Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC)

The Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC) is a large Portuguese research centre in the fields of Informatics and Communications, which was created in 1991 under the Program Science. CISUC aims at carrying out original R&D at a pre-competitive level, training highly qualified young researchers, co-operating in national and international projects and programs, and promoting the dissemination of results by means of contracts with different companies.

All administrative support of the centre and the majority of the research laboratories are located in the Department of Informatics Engineering building at the new campus of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology.

CISUC is composed of about 200 researchers, including full-time university professors and graduate and post-graduate students. This young, dynamic and highly qualified team of researchers is the guarantee of success of the centre´s mission.

Covering a substantial segment of Computer Science and Engineering research topics, CISUC is organized into 6 research groups (Cognitive and Media Systems, Adaptive Computation, Software and Systems Engineering, Communications and Telematics, Information Systems and Evolutionary and Complex Systems),and has registered, over the last years, an increasing activity on multidisciplinary and emergent research subjects.

Bernardete Ribeiro is Professor at the Informatics Engineering Department of the University of Coimbra in Portugal, from where she received Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, speciality of Informatics. She is Director of the Centre of Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC). Her research interests are in the areas of Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Financial Engineering, Signal Processing and their applications to a broad range of fields. She is Founder and Leader of the Laboratory of Artificial Neural Networks (LARN) since 1997. She authored or co-authored many publications including books, journals and international and national conferences. She acted as Coordinator of the B.Sc. in Informatics Engineering for three terms 2011/13, 2013/15 and 2015/17 and as Coordinator of the M.Sc. in Informatics Engineering in 2007/09 and 2009/11.

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