Diogo Lopes Vaz

Portugal

Diogo Vaz is a PhD student and Teaching Assistant at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisboa, Portugal, and a junior researcher in the Distributed Systems Group (GSD), at INESC-ID. His main interests are in Distributed Systems, Machine Learning and Cybersecurity, more precisely, he's researching about using machine learning techniques to solve distributed problems. He is also involved on the DE4A project, as a software developer from INESC-ID.

“Saruman believes that it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk, that keeps the darkness at bay. Simple acts of kindness and love.”

- Gandalf, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)


Education

PhD in Information Systems and Computer Engineering
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal | February 2021 - Present

Researching Fault-Tolerant algorithms with Reinforcement Learning

Masters in Information Systems and Computer Engineering
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal | September 2018 - November 2020

Areas of study: Distributed Systems, Artificial Intelligence and CyberSecurity

Thesis grade: 20/20

Bachelor in Information Systems and Computer Engineering
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal | September 2015 - January 2019

Teaching

Teaching Assistant


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Skills

(Skills with more expertize are marked with )

Programming Languages & Frameworks/Tools

  • React
  • Node.JS
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • Overleaf and Latex
  • Typescript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Angular
  • Java
  • Docker
  • npm
  • OutSystems

Theoretical Backgournd & Know-how

  • Reinforcement Learning (including Deep Reinforcement Learning)
  • Fault-Tolerant Distributed algorithms (e.g. Consensus)
  • Web development
  • CyberSecurity
  • Google Cloud services (including Firebase service)
  • Mobile development
  • NoSQL and SQL
  • Linux
  • Git and GitHub

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