Data Analysis Made Easy

ENG: The book A General Introduction to Data Analytics by João Mendes Moreira, André de Carvalho and Tomás Horváth, published by Wiley,  describes the principles and methods of data analysis in an approach that can be understood by readers without specific knowledge of statistics or programming:

About the authors: João Moreira is a professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. He received his Ph.D. from University of Porto. Moreira is winner of the Best Paper Award at the 2014 International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, Guilin, China; André Carvalho is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom. Carvalho is one of the founding and first chief editors of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications, Imperial College Press and World Scientific; and Tomas Horvath is an assistant professor at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Computer Science in Pavol Jozef Safarik University.

DEI Open Day 2018

The DEI Open Day takes place on Friday, June 22, from 9:00 AM, in auditorium B002.

This day represents an opportunity for the department to interact with companies and have a moment of networking that can be explored by all.

· 09:00 | Opening
· 09:10 | The DEI in Perspective
· 09:40 | New R & D Initiatives with Companies
· 10:30 | Coffee-break: “Ride through the DEI R & D laboratories”
· 11:30 | Responsibility and Social Action
· 12:00 | DEI Alumni: a strategy for the future
· 12:30 | Panel: Collaboration Opportunities (Internships, Dissertations, Projects, etc.)
· 13:15 | Closing
· 13:30 | Lunch

Full Program

UPorto iSchool member of the iSchools Board of Directors

The UPorto iSchool, represented by Prof. António Lucas Soares (FEUP/DEI) and Prof. Fernanda Ribeiro (FLUP) is, since June 12, 2018, member of the Board of Directors of the iSchools (in addition to the presence in the Executive Committee of the iSchools European Region).

The iSchools organization is a consortium of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field.

Workshop “Design for Health and Wellness”

Dates:  25th – 29th June, 09:30 – 12:30 & 14:30 – 16:30

Design is no longer the result of a flash of inspiration, exceptions notwithstanding. To respond to the real needs of people, the designer combines intuition and technical skill to empathize with users, navigate ambiguity, and make users’ latent needs tangible. To do that, the designer has to consider aspects such as functionality, aesthetics, human factors, world views, social implications, production, sustainability, and product life cycles.

This workshop provides an opportunity to answer this call. We will focus on Health and Wellness because of its deep connection with both the functional and emotional needs of users, but the tools explored should be generally applicable. Through a study of the human-centered process, we will develop methods to realize a week-long design project framed by user needs and their context. This will include an immersive experience of lectures, hands-on workshops, fieldwork and, potentially, field-trips. Although the class projects will focus on design solutions for Health and Wellness, at the end of the workshop participants should be able to apply user research methods, ideation, rapid prototyping, product design methods, interaction design, and storytelling to solve real world design problems.

José Colucci is the Director of Research & Development of the Design Institute for Health (DIH). Before joining the DIH, José was a Sr. Director and Associated Partner at IDEO, where he worked for 16 years, Vice-President of Research & Development of ITI, developer of high-resolution, pen-based computer interfaces in Canada; and prior to that, he was the General Manager of the Medical Engineering Division at FUNBEC – Brazil’s largest manufacturer of medical electronics for cardiology.

José has a BS in mechanical engineering, an MS in Industrial Design and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a guest lecturer at Harvard, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Olin School of Engineering. Currently he also has a part-time teaching appointment at the University of Texas at Austin.


Tickets: Students: 25€;  Academia: 100€; Other professionals: 150€.

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Partnership DEI and Tondela City Hall

A group of students from the Department of Informatics Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto is developing a mobile application that aims to help identify landowners’s properties in need of cleaning. This project, entitled “Safe Forest”, is being developed in partnership with the Tondela Municipal Council in order to prevent forest fires, in this extremely affected area in October last year.

After an initial visit, in February 2018, from the Department of Informatics Engineering, led by its director João Cardoso and some subsequent conversations with the Municipality of Tondela, it was defined that the software and applications will be developed within the curricular unit of Laboratory of Project Management (LGP). A team of students, who in the meantime created the fictitious company APPly, is working together with the GNR Prevention and Relief Intervention Group (GIPS) and with other local agents to develop a functional prototype in the creation of a forest register which can identify who owns each territory, as well as the state of cleanliness and conservation, and gather relevant information to help prevent future fires. It also seeks to promote more active citizenship by allowing citizens to contribute data and reporting problems in implementation.

