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Five new Dual Degree Ph.D. Students will join CMU Portugal in 2022

The CMU Portugal Program welcomes five new Dual Degree Ph.D. candidates for the academic year 2022/2023. Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), the new Ph.D. candidates will start their journey in September 2022, for the next five years (full-time), with 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 5%.

This year the scholarships were granted in the following areas: two in Human-Computer Interaction, one in Electrical and Computer Engineering, one in Language Technologies, and one in Software Engineering. From these, four will be hosted at Instituto Superior Técnico and one at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL).

The group includes four students from Portugal and one from Italy. This year represents a new step forward in gender equality in the CMU Portugal Dual Degrees in ICT. For the first time, the majority of the accepted candidates, three of the five (60%) are female, confirming a growing tendency from 2021/2022 (36%).

Of the 161 enrolled students since its 1st edition, the Program will now have 50 active students (Dual Degree and Affiliated), already considering the 2022/23 candidates, and 86 alumni.

Here are our new students by Ph.D. Program:

Ph.D. Program in Human-Computer Interaction

  • Carolina Carreira (Human-Computer Interaction Institute at CMU / Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Beatrice Maggipinto (Human-Computer Interaction Institute at CMU /Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa)

Ph.D. Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • João Tomé (Electrical and Computer Engineering at CMU/ Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa)

Ph.D. Program in Language Technologies

  • João Coelho (Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa/ Language Technologies Institute at CMU)

Ph.D. Program in Software Engineering

  • Catarina Gamboa (Institute for Software Research at CMU/ Faculdade de Ciências – Universidade de Lisboa)