António Ferreira, a student at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), has been selected to take part in the largest annual academic networking conference - TNC19. The presentation, on Machine Learning, will take place as part of the Lightning Talks competition.

In 2019, GÉANT and the FCCN Unit once again invited Portuguese IT and Networking students to participate in the largest and most prestigious annual academic networking conference, TNC, through the Lightning Talks Challenge.

The opportunity offered is to share with TNC19 participants the subjects they study or relevant activities in the area of technologies taking place on the campus of their higher education institution.

Four applications were received from students, three of which were selected by the Unit's team FCCN .

After several meetings and training on how to present in public, the student António Ferreira, from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), was selected by the GEANT team, with the presentation proposal entitled "Using community Machine Learning to identify forest and agricultural species", to represent Portugal. The participation is scheduled for June 17, at 14h00.

António Ferreira's participation marks UTAD's return to the TNC stage, after students from the same educational institution, Jorge Mendes and José Brito, were selected in 2018.

TNC19 will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, from 16 to 20 June. The last edition had more than 750 participants. To learn more about Lightning Talks, you can visit:

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