The project is being guided by Professor Ademar Aguiar, specialized in Software Engineering, and integrates students of Computer Science and Computing, Multimedia, Service Engineering and Management of FEUP, as well as Communication Design students from the Faculty of Fine Arts (FBAUP).

XVI Information Science Day – Information Management: 20 years of teaching at the University of Porto

Every year the Bachelor and Master degrees in Information Science come together to carry out an initiative that promotes the dissemination of Information Science in the student and business communities, the Information Science Day (Jornadas de Ciência da Informação).

This year the XVI edition is held, with the theme: “Information Management: 20 years of teaching at the University of Porto”, in the auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.
Throughout the day we will have the presence of several speakers and the testimony of alumni who will help us to discuss the theme of this edition.

The XVI Information Science Conference celebrates the 20 years of the former Master in Information Management, as well as the 10 years of the actual Master in Information Science.
To celebrate this milestone we will have the presence of Tom Wilson, Professor Emeritus of the University of Sheffield whose work has promoted broad advances in Information Management, to hold the opening keynote.

The reception of the participants will begin at 8:30 next to the auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering.

Participation in the Conference is free although registration is required.

Book the day of May 14 in your agenda and mark presence in this edition!






National Meeting of Informatics Students 2018

The 12th edition of the National Meeting of Informatics Students (ENEI) took place between 23 and 26 March 2018 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. Aimed at students of courses related to computer science, it was attended by around 700 participants in various lectures, workshops and panel discussions, with speakers of national and international renown.

The annual event aims to provide students across the country with an event that promotes learning, brainstorming and socializing as they try to create strong connections with the business world.


ENEI 2018

Em Março, todos os caminhos vão dar ao #ENEI ! 🙌🏼🎉Não percas o melhor encontro do país, onde poderás participar em palestras, workshops e painéis de discussão, contando com oradores de renome nacional e internacional.Mas espera que não é tudo! Podes contar com momentos de diversão noturnos que são uma excelente via de networking e troca de conhecimento.Nem sabes a aventura que te espera! Fica a conhecer melhor a cidade do Porto, a FEUP e toda a equipa. Até já! 😉

Publicado por ENEI – Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Informática em Segunda-feira, 22 de Janeiro de 2018

John Hennessy and David Patterson Receive 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award

ACM has named John L. Hennessy, former President of Stanford University, and David A. Patterson, retired Professor of the University of California, Berkeley, recipients of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry.”

The work of Hennessy and Patterson certainly exemplifies this standard. Their contributions to energy-efficient RISC-based processors have helped make possible the mobile and IoT revolutions. At the same time, their seminal textbook has advanced the pace of innovation across the industry over the past 25 years by influencing generations of engineers and computer designers.

ACM initiated the Turing Award in 1966 to recognize contributions of lasting and major technical importance to the computing field,” said ACM President Vicki L. Hanson.

Doctoral Program in Digital Media project awarded in the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize

The Astellas Oncology C3 Prize, which had its second edition in 2017, is a challenge to inspire innovative ideas in improving cancer patient care.

They received more than 160 applications worldwide, from which they selected five finalists who presented their projects at the Union for International Cancer Control World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City: Kevin Bambury of ONCOassist; Howard Isenstein of Care Progress; Cory Kidd of Catalina Health; MindBytes’ Charlotte Vander Stichele; and Hernâni Oliveira, from University of Porto, with the project HOPE that would win the Grand Prix. The winner received a $ 50,000 scholarship and the remaining finalists $ 12,500, all gaining access to MATTER, a health innovation community that will help implement the projects.

The HOPE application, from the student of the PhD Program in Digital Media of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto was born in 2013, when the UP researcher was developing his master’s thesis on Oncology at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of Abel Salazar (ICBAS) and IPO. It aims to help children hospitalized in the pediatric ward of oncology and provide information on the process of treatment of the disease and seeks to address two main difficulties of hospitalized children: anxiety and sedentary lifestyle. It is currently an application also designed for parents, helping them to search for credible sources of information.