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Where Are You now Ana Mestre?

on 27-03-2024

I began as a Research fellow at IT in 2018. After 2019 I pursued a Ph.D. in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering.

My thesis titled “Ultra-sensitive Bioelectronic Transducers to Monitor Electrical Activity in Cell Populations” was done under the guidance of Henrique Gomes and co-supervised by Deborah Power.

My research at IT led to the development of a pioneering electrophysiological device capable of discerning and quantifying the unique electrical signatures of cancer cells. Its innovative capabilities extend to enabling precise assessments of cancer cell migratory behavior and serve as a powerful tool in drug screening.

Currently, I am employed in a Medical Devices Company in Lisboa. I am in touch with the most advanced technology for medical treatments. I’m responsible for the strategic sales plans, promoting and selling medical products to healthcare professionals and institutions.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Instituto de Telecomunicações for providing an environment conducive to learning and innovation. The knowledge and experiences gained here continue to be invaluable in shaping my career trajectory.


Where are you now Alireza Sepas-Moghaddam? - Catching up with our former Ph.D. student

on 31-01-2024

In September 2015, I joined the MSP–Lx group at Instituto de Telecomunicações as a PhD researcher...

...working under the esteemed supervision of Paulo Correia and Fernando Pereira. My research centered on an FCT-funded project, exploring advancements in multi-view imaging technologies and machine learning techniques to enhance security and surveillance systems. Specifically, I focused on developing more sophisticated biometric recognition and presentation attack detection systems with improved performance. After a journey filled with challenges and discoveries, I completed my Ph.D. degree with distinction and honor in Electrical and Computer Engineering in January 2019.

From 2019 to 2021, I held a postdoctoral fellow position at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, Canada, where I contributed to various projects funded by both public and private sectors. I actively participated in both theoretical and applied machine learning research across diverse domains and also maintained my collaboration with IT, extending the theoretical foundations of my Ph.D. work.

Later, I served as the Senior Computer Vision Scientist at Socure, a globally recognized predictive analytics and machine learning technology company headquartered in New York. In my current role as a Senior Applied Research Scientist at Ericsson, I am actively involved in the digital human project, dedicated to breaking down language barriers and facilitating effective communication across diverse languages.

Thank you to IT for being the cornerstone of my education and instrumental in shaping my career journey!