11 June 2013

Ph.D. Student Investigates New Techniques to Improve Speech Recognition

João Miranda is a dual degree Ph.D. student in Language Technologies at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/UTL) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), within the CMU Portugal Program. As part of his Ph.D., he is developing new techniques to improve speech recognition, with his two advisors, João Paulo Neto, from IST/UTL, and Alan W. Black, from CMU.

Read the full article at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=4618.

Ph.D. Student Chooses Portugal to Study Renewable Energy Policies

Ivonne Penã is a dual degree Ph.D. student of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) since 2010/2011. As part of her Ph.D., Ivonne Penã is investigating the impact of policies, grid connection rights and the goals of countries in terms of a widespread use of renewable energies in the European Union, using Portugal as a case study.

Read the full article at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=4656.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop

June 20, 2013
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop
Place: Pavilhão do Conhecimento, Lisbon
Organized by: Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia 

Deadline to submit a proposal: June 14, 2013 (extended deadline)

On June 20, 2013, the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program will hold the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop, at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento, in Lisbon. This half-day event (13:00 – 18:00) will combine a Pitch Coaching Session "Product Idea" with Case Studies on “Multiple Paths for Technology Commercialization," and will finish with a roundtable about "The Life of Intellectual Property." The goal of the workshop is to discuss different potential commercialization pathways, to provide an overview of different types of support for knowledge transfer in Portugal and at Carnegie Mellon University, to provide an overview of the IP lifecycle, as well as to bring together the CMU Portugal community. 

The Pitch Coaching Session “Product Idea” is mostly oriented to students and faculty members, with an interest in receiving feedback about ideas for applications of their research. You are all invited to be a part of this session, and to contribute by presenting your ideas for products or services created from your research. You can find detailed information about this session at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=4660.

During the event we will have several speakers, namely: João Claro, national director of the CMU Portugal Program; Susana Sargento, co-founder of Veniam; Hugo Gamboa, CEO of Plux - Wireless Biosignals; Reed McManigle, manager for business development and licensing, CTTEC, Carnegie Mellon University; Paulo Marques, co-founder and CTO of Feedzai; Pedro Araújo, CEO of ACSystems - Advanced Cyclone Systems; José Maria Maurício, member of the directive council at INPI; Maria Oliveira, director of Universidade do Porto Innovation (UPIN)*; and Luis Joaquim, PMO director of Critical Software. The final agenda is available at: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=4658.