HOW I THINK ABOUT RESEARCH
Professor Alan V. Oppenheim ,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) –
In the context of our roles in mentoring doctoral students, there are many ways of finding and formulating research problems and ideas. My own approach over many decades has been to focus on a style that gives students the experience as much as possible of an initially unstructured intellectual adventure with a safety net underneath. I like to describe the style as : “Having fun, chasing interesting ideas, which lead to solutions, in search of problems.” In this talk I will say a little more about this style and illustrate it with a few examples. In the examples, the focus is not on the details of the solution, but on how the topic originated and where it led to in terms of potential practical applications.
Professor Alan V. Oppenheim is a Principal Investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and Ford Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received the S.B. and S.M. degrees in 1961 and the Sc.D. degree in 1964, all in Electrical Engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University. During his career he has been closely affiliated with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research interests are in the general area of signal processing algorithms, systems and applications. He is coauthor of the widely used textbooks Digital Signal Processing, Discrete-Time Signal Processing, (currently in its third edition) Signals and Systems, (currently in its second edition), and most recently Signals, Systems & Interference published in 2016. He is also editor of several advanced books on signal processing. Throughout his career he has published extensively in research journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Oppenheim is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a member of Sigma Xi, and Eta Kappa Nu. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Sackler Fellow.
Isabel Maria Martins Trancoso
Centro de Congressos do IST
40 Years of Science and Knowledge: The ability to create new technology-based companies
The second session to celebrate INESC 40th years will take place on October 8, at 5 p.m., at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Auditorium II).
This session will be transmitted live.
17:00 Opening session
Leonel Sousa (INESC Lisboa/IST)
17:10 Keynote speech
Carlos Moedas (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian)
17:30 Panel I: The first wave: networks and services
José Alves Marques (LINK/IST)
João Nuno Bento (Novabase)
Pedro Ramalho Carlos (Shilling Founders Fund)
Luís Alveirinho (Altice)
Moderator: Isabel Trancoso (INESC-ID/IST)
18:15 Panel II: The second wave: software and artificial intelligence
Vasco Pedro (Unbabel)
Ana Teresa Freitas (HeartGenetics)
Jaime Jorge (Codacy)
João Paulo Neto (Voice Interaction)
Moderator: Joaquim Sérvulo Rodrigues (Armilar)
19:00 Four decades creating value
Arlindo Oliveira (INESC/IST)
José Tribolet (INESC)
António Costa, Prime Minister (to confirm)
[Registration will be open soon]
IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) 2020
IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) 2020 will take place between the 24th and 28th of October at Alfândega Porto Congress Centre, in Porto.
ICST 2020 aims to supply a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners all over the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the area of Software Testing, Verification and Validation.
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.
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