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Visiting Students Program

The Visiting Students Program, offered by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, is an intensive research experience which consists in a cultural immersion for talented masters and master students.

The Visiting Students Program builds up on the success of the Undergraduate Internship Program initiated in 2014 that counted with the participation of 48 students.

Applications are CLOSED

For additional questions email us at apply[a]cmuportugal.org

The main goal of the Visiting Students Program  is to provide high-quality research opportunities, offering masters or master’s students the possibility of developing their knowledge and skills as researchers, while opening perspectives for career opportunities in cutting-edge fields of Information and Communication Technologies.

Applicants will have the opportunity to develop full-time research and this way participate in state-of-the-art research projects, interact with prominent research teams, and be mentored by leading faculty and researchers at CMU.

Financial support and activities report

The candidates admitted to the Visiting Students Program will receive an FCT Subsídio a Atividades de Transferência de Conhecimento e Tecnologia to cover living expenses during their stay. The financial support will be available from 2 to 3 months.

The CMU Portugal Program will also support a one-off travel allowance. All the other expenditures for accommodation, meals and transportation will be supported directly by the candidate.

Health insurance is mandatory at CMU, and will be covered by the CMU Portugal Program in accordance with the call announcement in place.

At the end of the Program, the candidate will be required to a report describing the activity developed during that period.

How to Apply

Candidates should follow the procedures described in the Admissions and Scholarships page under “Visiting Students Program”. It is also strongly recommended to read the guidelines of the Program available on this page.

Previous Edition

André Duarte
Institution: INESC ID
Host at CMU: Lei Li (Language Technologies Institute)

Research Topic: Exploring retrieval-based question answering for knowledge extraction from legal text / scientific articles and sustainable deployment of large language models

David Pissarra
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Tianqi Chen (School of Computer Science) | Supervisor in Portugal: Fernando Ramos (Técnico)

Research Topic: Machine Learning Systems, ML Compilation (TVM)

Filipe Peixoto
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Peter Steenkiste (Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Research Topic: 5G telecommunications, 5G Medium Access and Low Latency Services

Hugo Sousa
Institution: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP)
Host at CMU: Tom Mitchell (Machine Learning Department).

Research Topic: temporal information contained in texts from online education course platforms, such as www.ck12.org

João Sá
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico 
Host at CMU: Rúben Martins (School of Computer Science)

Research Topic: Constraint optimization in real-world scenarios

Lázaro Costa
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Joshua Sunshine (Software and Societal Systems Department)

Research Topic: Interaction between humans and computers in the research process

Lourenço Mourão
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Daniel Cardoso Llach (School of Architecture) | Supervisor in Portugal: António Leitão (Técnico)

Research Topic: Agent-Based Modeling Techniques for Designing Sustainable Coastal Infrastructures

Manuel Barros
Institution: Universidade do Minho
Host at CMU: Eunsuk Kang (Software and Societal Systems Department) | Supervisor in Portugal: José Orlando Pereira (U.Minho)

Research Topic: Application of formal methods to distributed systems

Pedro Andrade
Institution: Universidade do Minho
Host at CMU: Zachary Manchester (Robotics Institute) | Supervisor in Portugal Alexandre Ferreira da Silva (U. Minho)

Research Topic: Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) of a satellite

Rafael Gonçalves
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Limin Jia (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department)

Research Topic: Application of formal methods to software security problems, namely in the form of symbolic execution

Valentim Romão
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: David Garlan (Software and Societal Systems Department)

Research Topic: Distributed Systems

Alexandra Gonçalves
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Jodi Forlizzi (HCII)  |  Supervisor in Portugal: Alexandre Bernardino (Técnico)

Research Topic: Investigation of Robot Persuasion Strategies

Diogo Soares
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: David Garlan (Institute for Software Research)  |  Supervisor in Portugal: Paolo Romano (Técnico)

Research Topic: Predicting the Impact of Retraining Machine Learning Models

João Pinho
Institution: INESC ID
Host at CMU: Eric Nyberg (Language Technologies Institute) 

