Eduardo Ferreira


Hey!

My name is Eduardo. I'm a software developer / engineer / analyst / programmer / whatever. Basically, I do stuff with computers and proudly consider myself a master of none. I sort of 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 (billing, data analytics, insurance, internet search, networks, pharmaceutics, telecommunications and web):

I currently work as a software engineer at Rekki.

Technologies

The programming languages I'm most comfortable with are Java, Python, JavaScript and TypeScript. I'm working on some personal projects to learn more about Elixir, Rust, Scala, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, TensorFlow and Spark. I also love pattern recognition, which means that I'm somewhat 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 account.

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 (at my own pace), and brushing up on my French and Spanish. Other languages will follow suit very soon (most likely Swiss German and Norwegian).

Publications

Curriculum Vitae

You can start by taking a look at my LinkedIn profile. If that caught your attention, please get in touch for further details.

Follow me

You can follow me on Twitter (protected profile). 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.