Inês Lynce is one of the scientists honored in the book “Women in Science”
Ciência Viva launched today, March 8, International Women’s Day, the book Women in Science (“Mulheres na Ciência”) where pays tribute to Portuguese women scientists.
The third edition of this book brought together 101 new faces and testimonies of women who work in research in our country, photos captured by Clara Azevedo, José Carlos Carvalho, Luís Filipe Catarino and Rita Carmo.
The first edition was launched in 2016 and the second in 2019. In each edition, more than a hundred women are honored, whose work has been fundamental to Science and Technology’s progress in Portugal in recent decades.
Inês Lynce, President of INESC-ID, is one of the ten women in Engineering who are presented in this 2021 edition.
“It is a great honor for me to be selected to be part of this initiative, which, on the one hand, extols the importance of science and technological development and, on the other hand, lives up to the role of women in this area where they are underrepresented. I am happy to be an example that can inspire young Portuguese girls to follow their path in this area. I am a woman and I am a computer engineer” said Inês Lynce about her participation in this book.
On the page dedicated to Inês Lynce in the book we can read:
” Solving problems is a fascinating challenge for me. I found in Computer Engineering a powerful and automatic approach to solving problems. Artificial intelligence added a creative and scientific way of putting a machine to work rationally. Research gave me the opportunity to come up with seas never sailed before. Teaching and mentoring students brought me the unique possibility of enhancing the ability and talent of the youngest. ” (Mulheres na Ciência, Ciência Viva, 2021)
[pt] “Resolver problemas é para mim um desafio fascinante. Encontrei na Engenharia Informática uma abordagem poderosa e automática para resolver problemas. A inteligência artificial acrescentou uma forma criativa e científica de colocar uma máquina a atuar racionalmente. A investigação deu-me a oportunidade de chegar a mares nunca de antes navegados. O ensino e orientação de alunos trouxeram-me a possibilidade única de potenciar a capacidade e o talento dos mais jovens.” (Mulheres na Ciência, Ciência Viva, 2021)
Fotografia: Luís Filipe Catarino
See all the participants at https://www.cienciaviva.pt/mulheresnaciencia/terceira-edicao
Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango
Dates: November 18-19, 2021
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.