About Computer Science Cluster
Computing is becoming ubiquitous, decentralised and mobile, reaching all devices, appliances and living beings. Real time is required, producing enormous amounts of data, which can produce a set of information if properly mined, challenging individual privacy and society fundamentals. More intelligent and autonomous systems will change the way we live and work. New interfaces will enable more immersive and inclusive interactions among humans and machines, blurring real and virtual environments.
INESC TEC is in a unique position to address many of the technological and societal challenges mentioned above, due to the complementary competences of its core research Centres, in areas such as advanced computing, security, privacy, big data, machine learning and immersive multisensory human-computer interfaces.
The mission of the Computer Science Cluster is to achieve excellence in both fundamental and applied research, achieving international impact and with a strong emphasis on technology innovation and transfer that benefits society at large.
The Computer Science Cluster covers many core areas, from programming languages and rigorous software development to complex information systems, from data processing to large scale computing, from embedded systems to virtual environments, and from security to quantum computing. The goal is to bring better intelligence into everything.
The Cluster is also strongly involved in Technology Transfer activities, either as Advanced ICT Consulting or as Innovative Systems Development, in areas such as Agriculture, Electronic Government, Energy, Healthcare, Industry, Telecommunications, Transport and Services.
Main research lines
- Big data and Machine Learning
- Privacy-preserving computing
- Virtual Environments