In 2023, CMU Portugal will be hosting 20 research visitors from Portuguese Institutions at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) field. These visitors consist of nine faculty & researchers and eleven master’s students & recent master’s graduates. This initiative is made possible through the support of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) under CMU Portugal’s Mobility initiatives.
The nine selected candidates under the Visiting Faculty & Researchers Program will have the opportunity to spend up to 2 months engaging in ICT research, education, and innovation. They will collaborate with peers at Carnegie Mellon University, gaining valuable insights into the university’s culture and best practices. This group of nine new scholars represent five different Portuguese Research Institutions: NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), Faculty of Engineering of Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Instituto Superior Técnico (Técnico), Universidade de Aveiro, and Universidade de Coimbra. They will be hosted in seven CMU Departments including the Robotics Institute, HCII Institute, Software and Societal Systems, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. This program has already benefited 81 faculty members from Portuguese research centers.
The CMU Portugal Visiting Students Program will support 11 visits to CMU in 2023. The students will have the opportunity to spend up to three months working in research in ICT at CMU, mentored by leading faculty and researchers, fully immersing themselves in Carnegie Mellon’s culture. These selected candidates represent three different Portuguese Institutions (FEUP, Técnico, Universidade do Minho). They will be hosted in seven CMU Departments including the School of Architecture, Software and Societal Systems, Robotics Institute, Software and Societal Systems Department, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Department of Computer Science, and the Language Technologies Institute.This initiative has already benefited 48 students from Portuguese Universities and in 2023, 11 new candidates will join this cohort.
2023 Visiting Faculty & Researchers:
- Alexandra Mendes, Assistant Professor at FEUP, hosted at the Software and Societal Systems Department by Nicolas Christin.
Research Topic: Usable security, Blockchain usability in security software.
- Diana Neves, Assistant Researcher at Técnico, hosted at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy by Granger Morgan.
Research Topic: Energy transition pathways, energy communities’ deployment and interaction, social acceptability.
- Filipa Correia, Assistant Researcher at Técnico, hosted at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute by Nikolas Martelaro.
Research Topic: Human-Robot Interaction, User Experience Design.
- João Paulo, Assistant Researcher and Invited Professor at Universidade de Coimbra, hosted at the Robotics Institute by Fernando De la Torre.
Research Topic: Machine Learning-based Techniques.
- Fernando Ramos, Associate Professor at Técnico, hosted at the School of Computer Science by Justine Sherry.
Research Topic: Programmable networks.
- Jácome Cunha, Associate Professor at FEUP, hosted at the Software and Societal Systems Department by Joshua Sunshine.
Research Topic: Reproducibility and replicability of scientific work.
- Rodolfo Oliveira, Associate Professor w/ Habilitation at FCT NOVA, hosted at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering by Hyong Kim.
Research Topic: 6G networks, computer networks.
- Shabnam Pasandideh: Researcher at FCT NOVA, hosted at the Software and societal systems Department by Eunsuk Kang.
Research Topic: Cyber resilience and cyber security in Cyber Physical Social Systems.
- Stanislav Maslovskiy, Associate Research Professor at Universidade de Aveiro, hosted at the department of Mechanical Engineering by Sheng Shen.
Research Topic: Electromagnetics of metamaterials, smart and active media and quantum-electromagnetic effects in such media, in particular, the Casimir-Lifshitz forces and the super-Planckian radiative heat transfer.
2023 Visiting students:
- André Duarte, Master alum at INESC ID, hosted by the Language Technologies Institute by Lei Li.
Research Topic/field: Exploring retrieval-based question answering for knowledge extraction from legal text / scientific articles and sustainable deployment of large language models.
- David Pissarra, Master student at Instituto Superior Técnico, hosted at the School of Computer Science by Tianqi Chen.
Research Topic: Machine Learning Systems, ML Compilation (TVM).
- Filipe Peixoto, Master student at FEUP, hosted at the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering by Peter Steenkiste.
Research Topic: 5G telecommunications, 5G Medium Access and Low Latency Services.
- Hugo Sousa, Master alum at FCUP hosted at the Machine Learning Department by Tom Mitchell.
Research Topic: temporal information contained in texts from online education course platforms, such as www.ck12.org
- João Sá, Master student at Técnico, hosted at the School of Computer Science by Rúben martins.
Research Topic: Constraint optimization in real-world scenarios.
- Lázaro Costa, Master alum and Ph.D. candidate at FEUP, hosted at the Software and Societal Systems department by Joshua Sunshine.
Research Topic: Interaction between humans and computers in the research process.
- Lourenço Mourão, Master student at Técnico, hosted at the School of Architecture by Daniel Cardoso Llach.
Research Topic: Agent-Based Modeling Techniques for Designing Sustainable Coastal Infrastructures.
- Manuel Barros, Master student at Universidade do Minho, hosted the Software and Societal Systems department by Eunsuk Kang.
Research Topic: Application of formal methods to distributed systems.
- Pedro Andrade, Master student at Universidade do Minho, hosted at the Robotics Institute by Zachary Manchester.
Research Topic: Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) of a satellite.
- Rafael Gonçalves, Master student at Técnico, hosted at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering by Limin Jia.
Research Topic: Application of formal methods to software security problems, namely in the form of symbolic execution.
- Valentim Romão, Master student at Técnico, hosted at the Software and Societal Systems department by David Garlan.
Research Topic/field: Distributed Systems.