A group of 6 faculty from Portuguese Institutions was selected to visit Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh during 2020 to develop their research work in the field of Information and Communication technologies (ICT) supported by the CMU Portugal Program and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). The faculty will be granted a scholarship funded under the CMU Portugal Mobility Program “Visiting Faculty and Researchers Program” 2020 Call that closed in January 12th 2020. Through their formal appointment as a visiting faculty member at CMU, the faculty affiliated with a Portuguese higher education institution will spend up to 4 months to work in research in ICT and participate in other academic activities while hosted in a research group at CMU.
Since 2007, 81 faculty had the opportunity to visit CMU under the scope of CMU Portugal mobility programs. The Program has offered faculty the possibility of further developing their knowledge and skills as researchers, establish new research collaborations or reinforce exisiting ones, and experience Carnegie Mellon University culture and best practices.
This year’s edition will be attended by researchers from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)/ LASIGE, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)/ INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)/ Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Universidade de Aveiro/ IEETA and Universidade do Minho/DEI.
2020 Participants Profile:
Alina Trifan: Universidade de Aveiro/ IEETA
Department and Host at Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science Department – Language Technologies Institute, Professor Eric Poe Xing.
Research topic: Machine learning and its application in biological and social systems
Arlindo Oliveira: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)/ INESC-ID
Department and Host at Carnegie Mellon University: Machine Learning Department, Professor Roni Ronsenfeld
Research topic: Developing the application of deep learning to novel areas
João Ascenso: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)/ Instituto de Telecomunicações
Department and Host at Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science Department, Professor Artur Dubrawski
Research Area: Exploring new visual representation, processing and coding techniques leveraged on machine learning advances and their potential multimedia application.
João Saraiva: Universidade do Minho/ Department of Industrial Electronics
Department and Host at Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science Department, Professor Claire Le Goues
Research topic: Defining automated techinques and tools do repair energy inefficient programs
Naercio Magaia: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa/ LASIGE
Department and Host at Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science Department, Professor Justine Sherry
Research topic: State consistency framework for programmable network data planes
Paulo André: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)/ Instituto de Telecomunicações
Department and Host at Carnegie Mellon University: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor Elias Towe
Research Area: Planning of the collaborative research effort in quantum photonics and neuromorphic photonic systems