CMU Portugal Program Strengthens Scientific Team
Joana Mendonça (Universidade de Lisboa), João Paulo Costeira (Universidade de Lisboa), João Paulo Cunha (Universidade do Porto), José Miguel Urbano (Universidade de Coimbra), and Paulo Marques (Feedzai) are the new scientific directors of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, joining the team composed by Luís Caires (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Nuno Nunes (Universidade da Madeira) and Peter Steenkiste (Carnegie Mellon University). The Program’s Board of Directors made the appointment on June 2014.
João Claro and José M.F. Moura, directors of the Program in Portugal and at CMU, respectively, are confident that expanding the scientific team will help “strengthen and advance the CMU Portugal Program.”
|Joana Mendonça is a researcher at the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN+/IST-UL), a senior researcher at International Risk Governance Council (IRGC), and the Portuguese representative on the Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility (SGHRM) working group for the Directorate General for Research. Joana is the co-principal investigator of the Entrepreneurial Research Initiative (ERI) “Innovation Dynamics in Aeronautics and Embraer in Évora.”
|João Paulo Costeira has been with the Program since its beginning, as co-director of the dual degree Ph.D. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering and co-advisor of several doctoral students. João Paulo is associate professor at IST-UL, and a researcher at ISR-Associate Laboratory.
|João Paulo Cunha was the co-principal investigator of the Vital Responder project, and more recently was awarded a grant for the ERI “VR2Market: Towards a Mobile Wearable Health Surveillance Monitoring Product for First Response and other Hazardous Professions”, both funded through the CMU Portugal Program. João Paulo is associate professor with “agregação” at FEUP, a researcher at INESC TEC, and the co-founder of Biodevices, a spin-off of IEETA/UA.
|José Miguel Urbano is a full professor in the Mathematics department of the Universidade de Coimbra, a member of the National Council for Science and Technology, of the Scientific Council for the Exact Sciences and Engineering of FCT, and of the Steering Committee of the Gulbenkian Program “Novos Talentos em Matemática”.
|Paulo Marques is a co-founder and CTO of Feedzai, a company specialized in applying machine learning and big-data techniques for fraud prevention. Before Feedzai, Paulo was the Portuguese director of the dual degree Professional Masters in Software Engineering, between the Universidade de Coimbra and CMU, and an assistant professor at the Universidade de Coimbra.