National Director Successfully Completes the "Agregação"

João Barros, associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto and national director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, was unanimously approved in his Habilitation ("Provas Públicas de Agregacao") that were held on June 18 and 19, 2012 at the Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP).

These included public discussion of João Barros' curriculum vitae, a course proposal on Foundations of Communications, which Barros submitted half a year ago, and a presentation on "Physical Layer Security: From Information Theory to Security Engineering". The two days provided many opportunities for lively discussion among members of the Committee and the candidate.

The picture below was taken after the deliberations of the Committee.

Agregação João Barros

(from left to right)
Artur Pimenta Alves, Full Professor of the Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto;
José Alfredo Ribeiro da Silva Matos, Full Professor of the Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto;
José Carlos dos Santos Carvalho Príncipe, BellSouth Chair and Distinguished Professor of University of Florida, USA;
João Barros, associate professor with "agregação" of the Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto;
Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo, dean of the Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (chair);
Isabel Maria Martins Trancoso, Full Professor of the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa;
Mário Alexandre Teles de Figueiredo, Full Professor of the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa;
Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Full Professor of the Universidade de Aveiro;
Pedro Henrique Henriques Guedes de Oliveira, head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department and Full Professor of the Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto.

June, 2012