 2021
More information is available here.