Eduardo Ferreira


Hey!

My name is Eduardo Ferreira. I'm a software developer / engineer / analyst / programmer / whatever. Basically, I do stuff with computers. I kinda fell in love with them from the moment I saw "Tron" and "War Games" when I was a kid. My first computer was a ZX Spectrum +2B (a couple of friends still make fun of me because I never had an Atari...).

Research

I started out as a researcher at the NLX-Group, affiliated to the Department of Informatics of the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences. The group pursues research and development activities in the fields of artificial intelligence and cognitive science, with a special focus on natural language and speech interaction. During my time with the group, I developed a named entity recognizer for the Portuguese language which covered entities based on numbers (arabic, roman, fraction and magnitude numerals, measures, time expressions, etc.) and names (people, organizations, locations, etc.).

Enterprise

Cue the enterprise world. So far, I've done (almost) a bit of everything by working at companies that span several areas of expertise (information technologies, billing, telecommunications, pharmaceutical industry, internet search technologies, insurance industry and data analytics):

I currently work as a software developer at Warwick Analytics, an exciting startup that develops groundbreaking analytical solutions for big data problems, focusing on powerful predictive analytics that works without hypotheses and with dirty and/or incomplete data.

Technologies

The programming language I'm most comfortable with is Java and I'm currently working on some personal projects to learn more about Scala, Python, Flask, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL and Android. I also love pattern recognition, which means that I'm a tad fluent in Regular Expressions.

I've also worked with several other technologies along the way (VBScript, ASP, Microsoft Internet Information Services v5.0 and v6.0, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005, Microsoft Access 2003 and 2007, SAP HTMLB, BSP, ABAP).

Projects

On my spare time, I focus on small projects that cover a wide range of interests and topics, including:

You can find these projects at my GitHub and Bitbucket accounts.

Some of the projects at the top of the queue that could be picked up in the near future are:

Interests

These are some of the topics that interest me:

Hobbies

I tend to keep my brain busy with:

I also enjoy exploring new languages. I'm currently learning German and Swedish, and brushing up on my French and Spanish. Other languages will follow suit very soon (most likely Italian and Norwegian).

Publications

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Curriculum Vitae

A fully updated version of my curriculum vitae can be downloaded here (PDF format). In any case, you can always take a look at my LinkedIn profile.

Follow me

You can follow me on Google+ and Twitter, although I haven't been very active lately. I occasionally write some tidbits on my blog (English only).

Get in touch!

If you're interested, feel free to send me an e-mail at mulberry[dot]beacon[at]gmail[dot]com for just about any reason. I'm available for occasional consulting, so if you think I'd might be able to help you out in any way, just ping me.