CMU Portugal Program student at the WSC2018 Conference in New York

CMU Portugal Program Session at Ciência 2018 - Information and Communication Technologies: applications and challenges

CMU Portugal co-director is the only faculty from Portuguese universities in the 2017 Google Faculty Research Awards

Remembering Ryan Turner

International partnerships have created Portuguese companies already worth hundreds of millions of euros

CMU Portugal Program renewed until 2030 at the “GoPortugal: Global Science and Technology Partnerships Portugal” Conference in Porto

Portuguese Startups Present the Results of their Immersion Period in the Early Business Accelerator of the CMU Portugal Program

FEP Jorge Coelho is published twice on Polymer Chemistry journal

 
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Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives 
 
2014   
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GOLOCAL  S2MOVINGCITY 
SCREEN-DR  STRETCHTRONICS 
   
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E4VALUE   VR2MARKET  
Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives 

Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program: Dual Degree Ph.D. Students

Our students come from all over the world to complete their doctoral programs with us. Below is a list of students by programs and their bios. (Students contact us if you have updates or corrections to your bios.)

Browse by program:

Ph.D. in Computer Science   |  Ph.D. in Computer Science - Robotics |

 Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering | Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy   |  

Ph.D. in Language Technologies | Ph.D. in Software Engineering   |  

 Ph.D. in Technological Change and Entrepreneurship 

Doctoral Program in Computer Science

 

Bruno Vavala 

Bruno Vavala
2011/2012

Advisors: Nuno Neves (FCUL) and Peter Steenkiste (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)
Host Department at CMU: Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering

David Henriques 2010 2011 

David João Barros Henriques
2010/2011

Advisors: Paulo Mateus (IST/UL) and Andrè Platzer (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Verification and Security

João Guerra Martins 2010 2011 

João Guerra Martins
2010/2011

Advisors: João Leite (FCT/UNL) and Andrè Platzer (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL)
Host Department at CMU: Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Symbolic Al, Argumentation Theory, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

 2015_RuiTeixeiraSilva 

Rui Teixeira da Silva 
2015/2016

Advisors: Francisco Melo (IST), Manuela Veloso (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: School of Computer Science



Doctoral Program in Robotics

 
Kim_Baraka_phd2017 

Kim Baraka 
2016/2017

Advisors:Francisco Melo (IST) and Manuela Veloso (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Host Institute at CMU: Robotics Institute
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Child-Robot Interaction.

ZMarinho 2012 

Zita Marinho
2012/2013  

Advisors: João Paulo Costeira (IST/UL), Geoff Gordon and Siddhartha Srinivasan (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU:The Robotics Institute, School of Computer Science 

 

Doctoral Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

 

André Braga Reis 2010 2011 

André Braga Reis
2010/2011

Advisors: Susana Sargento (UA) and Ozan Tonguz (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Universidade de Aveiro (UA)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Ad-hoc, Vehicular and Self-Organizing Networks

  António Damião Rodrigues 

António Damião Rodrigues
2013/2014

Advisors: Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar (FEUP) and Peter Steenkiste (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Computer Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Future Internet Architectures

Artur_Balanuta_phd2017 

Artur Balanuta 
2016/2017

Advisors: Ricardo Lopes Pereira (IST) and Anthony Rowe (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico(IST)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Embedded Systems, Computer and Sensor Networks, Long-Range and Low-Power Wireless Networks.

 Christian Koehler new 

Christian Koehler
2011/2012

Advisors: Ian Oakley (UMa) and Anind Dey (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Universidade da Madeira (UMa)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research interests: Machine-Learning, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction, and Sustainability.

