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International network explores High-Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence convergence at INESC TEC

Between September 15 and 17, INESC TEC hosted the main networking event of the international network CENTRA - Collaborations to Enable Transnational Cyberinfrastructure Applications; this year's hybrid event focused on the “HPC and AI Convergence for Smart Connected Communities”.

23rd September 2021

The event included presentations and discussion panels on Artificial Intelligence, 5G communication networks, smart energy systems, cyber-physical systems, high-performance computing (HPC) and edge computing, among other scientific areas. Close to 100 people participated in the event (online or in person), which featured several international speakers from South Korea, the United States of America, Japan, Taiwan, and Portugal.

Rui Oliveira, member of INESC TEC Board of Directors and associate professor at UMinho, chaired the session. “Transnational partnerships are the best way towards a truly impactful and transformative science-based research. After a one-year break, this annual event has returned, fulfilling yet again its purpose of reinforcing scientific collaboration”, said Rui Oliveira.

Visit to the Laboratory of Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles.

Some of the participants had the opportunity to visit two INESC TEC laboratories: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles, and Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

The CENTRA network supports collaborations between research centres, institutes and laboratories around the world. The network promotes collaborative cyberinfrastructure research activities designed to educate a new generation of researchers who are technically and culturally competent to engage with international scientific networks.

The INESC TEC researcher mentioned in this news piece is associated with UP-FEUP.