28 October 2011

“Knowledge Applied in Strategic Areas Can Help Companies to Go Further”

Susana Sargento is involved in the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), in several different ways. She is a Professor in the Universidade de Aveiro and a guest faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (since August 2008), a faculty exchange member (spent one semester at Carnegie Mellon), a co-principal Investigator of the DRIVE-IN Project, and advisor of four dual degree Ph.D. students in the program.

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25 October 2011

From Research to the Market Debate at the Orientation Day in Portugal

The 2011 Orientation Day was held in Portugal on September 24, 2011, at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP). More than 20 newly enrolled students who started their academic year 2011/2012 in Portugal, as well as students that came to Portugal for the first time, attended the event.

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21 October 2011

Doctoral Student Wants to Give a Strong Contribution to the Machine Translation Community

Wang Ling is a dual degree Portuguese Ph.D. student in Language Technologies, at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/ULT) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), who has been carrying out research on Machine Translation. He is under the supervision of Isabel Trancoso, from the IST/UTL and researcher at the L2F Spoken Systems Lab / INESC ID, and Alan Black, from Carnegie Mellon University. Wang Ling goal is to “give a strong contribution to the Machine Translation community.”

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19 October 2011

Third Annual Carnegie Mellon Portugal Conference: Strong Engagement between Universities, Companies and End Users

Researchers, students, alumni, and entrepreneurs attended the 2011 Annual Carnegie Mellon Portugal Conference entitled “Universities, Companies and End Users: A Strong Coalition for Knowledge and Growth,” on October 3, 2011, at Reitoria of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

The Portuguese secretary of state for Science, Leonor Parreira, greeted all the participants in her speech at the opening session. She reinforced the importance of the expression ‘coalition’, which is a very powerful word that shows the strong engagement between the three key players: Universities, Companies and End Users.

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Manuel Beja, from Novabase, said “We are helping to Change the Academia in Portugal”

Novabase is one of the industry partners of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program and it is “100 per cent engaged with the partnership since its beginning,” said Manuel Beja, head of corporate development for Novabase. In the last five years, Beja feels that the results of this partnership are deeper than the ones they were expecting in the beginning, and he really feels that “Novabase is modestly helping to bring change to the Academia in Portugal.”

"Education is one of the biggest concerns of Novabase,” said Manuel Beja explaining that this was one of the main reasons that led Novabase to become an industry partner of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program. Manuel Beja highlighted the Universidade de Coimbra and the Universidade da Madeira as good examples of Portuguese institutions of higher education, which modernized themselves and are currently attracting top talented professors and students from all over the world.

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