LASIGE is a research unit at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. LASIGE gathers experts from several areas of the computing field, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, concurrency, distributed computing, embedded and cyber-physical systems, human-centred computing, information systems, information retrieval, security and privacy, software validation and verification, theory of computing, with an emphasis on computational complexity, and applied computing to life and medical sciences. LASIGE’s activities are organised around seven lines of excellence supported by key quality indicators.
The LASIGE research line Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) investigates the functional, human, trustworthiness and timing aspects of cyber-physical systems. This research line focuses on system solutions for offline verification and online monitoring of security- and safety-critical embedded real-time systems, mechanisms for efficient and adaptive interactions among entities in specific scenarios, protocols for autonomous driving scenarios, and visual analytics techniques and tools for exploring heterogeneous datasets from cyber-physical and smart systems, making them more transparent to end-users.
Dependable and Secure Decentralized Systems
Dependable and Secure Decentralized Systems (DS2) investigates models, protocols and architectures that are suitable for applications with strong dependability requirements, namely applications that need to remain operational despite accidental faults or malicious attacks. The solutions being developed cover a diverse set of objectives, enforcing the prevention, detection and tolerance of failures. The kind of environments that are being contemplated include cloud deployments, highly dynamic and geographically distributed networks, mobile distributed computing, web systems and applications, smart grids and other critical infrastructures.
Health and Biomedical Informatics
LASIGE presents a longstanding record of research contributions in the area of Health & Biomedical Informatics (HBI), by providing innovative solutions for processing biological and medical data, and for supporting the discovery of new biomedical insights. This research line aims to encompass all the scientific work in LASIGE where informatics plays a fundamental role in creating new knowledge in life and health sciences.
Inclusive Human-Computer Interaction
LASIGE presents a longstanding record of research contributions in the area of accessible computing, in assessing, designing, and developing technologies for people with different abilities. The Inclusive Human-Computer Interaction (IHCI) research line gathers all the contributions that seek to evaluate or design interfaces for people with disabilities, older adults, or people suffering from situational impairments.
Reliable Software Systems
Reliable Software Systems (RSS) focuses on modelling techniques and formal analysis approaches to software system structure and behaviour. It aims at enhancing the software engineering practice and particularly the quality of the software.
Its activity ranges from developing theoretical models, languages and techniques to the development of tools that can be used in the real-world software development process, with a clear impact on the workflow of developers and the industry in general. RSS centers its attention on the verification and validation of software, increasing the confidence of developers in their code, especially in complex and error-prone scenarios, such as concurrent and distributed programs.
Theory of Computing
Theory of Computing
Theory of Computing (ToC) is dedicated to the foundational, theoretical study of computation: What is a computer? What is computation and where does it manifest? What are the capabilities and limitations of different kinds of computers? The method we use to study this question is the mathematical method: we use precise mathematical definitions to model various systems where computation (or a computation-like phenomenon) occurs, and then we use rigorous, deductive reasoning (i.e., mathematical proofs) to understand the behavior and properties of such systems.
Last week, as part of the VEDLIoT project, António Casimiro, LASIGE integrated member, took part in HiPEAC 2024, between 17 and 19 January 2024, in Munich. At HiPEAC, António Casimiro co-organized the 3rd edition of the workshop entitled “Deep Learning for IoT (DL4IoT)”. Attendance at the workshop was very positive and the presentations were of high quality. There […]
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as the International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development, as a human right, a public good, and a public responsibility. When UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, the international community recognized that education […]
Eduardo N. Castanho, LASIGE’s PhD student, published the paper “G-bic: generating synthetic benchmarks for biclustering”, in BMC Bioinformatics journal, a high-ranked journal in the field of bioinformatics (h-index of 231, Scimago Q1), in December 2023. The paper was co-authored by LASIGE’s integrated researcher Sara C. Madeira, LASIGE’s former MSc student João P.Lobo, and Rui Henriques […]
LASIGE is a research and development unit at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, in the field of Computer Science and Engineering.
LASIGE has approximately 250 collaborators, including researchers holding a doctoral degree, PhD and MSc students and other junior researchers, project managers, and a team of system administrators. The current Director is Prof. Alysson Bessani.