Chen Wang 2010 2011 _ 

Chen Wang
2010/2011

Advisors: Ricardo Morla (FEUP) and Hyong Kim (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP) 
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Fault Localization in Computer Networks, Network Management and Control

2014 Dustin Axman 

Dustin Axman
2014/2015

Advisors: João Paulo Cunha (FEUP) and Fernando de la Torre (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Filipe Condessa
 

Filipe Condessa
2011/2012

Advisors: José Dias (IST/UL) and Jelena Kovacevic (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hugo Conceição photo 

Hugo Conceição
2009/2010

Advisors: Michel Ferreira (FCUP) and Peter Steenkiste (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Vehicular Communications, Distributed Systems, Simulation, Wireless Networks and Spatial Databases

Hugo Sousa Pinto 

Hugo Sousa Pinto
2011/2012

Advisors: Daniel Lucani (FEUP) and Peter Steenkiste (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jayakorn Vongkulbhisal 2012  Jayakorn Vongkulbhisal
2012/2013

Advisors:João Paulo Costeira (IST/UL) and Fernando De la Torre (CM()
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
 2014 João Antunes Martins 

João Antunes Martins
2014/2015

Advisors: Alexandre Bernardino (ISR-IST-UL), Daniel Siewiorek and Asim Smailagic (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering

 João Semedo 2012  João Dias Semedo
2012/2013

Advisors: João Paulo Costeira (IST/UL) and Byron Yu (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

 2015_Joao_Falcao  João Falcão
2015/2016

Advisors: João Paulo Cunha (FEUP) and Robert Iannucci (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Mobile Computing, Embedded Connected Devices, Cyber-Physical Systems
 João Saúde 

João Saúde
2013/2014

Advisors: João Pedro Gomes (IST/UL), Diogo Gomes (IST/UL) and Soummya Kar (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering

 José Jerónimo Moreira Rodrigues 

José Jerónimo Rodrigues
2008/2009

Advisors: João Xavier (IST/UL), Pedro Aguiar (IST/UL), and Takeo Kanade (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Computer Vision
 Lucas Balthazar 

Lucas Schmitt Balthazar
2013/2014

Advisors: João Xavier (IST/UL), Bruno Sinopolli (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering 

 Luis Pinto
 

Luís Miguel Pinto
2011/2012

Advisors: João Barros (FEUP) and Anthony Rowe (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Luís T. A. N. Brandão
2009/2010

Advisors: Alysson Bessani (FCUL) and Nicolas Christin (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Cryptology, Privacy, Algorithms, Logic, Mathematical Simulation.
 

Dissertation Title: The Forge-and-Lose Technique and Other Contributions to Secure Two-Party Computation with Commitments (2016)

 2015_Min_Hun_Lee  Min Hun Lee
2015/2016

Advisors: Alexandre Bernardino (IST/UL), Sergi Bermúdez i Badia (UMa), Daniel P. Siewiorek and Asim Smailagic (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: School of Computer Science
Research Interests: Machine Learning, Human Computer Interaction
Romeu Monteiro  Romeu Monteiro
2011/2012

Advisors: Susana Sargento (UA) and Peter Steenkiste (CMU) 
Host Institution in Portugal: Universidade de Aveiro (UA)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sabina Zejnilovic 

Sabina Zejnilovic
2011/2012

Advisors: João Pedro Gomes (IST/UL) and Bruno Sinopoli (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Senbo Fu 2012  Senbo Fu
2012/2013

Advisors: Rui Prior (FCUP) and Hyong Kim (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
 Shanghang Zhang 

Shanghang Zhang
2013/2014

Advisors: João Paulo Costeira (IST/UL) and José Fonseca de Moura (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Shaolong Liu 2012  Shaolong Liu
2012/2013

Advisors: Jorge Fernandes (IST/UL) and Larry Pileggi (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
 Tiago Carvalho 

Tiago Filipe Carvalho
2009/2010

Advisors: Nuno Neves (FCUL) and Hyong Kim (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Language Technologies Institute
 

 Tiago Raúl Pereira 

Tiago Raúl Sousa Pereira
2013/2014

Advisors: António Paulo Moreira (FEUP) and Manuela Veloso (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Multi-Agent Systems, Autonomous Navigation, Distributed Planning

Xuanle Ren 2012  Xuanle Ren
2012/2013

Advisors: Vitor Grade Tavares (FEUP) and Shawn Blanton (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
 

Doctoral Program in Engineering and Public Policy

 

  Alessandro Giordano 

Alessandro Giordano
2013/2014

Advisors: Manuel Heitor (IST/UL), Granger Morgan (CMU), and Chris Hendrickson (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy
Research Interests: Electro-mobility

Alexandre Ligo 

Alexandre Ligo
2011/2012

Advisors: João Barros (FEUP) and Pedro Ferreira (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy

