INESC-ID researchers are among the best scientists in the world in the field of Computer Science
5 INESC-ID researchers are among the world’s top computer scientists, according to the 7th edition of Top Scientists Ranking for Computer Science & Electronics, released by Guide2Research. Once again, the highest number of Portuguese scientists is affiliated with Instituto Superior Técnico.
Among the 24 Portuguese computer scientists affiliated with national institutions are 5 INESC-ID reseachers: Ana Paiva, Joaquim Jorge, Luís Rodrigues, Francisco C. Santos and Leonel Sousa. In the list we found another 6 Portuguese scientists affiliated with Instituto Superior Técnico: José Bioucas Dias (IT), Mário Figueiredo (IT), António Pascoal (ISR-Lisboa), José Santos- Victor (ISR-Lisboa), Fernando Pereira (IT), José Rui Figueira (CEG-IST),
The list also includes four Técnico alumni: professors Manuela Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University- CMU), José MFMoura (CMU), Pedro Domingos (University of Washington) and João Marques-Silva (Institut Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse).
The first position of this year’s edition is held by professor Anil K. Jain (Michigan State University). Professors Yoshua Bengio (Université de Montréal) and Herbet Simon (CMU), hold the second and third position respectively.
Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s influential contributions based on their h-index from Google Scholar. The h-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be examined is set to 40 provided that most of their publications are in the area of computer science and indexed in DBLP.
Guide2Research is one of the leading portals for computer science research providing trusted data on scientific contributions since 2015.
The list aims to highlight the major contributions on Computer Science and Electronics and to inspire researchers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers around the world.
Source: Adapted from Instituto Superior Técnico
2021 European Researchers’ Night
How can Science contribute to the knowledge about the causes and effects of climate change and to climate neutrality by 2050?
The European Researchers’ Night is an initiative funded by the European Commission, through Marie Curie Actions, aiming to celebrate Science and reduce the gap between researchers and citizens. The European Researchers’ Night translates into a series of activities happening throughout the year culminating in a night of celebration of Science, taking place in several European cities.
The European Researchers’ Night 2021 (ERN2021) will take place on 24th September across Europe. The consortium’s activities, such as lectures, workshops, among others, under the theme “Climate Science“, will take place from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., in a hybrid format, i.e., with reduced face-to-face activities and a parallel programme fully online.
INESC-ID will participate in the following activities:
- “Understanding the risks is key to preparedness.” | Game, Apps and Challenges
In this game we will help you understand warnings and how to be prepared and respond in case of earthquake and tsunami.
Knowing the risks is essential to being prepared. In this game you will learn to know the alerts and what to do to be prepared and respond in case of earthquake and tsunami. It is intended to make the population aware of natural risks, namely seismic and tsunami risks, in order to increase the resilience of communities. Educating and informing about risk prevention and mitigation is essential for promoting a risk culture.
Researcher: Mónica Amaral Ferreira
Thematic area: Architecture, Art and Design, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Technology
- “Do you know how satellites help to know how the weather’s like?” | Quizzes
The activity presents some of the methods used to assess the Earth’s climate based on satellite technology, and challenges the visitor to answer a quiz to test their knowledge.
Organised by: INESC-ID
Researcher: Rui Policarpo Duarte
Thematic area: Technology.
INESC-ID ALUMNI TALK
INESC-ID ALUMNI TALK
24 September 2021 | 1pm- 2PM
The first INESC-ID Alumni Talk will take place next 24th September at 1pm, online via zoom.
Joining together INESC-ID researchers, students and trainees to share experiences, knowledge and create good memories again.
André Luís Martins
Senior Software Engineer, Hitachi Vantara
CEO and Co-founder, Codacy
Assistant Professor, Pattern Recognition & Bioinformatics, TU Delft
Moderador | Arlindo Oliveira
Researcher, INESC-ID | President, INESC Holding | Distinguished Professor, IST
André Luís Martins | Senior Software Engineer, Hitachi Vantara
Completed my graduate and master’s degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at IST (1999-2006), during the course of which I joined INESC-ID (2004-2007). I won a Fulbright Foundation Fellowship (2007) and joined Cornell University, USA, where I obtained PhD in Computational Biology (2007-2014). I then returned to Portugal and joined the private sector. First at SparkLegend (2014-2018) and finally at Hitachi Vantara (2018-present).
Jaime Jorge | CEO and Co-founder, Codacy
CEO and Co-founder of Codacy, the leading automated code review service with more than 750 customers and used by 200k developers around the world. He’s been working in the code quality and software engineering tools industry for over 10 years. He holds a MsC in Software Engineering from IST. Previously he was also a researcher in Natural Language in INESC-Id. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, BJJ, making good coffee and some modest reading and writing.
Joana Gonçalves | Assistant Professor, Pattern Recognition & Bioinformatics, TU Delft
Joana Gonçalves is an Assistant Professor in the Intelligent Systems department of the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands. She does research at the intersection of Pattern Recognition and Biomedicine, and is responsible for several courses in the Computer Science education programmes at TU Delft. Prior to her current position, Joana was a Postdoctoral Researcher jointly at the TU Delft and the Netherlands Cancer Institute from 2014 to 2017, and she held a personal Marie Curie fellowship at the Netherlands Research Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) from 2013 to 2014. Joana received a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Lisbon in Jan 2013, and a 5-year Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Beira Interior in 2007. She did her PhD research at INESC-ID between Oct 2007 and Mar 2012, funded by a personal PhD grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Joana was a Visiting Scholar at KU Leuven between 2009 and 2010, a Research Assistant at Imperial College London in 2012, and an invited Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico in 2013 before moving to the Netherlands.
INESC-ID ALUMNI GROUP
If your life passes or has passed through INESC-ID join us on Linkedin.
Being part of the INESC-ID Alumni Group is an opportunity to:
• Maintain connection to INESC-ID and reconnect with former colleagues;
• Share experiences and strengthen networking;
• Create new work networks and develop new projects;
• Get to know firsthand the latest research projects and results of INESC-ID;
• Be updated on trends in the area and the latest articles published in the area;
• Participate in exclusive events for INESC-ID Alumni;
• Take advantage of the resources and results of INESC-ID to continue professional and personal development;
• Celebrate the achievements of each and every one;
• Contribute to the integration of current early stage researchers in the market;
• Help and motivate current and future students;
• Leverage the common past for mutual support and development.
And we leave you with a challenge: Do you accept to be one of the speakers in one of the INESC-ID Alumni Talks and share your journey and experience? Send us an email to email@example.com.
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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.