LASIGE has approximately 110 collaborators, amongst researchers with a doctoral degree, those working towards a PhD, MSc students, and other junior researchers. The current Director is Prof. Vasco T. Vasconcelos.
LASIGE integrated researcher Alysson Bessani participated in recent industry collaboration efforts with Huawei in China, and NEC Laboratories in Germany.
LASIGE is sponsoring two keynotes in the International Conference on Graphics and Interaction (ICGI 2018), taking place at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. As such, LASIGE researchers are welcome to attend the keynotes of M.-Carmen Juan and Jaroslav Křivánek.
Carlos Mão de Ferro, a LASIGE PhD student working on virtual machines for IoT, has been distinguished with a scholarship by the Fullbright foundation.
This scholarship will support Carlos's 6 month stay at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and at the University of Washington, Tacoma.
The project is coordinated by Gunnar Widforss from Bombardier, Sweden and includes 24 partners from both european and canadian academia and industry. LASIGE is the only partner to provide expertise in software project secutirty and application of Natural Language Processing on software testing.
LASIGE Researchers Carlos Duarte and Tiago Guerreiro are taking the roles of Web4All conference Program Chair and ACM ASSETS 2020 General Chair, respectively.
AgreementMakerLight (AML) achieved top performance in several tracks of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative 2018 (OAEI), a competition run yearly at the International Semantic Web Conference. AML is an ontology matching system developed by LASIGE in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In 2018, AML maintained its top ranking position at OAEI in several tracks, and obtained the best results in the newly introduced tracks, consolidating its position as the leading ontology matching system.
The 5-year European Project "CIRCLES – Controlling mIcRobiomes CircuLations for bEtter food Systems" (Call: H2020-SFS-2018-2020 Topic: LC-SFS-03-2018 – Microbiome applications for sustainable food systems – IA Innovation action) starts today. Sara C. Madeira coordinates LASIGE’s team, participating in all tasks in work package “Bioinformatics and systems biology: data storage, data integration and microbiome modelling”, and leading task “Modelling of microbiomes across food chains in relation to covariates and metadata”. The project coordinator is Marco Candela, UNIBO – University of Bologna, there are 30 participans from academia and industry all over Europe. FCiencias/LASIGE is the only Portuguese participant.
LASIGE researchers, students, and collaborators promote monthly workshops at Fundação Raquel and Martin Sain to tutor blind people in using technology.