Short Personal Interview
How did you get to INESC-ID?
During my master thesis
one of the most advanced and innovative technology centers in Portugal.
Research project(s) under development
Position2 (European project with Philips) and Moore4Medical.
How would you explain in the most accessible and least technical language possible, what is the application / expected results of this (these) project (s)?
Next generation of biomedical tools.
Tell us about your favorite project so far (or one of them)?
Position2 with many futuristic ideas in the biomedical field.
What are the biggest challenges of working in research in this area?
Long waiting times to get results.
What book are you currently reading?
Papers and more papers (not books).
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?
Design circuits that can be as small as a grain of sand, which will be part of an even more complex system.
How do you see the mission of mission 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”?
I think we are going in the right path. INESC-ID has a variety of working areas which covers most of those challenges.
Training / Research Area(s)
Nanotechnology / Biomedical
INESC-ID Scientific Area
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Francisco António Chaves Saraiva de Melo: “Agregação” (Habilitation) in Computer Science and Engineering
Francisco António Chaves Saraiva de Melo, INESC-ID researcher within the Artificial Intelligence for People and Society Research Area and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico, will present a course unit report and a seminar in order to be awarded his Agregação (Habilitation) in Computer Science and Engineering on 30th and 31st May 2022.
Francisco Melo will present the course unit report titled Planning, Learning, and Intelligent Decision Making at 9am on 30th May 2022 (available on Zoom), followed by the seminar Reinforcement learning: A dynamical systems viewpoint at 9am on 31st May 2022 (available on Zoom).
2nd RiverCure Workshop
Location: Meeting room of Department of Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Building, Instituto Superior Técnico, Alameda Campus.
9:00 – 9:10 Welcoming attendants
9:10 – 9:30 Overview of the project and main outputs (Rui Ferreira)
9:30 – 9:45 Mathematical modelling – HiSTAV shallow water solver (Daniel Conde)
9:45 – 10:00 Laboratory observatory – tools (Luís Mendes/Rui Ferreira)
10:00 – 10:15 Laboratory observatory – lab models (Rui Aleixo/Rui Ferreira)
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 10:45 Field observatory – tools (Bruno Martins)
10:45 – 11:00 Field observatory – February 2016 and December 2019 floods, Rio Águeda (Rodrigo Oliveira)
11:00 – 11:20 The RiverCure portal – Conception and implementation (Alberto Silva)
11:20 – 11:40 The RiverCure portal – Applications (Ana Margarida Ricardo/Alberto Silva)
11:40 – 12:30 Discussion and Ending
RiverCure is a partnership of Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente, INESC-ID and IST-ID.
Support: APRH – Comissão Especializada em Hidráulica Fluvial
Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) RiverCure: Curating and assimilating crowdsourced and authoritative data to reduce uncertainty in river flow modelling. PTDC/CTA-OHR/29360/2017
Further details on the RiverCure project are available here.