Baojiang (Chris) Yang  Baojiang (Chris) Yang
2012/2013

Advisors: Mário Gaspar da Silva (IST/UL) and Pedro Ferreira (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy
 Jaime Bonnin Roca 

Jaime Bonnín Roca
2014/2015 

Advisors: Joana Mendonça (IST/UL) and Granger Morgan (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy
 

Jihoon_Shin 

Jihoon Shin 
2016/2017

Advisors: Ana Barros (INESC TEC) and Granger Morgan (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy
Research Interests: Aircraft Industry, Supply Chain, Technological Capability, Entry Barriers

Kristen Schell 

Kristen Schell
2011/2012

Advisors: João Claro (FEUP) and Paul Fischbeck (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy

 Manuel Loureiro 

Manuel Loureiro
2012/2013

Advisors: João Claro (FEUP), Granger Morgan (CMU) and Paul Fischbeck (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy

Nirajan Rajkarnikar  

Nirajan Rajkarnikar
2013/2014

Advisors: Ana Aguiar (FEUP)  and Jon Peha (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy
Research Interests: Networks, Machine Learning, Telecom

 
 

Ph.D. in Language Technologies

 

Carla_Viegas_phd2017  

Carla Viegas 
2016/2017

Advisors: João Magalhães (FCT-UNL) and Alex Hauptmann (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL)
Host Institute at CMU: Language Technologies Institute
Research Interests: human-machine-interaction, machine learning, data fusion, computer vision, and artificial intelligence

Hugo Rodrigues 2012 

Hugo Rodrigues
2012/2013

Advisors: Luísa Coheur (IST/UL) and Eric Nyberg (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Language Technologies Institute
 

 MJoanaCorreia 

Maria Joana Correia
2015/2016

Advisors: Isabel Trancoso (IST/UL), Bhiksha Raj (CMU)
Host in Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa
Host at Institution at CMU:Language Technologies Institute
Research Interests: Speech Processing, Machine Learning

Pedro Mota 2012  Pedro Mota
2012/2013

Advisors: Luísa Coheur (IST/UL) and Maxine Eskenazi (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Language Technologies Institute
Rui Correia 2010 2011 

Rui Correia
2010/2011

Advisors: Nuno Mamede (IST/UL) and Maxine Eskenazi (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Language Technologies Institute
Research Interests: Natural Language, Multimedia and E-Learning

 

Ph.D. in Software Engineering

 
Paulo Alexandre Gonçalves de Salazar Casanova 

Paulo Casanova
2010/2011

Advisors: Mário Zenha-Rela (FCTUC) and David Garlan (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC)
Host Institution at CMU: Software Research Institute
Research Interests: Software Arquitecture, Transformation Patterns and Simulation   

 

PhD in Technological Change and Entrepreneurship (TCE)

 

Andreia Christina Rafael 

Andreia Cristina Rafael
2007/2008

Advisors: Rui Baptista (IST/UL), Lee Branstetter (CMU) and Serguey Branguinsky (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Católica Lisbon - School of Business and Economics (CLSBE) and Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Heinz College
Research Interests: Intellectual Property Rights, Protection and Evolution

Filipa Reis 

Filipa Reis
2011/2012

Advisors: Juan Andrei Vilarroel (CLSBE) and Pedro Ferreira (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Católica Lisbon - School of Business and Economics (CLSBE) and Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Heinz College

Huiyan_zhang_phd2017 

Huiyan Zhang 
2016/2017

Advisors: Pedro Oliveira(CLSBE) and Lee Branstetter (CMU) 
Host Institution in Portugal: Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics (CLSBE)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy
Research InterestsResearch Interests: economics of innovation, user innovation, intellectual property 

Serban Mogos 2012 

Serban Mogos
2012/2013

Advisors: Francisco Lima (IST/UL) and Alex Davis (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy

 Soheil Hooshangi 2010 2011 

Soheil Hooshangi
2010/2011

Advisors: Irina Cojuharenco (CLSBE) and George Loewenstein (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL) and Católica Lisbon - School of Business and Economics (CLSBE)
Host Department at CMU: Social and Decision Sciences
Research Interests: Entrepreneurial Motivation, Cognition and Technology Entrepreneurship

Last update: May 2017

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