Luis Miguel Silveira
Short Personal Interview
Luis Miguel Silveira was born in 1963, in Lisbon. He is an INESC-ID Researcher since its inception, currently integrating the Scientic Area High-Performance Computing Architectures and Systems (HPCAS).
How long have you been part of the INESC-ID Team?
1999, when it started, I was previously a researcher at INESC since my student days.
How did you get to INESC-ID?
I was a young researcher at INESC before starting my PhD program and kept my association with the institute ever since. Later became an IST professor and have been a researcher at INESC-ID since the institution was started. I have also had the privilege of serving as President of the Scientific Council of the institute.
An environment of excellence for conducting dynamic, challenging and multidisciplinary R&D&I
Research project(s) under development
How would you explain in the most accessible and least technical language possible, what is the application / expected results of this (these) project (s)?
Develop algorithms to build efficient simulation models of biological neuronal networks
Tell us about your favorite project so far (or one of them)?
HiFi-MRI, an international collaboration project for mapping and analyzing whole-brain activity using ultra-high field MRI data
What are the biggest challenges of working in research in this area?
Understanding the biological context and learning the associated “language”
What book are you currently reading?
Dilbert Turns 30
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?
Find ways to describe complex behavior in a simple manner by concentrating on essential aspects
How do you see the mission of 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 see enormous potential in all those fields in making technology more widely available, more friendly, more efficient and increasingly devoted to improving our daily lives. And I see INESC-ID having a pivotal role in that transformation
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Academic Degree *
Licenciatura, MSc, ECE IST Tecnico, MSc, EE, PhD MIT
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OLISSIPO Twin Seminar III
We are happy to announce the next OLISSIPO Twin Seminar on Computational Biology – Protein driven machine learning and network approaches for precision medicine – which will take place online on 10 February 2022, 13:00-14:30 (WEST – Lisbon) / 14:00-15:30 (CEST). This seminar will be delivered by Emanuel Gonçalves (INESC-ID and Instituto Superior Técnico) and Pedro Beltrão (ETH Zürich), and chaired by Thomas Naake (EMBL).
OLISSIPO – Fostering Computational Biology Research and Innovation in Lisbon – is an international research project funded by the European Commission within its H2020 Research and Innovation programme, and aims to enhance the competences in Computational Biology at INESC-ID and – though its strong link to Instituto Superior Técnico / Universidade de Lisboa – to create an international pole of excellence in multi-disciplinary science in Portugal. OLISSIPO is coordinated by Susana Vinga, INESC-ID researcher and member of its Board of Directors, as well as Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico.
The Twin Seminars contribute to disseminate the scientific work and expertise of INESC-ID and all the Consortium that includes Inria, ETH Zürich and EMBL. These seminars comprise two short presentations, one researcher from Lisbon and one from a twin international institution working on similar topics in Computational Biology, and are open to anyone interested in computational biology.
For more details on this Twin Seminar, please check out this link.
ZOOM link: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/87272445544.
No password or registration will be needed for this session.