Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Miguel Pereira

on 11-11-2020

I accepted a new challenge and joined Celfinet, in Porto. Since then, I've been working closely with R&D teams and many talented engineers. (see more)

In December of 2007, I was invited to pursue my PhD in the
telecommunications area, by working with my supervisors Prof. Luis Bernardo and Prof. Rui Dinis, both members of IT, UNINOVA and Professors from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL).

My research was focused on time diversity solutions with the purpose to cope with lost transmitted packets and in the following 4 years, I've worked in a close collaboration and as a member of the Telecommunication Group from FCT-UNL.

Throughout this time, I had the opportunity to evolve my work and knowledge in several telecommunications areas, as well as attend multiple renown international conferences.

After finishing the write of my PhD thesis, in February of 2012, I've continued my collaboration with IT and UNINOVA in international projects also with the collaboration of the industry.

However, in October of 2013 I've decided it was the time for a career shift and embrace new challenges in the industry world. I joined the planning and optimization team at Nokia, in Lisbon, Portugal. In my stay at Nokia, I've worked with several enthusiastic people, on different projects and evolving challenges. It was a valuable experience and a great opportunity to work in the real telecom world.

Nevertheless (with my PhD already finished on January of 2013), on February of 2015, I accepted a new challenge and joined Celfinet in Porto, Portugal. Since then, I've been working closely with R&D teams and many talented engineers.

As a product owner at Celfinet, all the knowledge and research methodology acquired throughout my PhD at IT/UNINOVA/FCT-UNL, have been the cornerstone of all my professional skills and contributions for the company. As an Engineer and a person, I've no doubts about the IT/UNINOVA/FCT-UNL importance on my education, knowledge and experience.

It was a privilege to work with such talented group of researchers and supervisors on my journey at IT. Thanks for everything!


Arlindo Veiga

on 11-11-2020

I returned to Cape-Verde in 2014, where I am currently a Professor in the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the University of Cape-Verde. (see more)

In November of 1996, as many of my countrymen, I moved from Cape-Verde to Portugal. I settled in Coimbra to study Electrotechnical Engineering at the Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia of the University of Coimbra. In 2000 I joined IT in Coimbra, through Professor Vìtor Silva who accepted my request to be my graduation project advisor. In 2001, I was invited to participate in another IT project, coordinated by Professors Luís de Sá and Fernando Perdigão.

At the same time, I pursued my post-graduate studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering, under the guidance of Professor Fernando Perdigão. In 2003, after the conclusion of the research project and the curricular part of my Master, I went to Lisbon to work on the adaptation of a CTT solution to the Cape-Verde Post Office and, in August 2004, I returned to Cape-Verde to implement this project.

In 2006, I returned to IT to participate in project TECNOVOZ (robust command recognition system). I took the opportunity to finish my Masters degree and start my PhD. During this period, I collaborated in several projects (TICE.Healthy, HE[eee]SIT[u]AÇÃO, LETSREAD) and we published several resources for the Portuguese language.

I returned once again to Cape-Verde in 2014 where I am currently a Professor in the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the University of Cape-Verde and I collaborate with the Cape-Verde Red Cross in the informatization process of the social games in Cape-Verde.

I have much to thank IT for the opportunities and knowledge I gained. The accumulated experience of more than 12 years at IT, integrated in the academic environment, gave me skills in research and exposition of ideas that allow me to practice teaching with firmness and authority. IT also provided me with social skills, multiculturalism and a range of new family members. I gave a lot to IT and received a lot from it. Thank you.