LASIGE has approximately 120 collaborators, 34 of which hold a doctoral degree, 36 are researchers working in their Ph.D. programmes and about 50 are Master students or junior researchers. The current Director is Prof. Paulo Veríssimo.
O Mundo em Pessoa is a collaboration project that involved the research and development teams of LaSIGE and Sapo Labs and it's based on the automatic collection of quotes by Fernando Pessoa (orthonymous and heteronyms) from the social networks. The project is launched in 2013, when it's celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of the poet.
LaSIGE had published the second edition of the "Benchmarking some Portuguese S&T system research units" study. Download
The Laboratory spreads its activity through several sub-areas of Informatics (Computer Science and Engineering) including Distributed Systems, Human Computer Interaction and Multimedia, Information Management, Security and Dependability.
LaSIGE follows a research-line centred strategy, currently covering the following lines that embody the unit's mid/long-term research objectives:
LASIGE research activities are funded by FCT (through the Multiannual Funding Programme and national research projects) and by international projects (mainly, projects financed by the European Commision).