Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Christopher Lima


on 04-06-2020

... As software developer at CERN, I am responsible for the vacuum controls section of all particle accelerators, including the famous LHC (Large Hadron Collider). (see more)







Originally from Brazil, I moved to Portugal in the end of 2008 to pursue a PhD. After some months of research in University of Coimbra, I decided to move to Aveiro for new challenges involving the telecommunication area. In the beginning of 2009 I started to work as a member of IT and at the same time, pursuing my PhD in Computer Engineering. The research was supervised by Professor Rui Aguiar and Professor Diogo Gomes, both from the University of Aveiro. As a member of IT, I joined the Atnog (Advanced Telecommunications and Networks Group) and had the opportunity to work with close cooperation with Altice Labs (formerly PTIN) for R&D along the years. My PhD research focused in the areas of context-aware, social computing and CSCW. During almost 8 years as a researcher there, I had the chance to work in the amazing environment of European projects, working with different companies and subjects ranging from pervasive computing to big data analytics. After concluding my PhD, I enjoyed the experience of FP7 and H2020 projects and continued my collaboration with IT Aveiro and Altice Labs. In May of 2017, I accepted the big challenge of working at CERN, thus moving to another country and learning a new language. As software developer at CERN, I am responsible for the vacuum controls section of all particle accelerators, including the famous LHC (Large Hadron Collider). These tasks include development of softwares to manage and monitoring all vacuum devices in the tunnels. Thanks to IT, I had excellent opportunities to gain experience and also extend my knowledge. Everytime I get a chance, I go to Portugal to visit my friends in Aveiro and IT. Meu muito obrigado!