IEEE Portugal Section

August 24th, 2016


The IEEE R8 Student and Young Professional Congress (SYP) takes place every two years in the IEEE Region 8.

The 2016 edition took place in Regensburg, hosted by the IEEE Student Branches of Regensburg and Passau, between the 17th and 21st of August and was attended by several of our portuguese students and young professionals.

August 10th, 2016

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Location: Instituto Superior Técnico – Campus Alameda, sala istart

Date: May 12th 2016

Organization: IEEE-IST EMB Student Chapter

Number of participants: 15

Name of event: Workshop Personal Branding by Rui Miguel Coelho, CEO PersonalBrands Portugal

In this session, Rui Coelho talked about the impression we leave on others, and whether it’s the one we want to.

He showed us how we immediately associate some words with specific talented people and how that is the best brand we could ever get.

Convinced us that is possible to make the kind of impact we want, If we follow some important steps, as discovering who we are and what we want in the first place, as well as our strengths and weaknesses, beliefs and values. Finished with some root-steps to structure our life in order to be who we want to be.

August 10th, 2016




Location: Instituto Superior Técnico – Campus Taguspark

Date: May 2nd 2016

Organization: IEEE-IST EMBS-IST Student Branch (Instituto Superior Técnico – Campus Alameda)

Number of participants: 20

Name of event: ActIN – Design Thinking Hands-on

On May 2nd, IEEE-IST EMBS Student Chapter invited the Act for Health to deliver to our students’ community at Instituto Superior Técnico a practical workshop, in which was introduced the Design Thinking methodology as a way of converting existing solutions in better and more focused ones, reflecting the real needs of those with real health problems.

In partnership with Associação Portuguesa de Esclerose Lateral Amiotrófica, students were challenged to develop solutions for an early warning system for breathing difficulties in patients with neuromuscular diseases, in order to innovate the caretakers’ experience and improving the quality of life of their patients.

Students of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences attended this sold-out workshop.

June 22nd, 2016


On June 4th 2016, The IEEE Portugal Section held a meeting at Universidade de Coimbra, Polo II, Departamento de Engenharia Informática with the main topics discussed being the upcoming 35th Anniversary of the IEEE Portugal Section, the next Leadership Camp, hosted by the IEEE-UC Student Branch and Engineering Day, all of which to be carried out in October in Coimbra.

The list of this meeting attendees is as follows:

  • Ana Madureira – Chair
  • Catarina Silva – Vice-Chair
  • José Pedro Silva – Vice-Chair
  • Miguel Marques – Treasurer
  • Joana Pereira – Electronic Communication Coordinator
  • João Pedro Boavida – Historian Coordinator
  • Ana Trigo – WIE
  • Rafael Arrais – Young Professionals
  • Andreia Pereira – Young Professionals
  • Manuel Gericota – E25
  • Rui Aguiar – ComSoc
  • Rafael Caldeirinha – AP-ED-MTT
  • João Filipe Ferreira – RAS
  • António Morgado – EMBS
  • João Barata Oliveira – UNL Student Branch
  • Ivo Ferreira – UC Student Branch

May 30th, 2016


We at IEEE Portugal Section, are pleased to announce our new appointed officers:

  • Historian Coordinator: João Pedro Boavida
  • Chapter and Nomination & Appointments Coordinator: Pedro Pinho
  • Conference Coordinator: Paulo Novais
  • Educational Activities Coordinator: Paulo André
  • Webmaster: Jorge Silva
  • Student Activities Coordinator: Tomás Tavares
  • Electronic Communications and Newsletter Coordinator: Joana Pereira
  • Professional Activities Coordinator: João Apura
  • Awards & Recognition Coordinator: Paulo Gonçalves
  • Membership Development Coordinator: Ivo Pereira

Contact information regarding all our new officers is available on our Committee page.

May 26th, 2016

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Location: Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto

February 25th 2016

Organization: WiE UP

Number of participants: 150

Name of event: Women in Engineering

The role of the IEEE Women in Engineering affinity group is fundamental to spread and praise women’s roles within the world of engineering. It was with this goal that we came up with this initiative.

Throughout the event there was a share of experiences between students and women who dedicate themselves to the areas of science and engineering. There were four female speakers that talked about their academic and professional backgrounds, namely Luisa Madureira (FEUP Teacher) , Sara Santos (Project manager), Cristina Ribeiro (Researcher at INEB and I3S) and Teresa Andrade (FEUP Auxiliary Teacher).

This event had 242 registrations which shows the interest of the academic community. During the event, there was also time for an afternoon snack break which doubled as a networking event.


May 23rd, 2016



We are pleased to inform all our members that we’ve been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment Performance prize for this membership year.

A deep thank you to all of you who joined us. We couldn’t have won this without you!


May 18th, 2016

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Location: E.S Felgueiras, Externato Vila Meã, E.S Latino Coelho, E.S. Trofa, Colégio são Gonçalo,E.S Viana do Castelo, E.S. Celorico de Basto

Between the 13th of April and the 11th of May 2016

Organization: NuIEEE, Universidade do Porto

Number of participants: 520 in total

Between the dates of 13th of April to the 11th of May 2016, NuIEEE carried out a series of TISP Activities in seven Portuguese HighSchools.

Every activity started with a presentation of IEEE, Universidade do Porto and information about college education.

Next it was time for the practical activities. These consisted of playing a programming based game, trying out Google Cardboard and Lego MindStorm and building a stoplight using an Arduino.

During the course of these activities, there was also time to clear some doubts and fears expressed by some of the attending students regarding the college experience.




May 10th, 2016

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Location: Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores, Antiga Biblioteca

May 4th,2016

Organising: IEEE-UC Student Branch & Núcleo de Estudantes de Engenhar
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utadores & Clube de Programação da Universidade de Coimbra

Number of participants: 19

In this workshop, organised by IEEE-UC Student Branch, which took place on May 5th at Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores da Universidade de Coimbra, PhD. student Luís Garrote and MsC. student António Simões, presented several techniques on how to make powerful GUIs with all the latest fancy technologies. Qt is used mainly for developing application software with graphical user interfaces (GUIs);

The workshop was attended by 19 participants.


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May 7th, 2016

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From 18th to 20th of March, the IEEE Region 8 held at Hotel Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco, the 106th IEEE R8 Meeting.  The R8 Meeting is an internacional event organized 2 times per year with the objective of join together all the Region 8 Sections in order to plan and discuss the strategic guidelines for the Region 8 future.
The IEEE Portugal Section was represented by Ana Madureira (Chair), José Pedro Silva (Vice Chair) and Miguel Marques (Treasurer) who had a chance to interact with other Section Members in order to gain further insight, exchange knowledge and skills, and bring back fresh ideas to Portugal Section.
Furthermore, was announced that Porto (Portugal) will be the place for the next IEEE Region 8 Meeting.