INESC-ID represented at Encontro Ciência ’22
INESC-ID researchers and their work were showcased at Encontro Ciência ’22, which took place at Centro de Congressos de Lisboa this week.
On 16 May Professor Inês Lynce, INESC-ID researcher and Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, as well as co-director of the CMU Portugal Program, participated in the session Knowledge Creation and Talent Development under the CMU Portugal Program, in which she delivered an overview of CMU Portugal Program Knowledge Educational initiatives throughout the years. This same session had the participation, among others, of Maria Casimiro and John Mendonça, PhD students and INESC-D early stage researchers.
INESC-ID researchers also took part in practical demonstrations. The CMU Portugal-funded project Multilingual AI Agent Assistants (MAIA) — which aims to develop a multilingual conversational platform, supported by machine translation and dialogue systems, where AI agents assist human agents — was showcased on 18 May. MAIA is being developed in partnership between Carnegie Mellon University, INESC-ID, Instituto de Telecomunicações and Unbabel, under Principal Investigator Helena Moniz, INESC-ID researcher within the Human Language Technologies (HLT) research area.
Rui Filipe Fernandes Prada: “Agregação” (Habilitation) in Computer Science and Engineering
Rui Filipe Fernandes Prada, 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 28th and 29th June 2022.
Rui Prada will present the course unit report titled Specialisation in Games at 08:30am on 28th June 2022 (available on Zoom), followed by the seminar Human–Agent Interaction – Building Socially Intelligent Agents in
Games at 08:30am on 29th June 2022 (available on Zoom).
More details are available here.
ESSIR 2022: 13th European Summer School in Information Retrieval
This year’s edition of ESSIR, a 5-day teaching event on Information Retrieval (IR) and related research topics, will take place between 18-23 July 2022. The event is organized by NOVA LINCS (FCT UNL), INESC ID and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with the support of the CMU Portugal Program and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
The event will also incorporate the new edition of the Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA), which will provide a forum for early researchers to present their research in a friendly environment, while among senior researchers.
The summer school is addressed to students, Master’s students, Ph.D. Researchers, Industry and Academia practitioners. No deep previous knowledge of IR or ML is required, but the attendants are assumed to have some basic computer science and mathematics background.
The Summer School will be held at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (FCSH) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
The early registration deadline is June the 15th 2022, and the application form is available online.
EPIA’22: EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence
The EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence is a well-established European conference. The 21st edition of the EPIA conference will take place at Instituto Superior Técnico by 2022.
As in previous editions, this international conference is hosted with the patronage of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA).
The purpose of this conference is to promote research in all areas of AI, covering both theoretical/foundational issues and applications, and the scientific exchange among researchers, engineers and practitioners in related disciplines.
For further details please visit the EPIA’22 website.