Portuguese Undergraduates Awarded with a CMU Portugal Scholarship to do Research at CMU

The CMU Portugal Program has recently announced the name of the 11 Portuguese candidates accepted to its Undergraduate Internship Program (UIP). Launched less than a year ago, this initiative raises to 17 the number of Portuguese undergraduates that have the opportunity to benefit from an intensive eight to twelve weeks of research experiences at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

The main goal of UIP is to provide high-quality research opportunities, offering undergraduates the possibility of developing their knowledge and skills as researchers, while opening perspectives for graduate studies and career opportunities in cutting-edge fields of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

The 11 candidates accepted are:

Name  Affiliation  Host at CMU  Host Department at CMU  Sponsor in Portugal  Semester 
Artur Balanuta IST-UL Anthony Rowe ECE Ricardo Lopes Pereira (IST-UL) Spring ‘15
Bernardo Cardoso FEUP Xin Li ECE Vítor Grade Tavares (FEUP) Spring ‘15
Guilherme Rito FCT-UNL Umut A. Acar CS Hervé Paulino (FCT-UNL) Spring ‘15
João Martins FEUP Xin Li ECE Vítor Grade Tavares (FEUP) Spring ‘15
João Sá Sousa UC Patrick Tague ECE João Paulo Vilela (UC) Fall ‘15
José Fonseca FEUP Jeyanandh Paramesh ECE José Machado da Silva (FEUP) Summer ‘15
Maria Beatriz Fonseca IST-UL Manuela Veloso CS João Paulo Costeira (IST-UL) Spring '15
Miguel Silva FCUP Frank Pfenning CS António Mário Florido (FCUP) Summer '15
Pedro Neves ISEC David Garlan ISR Jorge Bernardino (ISEC) Spring '15
Renato Negrinho IST-UL Noah A. Smith CS André Martins (Priberam)/ Mário Figueiredo (IST-UL) Spring '15
Rui Teixeira IST-UL Manuela Veloso CS Francisco Melo (IST-UL) Spring '15

The applications were reviewed by a panel of academics composed of João Claro (national director of the CMU Portugal Program), João Paulo Cunha (FEUP), Luís Caires (FCTUNL), Joana Mendonça (IST-UL), and Peter Steenkiste (CMU). 

This unique opportunity is provided by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program to encourage and prepare talented undergraduates to pursue careers in research in the scope of the scientific areas of the dual degree doctoral programs offered by the Program. In the first call, the Program selected the selection of six young researchers. The reports of the first four students who have already benefited from this program are available here. 

December 2014 

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Undergraduate Internship Program (UIP) 

The Undergraduate Internship Program, offered by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, is an intensive eight to twelve weeks research experience for talented undergraduates, who will have the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art research projects, interact with prominent research teams, and be mentored by leading faculty and researchers, in a cultural immersion at Carnegie Mellon University.