CMU Portugal Ph.D. students Carolina Carreira, Cláudio Gomes, Luís Gomes and Manuel Reis Carneiro are among the 2022 Huawei Scholarship Program recipients, an initiative that distinguishes university students in ICT related areas for their academic and personal merit. The 50 winners were selected among 5300 applicants and received a prize of 5000€ each in a Ceremony held in Lisbon.
Under the theme “Seeds for the Future 2.0”, the 2022 edition of the initiative sponsored by Huawei, aims at promoting Higher Education in Portugal and to support young talents in the field of technology. In addition to engineering, technology, and related areas, this second edition was extended to renewable energies due to the growth of the area in Portugal.
Regarding the four CMU Portugal awardees:
“I am thrilled to be one of the recipients of the Huawei scholarship program. Not only does this program foster gender equality in the engineering industry, but it also recognizes the importance of cultivating talent and innovation for a better tomorrow. With this scholarship, I primarily intend to support travel expenses, allowing me to collaborate with more researchers. I am very grateful for this opportunity and its recognition.”
Carolina Carreira is a CMU Portugal Dual Degree Ph.D. student in Human Computer-Interaction enrolled in 2022 at Instituto Superior Técnico (Técnico) and Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute. She is also a researcher at INESC ID, and her main research topic is Usable Security, focused on users’ motivations and concerns when using security software.
“I am thrilled and honored to receive this recognition from Huawei! This is such a wonderful initiative and will make a significant difference in my Dual Ph.D. Program. The funding will be very valuable to acquire new equipment and may help me attend conferences so I learn in the best conditions and from the best. Plus, I am so proud of my fellow CMU Portugal colleagues who also got the distinction. We are part of an amazing community, and I am glad that Huawei sees our potential and value.”
Cláudio is a CMU Portugal Dual Degree Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at FCUP and Carnegie Mellon ECE Department. He has a master’s degree in informatics engineering, with a subspecialty in Intelligent Systems. He has been performing extensive research on Quantum Computing, with a focus on Finance.
“I am thrilled and grateful to have received the Huawei scholarship. The award means a lot to me, and I cannot express enough how thankful I am to everyone who helped me over the years. The scholarship is a recognition of my hard work and dedication, and it allows me to pursue my dreams and educational goals. With this scholarship, I plan to invest even more in my education. As a CMU Portugal student, I’ll be able to visit the US and Carnegie Mellon more often, working in research and attending workshops and conferences. Additionally, I will use the funds to purchase the necessary material for my studies, which will enhance my learning experience and help me achieve my academic goals.”
Luís Gomes is a CMU Portugal Dual Degree Ph.D. student in Software Engineering at FCUP and CMU Software and Societal Systems Department. He has a master’s degree in computer science, specializing in Intelligent Systems and Data Science. Luís research topics relate to SE and AI, especially using DL techniques to solve real-life.
“I am truly honored and grateful to have received this grant from Huawei. Knowing that my academic efforts and accomplishments have not gone unnoticed is great. This grant is not only a financial reward, but the whole selection process was a journey of self-knowledge that made me look at myself from a different perspective so I could better and more effectively present myself, my achievements, and the projects i’m involved in. Being a recipient of this Huawei grant is also a recognition and reminder of my pledge to society: using my skills and knowledge to build a better future through my academic and scientific work.”
Manuel Reis Carneiro is a CMU Portugal Dual Degree Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Universidade de Coimbra and CMU ECE Department. Manuel has an M.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering with a specialization in automation from Universidade de Coimbra. His research interests include stretchable and printed electronics, bioelectronic systems, and human-machine interfaces, with a particular focus on medical applications.