European Researchers’ Night 2020
We are glad to be able to participate in another edition of European Researchers’ Night. This year, for the first time, the conference will be held virtually, bringing together more than 200 activities, such as games, quizzes, applications, videos, live demonstrations, talks, etc. INESC-ID’s researchers…
INESC-ID’S team received IEEE Access Best Multimedia Award 2019
INESC-ID’s researchers João Vieira, Rui P. Duarte, and Horácio Neto, were awarded the IEEE Access Best Multimedia Award 2020 part 2. The video recently distinguished in this award is associated with the article “kNN-STUFF: kNN STreaming Unit for Fpgas”. K-Nearest Neighbors (KNN) is an algorithm used…
IFIP Internet of Things Virtual Conference
The IFIP International Internet of Things (IoT) Conference is an annual event of IFIP entirely dedicated to IoT research, innovations, and applications. The 3rd IFIP IoT will take place virtually on November 5th and 6th, 2020. The conference brings together researchers from 6 countries to…
INESC-ID at National Science Summit’20
The National Science Summit’20 will take place from November 3rd to 4th, 2020, at the Lisbon Congress Centre. Rodrigo Rodrigues, INESC-ID’s researcher, will moderate the session: “CMU Portugal – defining new frontiers in Technology within the health sector”, on November 4 at 2 p.m. Several…
HeartGenetics wins HINTT Award: Startup Innovation
Image credits: Glintt INESC-ID startup company, HeartGenetics, was recently distinguished by Glintt in the HINTT Awards, on the category ‘Startup Innovation’. This award distinguishes the project ‘MyPharmaGenes’, developed by the company. HeartGenetics, founded in 2013, is specialized in cardiovascular genetics and develops new high-tech bioinformatics…
INESC celebrates 40 years
INESC celebrated its 40th anniversary on October 8th at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Carlos Moedas (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian) was the invited keynote speaker for this special session, which was livestreaming for hundreds of remote participants.A webinar session focused on creating new technology-based companies, gathered CEOs of…
INESC-ID joins Lisbon Unit for Learning and Intelligent Systems (LUMLIS)
We are proud to be part of the Lisbon Unit for Learning and Intelligent Systems, LUMLIS, among with Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto de Telecominicações (IT) and Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR|Lisboa). LUMLIS, the Lisbon unit of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems…
National Science Summit 2020 – warm up
In this month, three warm up sessions will introduce Science Summit 2020. The first session takes place on October 14th, in Lisbon, with the participation of INESC-ID’s researcher Rodrigo Rodrigues. Register is free and required. More information here.
INESC-ID researchers distinguished with two awards at CAADRIA 2020
INESC-ID researchers recently received two awards at CAADRIA 2020. The presentation “Visual meets Textual: A Hybrid Programming Environment for Algorithmic Design”, co-authored by Renata Castelo-Branco and António Leitão, was distinguished with Best Presentation Award. The second award, Best Presentation – Runner Up Award, was granted…
40th Anniversary of INESC
On October 8, Lisbon will welcome the 2nd of 3 sessions to celebrate INESC’S 40th anniversary. The event will take place at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and will be made available live and online. Save the date! Website
Mathematics, Physics & Machine Learning Seminar Series (Online)
The Mathematics, Physics & Machine Learning seminar series has started on October 2020 and runs until March 2021.
The seminars aim to bring together mathematicians and physicists interested in machine learning (ML) with ML and AI experts interested in mathematics and physics, with the goal of introducing innovative Mathematics and Physics-inspired techniques in Machine Learning and, reciprocally, applying Machine Learning to problems in Mathematics and Physics.
Attendance is free but registration is required.
More information is available here.
Energy Virtual Experience – EVEx 2020
The event “Energy Virtual Experience” ( EVEx 2020) will take place online, from 23rd to 27th November 2020.
“Energy Virtual Experience” will provide 4 different interactive experiences: EVEx Talks, EVEx MasterClass, EVEx Academy, and EVEx Expo/Busines. These four experiences will be centered on “Ibero-American post-pandemic energy transition”.
Looking to stimulate interdisciplinary studies and innovative solutions in energy area, call for papers and projects will be launched soon.
INESC-ID researcher and IST Professor, Rui Castro, is member of the scientific committee of EVEx 2020.
IST /INESC-ID Distinguished Lecture – An Ethical Crisis in Computing?
Computer scientists think often of “Ender’s Game” these days. In this award-winning 1985 science-fiction novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender is being trained at Battle School, an institution designed to make young children into military commanders against an unspecified enemy. Ender’s team engages in a series of computer-simulated battles, eventually destroying the enemy’s planet, only to learn then that the battles were very real and a real planet has been destroyed.
The benefits of computing seemed intuitive to us. We truly believe that computing yields tremendous societal benefits; for example, the life-saving potential of driverless cars is enormous! Like Ender, however, we realized recently that computing is not a game–it is real–and it brings with it not only societal benefits, but also significant societal costs, such as labor polarization, disinformation, and smart-phone addiction.
The real issue is how to deal with technology’s impact on society.
Technology is driving the future, but who is doing the steering?
Moshe Y. Vardi is University Professor and the George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering at Rice University. He is the recipient of several awards, including the ACM SIGACT Goedel Prize, the ACM Kanellakis Award, the ACM SIGMOD Codd Award, the Blaise Pascal Medal, the IEEE Computer Society Goode Award, and the EATCS Distinguished Achievements Award.
He is the author and co-author of over 650 papers, as well as two books. He is a fellow of several societies, and a member of several academies, including the US National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Science.
He holds seven honorary doctorates. He is a Senior Editor of the Communications of the ACM, the premier publication in computing.