About the CMU-Portugal Program
The CMU-Portugal Program is a partnership between the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU, Pittsburgh, USA) and the Portuguese Government, aiming at creating top level and internationally recognized education and research programs in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
More about the CMU-Portugal Program can be found at the Information and Communication Technologies Institute (ICTI).
CISTER/IPP-HURRAY is a top-ranked Portuguese Research Unit based at the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Porto, Portugal.
This research unit focuses its activity in the analysis, design and implementation of real-time and embedded computing systems. The unit was created in 1997, and has since grown to become one of the leading European research units in the area. The CISTER/IPP-HURRAY research unit has been contributing with seminal research works in a number of subjects, such as real-time communication networks and protocols, wireless sensor networks (WSN), real-time programming paradigms and operating systems, distributed embedded real-time systems; cooperative computing and QoS-aware applications, scheduling and schedulability analysis (including multiprocessor systems) and cyber-physical systems (CPS). This is a sufficiently broad spectrum of strategic research topics, which we will keep pursuing in the coming years.
Within the CMU-Portugal Program, CISTER/IPP-HURRAY is involved in a collaborative scientific program that integrates the capabilities of the Carnegie Mellon University, in particular the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and CenSCIR, and the following Portuguese research institutions: ISR-Lisbon and INESC-ID (affiliated with IST/UTL), CISTER/IPP-HURRAY (affiliated with ISEP/IPP) and the ISQ Group.
This collaborative scientific program includes a dual doctoral program in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The main focus of this doctoral program is on Sensing Technologies and Networks for Risk Minimization Systems, with an additional emphasis on their application to Cyber-Physical Systems such as critical infrastructures. This wide area of research includes communication infrastructures (e.g., wireless sensor and ad-hoc networks), hardware/software platforms (embedded real-time and distributed computing systems), sensing and decision systems (signal/video processing, surveillance, robotics and distributed decision systems) and risk assessment.
Students will be supervised by two faculty advisors, one from Carnegie Mellon and the other from one of the Portuguese partners. The dual doctoral program is structured so that students spend part of their time at CMU and at one of the Portuguese partner Institutions.
This PhD is to be offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, USA and by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (UTL), Lisbon, Portugal.
More about CISTER/IPP-HURRAY can be found at www.cister.isep.ipp.pt.
This research partnership has been launched in Portugal between CISTER/IPP-HURRAY, ISR-Lisbon, INESC-ID and ISQ, but it is expected to bring together other leading Portuguese institutions. The following CMU Units are involved: Center for Sensed Critical Infrastructure Research (CenSCIR), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, Computer Science (CS) Department, Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) Department, and Tepper, the CMU Business School.