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

 

Bernardo Toninho  Bernardo Parente Toninho [Profile]
2009/2010

Advisors: Luís Caires (FCT/UNL) and Frank Pfenning (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL)
Host Department at CMU: Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Type Theory, Constructive Logic, Functional Programming and its Applications to Concurrent and Distributed Systems

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 of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Verification and Security

Filipe Militao 

Filipe David Oliveira Militão [Profile]
2009/2010

Advisors: Luís Caires (FCT/UNL) and Jonathan Aldrich (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL)
Host Department at CMU: Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Type Systems

Flávio Cruz 

Flávio Fernandes Cruz
2011/2012

Advisors: Ricardo Lopes da Rocha (FCUP) and Seth Copen Goldstein (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP)
Host Institution at CMU: School of Computer Science

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 of the 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

Miguel Araújo CMU Portugal 2012  

Miguel Araújo
2012/2013

Advisors: Pedro Ribeiro (FCUP) and Christos Faloutsos (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Computer Science

Rui Meireles 

Rui Meireles
2008/2009

Advisors: João Barros (FEUP), Michel Ferreira (FCUP) and Peter Steenkiste (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL)
Host Department at CMU: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Research Interests: Computer Networks 
 


Doctoral Program in Robotics

 
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 of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institute at Carnegie Mellon: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 of the Universidade do Porto
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Research Interests: Computer Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Future Internet Architectures

 Augusto Santos 

Augusto Santos
2008/2009

Advisors: João Xavier (IST/UL) and José M.F. Moura (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Stochastic Networks, Dynamical Systems and Optimization Theory  

 CMU Portugal Brian Swenson 2012 

Brian Swenson
2011/2012

Advisors: João Xavier (IST/UL) and Soummya Kar (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering

 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 of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP) 
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Fault Localization in Computer Networks, Network Management and Control

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 of the 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 Gonçalves 2010 2011 _ 

Hugo Daniel Gonçalves
2010/2011

Advisors: Miguel Velhote Correia (FEUP) and Xin Li (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP) 
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Neurophormic Circuits, Biological Vision and Brain / Visual System Development Theories

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 of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: 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 of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Electrical and Computer Engineering
 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 of the 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 of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: 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 of the Universidade de Lisboa
Host Department at CMU:
 

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 Luis 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 Carnegie Mellon: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Cryptology, Privacy, Algorithms, Logic, Mathematical Simulation.

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
Host Institution at CMU: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ricardo da  Silveira Cabral 

Ricardo da Silveira Cabral [Profile]
2009/2010

Advisors: João Paulo Costeira (IST/UL) and Fernando De la Torre (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: The Robotics Institute
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Optimization

Romeu Monteiro  Romeu Monteiro
2011/2012

Advisors: Susana Sargento (UA) and Peter Steenkiste (CMU) 
Host Institution in Portugal: Universidade de Aveiro
Host Institution at CMU: Department of 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

Saurabh Shintre 

Saurabh Shintre
2010/2011

Advisors: João Barros (FEUP) and Virgil Gligor (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Information Theory, Security, Communication Theory

Senbo Fu 2012  Senbo Fu
2012/2013

Advisors: Rui Prior (FCUP) and Hyong Kim (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade do Porto
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Electrical and Computer Engineering
   
 

Shanghang Zhang
2013/2014

Advisors: José Machado da Silva (FEUP) and Shawn Blanton (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa
Host Department at CMU:  

Shaolong Liu 2012  Shaolong Liu
2012/2013

Advisors: Jorge Fernandes (IST/UL) and Larry Pileggi (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Susana Brandao 

Susana Dias Brandão
2009/2010

Advisors: João Paulo Costeira (IST/UL) and Manuela Veloso (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal:
Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institute at CMU: Language Technologies
Research Interests: Computer Vision and Decision Problems

 Tiago Carvalho 

Tiago Filipe Carvalho
2009/2010

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

 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 of the Universidade do Porto
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Multi-Agent Systems, Autonomous Navigation, Distributed Planning

Vikram Gupta 

Vikram Gupta [Profile]
2008/2009

Advisors: Eduardo Tovar (ISEP/IPP) and Raj Rajkumar (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Wireless Sensor Networks and Real Time Embedded Systems

Vinay Uday Prabhu 2010 2011 

Vinay Uday Prabhu
2010/2011

Advisors: Miguel Rodrigues (FEUP) and Rohit Negi (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade do Porto (FCUP))
Host Department at CMU: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Estimation Theory, Information Theory, Statistical Signal Processing and Machine Learning

