Andreia Santos (09h45 – 11:00)

Title: How to live together with rejection?

Abstract: In the academic world, rejection is a common experience. Rejection can be experienced in huge (large) or small ways: paper’s rejection, critical feedbacks from supervisors, the rejection of PhD position or a congress communication. These kind of situations usually results in a painful experience. In this workshop, we will explore: When is rejection a problematic emotion? What are the factors that mediate the rejection management? And how to live with rejection in a healthy way?

Short Bio: Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Andreia graduated from Faculty of Psychology – University of Lisbon with a Master degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy degree by APTCCI. For 10 years ago, her work has been in a clinical context and doing workshops related to wellness and soft skills. In the last few years, she has been working with academic population at Psychopedagogical Support Office (GAPsi) Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon. The focus of her work is on individual psychological support and group interventions like PhD Final Countdown Program.

Marta Daniela Santos and Sílvio Mendes (11h30 – 12:30)

Title: How I met your science: Good practices in science communication

Abstract: Science has an increasingly important role in the decisions we make in our day-to-day lives, playing a fundamental role in several of the global problems we face nowadays. Outstanding science is made everyday in Ciências ULisboa: from random numbers to artificial intelligence, from molecules to ecosystems… but how can we communicate it properly? In this talk we will discuss the fundamental role of scientists as science communicators, as scientists are the main actors in the production of scientific knowledge. We will address the challenges and advantages of communicating your research to different audiences and discuss good practices.

Short Bios: Marta Daniela Santos is currently responsible for the Communication Office of the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes – cE3c at Ciências ULisboa. She has a PhD in Physics by the University of Lisbon (2012) and a Master in Science Communication by the New University of Lisbon (2015). Her interests in science communication span science journalism, storytelling and techniques for effective public speaking. She was the winner of FameLab Portugal 2014 – science communication contest with which she has regularly collaborated afterwards as jury member – and teaches brief courses in science communication. ​ ​

Sílvio Mendes works at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. He is responsable for science communication and outreach activities as “Ser Cientista”, Dia Aberto em Ciências” and “Famelab” contest in the University. He worked in institutions and projects as Associação Viver a Ciência, Comunicar Ciência and Sociedade das Ciências Médicas. Member of Associação SciCom.PT since it’s begining, he has been for several times in the organization comitee and scientific comitee of the SciCom.PT – Science Communication Congress.He has a degree on Social Communication and a Master in Science Communication. In the binging of his career he worked as journalist (Público, O Mirante).

Yasser Omar (14:00 – 15:00)

Title: An introduction to Quantum Computing

Short Bio: Yasser Omar studied Physics at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), and obtained his PhD at the Centre for Quantum Computation at University of Oxford. Currently, he is associate professor of the Department of Mathematics of IST, at the University of Lisbon, in Portugal. He is also the founder and leader of the Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies Group, at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT). His research interests lie in quantum computation, quantum information theory, and quantum networks. He is also the founder and director of the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information at IST, University of Lisbon. In the last 7 years, he was won 1 American and 7 European research projects related to quantum information. He had been involved in the creation and the leadership of the Flagship in Quantum Technologies, a multi-billion Euro ten-year programme from the European Commission to make Europe one of the leaders in Quantum Technologies.

Nuno Loureiro (15:00 – 16:00)

Title: Path to creating a cybersecurity company

Abstract: Life is made of choices and it’s interesting to see how some choices from the past end up shaping your future. My story started when I transitioned to the 10th grade and it’s about educational and career paths that led to creating and running a Cybersecurity company – Probely. Running a startup is challenging and the application security field is a crowded one. Despite being a crowded space, there are many technical challenges to solve. How could a scanner be more intelligent?

Short Bio: Nuno is a Co-Founder and CEO of Probely. Probely finds vulnerabilities in Web Applications and provides guidance on how to fix them, having Developers in mind. He has over 20 years of professional experience in IT and throughout his career, he acquired vast knowledge in Information Security, Unix system administration, architecture and development of large-scale web applications, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills. In the past, he led SAPO Security Team and PT Pay (MEO Wallet) Security and Fraud teams. He holds an MSc in Information Technology – Information Security from Carnegie Mellon University and FCUL (dual degree program).