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INESC TEC attains first software patent in the U.S.A.

For the first time ever, INESC TEC obtained a software patent in the United States of America, thanks to the technology used in the mobile cryptocurrency wallet developed by the spin-off Keyruptive.

15th June 2020

Computer Science

INESC TEC uses statistical and psycholinguistic indicators to detect fake news

In early May, the European Commission registered more than 2.700 daily articles with fake news related to covid-19 on social networks, including false or misleading posts. Those responsible for said European body even considered misinformation the “disease of the century”.

26th May 2020

Computer Science

“Diaries of a Pandemic”: how are the Portuguese resorting to healthcare services?

How are the Portuguese citizens resorting to healthcare services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic? One can find some of the answers in the latest results of the study “Diaries of a pandemic”, which were released today. This initiative was launched by the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP) and by INESC TEC, in partnership with the newspaper Público.

17th April 2020

Computer Science

INESC TEC researcher takes part in international study to determine the incidence of the pandemic

An international team of researchers, including INESC TEC’s collaborator at the High Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab), Carlos Baquero, developed an open social media survey in order to estimate the number of confirmed cases with COVID-19 symptoms and monitor their evolution in eleven countries.

15th April 2020

Computer Science

INESC TEC and ISPUP present Diaries of a Pandemic

To understand the dynamics of citizens’ adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal. This is the main objective of an initiative launched by the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP) and by INESC TEC, in partnership with the newspaper Público.

25th March 2020

Computer Science

Mobile app among the winners of the World Summit Awards

The phone app is one of the 40 winners of the World Summit Awards, an international competition that elects projects focused on promoting digital innovation at local level.

17th March 2020

Computer Science

INESC TEC project is the winner of international gamification competition

The European project BEACONING - Breaking Educational Barriers with Contextualized, Pervasive and Gameful Learning, developed in partnership with INESC TEC's Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics (CSIG), was the big winner of the “Gamification Software Award”. This competition aims to reward disruptive projects in the field of gamification.

10th February 2020

Computer Science

INESC TEC researcher wins contest with «augmented book» project

It won’t be a traditional book, but it won’t be an e-book either. It will support a learning model with innovative characteristics. This is the idea behind the “Augmented Book for the Creative Introduction to Programming”, a project by António Coelho, from INESC TEC’s Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics (CSIG), one of the winners of the competition for “Pedagogical Innovation Projects”, part of the “Promoting Pedagogical Excellence” programme by the University of Porto.

07th February 2020

Computer Science

INESC TEC developed an application for managing large databases in real time

Nowadays, database management and updating is a key concern for large companies. In order to perform said critical tasks, the purchase of dedicated hardware is the solution found by most organisations; however, this leads to expenses in terms of hardware management and maintenance, and often the need to allocate human resources. Now, there’s a cloud platform that aims to meet the market demands, with a more reliable and cost-effective technology that can be updated in real time.

11th January 2020

Computer Science

World expert present in the closure of project dedicated to medical simulation

The closing session of the project SIMPROVE – Medical Simulation Centre of the Future, which brought together FMUP, INESC TEC and the company STI-Medical, was attended by Guid Oei, professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands), an expert in the medical simulation area applied to Obstetrics and member of a consortium that won EUR 2.9 million for the development of an artificial uterus prototype.

10th January 2020

Computer Science

HASLab welcomes students from the 2019 Best Student programme at University of Minho

On December 19th, INESC TEC’s High-Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab) welcomed six students from Braga, Guimarães, Santo Tirso and Terras de Bouro, who chose HASLab to discover and become familiar with the work of a researcher in the IT field. This event was part of the 2019 edition of the Best Student programme at UMinho.

07th January 2020

Computer Science

INESC TEC article among the most cited articles in the scientific journal PLOS ONE

An INESC TEC paper in the area of medical image analysis is among the 10% most cited papers in the scientific journal PLOS One of 2017. With the participation of researchers from the Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) and the Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia (CTM), the paper describes a method for automatic classification of histology images of breast tissue biopsy into four classes: normal tissue, with benign lesions, with carcinoma in situ or invasive carcinoma.

18th December 2019

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