The Program focuses on the area of Information and Communication Technology with particular emphasis on areas related to processing big data, including Data Science and Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Language Technologies, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and Engineering and Public Policy.
- Advanced training for professors, students, and industry professionals through dual degree doctoral programs, Executive Programs, and student and faculty exchange programs;
- Research and innovation through collaborative research projects between Portugal and Carnegie Mellon, industrial and academic partners, faculty, researchers, industry experts, and doctoral and masters students, with the aim of solving real-world problems faced by companies operating in the data economy;
- Industrial collaboration building a strong innovation ecosystem through a close link between academic institutions, Portuguese industry and Carnegie Mellon University. More than 120 companies are actively involved with the Program's initiatives.