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Nuno Alexandre Martins Seixas, Master of Software Engineering

Nuno Alexandre Martins Seixas
Nuno Alexandre Martins SeixasNuno is a software developer at Portugal Telecom-Inovação where he works in Healthcare Information Systems. He holds a B.Sc. in Nursing from the Polytechnic School of Coimbra and also a B.Sc. in Informatics Engineering from the University of Coimbra. In his free time, Nuno enjoys reading and watching quality TV shows. Recently, Nuno was interviewed for an article in Portugal’s Sol newspaper regarding his studies at Carnegie Mellon.

How is the Pittsburgh campus different from your home campus?

The Carnegie Mellon campus is different because it has many more activities. We can attend a conference with a Nobel Prize winner, listen to a lecture from any academic department, or even discuss social issues, like how Pittsburgh deals with the different cultures that live in it. This campus, for its size and level of activity presents the students with many new opportunities, not only related to one’s specific area of study, but also in more broader areas.

What do you think of living in Pittsburgh?

The first difference I felt in Pittsburgh was of course the weather. Back in Portugal we don’t have these low temperatures and we have much more sun. Here, we have snow and cold, but it has been fun coming to campus and seeing all the snow. The area where the campus is located is very nice to live in, and it feels good to be here.

Why did you decide to do the dual degree program?

I identified this program as one of the best in the world and, therefore, it would be a very good opportunity for me to grow as a professional. Also, the benefits that Portugal Telecom gives me are very good and allow me to really engage in this program as a full-time student.