Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

LxMLS 2020 attracts more than 240 participants from around the globe


on 02-08-2020

... Tackling the constraints imposed by the pandemic crisis the 10th Edition of the Lisbon Machine Learning School (LxMLS 2020) went remote. (see more)





Tackling the constraints imposed by the pandemic crisis the 10th Edition of the Lisbon Machine Laerning School (LxMLS 2020) went remote. “Naturally, a virtual event is quite different and there are several problems that need to be solved, such as the fact that speakers and students are spread across different time zones around the globe”, said Mário Figueiredo, Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), researcher from IT and one of the responsibles for organizing this event. Nonetheless the event, that took place between July 21-29, managed to gather more than 240 participants from 51 different nations.

The LxMLS 2020 brought together 12 world renowed speakers of different countries, from the academic and business world, such as Google. “We had once again highly acclaimed speakers and a programme that was on a par with previous editions, including the laboratories, which are one of LxMLS branding images”, added Mário Figueiredo. The 10th edition of LxLMS also included a discussion panel entitled “Careers in ML/NLP”, “in which several people who attended previous editions as students shared their experience as professionals (in companies or in academia) in this area.

The LxMLS 2020 was organised by IST, IT, Unbabel, INESC-ID, Priberam Labs and Cleverly.

https://tecnico.ulisboa.pt/pt/noticias/campus-e-comunidade/10-a-edicao-da-lisbon-machine-learning-school-cativa-mais-de-240-participantes/

Diamond-optic fiber biosensors for detection of Immunoglobulin E


on 30-07-2020

... BioPlus aims at creating a new type of optical fiber / diamond biosensor for the early diagnosis of allergies. (see more)





Chronic diseases, such as allergies, have a negative impact in both the quality of life of the citizens, as well as in the economy of a country. The improvement of the sensing technology has a positive impact in the early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, and this translates in the industry and academia-wide focus on research and development on biosensors with improved sensitivity and reduced cost.

BioPlus aims at creating a new type of optical fiber / diamond biosensor for the early diagnosis of allergies. This project will constitute the proof-of-concept of a new class of optical biosensors that combine the versatility of the optical fibers, the biocompatibility of the diamond surfaces and the improved stability of functionalization the DFs.

Given the high interdisciplinary of the involved research, the team gathers experts in optoelectronics and diamond from IT in Aveiro, and researchers from the Departments of Ceramics and Materials, Physics and Chemistry of the University of Aveiro.

Photo by Getty Images

https://www.it.pt/Projects/Index/4680