Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Security (MSIT-IS) 2009

Alberto Giroto Bruno

Alberto Giroto Bruno || agirotob at andrew dot cmu dot edu

Alberto Manuel Giroto Bruno is a student in the Master of Information Technology-Information Security (MSIT-IS) program, studying at the University of Lisbon. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences (in a 5-year program) from Faculdade de Ciências of Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) and a post-graduation in Information Systems (POSI) from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. He worked in several affiliates of Portugal Telecom mainly in Information System divisions, developing work in areas like database management systems, enterprise integration applications and project management. Recently he has been working in QoS (Quality of Service) and security areas. His goal is to improve knowledge in the security area, and develop his future work in that area. His personal interests include sports (mainly tennis and squash), music, reading, travelling and all good things of live in general.

Carlos Silva MSIT IS 2009

Carlos Alberto Catarino Ferreira da Silva

Carlos Silva is a Masters student currently studying Information Technology - Information Security (MSIT-IS) in Lisbon, Portugal. Carlos has completed his Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Computers Engineering, with specialization in Electronic Systems and Computers, in Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon. Prior to the MSIT-IS enrollment, Carlos was working in the team responsible for the operation, configuration and maintenance of PT Comunicações Contact Centre’s communications and peripheral support systems’ infrastructures. Carlos is very motivated in renewing and acquiring new skills that will allow him to learn, to acquire comprehensive competences and be prepared to take action in Information Security which he believes will gain more and more importance as costumers’ communication, interactivity and real-time demands drive companies to differentiate and renew their own products and technologies. In the free time, Carlos enjoys sports, such as body boarding, orienteering or climbing; he tries to read as much as possible, and also enjoys making photography.

Gustavo NascimentoGustavo Assis Nascimento || gnascime at andrew dot cmu dot edu
Fernando André MSIT IS 2009 Fernando Martins André || fandre at andrew dot cmu dot edu

Fernando Martins André is a Masters student currently studying Information Technology – Information Security (MSIT-IS) at the University of Lisbon. He completed his undergraduate degree in Informatics Engineering (Computer Science), in a 5-year program at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (University of Lisbon), in Portugal. Since then, he has been working in the virtualization field, mainly doing the design of the architectures and implementation of new virtual infrastructures and the conversion of physical systems to virtual systems. His research interests include security, distributed systems and virtualization. André engaged the MSIT-IS program to improve his knowledge in the security field and to take advantage of the opportunity to study with a foreign university like CMU. His personal interests include sports, martial arts and reading. To learn more about, visit his webpage and blog here.

Francisco Lameira

Francisco José Marques Lameira || flameira at andrew dot cmu dot edu



Francisco Liberal RochaFrancisco Liberal Rocha || flr at andrew dot cmu dot edu

Francisco Liberal Rocha is currently a student in the dual Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Security degree offered by a partnership between Faculty of Sciences at University of Lisbon and, Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously to joining this program he obtained two three years BSc degrees in Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Beja and worked in industry for three years. His last year was spent doing research in transport protocols for wireless sensor networks at INESC-ID with the Communication Networks and Mobility Group.

Francisco Viera

Francisco Jose Marques Vieira || fvieira at andrew dot cmu dot edu

Francisco Vieira is a Master student currently studying Information Technology - Information Security (MSIT-IS) in Lisbon, Portugal. He completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, in Portugal. He chose to take a Masters degree right after finishing his undergraduate degree since he thought three years studying Computer Science weren't enough to do anything interesting in that area. When looking for Masters programs, Francisco chose this program because he had been interested in security since he heard of the dangers of the lack of security in companies and critical infrastructures to the global society. Besides, he liked the challenge that the program proposed. His actual goal is to work in a big company for a while when he finishes the program to get acquainted with the business world and then he'll decide whether that is sufficient or whether he'll follow a different path. In his spare times he likes to travel, read, and try new things.

Paulo Moniz MSIT IS 2009

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Paulo Dias

Paulo Mendonça Dias || pmdias at andrew dot cmu dot edu

Sérgio Serrano MSIT IS 2009

Sérgio Miguel Serrano || sserrano@andrew.cmu.edu

Sérgio completed his BSc in Electrotechnical Engineering (5 years degree) from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Prior to enrolling in the MSIT-IS program, He've worked as a network engineer for Portugal Telecom within the ISP scope. With MSIT-IS program He intend to deepen his knowledge in network security, learn different ways of thinking and problem solving. His personal interests are mountain biking, karaté, drawing, theater, reading and music.

Yan Xie

Xie Yan || yanxie at andrew dot cmu dot edu