This past week, Vasco Vasconcelos, LASIGE member and director, won the ETAPS Test of Time Award with the paper "Language Primitives and Type Discipline for Structured Communication-Based Programming", co-authored with Kohei Honda and Makoto Kubo.

The ETAPS Test of Time Award, instituted 2017, recognizes outstanding papers published more than 10 years in the past in one of the constituent conferences of ETAPS. The Award recognises the impact of excellent research results that have been published at ETAPS.

The University of Lisbon (ULisboa), with the support of Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD), presents every year the "University of Lisbon / Caixa Geral de Depósitos Scientific Prizes", which aims to reward scientific research activity and encourage the practice of publication in international journals of recognized quality.

This year, LASIGE integrated reasearcher and FCUL's Department of Informatics director, Francisco Couto is one of the awards recipients, being recognized by his published work between 2013 and 2017, in the area of Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

On the 28th of February, Google held the qualifying round globally through the internet. The best score from Portugal was obtained by Caracóis Hipercondríacos, a team that features two LASIGE junior researchers: Robin Vassantlal and Nuno Burnay.

The team achieved 1st place in the country and 120th globally.

TechRepublic has published an article about Vawlt and its technology, a startup born at LASIGE.

LASIGE researcher Nuno Neves was interviewed by the ionline newspaper to present the status of cybersecurity in Portugal.