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CMU Portugal Alumnus Receives the 2014 IBM Scientific Award

CMU Portugal Alumnus Receives the 2014 IBM Scientific Award

Ricardo Silveira Cabral, recently graduated from the dual degree doctoral program in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), received the 2014 IBM Scientific Award for his work in cognitive computing and computer vision. His doctoral thesis title was “Unifying Low-rank Models for Visual Learning.”

The award ceremony was presided by Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic, who congratulated Ricardo and the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program for its partnership between IST and CMU. Margarida Mano, Minister for Education and Science; Leonor Beleza, President of the Champalimaud Foundation; and Carlos Salema, Chairman of the IBM Scientific Award Jury were also present at the event.

Ricardo Cabral’s advisors were João Paulo Costeira and Alexandre Bernardino, from ISR-IST-UL, and Fernando De la Torre, from CMU.

Read the full articles at AULP (November 9, 2015), Tamron, SapoTek, APDC,, Wintech (November 11, 2015), Correio dos Açores, Açoriano Oriental (November 13, 2015), Açoriano Oriental (November 24, 2015) and Prevenir (December 1, 2015).

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