Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Miguel Duarte


on 31-05-2020

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After working for a Singaporean travel startup, I moved to the Toronto-based healthcare startup HomeMD, where I was offered the role of Chief Technology Officer. (see more)







I joined the ISCTE-IUL IT branch in 2010 when I started doing research under Anders Christensen and Sancho Oliveira as part of my Master thesis. After completing the thesis in 2012, I started working on a PhD, also in ISCTE-IUL and with the same supervisors. My research focused on automatically synthesizing control for robotic systems (mostly swarms of robots) using evolutionary computation. The highlight of my research was the design and development of a novel aquatic swarm robotic platform and its control system. Our demonstration of the platform in a real and uncontrolled environment was the first of its kind for a swarm robotic system with automatically synthesized control. Apart from research, I was also a Teaching Assistant ISCTE-IUL and an Invited Assistant Professor in Universidade Europeia. I concluded the PhD in 2016 and briefly held a Postdoctoral position in IT, but ultimately decided to transition from academia to the industry. Having worked in the industry while undergoing my BSc and MSc, it was natural for me to jump back into it, and I started working as a developer in the startup world. After working for a Singaporean travel startup, I moved to the Toronto-based healthcare startup HomeMD, where I was offered the role of Chief Technology Officer. I now focus on leading, implementing, and scaling our technology efforts with an international and geographically distributed technical team.


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Alírio Boaventura


on 31-05-2020

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With my current job, my research focus has interestingly shifted from ubiquitous IoT technologies towards supporting technologies for future IoT big data connectivity and processing. (see more)

My collaboration with the Institute of Telecommunications (IT) began in 2008 with a master thesis developed in collaboration with an industry partner and resulting in a commercial product. Following a period of a very fruitful research collaboration with IT on radio technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT) under the supervision of professor Nuno Borges Carvalho, I received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Aveiro, in March 2016. Upon completion of my PhD degree, I was offered a position as a faculty research associate at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and I joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States Department of Commerce as a guest researcher. My current research work at the NIST’s newly established communications technology laboratory includes microwave and millimeter wave measurements, and cryogenic characterization of superconducting circuits for 5G communications metrology and quantum computing applications. With my current job, my research focus has interestingly shifted from ubiquitous IoT technologies towards supporting technologies for future IoT big data connectivity and processing. Working for NIST, the world leader in creating critical measurement solutions and the major authority in promoting equitable standards, poses a great challenge. But, the opportunity to work with world-class scientists in these fields is equally exciting. It is also worth mentioning that the training I received as a student of DETI at the University of Aveiro and the experience I gained collaborating with the Institute of Telecommunications could not have prepared me better for the challenge.


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