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“It would be interesting and prestigious for INESC Porto to be referenced as a place where there is a significant amount of good published articles in order to obtain a degree”, Orlando Frazão

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This collaborator tells us the story of Matt, a young man who conquered the world… dancing! The four-minute video where the North-American young man can be seen dancing in 42 countries is already a phenomenon on YouTube, registering almost 10 million visits.

Gallery of the Uncommon

Among the dozens of questions and requests that we receive every month in our portal, it is not uncommon for us to find that some of them are a bit unusual or incredible. However, in 2008, no other message topped this one.

Jobs 4 the Boys & Girls

In this section, the reader may find reference to public announcements made by INESC Porto offering grants, contracts and other opportunities of the same kind.


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INESC Porto welcomes Scientific Advisory Board once again

An international board of experts whose merit is acknowledged worldwide in INESC Porto’s six areas of intervention analysed INESC Porto's Activity Report 2003-2007 on 27 and 28 October. The aim was to advise INESC Porto’s different units after an assessment of the institution’s path and, at the same time, collaborate in the definition of a medium and long-term strategy. 

This Activity Report describes the main projects developed by INESC Porto’s units. The External Advisory Board revised the report before was is handed in to the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) on 31 October.

José Carlos Príncipe (University of Florida, USA) is the president of the Scientific Advisory Board that also included the following members: Faramarz Farahi (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA) who assessed the Optoelectronics and Electronic Systems Unit (UOSE); Tomás Gomez (University Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain) who assessed the Power Systems Unit (USE); Michel Schöll (INRIA – Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, France) assessed the Information and Communication Systems Unit (USIC); Leonardo Chiariglione (Digital Media Lab, Italy) assessed the Telecommunications and Multimedia Unit (UTM); John O’Reilly (University College of London, United Kingdom) assessed the Innovation and Technology Transfer Unit (UITT), and finally Gerald Bernard Sheblé, INESC Porto Fellow (Portland State University, USA).

José A. B. Fortes (University of Florida, USA) and Maarten van Someren (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands) represented INESC Porto’s Associated Laboratory groups for the first time.

The Scientific Advisory Board’s last visit to INESC took place in April 2006.