Research Topic: Developing New Ideas for Autonomous Driving Algorithms with Certain Safety Guarantees

José Gomes
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico / Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica (ISR)
Host at CMU: Fernando De La Torre (Robotics Institute) 

Reseach Topic: Dynamic Generative Models for Human Motion

Marcelo Jacinto
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico / Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica (ISR)
Host at CMU: Sebastian Schrerer (Robotics Institute – Air Lab)

Research Topic:  Autonomous Aerial Cinematography – Distributed Target Tracking, Motion Planning and Control of Aerial Vehicles Moving in Unstructured Environments

Marta Freitas
Institution: Universidade de Coimbra (UC)/ Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica (ISR)
Host at CMU: Carmel Majidi (Department of Mechanical Engineering)  | Supervisor in Portugal: Mahmoud Tavakoli (UC)

Research Topic: Integrated Printed Soft Robots

Pedro Madeira 
Institution: Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS
Host at CMU: Asim Smailagic (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) 

Sofia Pereira
Institution: FEUP/INESC TEC
Host at CMU: Asim Smailagic (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) 

Research Topic: Addressing Feature Conflicts in Multi-label Radiology Images

Ana Ferreira
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico 
Host at CMU: Manuela Veloso (Computer Science)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Rodrigo Ventura (Técnico)

André Sarandeses
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico 
Host at CMU: Bruno Sinopoli (Robotics Institute)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: José Gaspar (Técnico)

António Lopes
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Graham Neubig (Language Technologies Institute)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: David Matos

Catarina Lima
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Manuela Veloso (Computer Science)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Rodrigo Ventura (Técnico)

Catarina Silva
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Manuela Veloso (Computer Science)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Manuel Marques (Técnico)

Duarte Silva
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Alonso Kelly (Robotics Institute)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Alexandre Bernardino (Técnico)

João Cartucho
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Manuela Veloso (Computer Science Department)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Rodrigo Ventura

João Ramos
Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Host at CMU: Carmel Majidi (Mechanical Engineering)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Mahmoud Tavakoli (ISR/UC)

Mariana Silva
Institution: Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade do Porto (FCUP)
Host at CMU: Douglas C. Sicker (Engineering and Public Policy)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Luís Antunes (FCUP)

Nuno Mendes
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Manuela Veloso (Computer Science)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Rodrigo Ventura (Técnico)

Pedro Costa
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Gustavo Kunde Rohde (Electrical and Computer  | Engineering)Sponsor in Portugal: Aurélio Campilho (FEUP)

Tiago Torres
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Bruno Sinopoli (ECE)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: João Xavier (Técnico)

Afonso Moreira
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Gary Fedder (ECE)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: José Machado da Silva (FEUP)

André Santiago
Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC)
Host at CMU: Ziv Bar-Joseph (Computational Biology Department)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Joel Perdiz Arrais (FCTUC)

Carolina Loureiro
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Siddhartha Srinivasa (RI)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Rodrigo Ventura (Técnico)

Catarina Pinto
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Siddhartha Srinivasa (RI)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: António Paulo Moreira (INESC TEC/ FEUP)

João Caeiro Avelino
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico 
Host at CMU: Asim Smailagic and Dan Siewiorek (ECE)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Alexandre Bernardino (Técnico)

João Caramujo
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Travis D. Breaux (ISR)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Alberto R. da Silva (Técnico)

Miguel Ramos
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Alan W. Black (Language Technologies Institute)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Isabel Trancoso (Técnico)

Rui Rocha
Institution: Universidade de Coimbra
Host at CMU: Carmel Majidi (Mechanical Engineering)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Mahmoud Tavakoli (ISR – UC)

Tiago Fernandes
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Hakan Erdogmus (ECE, CMU-SV)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Rui Maranhão (FEUP)

André Ferreira
Institution: Universidade da Madeira (UMa)
Host at CMU: Dan Siewiorek and Asim Smailagic (CS)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Nuno Jardim Nunes (M-ITI, UMa)

