LASIGE has approximately 140 collaborators, including researchers holding a doctoral degree, those working towards a PhD, MSc students and other junior researchers, secretariat and sys admin staff. The current Director is Prof. Vasco T. Vasconcelos.
LASIGE was founded in 1998; its activities represent an added value to the Portuguese and European Science and Technology System (S&TS), materialized by several factors:
- Quality and impact of the outputs in research, technology transfer, and advanced training, with a prominent international projection;
- Alignment with state-of-the-art international research themes and agendas (e.g. Horizon-2020), increasing impact and promoting prospective industrial exploitation;
- Excellent comparative standing in the Portuguese S&TS fabric.
LASIGE conducts scientific research in clearly identified cutting edges areas – Digital Accessibility and Systems for the Ageing Population, Cyber-physical Systems, Data and Systems Intelligence, Health and Biomedical Informatics, Reliable Software Systems, and Resilient Distributed and Networked Systems - supported by key indicators of excellence, including high quality publications and peer recognition, international and national competitive funding, advanced training, knowledge and technology transfer, industrial liaison, spin-offs and societal impact.