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LIAAD-Award-Gold-Medal.pngRecent Prizes:

  • The Carl H. Smith Best Student Paper Award attributed to Pedro Mota Pereira, Rita Ribeiro and João Gama . “Failure Prediction - an Application in the Railway Industry”, at the  International Conference on Discovery Science 2014.
  • PhD thesis winner of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2013, Ricardo Campos, "Disambiguating Implicit Temporal Queries for Temporal Information Retrieval Applications", supervised by Alípio Jorge and Gael Dias (Un. Base Normandie).
  • Best Ph.D. Academic Work awarded to Pedro Rodrigues at CONET/EWSN 2011.The Ph.D. was supervised by João Gama.
  • Menção Honrosa nas Jornadas de Medicina da Primavera 2007, pelo trabalho "Quality of Life after Intensive Care: A Bayesian Approach", Claudia DiasJoão Gama, Cristina Granja.
  • Second Best Paper Award, "Electricity Load Forecast using Data Streams Techniques" at First Int. Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Sensor Data (Sensor-KDD '07), João GamaPedro Rodrigues. Award given by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • Outstanding Paper Award for the work on  “Text Summarization: Using Centrality in the Pathfinder Network”, by Kaustubh Patil and P.Brazdil at IADIS Int. Conf. Applied Computing, Salamanca, 2007.
  • Honorable Mention at the national contest Concurso Nacional de Trabalhos de Licenciatura em Inteligência Artificial 2009 - TLeIA 2009, awarded to the work "Automatic Email Organization", developed by Ludimila Gabriel under her MSc thesis. Supervisor:Nuno Escudeiro.


Prizes attributed in the period 2003-06:

  • Best Student Paper attributed to Rita Ribeiro and Luís Torgo at The Ninth International Conference on Discovery Science (DS-2006), Barcelona 2006. The Carl Smith Student Award, sponsored by Yahoo! Research.
  • Best M.Sc. dissertation CTDIA'2006: Hierarchical Clustering of Time Series Data Streams; Pedro Rodrigues; Supervisors João Gama, João P, Pedroso, U. Porto.
  • Prémio Pfizer 2006 for the work on Clinical Research “Novel Retinal Mechanism Underlying Genetically Determined Neural Dysfunction in William-Beuren Syndrome”; Prize attributed to 8 authors including Ana Raquel Sebastião who was at the time at Instituto Biomédico de Investigação da Luz e Imagem, Coimbra.
  • Best Paper Award for work on Learning with Drift Detection, J. GamaG. CastilloP.MedasP.Rodrigues; at XVII Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, 2004.