Every year MaxData acknowledges the best student of each of the Department of Informatics courses. The award is presented at the Ciências ULisboa anniversary ceremony.
This year several LASIGE students were distinguished for their academic record (MSc) and research work (PhD) on the 2019/2020 period.
Fernando Alves’ work earned the researcher a MaxData Informatic Excellence award for a PhD student. His research concerns collecting and processing cybersecurity information from open-source intelligence (e.g., Twitter). After validating this approach, a framework for collecting and processing this data (that also automatically searches for new data sources) was developed. The research ultimately aims to provide an easy to use platform that anyone can use to be updated with the latest cybersecurity developments.