Brissa Acevedo holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Her undergraduate research focused on the adverse effects of shampoo, wastewater treatment, and renewable energy. Currently, Brissa researches community perceptions and impacts on regional decarbonization investments.
Diana Vieira Fernandes holds a Law Degree (NOVA School of Law), a Post Degree Diploma in Securities Law (Instituto de Valores Mobiliários, FDL) and has a Master in Law and Management (NOVA School of Law and NOVA School of Business and Economics). She also received NOVA University’s 2011 award of distinction (Diploma of Merit) in the Field of Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the IN+ – Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research at Instituto Superior Técnico, worked on a business association that manages a solar demonstration platform in the Algarve. She also supported several projects related to energy, innovation and data science.
António is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Information Science and Technology at ISCTE. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering from ISCTE. His research interests lie in spectrum sensing and sharing in future networks and establishing new public policies to use the spectrum more efficiently.
Afonso holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IST and specializes in Industry 4.0 maturity models. Currently, he researches the way domestic manufacturing of critical technologies shapes the world’s national competitiveness landscape and allows Nations to respond to product shortages through the adaptation of established regulation.
Prior to joining the CMU Portugal Program, he worked at Korea Development Bank and Korea Finance Corporation which are Korea’s policy-based financing institutions. He holds B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and M.S. in Technology Management from Seoul National University, and M.S. in Development Policy from KDI School.