Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Doctoral Consortia

Date: June 15th, 2010
Location: FCEE - Universidade Católica Portuguesa; Palma de Cima, Lisboa
E-mail: dgomes@math.ist.utl.pt

The Doctoral Consortia is a workshop for Ph.D. students from the dual degree programs in the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program. The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is twofold. One is to help students by providing feedback and general advice on developing their research in a constructive and interdisciplinary environment and preparing for their future careers, as scholars and beyond academia. The second is to provide a forum where PhD students can learn about the general set of activities being developed in the context of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program.

Preliminary Program

9:00 OPENING SESSION

9:40 - 11:00 PRESENTATION SESSION I

    Sven Stork, "Æminium - Freeing Programmers from the Shackles of Sequentiality"
    Ana Venâncio, "Does Red Tape Hold Back Entrepreneurs? Evidence from Portugal"
    Alexandre M. Mateus, "P2P on Campus: Who, What and How Much"
    Filipe Militão - TBA

11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 12:30 PRESENTATION SESSION II

   Colleen Horin, "Network Reconfiguration, Demand Response, and Renewable Energy"
   Sérgio Pequito, "Mean Field Games"
   Rui Meireles, "Importance of line of sight in vehicular communications"

12:30 - 14:30 – Lunch

14:30 - 15:00 - LUNCH DEBRIEF

15:00 - 17:00 - GROUP VIEWING OF PORTUGAL WORLD CUP GAME!!!

17:30 - 18:30 - PRESENTATION SESSION III

   Rodrigo Belo, "Broadband in Schools: Good or Bad for Students' Performance?"
   André Regateiro, "Revisiting firm size and Job Creation"
   Hugo Conceição, "Self-organized Traffic Control"

18:30 - 19:15 – GUEST SPEAKER

  "The Ph.D. dissertation: an opportunity to change the World."
   António Câmara, YDREAMS