Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

A more complete version of my CV can be found in here. The listing of my publications can be retrieved from the publications page. If you are looking for some references that attest how I work, those can be found in the references page.

Main Areas of Interest

Research & Development (R&D) of Cutting Edge Systems and Applications.

In a more detail fashion, my research interests can be refined by the following subtopics, but are not exclusive to those indicated.

  • Automatic Extraction of Document Topics, and related subjects (Master Thesis subject);
  • Recommender Systems;
  • HCI (Human Computer Interaction);
  • Decision Support Systems;
  • Space Technologies and Applications;
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery;
  • Software Design, Development and Life Cycle;

Professional Experience

  • Senior Consultant I at Closer : November 2013 until present Date
  • External Consultant at BNPM Paribas Sec. Serv. : November 2013 until present Date

Prior Professional Experience

  • Project “ISA Information System” – Software and Development Engineer: July 2013 – November 2013
    • Main activities and responsibilities (in permanent update):
      • Participation in the discussion of the best architecture to choose to adopt the project.
      • Meetings with the Stakeholder of the System\Project
      • Survey of Functional and Non Functional Requirements for the development of modules.
      • Documentation in Word and Excel.
        • Writing of the Technical Reports about the project evolution.
      • Integration of modules developed in existing systems.
  • Project “ISA Security Watcher” – Software and Development Engineer: July 2013 – November 2013Project Concluded with very positive feedback.
    • Main activities and responsibilities:
      • Participation in the discussion of the best architecture to choose to adopt the project.
      • Survey of Functional and Non Functional Requirements for the development of modules.
      • Develop Software (Web Application) in javascript (using Secnha ExtJS 4 platform) and php.
      • Documentation in Word and Excel.
        • Writing of the Technical Reports about the project evolution.
        • Writing of the Test Scenarios Document for the System.
        • Writing of the User Manual of the System Interface.
      • Software testing in Windows an Linux environments
      • Research of innovative solutions for new challenges.
      • Integration of modules developed in existing systems.

From August 2011 until May 2013 I participated in a project being developed in the of the Human Language Technologies group of “CITI – Center of Informatics and Information Technology”, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon.
Below I briefly describe the project, and what my responsibilities were in the proejct

  • “ISTRION” Project – Research and Development Engineer: August 2011 – May 2013
    • Main Activities and Responsibilities
      • Survey of Functional and Non Functional Requirements for the development of modules.
      • Development of Software (Web Applications) in JavaScript (EXT Js 4) and php.
      • Software testing in Windows an Linux environments
      • Documentation in Word and Excel.
      • Research on Innovative Solutions to face new problems.
      • Integration of modules developed in existing systems.
      • Maintenance of existing Java systems.

From February 2008 until July 2011, I developed my professional activity in Scientific Research, in the CA3 – Computational Intelligence Research Group – UNINOVA / CTS. It is a Scientific Research Center working in the field of Information Technology and Software Development.

So my contribution in the CA3 was as follows:

  • “BRAINMAP” Project– Research Engineer e Technology Manager: December 2010 – July 2011
    • Main activities and Responsibilities:
      • To develop an Software in Java (5 working prototypes), using Eclipse and Netbeans IDE’s;
      • Databases in MySQl, XML.
      • Documentation in Word and Excel
  • “SEISOP – Space Environment Information System for Operations” Project – Research Engineer: September 2008 – December 2010
    • Main activities and Responsibilities:
      • To develop Software in Java, using eclipse IDE;
      • Study on how to develop in eclipse RCP framework;
      • Implementation of web services.
      • To develop Software in .NET, specifically in Vb.net and C#.net.
      • Documentation in Word and Excel
  • “CERTAIN – CryoSat Event Reporting Tool for Analysis and Investigation” Project– Research Engineer: February 2008 – November 2008
    • Main activities and Responsibilities:
      • To develop Software in Java (including graphical components Swing)
      • Refactorization of existing code, modularizing the various components.
      • Managing Databases in MySql both at Administration and user level.
      • Documentation in Word and Excel

Education and Vocational Training

  • Master Degree in Computer Science(2008-2010)
    • Obtained at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, final average score of 14 Val..
      • Master Thesis Dissertation entitled “Automatic Extraction of Document Topics” with a final grade of 17 Val.
      • Allowed to obtain a more solid and specialized training based on previously obtained degree in Computer Science in a BSc.
      • The Course structure provides a more complete and flexible curriculum and a strong preparation to lead projects.
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (2000-2008)
    • Obtained at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, final average score of 12 Val.
      • Specialized training in Computer Science;
      • Deal with complex systems (components ans their integration, social and civic components);
      • Independent projects and as a team, reporting, presentation and discussion of topics, independent learning and attitude leading to innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Initial Teacher Training Course for Trainers
    • Homolgado by the IEFP (February of 2009)
    • Realizado no CDC – Centro de Diversificação Curricular da UNINOVA – Instituto de Desenvolvimentode Novas Tecnologias pela entidade de Formação NHK – Formação e Novas Tecnologias Unipessoal Lda.
    • Final Score of “Totally Sufficient”.
  • LXMLS 2012 – Taming the Social Web Summer School
    • Taken Place at IST (Instituto Superior Técnico)
    • Intensive course in machine learning with focus on NLP (Natural Language Processing).

    Personal skills and Aptitudes

    Throughout the academic years, I had the privilege to participate in the organization of some events, some as a volunteer others as an organizer. I was also aware of my civil responsibilities and therefore to help to get a better course Computer Engineering, giving my opinion and arguments by participating in pedagogical committees of the course, and also in the faculty pedagogical council. The following list is a summary of these activities.

      • Participation in the meeting “Antecipar o Futuro/ Gerir a Mudança” FCT-UNL 2007

      • Pedagogical Committee member in the Computer Science Course in the years em 2004/2005,2005/2006, 2006/2007 e 2007/2008.

      • Student Member at the Pedagogical Committee of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, years 2005/2006, 2006/2007 e 2007/2008

      • Expo FCT 2007/2008/ 2009– Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
        • Volunteer in the organizing committee of the Computer Science Department in Expo FCT 2007/2008/2009
        • Guide in the Expo FCT 2007 and 2008
          • Responsible for the reception of visitors to the Computer Science Department, strong component of public communication and interaction.
          • Volunteer in the organizing of the public demonstrations to be held in the Computer Science Department.
          • Strong component of teamwork involved.

      • Organizing committee member for the JORTEC/2007 and 2008 – Jornadas Tecnológicas da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
        • Organizing member for the opening days of JORTEC, under the following themes ”Processamento e Síntese de Imagem” e ”Grid-Computing e Digital Media”

      • Open week 2005 e 2006 – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
        • Demos of Augmented Reality and other scientific areas, including software applications developed for the event. Strong component of public communication and interaction.

      • Organizing committee member of the event o e-CIIA (Excelência – Centros de Investigação e Inteligência Artificial)
        • Held at the Grande Auditório da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

     

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