Artur Balanuta
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Anthony Rowe, (ECE)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Ricardo Lopes Pereira (Técnico)

Bernardo Cardoso
Institution:Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Xin Lin (ECE)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Vítor Grade Tavares, FEUP/INESC TEC

Catarina Souto Ferreira
Institution: Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade do Porto (FCUP)
Host at CMU: André Platzer (CS) and João Martins (Dual degree Ph.D. student)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Ana Paula Gomes Tomás (FCUP)

César Carpinteiro
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Shawn Blanton (ECE)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: José Machado Silva, FEUP/INESC TEC

Francisco Torres
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Shawn Blanton (ECE)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Vitor Grade Tavares, FEUP/INESC TEC

Guilherme Rito
Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL)
Host at CMU: Umut A. Acar (CS)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Hervé Miguel Cordeiro Paulino, FCT-UNL

João da Silva Martins
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Xin Li, ECE  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Vitor Grade Tavares, FEUP/INESC TEC

João Figueira da Silva
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Fernando de La Torre (RI)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: João Paulo Cunha (FEUP)

João Sá Sousa
Institution: Universidade de Coimbra (UC)
Host at CMU: Patrick Tague (ECE)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: João Paulo Vilela (UC)

José Fonseca
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: Jeyanandh Paramesh (ECE)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: José Machado da Silva (FEUP)

Maria Beatriz Ferreira
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Manuela Veloso (CS)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: João Paulo Costeira (Técnico)

Miguel Silva
Institution: Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade do Porto (FCUP)
Host at CMU: Frank Pfenning (CS)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: António Mário Florido (FCUP)

Pedro Neves
Institution: Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra (ISEC)
Host at CMU: David Garlan (ISR)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Jorge Bernardino (ISEC)

Renato Negrinho
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Noah A. Smith (Language Technologies Institute)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Mário Figueiredo (Técnico/IT)

Rui Teixeira Silva
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Manuela Veloso (CS)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Francisco Saraiva Melo (Técnico/INESC-ID)

Albert Linde
Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL)
Host at CMU: Umut A. Aca (CS)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Rodrigo Rodrigues (UNL)

Mariana Oliveira
Institution: Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade do Porto (FCUP)
Host at CMU: J. Zico Kolter, (CS)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Luís Fernando Torgo (FCUP/INESC TEC)

Salomé Azevedo
Institution: Instituto Superior Técnico
Host at CMU: Pedro Ferreira (EPP)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Pedro Oliveira (CLSBE)

Tiago Cardoso
Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia of the Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Host at CMU: David Garlan (ISR)  |  Sponsor in Portugal: Rui Maranhão (FEUP)

Learn more about our previous editions.

Duration

From 2 to 3 months.

Finantial Support

- Monthly stipend to cover living expenses during the stay
- One-off travel allowance
- Health insurance while at CMU will be reimbursed up to a reasonable amount

Candidate profile

- Portuguese citizens or foreign citizens with permanent residence in Portugal during the research period at CMU;
- Applicants must be pursuing a master’s degree in the area of ICT and affiliated with a Portuguese Higher Education Institution or have finished their master’s degree in Portugal in ICT in the past five years.
- Preference is given to candidates with a Licenciatura or bachelors degree grade of 14 (or equivalent) or higher, and professional and/or academic work aligned with the CMU Portugal main research areas.

Application requirements

- Online application form
- Detailed CV - Statement of work
- Declaration of enrollment and declaration of registration in a Portuguese Higher Education Institution Master Program, in the case of candidates who are master students/ Masters present a degree certificate*
- Support statement from the host at Carnegie Mellon University
- Undergraduate Degree (1st cycle or equivalent) certificate*
- Declaration of acknowledgment of the candidate´s application from the company or institution for candidates who will have a valid work contract at the time of the internship

* For candidates with degrees granted by foreign higher education institutions it is mandatory to have equivalence/recognition of the degree. For more information please follow the links bellow https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/equivalencia-reconhecimento