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Improving database performance: INESC TEC research at international conference

In our daily lives, we barely notice the structures that support sectors like commerce, banking, or others, as well as high transactional data loads. In general, we only become aware of them during disruptions, which end up influencing the normal functioning of said services.

28th August 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC attended seminar dedicated to the Forest Bioeconomy

Promoting the debate and reflection on advanced technologies, emerging markets, and national and European policies that contribute to the valorisation and efficient and sustainable use of forest resources; this was the theme of the seminar organised by FORESTIS – Associação Florestal de Portugal, which brought together stakeholders from Portugal and Spain, with INESC TEC participation.

28th July 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC researcher appointed editor-in-chief of international publication on data analysis and science

Over the next three years, João Gama, researcher at INESC TEC, will act as the editor-in-chief of JSDA – International Journal of Data Science and Analytics. This journal promotes the presentation and discussion of new trends and opportunities, and the exchange of ideas and practices, encouraging collaboration between domains towards leveraging the analysis and data science domains.

12th July 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC participates in conference on computer science education

Experts in the fields of education and computing gathered at the Super Bock Arena Auditorium to discuss the challenges associated with integrating computer science education into schools. José Nuno Oliveira, senior researcher at INESC TEC High-Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab) attended the TNT | The New Trivium conference, which took place on June 3.

04th July 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC contributes to improving safety in urban mobility

A team of INESC TEC researchers participated in the creation of a solution that aims to improve railway safety through the automatic validation of transport networks. The solution, developed within the scope of the DigiLightRail project - and in partnership with Efacec - focuses on the definition of signalling and interlocking rules, towards reducing accidents in urban mobility caused by failures in signalling systems.   

28th June 2023

Computer Science

Privacy in 6G networks can be a challenge: INESC TEC integrates European project focusing on protection

Future 6G networks should make data privacy a top priority. INESC TEC is part of PRIVATEER, a European project that aims to create a robust and decentralised AI-based security analysis for 6G networks. "Privacy" is the key word. 

13th June 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC develops pioneering research in the application of variational quantum circuits to reinforcement learning

INESC TEC researchers have developed a study that aims to show the feasibility and usefulness of variational quantum circuits in terms of reinforcement learning, using quantum circuits in the central processing unit responsible for automatic decision-making. This is one of the first research papers to prove the impact of variational quantum circuits on the policy-based context, and it was recently published in the journal Quantum Machine Intelligence.  

23rd May 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC develops virtual reality app to support youngster looking for jobs

Can you imagine a Virtual Reality (VR) tool capable of supporting students or recent graduates looking for jobs? For two years, INESC TEC advanced the Life Skills VR project, through the development of a unique app that identifies the strengths and skills of those who are entering the labour market, guiding them to specific jobs.

17th May 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC research integrates reference journal in immersive learning

The results of two research papers on immersive learning environments have been published by IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies – a major journal worldwide. The first work addresses the collaboration with the industry in the adoption of virtual reality technologies for training activities. The second advances a structural framework that allows, for example, education and training professionals to select examples of immersive learning application that are compatible with their pedagogical environment.

26th April 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC part of European project to promote and facilitate the use of supercomputing in the European ecosystem

The EuroCC2 project started in February; the new European project by INESC TEC aims to identify and address the skills gap in high-performance computing (HPC) in the European ecosystem, and to promote cooperation across Europe, thus ensuring a consistent skills base.

27th February 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC and UMinho analyse the impact of the Omicron variant on the efficacy of vaccination

Researchers from INESC TEC and the University of Minho analysed the impact of the Omicron variant on the effectiveness of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study published in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports, part of the Nature group, is the result of the work carried out by an international team within the scope of the Coronasurveys project.

01st February 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC research improves quantum programming techniques

Recent research in quantum programming, developed by Ana Neri and José Nuno Oliveira, researchers at INESC TEC – in partnership with Rui Barbosa, Staff Researcher at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) -, proposes the concept of quantamorphisms, a recursive quantum circuit combinator that enriches quantum programming techniques.

12th January 2023

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