After receiving the prestigious IBM Scientific Award

CMU Portugal Alumnus Distinguished with Azorean Assembly Congratulatory Letter

Ricardo Cabral was distinguished by the Legislative Assembly of the Azores Autonomous Region
 Ricardo Cabral
 

CMU Portugal PhD Alumnus, Ricardo Cabral, received a Congratulatory Letter by the Legislative Assembly of the Azores Autonomous Region, in the scope of his distinction with the prestigious IBM Scientific Award and his PhD work.

The official letter from the Legislative Assembly of the Azores Autonomous Region highlights that “besides the huge joy,” “every time an Azorean is recognized by his work, in any knowledge area, it is extremely prestigious” for all the Azorean, “that a name from this islands wins such a substantial notoriety in the scientific world and at the highest level.” The vote was unanimously approved.

 Ricardo Cabral graduated from the dual degree doctoral program in Electrical and Computer Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and won the 2014 IBM Scientific Award with his doctoral thesis "Unifying Low-rank Models for Visual Learning." The CMU Portugal Alumnus’ advisors were João Paulo Costeira and Alexandre Bernardino, from ISR-IST/UL, and Fernando De la Torre, from CMU.

Ricardo Cabral defended his PhD thesis in February 2015 and is currently employed at Apple, after working at Google, where he helped on the creation of Indoor Maps.

 


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