During the past four years, over ten PhD students at CISTER successfully concluded and defended their PhD degrees. This is a tremendous success for the strategy put forward to promote a world-renowned program, which was able to attract students from all continents. CISTER graduates are now researchers and professionals both in the academia (at CISTER/ISEP and MDH, Sweden) and relevant international industry such as HP (Spain), Bosch (India) or Xerox (India).
In the last month two additional PhD students, Maryam Vahabi and Ricardo Garibay, completed their PhD programmes with success, reinforcing the position of CISTER as a leading national research center with the unquestionable capacity to graduate highly skilled researchers in the area of real-time and embedded computing.
Maryam Vahabi has successfully defended her PhD Thesis at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal. The Thesis, entitled “Computing Aggregate Quantities in Large-Scale and Dense Sensor Networks”, proposes a set of technologies and methodologies that enable extracting certain features of a physical phenomenon monitored by a dense sensing network in a timely and reliable manner.
The jury was composed of José Alfredo Ribeiro da Silva Matos (FEUP, representing the Rector), Leandro Buss Becker (UFSC, Brazil), Nicolas Navet (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Manuel Alberto Pereira Ricardo (FEUP), Paulo José Lopes Machado Portugal (FEUP), and his supervisor Eduardo Tovar (CISTER/ISEP).
Ricardo Garibay-Martínez has successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled “A Framework for the Development of Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems”, at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal. His PhD thesis proposes a design framework that allows for the integration of parallel distributed models in real-time embedded applications.
The jury was composed of José Alfredo Ribeiro da Silva Matos (FEUP, representing the Rector), José Javier Gutiérrez (University of Cantabria, Spain), Paulo Pedreiras (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Luis Almeida (FEUP, Portugal), Mário Sousa (FEUP), and his supervisor Luis Lino Ferreira (CISTER/ISEP, Portugal).