LASIGE post-doc researcher João Sousa has been announced as the winner of the DSN 2019 William C. Carter award for his dissertation on "Byzantine state machine replication for the masses"
Vawlt, the spin-off from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and LASIGE (unit R&D), created by Alysson Bessani, Ricardo Mendes and Tiago Oliveira, raised 500 thousand euros to develop its product, which will allow companies to have full control and privacy over their data stored in a cloud-of-clouds.
LASIGE and NEC Labs Europe have started a collaboration for designing a new generation of more secure, efficient and performant blockchains. Alysson Bessani and João Sousa have started a year-long funded project to design and implement an efficient Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus protocols for permission blockchains.
Pedro Ferreira and Ibéria Medeiros are members of the organizing committee of the first Workshop on Mahine Learning for CyberSecurity (MLCS 2019 - http://mlcs.lasige.di.fc.ul.pt/).
The Workshop will take place on September 20 2019, in Wurzburg, Germany, and is co-located with the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECMLPKDD 2019).
Alexey Ignatiev and António Morgado, LASIGE integrated researchers, are organising a Summer School on the topics of SAT, SMT and Automated Reasoning in Lisbon this July.
This past week, Vasco Vasconcelos, LASIGE member and director, won the ETAPS Test of Time Award with the paper "Language Primitives and Type Discipline for Structured Communication-Based Programming", co-authored with Kohei Honda and Makoto Kubo.
The ETAPS Test of Time Award, instituted 2017, recognizes outstanding papers published more than 10 years in the past in one of the constituent conferences of ETAPS. The Award recognises the impact of excellent research results that have been published at ETAPS.
Alcides Fonseca was part of the team that won the 3rd edition of the PixelsCamp hackathon competition.
The University of Lisbon (ULisboa), with the support of Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD), presents every year the "University of Lisbon / Caixa Geral de Depósitos Scientific Prizes", which aims to reward scientific research activity and encourage the practice of publication in international journals of recognized quality.
This year, LASIGE integrated reasearcher and FCUL's Department of Informatics director, Francisco Couto is one of the awards recipients, being recognized by his published work between 2013 and 2017, in the area of Computer Science and Computer Engineering.
LASIGE researchers Tiago Guerreiro and André Rodrigues were part of the team that won the 1st place in the ACM/IEEE HRI 2019 Video Competition.
Nuno Neves was elected as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on
Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (TCFT) for the period (march)