15 July 2011

“Faculty Exchange Objectives were Accomplished and Even Exceeded”

Bruno Cabral, assistant professor at the Informatics Engineering Department of the Universidade de Coimbra (UC), recently finished his faculty exchange at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), through the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program. He spent four months and a half in the United States.

The main goals of Bruno Cabral were to acquire the core competences necessary to integrate the faculty body of the CMU/UC Professional Master Program in Software Engineering (MSE), and to follow and contribute to the research work carried out at CMU in the AEMINIUM project.

Read the full article at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=3648 .

ECE Back to Basics Colloquium: "XIA: An Architecture for an Evolvable and Trustworthy Internet"

Date: July 19, 2011 (13:00)
Place: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (B009, FEUP)
Register for the Colloquium at http://www.fe.up.pt/ecebacktobasics.

Short bio:
Peter Steenkiste is a Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a degree of Electrical Engineer from the University of Gent in Belgium, and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His research interests are in the areas of networking and distributed systems.
More information available at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=3652

12 July 2011

Faculty Exchange Program

The Faculty Exchange Program, launched by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, has 29 members.
Read their experience reports at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=2636.

11 July 2011

“I Want to Give Eyes to the CoBot Robot”

CoBot is a robot carried out by the research team of Manuela Veloso, at Carnegie Mellon University. The goal of this team is to contribute to a multi-robot, multi-human symbiotic relationship, in which robots and humans coordinate and cooperate as a function of their limitations and strength.

Susana Brandão, a dual degree doctoral student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), co-advised by Manuela Veloso at CMU and João Paulo Costeira, from Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/UTL), is working with this robot and believes that she will help CoBot to “see” in the future.

Susana Brandão started her Ph.D. in 2009/2010 in Portugal, at Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade Técnica da Lisboa (IST/UTL), through the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. In the fall 2010 she went to Carnegie Mellon University. In looking back, five months behind, she was able to go by several challenges: “I wrote two papers, passed my qualifier exam, was teacher assistant in a Robotics Lab for undergraduates, and finished all the courses,” said Susana Brandão explaining that “the last four months were a marathon, but now I can be a hundred percent devoted to my research and doctoral thesis.”

Read the full article at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=3636.

07 July 2011

Cloud Computing and the Malicious Insider

Francisco Rocha, alumnus of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, and Miguel Correia, researcher at Universidade de Lisboa, presented a paper titled “Lucy in the Sky without Diamonds: Stealing Confidential Data in the Cloud,” at the First International Workshop on Dependability of Clouds, Data Centers and Virtual Computing Environments (DCDV 2011) [http://www.cse.ust.hk/DCDV2011/program.html], in conjunction with the 41st Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2011). The conference was held on June 27, 2011, in Hong Kong, China.

Read the full article at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=3634