The ceremony for the prestigious Prize “Prémio Prof. Luís Vidigal”  and diploma was held within the 18th Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference on March 5, 2018, Monday, at 14:00, at the IST Congress Center.


The ceremony was attended by Prof. Luís Miguel Silveira, researcher at INESC-ID, Vice-President of IST and Member of the Management Committee for the “Prémio Prof. Luís Vidigal” award, Prof. Leonel Sousa, INESC-ID Director and  President of IST DEEC Department, and Prof. Carlos Salema, President of the Telecommunications Institute and several other members of the IST community.


The prize “Prémio Prof. Luís Vidigal ”  annually distinguishes “the master thesis that gather the best scientific, innovation and quality features”, as pointed by Luis Miguel Silveira.

Among the twenty four thesis submissions, the jury decided to award,  ex-aequo, the thesis  “Generalized Paxos made Byzantine, Visigoth and Less Complex” ” presented by  Miguel Pires, Aero-space Engineering MSc, advised by  Rodrigo Rodrigues, INESC-ID researcher, appointed as “the best of all master thesis”. Also  awarded, the thesis “Design and Implementation of a 20 kW, 12000 RPM Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) for the IST Formula Student Powertrain” by João Sarrico, Physics Engineering MSc, advised by Profs. Paulo José da Costa Branco and João Filipe Pereira Fernandes, IST DEEC Department.

Warmest Congratulations to the award-winning candidates, as well as their scientific advisors.