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.
During the next Rector takeover ceremony, taking place next September 20th, LASIGE member and FCUL Professor Dulce Domingos, will be formally appointed Pro-rector at University of Lisbon, by the Rector Prof. António Cruz Serra.
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.
The Computing Reviews' 21st Annual Best of Computing list selected LASIGE's publication "Snooping on mobile phones: prevalence and trends" as a notable article in computing in 2016.
The article, presented at the USENIX 12th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2016), was a collaboration result between researchers from LASIGE and University of British Columbia (Canada).
Teresa Chambel, besides being Steering Committee Member since 2016, will chair the Inclusion and Accessibility program of this year's edition of ACM TVX - ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video (TVX'2017), that will take place in Hilversum, The Netherlands, on June 14-16, 2017.
The next COST Action ARVI (Runtime Verification beyond Monitoring) meeting is being organized by José Rufino, and will take place at FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal, June 8-9, 2017. The Lisbon meeting is part of a series of meetings promoted by this action, that aims to build expertise by putting together active researchers in different aspects of runtime verification.
The LASIGE members Pedro Sá da Costa and Fernando Ramos, in joint work with Miguel Correia (IST-UL), have won the Best Student Paper Award in CCGRID 2017 - 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, with their work entitled Chrysaor: Fine-Grained, Fault-Tolerant Cloud-of-Clouds MapReduce.