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  • Master students distinguished with Gulbenkian Scholarship New Talents in Artificial Intelligence
  • Jan 2021
  • João Ferreira and Rodrigo Valério, students of the Integrated Master in Computer Science at NOVA, were selected for the Gulbenkian New Talent in Artificial Intelligence Scholarship Program 2020-2021.

    The Gulbenkian New Talent in Artificial Intelligence Scholarships are intended for higher education students interested in furthering their study in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Students selected for the Gulbenkian New Talent Scholarship Program receive a training scholarship to develop research projects under the guidance of tutors, while also participating in a set of training workshops.

    João Ferreira, supervised by Ricardo Gonçalves, researcher at NOVA LINCS Knowledge-Based Systems Group, will develop a research project under the theme “Ontology Extraction from Artificial Neural Networks”. “The theme under which I will develop the research project is in line with a very current theme in the field of AI research, enabling the justification of the results given by Artificial Neural Networks” says João Ferreira. For him the work “will also allow contact with two techniques (Neural Networks and Ontologies) quite different, both in terms of functioning, as in application areas, but both with great relevance and utility”.

    Rodrigo Valério says that this scholarship granted him “the possibility of carrying out research work under the supervision of a specialist tutor in this field, as well as participating in training workshops, which have been unique opportunities for the development of my skills”.

    The research project of Rodrigo Valério, supervised by João Magalhães, researcher at NOVA LINCS Multimodal Systems Group, will have the theme “Deep Structured Learning for Vision and Knowledge Data”. "In this work I intend to improve the understanding of visual information through the integration of visual data and knowledge of the domain. This connection will allow to create the bridge between the real world captured in images and video and the way human beings understand this reality", says Rodrigo Valério.

    Congratulations to our students and best wishes for the research work!