I am currently a Research Engineer at Google DeepMind, in London. Previously, I worked in the Query Formulation team at Microsoft Bing and did research in Machine Learning and Computer Vision at Idiap Research Institute and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausane, both in Switzerland. I did my undergraduate studies at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, in Portugal, where I am originally from.
You can read my blog, which is mostly about machine learning, artificial intelligence and other computer science related topics.
In 2011, I wrote a book in Portuguese, expressing my views of the world. In a collection of very small chapters, I touch a wide range of topics, such as: democracy, economy, education, entrepreneurship, transparency, sustainability, peace, etc.
If you are interested, you can read the full book in digital formats for free, or order a paperback copy.
"Query Diversity and Deduplication for Bing AutoSuggest", P. Mirowski, R. Evans, H. Penedones - Microsoft Practice of Machine Learning Conference - March 2014, Redmond, US
"Predicting Venus Express Thermal Power Consumption", H. Penedones, B. Sousa, A. Donati, J. Martinez-Heras - SpaceOps 2008 Conference Proceedings - Heidelberg, Germany. (pdf)
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"Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it." - Mark Twain
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Truth is what stands the test of experience." - Albert Einstein
"Laughing at ourselves brings us closer to enlightenment than anything else." - Carol Gardner
"Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together." - Doug McIlroy