Short Personal Interview
Rui Henriques was born in 1987, in Lisbon he is an INESC-ID Researcher since 2010, integrating the Scientic Area Information and Decision Support Systems (IDSS).
How did you get to INESC-ID?
Master thesis at IST
highly supportive, particularly team-, staff- and logistic-wise. Impeccable project support, HR contracting, budget execution facilities, access to legal opinion, acquisition processes, and formalization of bilateral agreements.
Research project(s) under development
ILU – Integrative Learning from Urban Data and Situational Context for City Mobility Optimization (ILU (IDSS))
WISDOM – Water Intelligence System Data
Data2Help – Data Science for Optimization of Emergency Medical Services
iCare4U – Decision Support System for Personalized Medicine in ICUs
How would you explain in the most accessible and least technical language possible, what is the application / expected results of this (these) project (s)?
Biomedical data analysis for disease study, therapeutics and prognostics (primary research); Urban data analysis to assist mobility planning; Sensor data analysis for detecting fault behavior in utility supply/distribution systems; Spatiotemporal data analysis to optimize resource allocation
Tell us about your favorite project so far (or one of them)?
Multi-omic data analysis to identify the frontiers between psychiatric disorders, especially psychotic (such as schizophrenia) and affective (such as bipolar disease), and assess the adequacy of molecular therapies (specially antipsychotic drugs and mood stabilizers) at a personalized level.
What are the biggest challenges of working in research in this area?
Maybe time. The necessary time for validating therapeutic possibilities and translating the contributions into the daily clinical practice.
What book are you currently reading?
“Cada um vê o que quer num molho de couves” by Isabel Abecassis Empis
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?
Study diseases, especially mental illnesses, dementia, and cancer, in order to offer better therapies for restoring our natural states of health and well-being.
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Training / Research Area(s)
Machine Learning, Data Science, Epigenetics, Health Informatics
INESC-ID Scientific Area
OLISSIPO Summer School in Lisbon | Computational phylogenetics to analyse the evolution of cells and communities
We are happy to announce the OLISSIPO Summer School on Computational phylogenetics to analyse the evolution of cells and communities, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, at INESC-ID, between July 2-7, 2023.
David Posada, University of Vigo (class)
João Alves, University of Vigo (hands-on)
Nadia El-Mabrouk, Université de Montréal (class)
Mattéo Delabre, Université de Montréal (hands-on)
Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Claremont McKenna College (class and hands-on)
Russell Schwartz, Carnegie Mellon University (class and hands-on)
See the preliminary agenda at: https://olissipo.inesc-id.pt/tree-tango-school
Registration is mandatory. You can register at: https://forms.gle/VsASFHW5E7MJvaCc9
The registration fee is 250€ for students and OLISSIPO members and 350€ for postdocs or other researchers (meals indicated at the schedule of the school are included, accommodation and flights are not). All details will be made available upon registration.
We will have slots for flash talks (3-10 min depending on the number of submissions) to present yourself and the work you have been developing in your research.
The 13th Lisbon Machine Learning School | LxMLS 2023
The Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School (LxMLS) takes place yearly at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). LxMLS 2023 will be a 6-day event (14-20 July, 2023), scheduled to take place as an in-person event.
The school covers a range of machine learning topics, from theory to practice, that are important in solving natural language processing problems arising in different application areas. It is organized jointly by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), a leading Engineering and Science school in Portugal, the Instituto de Telecomunicações, the Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID), the Lisbon ELLIS Unit for Learning and Intelligent Systems (LUMLIS), Unbabel, Zendesk, and IBM Research.
Check online for information about past editions: LxMLS 2011, LxMLS 2012, LxMLS 2013, LxMLS 2014, LxMLS 2015, LxMLS 2016, LxMLS 2017, LxMLS 2018, LxMLS 2019, LxMLS 2020, LxMLS 2021, LxMLS 2022 (you can also watch the videos of the lectures for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020).
31st International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2023)
The 31st International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2023) conference provides a forum for research and developments in the field of information systems. The theme of ISD 2023 is “Information systems development, organizational aspects and societal trends”. New trends in developing information systems emphasize the continuous collaboration between developers and operators in order to optimize the software delivery time. The conference promotes research on methodological and technological issues and how IS developers and operators are transforming organizations and society through information systems.
The ISD 2023 conference held this year also provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to promote their research, practical experience, and to discuss issues related to Information Systems through papers, posters, and journal-first paper presentations.
ISD 2023 will be hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, Portugal, on August 30–September 1, 2023.