The European Space Agency (ESA) published the billion-star map, develloped by Márcia Barros. The map is the first catalogue of more than a billion stars from ESA’s Gaia satellite – the largest all-sky survey of celestial objects to date.

The work that lead to the map, "A pipeline to produce a scientifically accurate visualisation of the Milky Way" by Márcia Barros, Francisco M. Couto, Hélder Savietto, Carlos Barata, Miguel Domingos, Alberto Krone-Martins, and André Moitinho, was recently presented at INFórum 2016.

The Brazilian University "Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná" recently organized the ICT & Smart Grid Workshop of Security for Smart Grid and invited Nuno Neves to be one of the speakers of the event that aimed to present the challenges and recent research results of security and privacy area for smart grid.
The event also addressed the critical infrastructure (hardware, telecommunications infrastructure and management system) of the smart grid, considering the integrated security in this infrastructure.

LxMLS demo day counted this year with LaSIGE's participation in this informal gathering that brought together a number of highly technical companies and research institutions alongside students from serveral Portuguese institutions, all with the aim of solving machine learning problems through technology.

The event that took place last July 25th, 2016, was hosted in Salão Nobre of Pavilhão Central of IST - Instituto Superior Técnico, and was organized under the 6th Lisbon Machine Learning School.

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