The CMU Portugal program hosted a Welcome Reception in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, September 25th at Lucca Ristorante. The reception connected a number of current CMU Portugal students living in Pittsburgh, including Alex Gaudio, Rudolph Santarromanaand and Maria Casimiro and CMU Faculty members including Daniel Siewiorek from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Asim Smailagic from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Frank Pfenning, Ruben Martins and Justine Sherry from the Computer Science Department, Marcel Just from the Department of Psychology and Carmel Majidi from the Mechanical Engineering Department.
The meeting also counted on the participation of Visiting faculty from Portugal (colocar link notícia) comprising Pedro Moura, Vania Silvério, Bongkeum Jeong, Vasco Manquinho, Andreia Mordido, Bruno Leitão, Élvio Gouveia and Thomas Durieux.
The main goal of this event was to connect the CMU students, CMU faculty members and Visiting Faculty from Portugal. The event was also an opportunity to share information about upcoming CMU Portugal initiatives for the Fall semester and the goal is to host a similar event similar at the beginning of each semester to continue to foster the collaboration within the CMU Portugal community.