INESC-ID researchers honoured with Universidade de Lisboa / Caixa Geral de Depósitos Scientific Awards
Three INESC-ID researchers have been honoured at this year’s Universidade de Lisboa / Caixa Geral de Depósitos Scientific Awards (Prémios Científicos Universidade de Lisboa / Caixa Geral de Depósitos).
The awardees lists recognised Professor Leonel Augusto Pires Seabra de Sousa (Full Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IST), who received this year’s award in the Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering (Avionics) category, Professor Rui Manuel Gameiro de Castro (Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IST), who received this year’s award in the Energy and Environmental Engineering category, as well as Professor Pedro Tiago Gonçalves Monteiro (Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering), who received an honourable mention in the Computer Science and Computer Engineering area.
The UL/CGD Scientific Awards and Honourable Mentions are bestowed across twenty-six areas, recognising scientific research activity while encouraging the practice of publication in international journals of recognized quality.
On having been recognised with the Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering (Avionics) award, Professor Sousa accepted it as “a recognition of the quality of the research work carried out, which is always good. But, fundamentally, I hope that it will be an incentive for the Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers of the younger generations to do even better, namely those who are at INESC-ID.” Professor Castro added that “receiving this award [in Energy and Environmental Engineering] means recognition of the work of my research team in Renewable Energies and Energy Transition, always with the aim of promoting the name of INESC-ID within the international scientific community.”
The award ceremony will take place on 28 June 2022, 6:30pm, at Salão Nobre of Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa.
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.