Care was taken to form groups balanced in terms of the students' educational background. This encouraged students to help one another.

All students

Liliana Salvador

It is the oportunity to find my way in research and learn with the best! (2005-12-01)



  • 2007 - present: Visiting Graduate Student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, USA
    Advisor: Simon Levin
    Thesis: The ecological and evolutionary aspects of foraging animal movement
  • 2005 - present: Graduate Student, PhD Program in Computational Biology, Insituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal
    Co-advisor: Francisco Dionisio
    Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • 2003 - 2005: MSc in Computer Science
    Advisor: Luis Filipe Antunes
    Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 1997 - 2002: BSc in Computer Science
    Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2002 - 2003: Student at Erasmus program for higher education
    Department of Mathematics, Department of Computer Science, Manchester University, United Kingdom.

Research Experience

  • Feb. 2008 : present: Member of the Efficient Wildlife Vaccination working group
    NCEAS : National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, USA
    Group lider: Peter walsh
  • Sept 2004 - Aug 2005: Master Thesis
    Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    Advisor: Luis Filipe Antunes
    Thesis: Absolute Security of Symmetrical Cryptographic Systems.
  • April 2004 - May 2005: Researcher
    Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    MIKADO Global Computing Project (IST-2001-32222): MIKADO - Mobile Calculi based on Domains.
    Development of Miko : Mikado Koncurrent Objects, a distributed calculi based on Mikado model and TyCO process calculi.
    Advisors: Vasco Vasconcelos and Luis Lopes
  • Aug - Nov 2003: Visiting Researcher
    Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI), Equipe Algorithmique et Complexite, Universite Paris-Sud, France.
    Project: Relation between Criptography and Kolmogorov Complexity.
    Devolopment of security proofs of some cryptographic protocols.
    Advisor: Sophie Laplante
  • 2003-2005: Researcher
    LIACC - Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory, Porto Portugal.
  • 2001 - 2002: Network administrator assistant Departamento de Ciencia de Computadores, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Pedagogical Activity

  • Teaching Assistant, Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade do Porto, 2004/2005.
    • Imperative Programming in the Computer Science department, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
    • Computers Programming in the Mathematics and Geographical Enginnering departments, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

Grants and Participation in Scientific Projects

  • PhD fellowship from FCT (Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia) from December 1st, 2006 to November 30th,2010.
  • Research fellowship from FCT from October 1st, 2005 to September 30th, 2006. First year of the PhD Program in Computational Biology at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal.
  • Research fellowship from European Comission on the project IST-2001-32222 - MIKADO-Mobile Calculi Based on Domains, from April 1st, 2004 to April 30th, 2005.
  • Research fellowship from EGIDE on the project Criptography and Kolmogorov Complexity (ICCTI Embassade de France au Portugal - cooperation project between Dr. Luis Antunes and Dra Sophie Laplante, from August 1st to November 30th, 2003.
  • Erasmus fellowship from Universidade do Porto, Portugal from September 11th, 2002 to February 12th, 2003.

PhD Project

Supervisor: Simon Levin

Cosupervisor: Francisco Dionisio

Laboratory: Levin Lab

University: Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


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