CMU Portugal welcomes 11 new Dual Degree Ph.D. Students

 

The CMU Portugal Program is proud to welcome eleven (11) new students to its Dual Degree Ph.D. Programs.  Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), the new Ph.D. candidates will start their 5-year journey in September 2021,  they will spend up to 2 years at CMU and up to 3 years at a Portuguese University.

All candidates were selected after a rigorous selection process by a committee of faculty members from Portuguese Universities and Carnegie Mellon University, with an overall acceptance rate of 12,3%.

This year the scholarships were granted in the five research areas: three (3) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, three (3) in Software Engineering,  two (2) in Computer Science, two (2) in Human-Computer Interaction, and one (1) in Language Technologies. Moreover,  in Portugal,  six (6) new Ph.D. students will be hosted at Instituto Superior Técnico, two (2) at FEUP, one (1) at FCUL, one (1) at NOVA School of Science and Technology, and one (1) at FCUP.  Furthermore, the students will also be registered at a department at Carnegie Mellon University: five (5) students will be registered at the Computer Science Department, three (3) at Electrical and Computer Engineering, two (2) at Human-computer interaction institute, and one (1) at Language Technologies Institute. The group includes students from three different countries Portugal (9), Brazil (1), and India (1). In addition, this year also represents a step forward to gender equality within doctoral programs, where 36% of accepted candidates are female. For instance, among ICT doctorate students in the EU in 2018, 22% were female (Eurostat).

In conclusion, this new cohort of Ph.D. candidates increases the number of CMU Portugal active students to 39. So far,  144 enrolled have enrolled at one of CMU Portugal dual degree Ph.D. Programs. Of these 81 have successfully graduated.

Meet the new dual degree Ph.D. students:

Ph.D. Program in Computer Science

  • Margarida Ferreira (Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University/ Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Luiz Sá (Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University/ NOVA School of Science and Technology- NOVA University of Lisbon)

Ph.D. Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Miguel Ferreira (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University/ Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Sofia Martins (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University/ Faculdade de Engenharia –Universidade do Porto)
  • Cláudio Gomes (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University/ Faculdade de Ciências – Universidade do Porto)

Ph.D. Program in Human-Computer Interaction

  • Neeta Khanuja (Human-computer interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University/ Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Catarina Fidalgo (Human-computer interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University/Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa)

Ph.D. Program in Language Technologies

  • Gabriel Moreira (Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University/ Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa)

Ph.D. Program in Software Engineering

  • Pedro Mendes (Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University/ Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Luís Gomes (Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University/ Faculdade de Engenharia – Universidade do Porto)
  • Paulo Santos (Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University
  • / Faculdade de Ciências – Universidade de Lisboa)