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Ricardo Queirós publica novo livro: "Introdução ao Desenvolvimento de Jogos em Android"

15 May 2015

O investigador do CRACS e docente da ESEIG/IPP Ricardo Queirós escreveu novo livro dedicado à temática do desenvolvimento de jogos para a plataforma Android.
O livro tem a co-autoria do Alberto Simões (docente do IPCA) e é editado pela FCA. Estará disponível em Portugal a partir da última semana de maio.

Seminar by Cristina Pinotti: "The Minimum k-Storage Problem: complexity, approximation and experimental analysis"

17 April 2015

When: 2:30pm
Where: DCC-FCUP, Amphitheater 2

Cristina Pinotti is Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Perugia.
Her current research interests are wireless networks, sensor networks, networking and energy constraints, content delivery in radio networks, design and analysis of algorithms, cellular networks, and parallel and distributed architectures.

2nd Workshop on Computational Techniques for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer

07 April 2015

2nd Breast Cancer Workshop


This workshop will provide a forum for discussing the latest achievements in breast cancer research using computational methods and will promote a debate about clinical practice in the area.

The invited speakers are from Champalimaud Foundation, Centro Hospitalar de São João, FMUP, FCUP, FEUP, Portugal, from the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil, and from the University of Wisconsin - School of Medicine and Public Health, USA.


Date: April 7th2015 | 09:00 - 17:00


Venue: Auditorium - Central Services Building (FC5), Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Campo Alegre St. 4169 - 007, Porto, Portugal - Map


Enrollment: Free | (click here to register)





The 2nd Breast Cancer Workshop is being organized by Prof. Inês Dutra from FCUP on the scope of the project ABLe: Advice-Based Learning for Health Care.

This event is promoted by the academic department DCC-FCUP and I&D CRACS-INESC TEC, with the support of FCT (project PTDC/EEI-SII/2094/2012).

Seminar by Prof. Marcus Kaiser on The Human Green Brain Project

18 March 2015

When: 5:00pm
Where: DCC-FCUP, Amphitheater 2

The Human Green Brain Project: Computational Models of the Developing Connectome
by Marcus Kaiser, Newcastle University, UK

Abstract: The human brain consists of connections between neurons at the local level and of connections between brain regions at the global level. The study of the entire network, the connectome, has become a recent focus in neuroscience research. (...)

Seminar by Prof. Hendrik Blockeel on "Declarative data analysis"

03 March 2015

When: 2:30pm
Where: DCC-FCUP, Amphitheater 2

Prof. Blockeel, from KU Leuven (Belgium) & Leiden University (The Netherlands) is an expert in research in Machine Learning.
This talk concerns one major direction for research in the field, and should be of interest to everyone looking into Machine Learning, High Level Programming Languages and Environments, Constraints, Optimisation and Applied Statistics.

New Book by Ricardo Queirós: "Innovative Teaching Strategies and New Learning Paradigms in Computer Programming"

31 January 2015

CRACS researcher Ricardo Queirós has edited/authored a new book on Computer Science. It was published by IGI Global on January 2015.

Seminar on Cloud/OpenStack by Rui Gouveia from Redhat

08 January 2015

Rui Gouveia is a former student from our Department of Computer Science, currently working for RedHat in London. He visited us and gave a seminar about cloud computing and OpenStack, RedHat’s solution to support clouds.

CRACS/DCC seminar by Alexandre Francisco (IST & INESC-ID)

26 September 2014

Title: Counting MSTs and spanning edge betweenness with applications on phylogenetic analyses

Abstract: We present a new edge betweenness metric for undirected and weighted graphs. This metric is defined as the fraction of minimum spanning trees where a given edge is present and it was motivated by the necessity of evaluating phylogenetic trees, being implemented in the tool PHYLOViZ. Moreover we provide results and methods concerning the exact computation of this metric based on the well known Kirchhoff's matrix tree theorem, and we discuss possible improvements as future work.

CRACS & LIAAD Seminar by Prof. Srinivasan Parthasarathy: Edge Ranking in Graphs: Implications for Scalable Graph Analytics

26 January 2015
Time: 2:30pm
Where: DCC-FCUP, Amphitheater 2

Graphs are ubiquitous and are a natural abstraction to model many real-world tasks. In this talk I argue that not all edges within a graph are equally important (whether these be friends in social network or lines in a power-grid network).  Also, while a total ordering of edges may not always be meaningful I will suggest that edges and nodes they connect may want to be grouped into strata of equivalence classes. In this talk I will provide some simple and practical ideas to rank edges and group nodes by various measures of importance and discuss some implications of this work for scalable and distributed graph analytics such as community discovery, role discovery, visualization, data placement, and graph sparsification.

CRACS members win the first edition of "João Cordeiro Award – Innovation in Pharmacy"

15 October 2014

Luís Antunes, Manuel Eduardo Correia, and Ricardo Correia, have won the first edition of the João Cordeiro Award – Innovation in Pharmacy with the project DigitalPharma, a mobile solution to facilitate the interaction of patients with pharmacies. This prize, granted by the National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), intends to support original projects in the scope of intervention and knowledge in Health, which promote innovation and development in the Portuguese pharmacies.

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