On November 8th, 2017, Arquivo.pt celebrated its 10th anniversary with the accomplishment of the initiative "Archivo.pt: New ways to travel to the past". The initiative marked the work developed by Arquivo.pt, a tool that in the future will allow society to understand how the past was in this time, increasingly digital and multimedia.
The project Arquivo.pt started at LASIGE, when Daniel Gomes, its project manager, were a LASIGE researcher and PhD student, and have been gaining volume at FCT-FCCN where he currently works.

The 2017 INForum - Simpósio de Infomática edition, the most renowned National event in computer Science, received, as common since its first edition, a strong LASIGE participation with 14 authored/co-authored articles and 17 registrants from the unit taking part at the sympsosium, held in Aveiro, Portugal, October 12-13, 2017.

The app helpAR developed by Alcides Fonseca, along with two colleague researchers, had won the 1st place prize at Pixels Camp hackathon.

The app goal is to improve the shopping experience by applying AR and Machine Learning models, and was rewarded by its creativity and innovation being the one that most singled out at the event's hackathon.

The last Talk @ DI organised by FCUL Informatics Department was given, at October 3rd, 2017, by ex-LASIGE researcher and FCUL PhD graduate, João Antunes, who shared his journey and gave a glimpse of the life lesson acquired by, from a PhD graduate, who with no experience traveled to Silicon Valley for his first job at a startup tech company, and now, 5 years later, still lives and works in the heart of the technology mecca.

As part of the European ALTHOUR project, FCUL, together with its UL partners and the Universities of Maastricht, Leuven and Macerata, is organizing an Autumn Entrepreneurship free course, intended for PhD students and researchers at the beginning of their careers, and will take place in the weeks of October 23 to 27, 2017 and December 4 to 8, 2017, with remote award activities. Read more to check how to register.

The MRG (MobilityReadingGroup) of Imperial College London invited Vasco Vasconcelos to give a seminar in September, 2017. The talk with the title "Deadlock Avoidance in Parallel Programs with Futures: Why parallel tasks should not wait for strangers" will address the work accepted to be presented at SPLASH/OOPSLA 2017, CORE A* Conference.

The University of Lisbon Scientific Prizes' jury have awarded Francisco Couto with a Honorable Mention at 2017 awards. The prizes, instituted by the University of Lisbon in collaboration with Caixa Geral de Depósitos, aim to reward the scientific research activity and to encourage the publication in international journals of recognized quality.

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