Awards, Prizes and Achievements

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Here is a list of the most significative awards and prizes I received as a researcher, student and programming contestant.

Conferences and Workshops

2017

2012

  • Best Paper Award at the 2nd ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Databases and Social Networks (DBSocial 2012).

Academic Prizes

2002

  • Received the Eng. António de Almeida Prize, for obtaining the best grade in the Computer Science undergraduate course in the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (18 out of 20).

1990

  • Received the St. Casa da Misericórdia Student Prize for being the best student of all primary schools in the city of Vila Nova de Famalicão.

Scolarships and Grants

2011

  • Received a Post-Doc grant from FCT, the portuguese Science and Technology Foundation.

2004

  • Received a PhD grant from FCT, the portuguese Science and Technology Foundation.

2001

  • Received a Merit Scholarship, given by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto.

2000

  • Received a Merit Scholarship, given by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto.

Programming Contests

"Ciber-Rato" virtual robotics agents contest

  • 2002: 1st place out of 13 teams (link)
  • 2003: 1st place out of 14 teams (link)
  • 2005: 2nd place out of 10 teams (link)

National Logical and Functional Programming Contest (CENPLF)

  • 2003: 1st global place (open division) out of 15 teams (Univ. Evora)
  • 2004: 1st global place (open division) out of 17 teams (IST, Lisbon)
  • 2005: 1st global place (open division) out of 24 teams (ESTG, Bragança)

Southwestern Europe Regional ACM ICPC Contest (SWERC)

  • 1999 to 2003: always the best portuguese team
  • 2000: 2nd place out of 24 teams from 4 countries (link)

National ACM Programming Contest (MIUP)

  • 2001: 1st place out of 21 teams, FCUP, Porto (link)
  • 2002: 1st place out of 33 teams, FCUL, Lisbon (link)
  • 2003: 1st place out of 32 teams, Univ. Minho, Braga (link)

University of Porto Programming Contest (CPUP)

  • 2000: 1st place out of 18 teams (link)
  • 2001: 1st place out of 24 teams (link)
  • 2002: 1st place out of 18 teams (link)
  • 2003: 1st place out of 20 teams (link)

International Olympiads in Informatics (IOI)

  • 1995: Represented Portugal on IOI'1995, The Netherlands
  • 1996: Represented Portugal on IOI'1996, Hungary
  • 1997: Represented Portugal on IOI'1997, South Africa
  • 1998: Represented Portugal on IOI'1998, Portugal

National Olympiads in Informatics (ONI)

  • 1995: 2nd place at the national finals
  • 1996: 1st place at the national finals
  • 1997: 1st place at the national finals
  • 1998: 1st place at the national finals

Other Awards

2014

  • Received a "Louvor Pedagógico" (Pedagogical Honorable Mention) for good teaching practices, an award given by the students of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto.

2009

  • Received the IEEE 2009 MGA Achievement Award, as a part of the IEEEXtreme Team, for outstanding accomplishment and contributions toward the implementation of the 2009 IEEEXtreme Programming Contest.