Xuanle Ren 2012  Xuanle Ren
2012/2013

Advisors: Vitor Grade Tavares (FEUP) and Shawn Blanton (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: 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: IST/UL
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy Department
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: Vasco Pedro (IST/UL) and Pedro Ferreira (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Engineering and Public Policy
Ivonne Pena Cabra 2010 2011 

Ivonne Astrid Peña-Cabra
2010/2011

Advisors: Marcelino Ferreira (IST/UL) and Inês Lima Azevedo (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Engineering and Public Policy
Research Interests: Renewable Energy

Qiwei Han 2010 2011 _ 

Qiwei Han
2010/2011

Advisors: João Paulo Costeira (IST/UL) and Pedro Ferreira (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Engineering and Public Policy
Research Interests: Telecommunication and Internet Policy

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 of the Universidade do Porto
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Engineering and Public Policy

Moinul Zaber 

Moinul Islam Zaber
2009/2010

Advisors: Francisco Lima (IST/UL) and Marvin Sirbu (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Engineering and Public Policy
Research Interests: Telecom Policy

Nathaniel Gilbraith 2012  Nathaniel Gilbraith
2012/2013

Advisors: Pedro Carvalho (IST/UL), Inês Azevedo (CMU) and Paula Jaramillo (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: 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 of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy
Research Interests: Networks, Machine Learning, Telecom

Ryan Turner 2010 2011 

Ryan James Turner
2010/2011

Advisors: Rui Marques (IST/UL) and Pedro Ferreira (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy
Research Interests: Telecommunication and Education Policy

 
 

Ph.D. in Language Technologies

 

Hugo Rodrigues 2012 

Hugo Rodrigues
2012/2013

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

 João Miranda 

João Tiago de Sousa Miranda
2009/2010

Advisors: João Paulo Neto (IST/UL) and Alan Black (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institute at CMU: Language Technologies
Research Interests: Speech Translation (speech recognition, tightening the interface between system components)

 Luís Marujo 

Luís Carlos dos Santos Marujo [Profile]
2009/2011

Advisors: João Paulo Neto (IST/UL) and Anatole Gershman/ Jaime Carbonell (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institute at CMU: Language Technologies
Research Interests: Text Simplification for CALL

Pedro Mota 2012  Pedro Mota
2012/2013

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

Rui Correia
2010/2011

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

Wang Ling 2010 2011 

Wang Ling
2010/2011

Advisors: Isabel Trancoso (IST/UL) and Alan Black (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institute at CMU: Language Technologies
Research Interests: Machine Translation, Automatic Speech Recognition

 

Ph.D. in Software Engineering

 
Paulo Alexandre Gonçalves de Salazar Casanova 

Paulo Casanova
2010/2011

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

 

PhD in Technological Change and Entrepreneurship (TCE)

 

Andreia Christina Rafael 

Andreia Cristina Rafael [Profile]
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 of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Heinz College
Research Interests: Intellectual Property Rights, Protection and Evolution

André Filipe Abreu Regateiro 

André Filipe Abreu Regateiro
2008/2009
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 of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Heinz College
Research Interests: Social and Decision Sciences

 Carlos Kemeny 2010 

Carlos Kemeny
2010/2011

Advisors: Francesco Castellaneta (CLBSE) and Francisco Veloso (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Católica Lisbon - School of Business and Economics (CLSBE) and Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy

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 of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Heinz College

Leid Zejnilovic 

Leid Zejnilovic [Profile]
2009/2010

Advisors: Pedro Oliveira (CLSBE) and Francisco Veloso (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Católica Lisbon - School of Business and Economics (CLSBE) and Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Engineering and Public Policy
Research Interests: Information and Communication Technologies, Innovation and Public Policy

Long Lam 

Long Lam
2011/2012

Advisors: Rui Baptista (IST/UL) and Inês Azevedo (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Institution at CMU: Department of Engineering and Public Policy

Mohammad Jahanbakht 

Mohammad Jahanbakht
2009/2010

Advisors: Rui Baptista (IST/UL) and Francisco Veloso (CMU)

Host Institution in Portugal: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL) and Católica Lisbon - School of Business and Economics
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Engineering and Public Policy
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

Serban Mogos 2012 

Serban Mogos
2012/2013

Advisors: Francisco Lima (IST-UL) and Alex Davis (CMU)
Host Institution in Portugal: Católica Lisbon - School of Business and Economics (CLSBE) and Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: 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 of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL) and Católica Lisbon - School of Business and Economics
Host Department at Carnegie Mellon: Social and Decision Sciences
Research Interests: Entrepreneurial Motivation, Cognition and Technology Entrepreneurship

Last update: December, 2013

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