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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