IT was present at the Jornadas da Engenharia Eletrotécnica (JEE) of Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (IPL). Held at the Escola Superior de Engenharia e Gestão de Leiria on the last 14th March, this is probably the most important event in the field of Electrical Engeneering taking place in Leiria.
“The JEE aims to bring together students, Professors, research institutions and companies, through the presentation and discussion of current topics such as SmartGrids, the Internet-of-Things, Machine-to-Machine Communications, Embedded Systems, Autonomous Vehicles and High Performance Electric Machines, and also to exhibit projects related to the field of Electrical Engineering, in its different areas”, said Sérgio Faria, from IT and IPL.
IT was very well represented at the event with the following lecturers: Fernando Pereira (IT/IST) – “Representing Life with Light: A never-ending challenge”, Nuno Borges de Carvalho (IT/UA) – “Energy Efficient Future Wireless Communications” and Francesco Renna (IT/UP) – “Can we scope 40k children per year using Digiscope”.
IT was one of the sponsors of the JEE, which was organized by the Association of Electrical Engeneering Students and the IEEE Branch from IPL. The event attracted about 600 students, mostly from high schools, who participated in lectures, tech talks and engaged in electrical and computer engineering activity related workshops.
COST Action IC1105 (3D-ConTourNet), coordinated by Pedro Assuncao, from IT in Leiria, was invited to share its success case in the event “Inspiring researchers, strengthening Europe - Portugal in the spotlight”, organised by the COST Association last February 20th in Lisbon. This was a high profile event with the presence of the President of the COST Association, Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas, the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor and the President of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, Paulo Ferrão.
The COST Association considered 3D-ConTourNet a success case in scientific cooperation between IT researchers and Holografika, a research-oriented Hungarian SME focused on the design and manufacturing of Light Field Displays. As a young researcher in 3D-ConTourNet, Caroline Conti, from IT in ISCTE-IUL, has carried out joint research at the Holografika premises in Budapest, which resulted in advanced coding solutions for efficient compression of Light Field visual content used in full-angle Light Field displays. Both sides recognised the crucial importance of COST support in the success of this collaborative research.