AFCEA International Chapter News
PORTO STUDENT CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 31, 2019

Annual Meeting Presents Student Research and New Board Members

The chapter participated in the Fourth Annual AFCEA Student Clubs Meeting in May at the University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal, hosted by the Covilha Student Club and the support of AFCEA Portugal. The event had the participation of several representatives from government, industry and academia to share information about research and development activities and opportunities. Jose Carlos Alves, club faculty adviser, and six students, represented the chapter, based at the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University (FEUP), Porto, Portugal. During the event, Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT NA (Ret.), AFCEA regional vice president, Atlantic Region, and chairman, Portugal Chapter, announced the new student chapter board members: Nuno Neto, chapter president; Alvaro Pereira da Silva, first vice president; Leonardo Gomes Ribeiro, second vice president; and Bruno Mauricio, secretary. The club presentation started with Neto speaking about the chapters current activities and future works, pointing out the redesign of the autonomous sailing boat developed at FEUP, for the Challenge FAST 2020, in order to perform more than 500 nautical miles of autonomous sailing between Sesimbra and Madeira Island. The student Antonio Pereira presented also his project Detection and Classification of Obstacles for Autonomous Vessels using machine learning techniques.

Event Photographs:

Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT N (Ret.), AFCEA regional vice president, Atlantic Region (far r), gathers with the Porto Student Club participants of the May meeting, including (l-r) Leonardo Ribeiro, second vice president; Bruno Mauricio, secretary; Pedro Rodrigues; Antonio Pereira, student, Faculty of Engineering of Porto University; Alvaro P. Silva, first vice president; Nuno Neto, chapter president; and Jose Carlos Alves, faculty advisor.
Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT N (Ret.), AFCEA regional vice president, Atlantic Region (far r), gathers with the Porto Student Club participants of the May meeting, including (l-r) Leonardo Ribeiro, second vice president; Bruno Mauricio, secretary; Pedro Rodrigues; Antonio Pereira, student, Faculty of Engineering of Porto University; Alvaro P. Silva, first vice president; Nuno Neto, chapter president; and Jose Carlos Alves, faculty advisor.
Neto delivers a presentation about the chapter activities during the May meeting at University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal.
Neto delivers a presentation about the chapter activities during the May meeting at University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal.
Pereira speaks about machine learning techniques on his project, Detection and Classification of Obstacles for Autonomous Vessels, during the student club presentation at the May meeting.
Pereira speaks about machine learning techniques on his project, Detection and Classification of Obstacles for Autonomous Vessels, during the student club presentation at the May meeting.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Carlos Rodolfo
+351 918608888

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