Awards

Honors and Awards

  • “A Survey on Software Fault Localization” selected to be featured on ACMs 21st Annual Best of Computing (Notable Articles), June 2017.

  • IEEE Senior Member, July 2016 (Senior Member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply; only 9% of its over 430,000 members have achieved senior grade)

  • United States of America’s O-1 Visa Status: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement, January 2014–January 2017

  • Appreciation Award for Significant Effort and Contribution to Winning DARPA TC’s ADAPT, Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA, December 2015

  • Two Best Paper Awards at the 25th International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis (DX’14), Graz, Austria, 2014

  • Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto’s Pedagogical Merit Award, January 2014 Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto’s Research Merit Award, January 2014

  • Second most cited article of the Journal of Systems and Software between 2009 and 2014 (article: A practical evaluation of spectrum-based fault localization), 2014.

  • Best Paper Award at the 8th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self- Managing Systems (SEAMS’13), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2013

  • Best Paper Award at the 8th Doctoral Symposium in Informatics Engineering (co-authored paper with PhD student), Porto, Portugal, 2013

  • ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology’s Distinguished Referee between 2011 and 2012

  • Winner of the Best Business Ideas - Porto Region Universities with the “Remote Debugging Service” (organized by Portuguese TV broadcaster SIC Noticias; http://goo.gl/7YtF5), 2012

  • Winner of the Latin-Iberian RedEmprendia’s Venture Competition with “Remote Debugging Service” (out of 294 proposals, prize: e 10000), 2012

  • Recipient of the ANETIE’s Venture Competition with “Remote Debugging Service” (http://www. anetie.pt/website.aspx?p=235), 2012

  • Best Paper Award at the 8th International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS’12), Saint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, 2012

  • Second place in the University of Porto’s Venture Competition with “Remote Debugging Service” (out of 45 proposals; IUP25k - http://iup25k.up.pt/2012/; prize: e 5000), 2012

  • Recipient of the ICSE 2011 Microsoft Research Contest held at the International Conference on Software Engineering, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2011

  • Zoltar toolset, developed during his PhD research, awarded the Best Demo Award at the International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, 2009

  • Awarded a postdoctoral scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology in 2009 (renounced in favor of the professorship at the University of Porto)

  • Recipient of “Erasmus” (2002-2003) and “Leonardo Da Vinci” (2004-2005) European grants Received two school merit awards (University of Minho): 1999/2000 and 2002/2003