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, along 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…
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
QUATIC’2020 – Online Conference
The 13th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (QUATIC’2020) will be held virtually, from 9 to 11 September 2020. QUATIC is a forum for disseminating advanced methods, techniques and tools for supporting quality approaches to ICT engineering and management where practitioners…
INESC-ID researcher Andreas Wichert new book
World Scientific recently published the 2nd edition of “Principles of Quantum Artificial Intelligence: Quantum Problem Solving and Machine Learning”, written by INESC-ID researcher Andreas Wichert. This book provides an introduction to problem solving, information theory, statistical machine learning, stochastic methods and quantum computation. The book…
“Explain it like I’m 5”: Arlindo Oliveira
Can machines think? Arlindo Oliveira is the next guest of “Explain it like I’m 5 – talks at Técnico for children and other curious people of all ages”. The talk takes place live at Instituto Superior Técnico Facebook, on September 5, at 11am. Website
Gender&Diversity Breakfast Webinars: September 8, 9 and 11
Organized by INESC Brussels Hub, ‘Gender&Diversity Breakfast Webinars’ will take place next week, on September 8, 9 and 11. Program: Register here until September 4.
40 years of science and knowledge
Celebrating INESC’s 40th anniversary, a special programme with three sessions is available to the general public. Next session will take place on October 8th, at 5 p.m., at Auditório II of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, and will be made available online streaming. Event is free,…
Ricardo Chaves Speaks About Facial Recognition Technology
INESC-ID’s researcher Ricardo Chaves was interviewed for ‘Notícias Magazine’ about facial recognition technology. This brief interview is focused on the rise of facial recognition technology together with artificial intelligence, and highlights two very important questions: reliability and privacy. Read the article here.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.