Short Personal Interview
How did you get to INESC-ID?
As PhD student.
A Portuguese cutting edge, Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering research institute.
Research project under development
How would you explain in the most accessible and least technical language possible, what is the application / expected results of this (these) project (s)?
Tools to help Distribution System Operators to plan and optimize their smart metering (smart grid, in general) communications infrastructure.
Tell us about your favorite project so far (or one of them)?
What are the biggest challenges of working in research in this area?
To develop efficient optimization algorithms, and to harmonize the theoretical models with the practical measurements. The latter is seldom an easy task, since increasing the accuracy of theoretical models usually translates into additional time complexity. The latter must be minimized in order to make the tools suitable for practical use.
What book are you currently reading?
In the past few months I seldom had time to read anything other than computer networks engineering related books and articles. Anyway, my current Literature reading is “À la Recherche du Temps Perdu” by Marcel Proust. Since this work has seven volumes, in between I also read my beloved Portuguese classical authors, as well as History books, with focus on Military History.
How would you explain to your child (or your parents or grandparents) what your job is? How do you explain what means to be a researcher in this area?
I research new and improved mechanisms to support communication among people, computer systems and things.
How do you see the mission of INESC-ID “to produce added value to people and society, supporting the response of public policies to scientific, health, environmental, cultural, social, economic and political challenges, in the fields of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering”?
The results of the research carried out at INESC-ID can improve processes belonging to different sectors of society, which, in the long run, is expected to have a significant impact on the quality of life in general. In addition, the close relationship with Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa has creates a symbiotic relationship that enriches engineering education with knowledge resulting from INESC-ID research. At the same time, I have always felt a great motivation of students to actively participate in the research work in the context of MSc and PhD projects.
Training / Research Area
Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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OLISSIPO Twin Seminar III
We are happy to announce the next OLISSIPO Twin Seminar on Computational Biology – Protein driven machine learning and network approaches for precision medicine – which will take place online on 10 February 2022, 13:00-14:30 (WEST – Lisbon) / 14:00-15:30 (CEST). This seminar will be delivered by Emanuel Gonçalves (INESC-ID and Instituto Superior Técnico) and Pedro Beltrão (ETH Zürich), and chaired by Thomas Naake (EMBL).
OLISSIPO – Fostering Computational Biology Research and Innovation in Lisbon – is an international research project funded by the European Commission within its H2020 Research and Innovation programme, and aims to enhance the competences in Computational Biology at INESC-ID and – though its strong link to Instituto Superior Técnico / Universidade de Lisboa – to create an international pole of excellence in multi-disciplinary science in Portugal. OLISSIPO is coordinated by Susana Vinga, INESC-ID researcher and member of its Board of Directors, as well as Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico.
The Twin Seminars contribute to disseminate the scientific work and expertise of INESC-ID and all the Consortium that includes Inria, ETH Zürich and EMBL. These seminars comprise two short presentations, one researcher from Lisbon and one from a twin international institution working on similar topics in Computational Biology, and are open to anyone interested in computational biology.
For more details on this Twin Seminar, please check out this link.
ZOOM link: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/87272445544.
No password or registration will be needed for this session.