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The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, through Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), funds a number of innovative research projects, which are selected by means of open calls and independent evaluation by international experts. Each proposal must include at least two research institutions in Portugal, one research group at Carnegie Mellon and one Portuguese company. A financial commitment from the industrial partner is expected, which can take many forms from direct funding to man power or prototyping.

Research projects typically involve faculty members, researchers, and Ph.D. students. It is desired that they also result in research opportunities for undergraduates, both as a tool for recruiting talent and as a means of promoting the scientific culture of our society.

Beyond traditional measures of success, such as scientific and technological significance of results, quality and number of publications, patents, degrees conferred, and number of students, post-doctoral and other young researchers involved, the impact of projects will be measured also by the successful deployment of research prototypes and the adoption of new services by the leading companies and by building successful partnerships between industry and academia.

Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Report on First Year Project Reviews 2010 (1ª Call) more

Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Project Review 2011more

Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Project Review 2013more

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program first and second calls for proposals resulted in twenty five new R&D projects:

Projects Portugal Principal Investigator Carnegie Mellon University Investigator
1ª Call of Research Projects (these projects ended in 2012)
Aeminium – Freeing Programmers from the Shackles of Sequentiality Bruno Cabral
Jonathan Aldrich
DRIVE-IN – Distributed Routing and Infotainment through Vehicular Inter-Networking Michel Ferreira (FCUP) Ozan Tonguz
Human Capital, Knowledge Based Firms, and the Entrepreneurial Life-Cycle Rui Baptista (IST/UTL) Steven Keppler
INTERFACES – Certified Interfaces for Integrity and Security in Extensible Web-based Applications Luís Caires (FCTUNL) Frank Pfenning
PT-STAR – Speech Translation Advanced Research to and from Portuguese Luísa Coheur (INESC ID) Alan Black
REAP.PT – Computer Aided Language Learning (CALL) Reading Practice (REAP.PT) Nuno Mamede (INESC ID) M. Eskenazi
SINAIS – Sustainable Interaction with social Networks, context Awareness and Innovative Services Nuno Nunes
Anind K. Dey
Technology, Management and Policy for the Telecommunications Industry Pedro Ferreira
Marvin Sirbu
Vital Responder – Monitoring Stress among First Responder Professionals João Paulo Cunha (UA) Prya Narasimhan
WESP: Weaving Together Technology Innovation with Human and Policy Considerations Nestor Catano (UMa) Norman Sadeh
2ª Call of Research Projects
Affidavit – Automating the Proof of Quality Attributes for Large Scale Software Architectures Mário Zenha-Rela (FCTUC) David Garlan
Assuring Dependability in Architecture-based Adaptive Systems Rogério Neves de Lemos (FCTUC) David Garlan
ATTEST: AlgoriThms and Tools for reasoning about dEpendable SysTems João Marques Silva (INESC ID) Edmund M. Clarke
Cyber-Physical Systems Technologies for Energy-Optimized Data Centers Eduardo Tovar (ISEP/IPP) Raj Rajkumar
Innovation and the Global Economy: An Investigation of critical Challenges for Intellectual Property, Strategy and Policy in IT and beyond Fernando Ribeiro Branco (CLSBE) Lee Branstetter
MAIS-S: Multiagent Intelligent Surveillance System Francisco Saraiva de Melo (IST/UL) Manuela Veloso
Novel Information Processing Methodologies for Intelligent Sensor Networks João de Freitas Xavier (IST/UL) Bruno Sinopoli
NeTS: Next Generation Network Operations and Management Ricardo Morla (FEUP) Hyong Kim
SELF-PVP: Self-Organizing Power Management for Photo-Voltaic Power Plants Vítor Grade Tavares (FEUP) Shawn Blanton
The Role of ‘User Innovators’ in the Development of Telecom Products and Services Pedro Mendes Oliveira (CLSBE) Francisco Veloso
Toward Dynamic Monitoring and Decision (DYMONDS)-Based Smart Distribution Systems Luís Marcelino Ferreira (IST/UL) Marija Ilic
TRONE – Trustworthy and Resilient Operations in a Network Environment António Casimiro (FCUL) Priya Narasimhan
Projects approved in the Call 2009 in Applications of Mathematics Thematic Areas, in the framework of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program and UT Austin-Portugal
Degenerate Elliptic and Parabolic Equations and its Applications to Front Progragation Diogo Gomes (IST/UL) Dejan Slepcev, David Kinderlehrer
SANAF: Stochastic Analysis and Numerical Approximations in Mathematical Finance Cláudia Philippart (IST/UL) Dmitrry Kramkov
Thin Structures, Homogenization and Multi Phase Problems Luísa Mascarenhas (FCT/UNL) Giovani Leoni, Irene Fonseca

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