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Portugal’s Science Minister visits

The CONNECT Centre at Trinity College Dublin hosted a visit from Portugal’s Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Mr Manuel Heitor; the Ambassador of Portugal to Ireland, H.E. Bernardo Futscher Pereira; and Professor Paulo Ferrão, National Director of the MIT-Portugal Program.

The delegation met Portuguese researchers at CONNECT, Dr Pedro Alvarez and Dr Francisco Paisana, along with CONNECT’s International Funding Manager, Dr Raquel Harper, and listened to a presentation on CONNECT’s research goals by Professor Linda Doyle.

CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.

Minister Heitor is welcomed by Professor Linda Doyle, Director of CONNECT.

A message from the Ambassador of Portugal to Ireland in the CONNECT visitors' book.

Minister Heitor is introduced to a deep learning technique developed by Dr Ahmed Selim.

The Minister and Ambassador meet Portuguese staff members at CONNECT.

Minister Heitor is presented with a portrait in the style of Picasso by Dr Ahmed Selim.

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