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The CMU-Portugal partnership for the Critical Infrastructure and Risk Assessment area has been launched with the following Portuguese partners:

Institute for Systems and Robotics – Lisbon (ISR-Lisbon) at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)

ISR-Lisbon is a university based R&D institution where multidisciplinary advanced research activities are developed in the areas of Robotics and Information Processing, including Systems and Control Theory, Signal Processing, Computer Vision, Optimization, AI and Intelligent Systems, Biomedical Engineering. Applications include Autonomous Ocean Robotics, Search and Rescue, Mobile Communications, Multimedia, Satellite Formation, Robotic Aids.

ISR-Lisbon is affiliated to Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), the School of Engineering of the Technical University of Lisbon. Most of its PhD researchers are teaching staff of IST. Since 1996, ISR-Lisbon is periodically subject to evaluation, by international panels of independent scientists organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education. In the two evaluation exercises organized in 1996 and 2000 ISR has been rated as EXCELLENT (The highest grade awarded by the panel).

ISR, together with three other partner research institutions, IN+, IMAR-Azores and CREMINER is, since November 2001, an Associate Laboratory.

Contact: João Paulo Costeira

Centro de Investigação em Sistemas Confiáveis e de Tempo-Real – CISTER/ ISEP

CISTER (Centro de Investigação em Sistemas de TEmpo-Real) is a Research Unit of the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP-IPP), and belongs to the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) network of research units. This unit was top ranked Excellent in the last FCT evaluation process. The work on the CMU-Portugal program will be carried out by the IPP-HURRAY (HUgging Real-time and Reliable Architectures for computing sYstems) research group, the core of the research unit.

This group has a world-wide reputation in the areas of embedded and real-time systems, with emphasis in Wireless Sensor Networks, Real-time Operating Systems and Languages, Multiprocessor and Distributed Systems.

Contact: Eduardo Tovar

Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID)

INESC-ID – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Research and Development in Lisbon) is a not for profit, privately owned, institution, with the status of “utilidade pública”, dedicated to advanced research and development in the domains of electronics, telecommunications and information technologies. INESC-ID was created in 2000 and was awarded the status of “Laboratório Associado” in December of 2004.

INESC-ID is owned by Instituto Superior Técnico and by Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas and Computadores. It integrates more than 70 PhDs and 100 post-graduation students working in one of the five main action lines: Information and decision support systems; Communication networks and mobility; Virtual interactive environments; Embedded electronic systems; Computational processing of the Portuguese language. The researchers that participate in the “Critical Infrastrucures and Risk Assessment” activity are integrated in the action line “Communication networks and mobility”of INESC-ID.

Contact: Augusto Casaca

Instituto de Soldadura e QualidadeISQ

ISQ Group is a technical and scientifically service oriented organization. Founded in 1965, we provide quality assurance services, technical inspections, non destructive testing, consultancy, testing and training for our customers worldwide. Research & Development is another of our most important tasks, as well as identifying and investing in new technological based business opportunities.

Within the CMU | Portugal Critical Infrastructures and Risk Assessment Program, ISQ role is to promote the involvement of the companies and critical infrastructures owners and managers. ISQ will identify needs and foster the application of the research work near the critical infrastructures owners. ISQ will also participate on applied R&D tasks focusing on integration of competencies and systems.

Contact: Manuel Cruz