Two new exploratory projects led by INESC ID supported under the CMU Portugal Program
INESC ID will lead two new exploratory research projects (ERPs) selected under the 2022 Carnegie Mellon Portugal (CMU Portugal) Call, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). The CMU Portugal Program supports the launch of ERPs on a regular basis, with the main objective of promoting Portugal’s international competitiveness and innovation capacity in Science and Technology (S&T) in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
In 2021, two INESC ID projects were selected under the CMU Portugal Call, and two others will now be launched:
mm-Size Stimulator Implants
The project is led by Jorge Fernandes at INESC ID and by Marc Dandin at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (CMU) with a total funding of 50.000€.
Bioelectronic Medicine (BEM) is at the intersection of scientific disciplines and has experienced a huge development in the past 5 years, being able to revolutionize how medicine is practiced by favoring the use of electroceuticals to interface with the nervous system instead of drugs.
The “mm-Size Stimulator Implants” project is focused on the development of subdermal and deep mm-size implants. The main goal is to design a microelectronic implant circuit using state-of-the-art techniques at circuit level to obtain a simple implant with extremely low-power consumption (<1mW), capable of harvesting its’ own energy, having enough communication capabilities to receive commands and send status, and finally, being capable of stimulating nerves.
SALAD-Nets: Synthesizing Adaptive Large-scale Accelerated and Distributed Network Functions
The SALAD-Nets project is led by Luís Pedrosa at INESC ID and Srinivasan Seshan at the Computer Science Department at CMU with a total funding of 49.948,25€.
The goal of this project is to allow developers, operators, and even cloud customers to design a virtual network of software NFs, and a synthesizer to map this large-scale distributed network onto the underlying network substrate, as deployed in the datacenter. Considering each device’s capabilities and limitations, SALAD-Nets partitions and optimizes the network functionality, generating the code that powers not only the myriad devices in the network, but also the controller that orchestrates it all to realize on the physical network fabric the same functionality that was specified in the virtual network topology.
More on CMU Portugal website.
INESC Brussels HUB Winter Meeting | JAN 25-26, 2024, in Porto
The INESC Winter Meeting, organized in collaboration with INESC Holding, is scheduled for January 25th and 26th, 2024, and it will be held in the city of Porto.
On January 25th, the primary goal is to bring together individuals from all five INESC institutes, fostering an environment that encourages networking, forging new connections, and collectively engaging in a forward-thinking exercise regarding the future of our research fields and the positioning of the INESC group within the European landscape.
There will be a welcome lunch, followed by an afternoon dedicated to collaboration, openness, and curiosity. The event will have a participatory approach, and will be guided by Dirk Stockmans, a highly experienced facilitator who has worked for the European Commission for the last 30 years.
Furthermore, all INESC researchers are invited to submit proposals for e-posters to be displayed at the Winter Meeting. Deadline for submissions is December 10 and more information is available here.
On January 26th, a senior administration and management committee will be held. Participants will be selected by each institute administration by invitation only.
If you would to take part on the 25th of January, please register here by November 30th.
The INESC Brussels HUB website will soon share more information about the venue and uptaded agenda.