CEMAT (Center for Computational and Stochastic Mathematics) is a Research Unit of Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (IST-UL), hosted by the Department of Mathematics and with a research/management Pole at Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa (FC-UL). CEMAT was founded in 1996 with the original name of Center for Applied Mathematics, and later named Center for Mathematics and its Applications.  The Center is funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), Project UID/Multi/04621/2013 and is a member of CIM (International Mathematics Center). Presently, it has 35 PhD Members from several institutions, 19 PhD Students and 41 Collaborators.

Research Areas



COVID, uncertainty and clinical trials

The current COVID-19 pandemic is putting an enormous pressure not just in the society but also in all the scientific community.If we want to follow a scientific approach ...

Elements of Bayesian geometry

In this talk, I will discuss a geometric interpretation to Bayesian inference that will yield a natural measure of the level of agreement between priors, likelihoods, and...

LassoNet: A Neural Network with Feature Sparsity

Much work has been done recently to make neural networks more interpretable, and one obvious approach is to arrange for the network to use only a subset of the available ...

Members of the Board

Adélia Sequeira (President)  |  Gracinda Gomes (Coordinator of the Scientific Council)

Members of the Executive Committee

Adélia Sequeira  |  António Pacheco Pires  |  Carlos Alves  |  Gracinda Gomes  |  Manuel Scotto

Members of the International Advisory Board

Alfio Quarteroni (Chair)  |  Ivan Graham  |  Jean-Éric Pin  |  Peter Rousseeuw