Ricardo Oliveira is the winner of 2011 Portuguese American Post-Graduate Society Leadership Award for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley industry. The announcement was made during the 10th PAPS Forum, which took place in New York, April 16th.
He is the founder of “ThousandEyes,” a company which provides solutions to optimize the availability, performance and security of web applications and services. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Los Angles (UCLA).
Other nominees for the award included, Vasco Calais Pedro, Ph.D. the founder and CEO of Bueda, a web-focused startup in Pittsburgh, PA; João Canning-Clode, Ph.D. a Post-doctoral fellow in the Marine Invasions Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland, USA, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City; and Cristina Correia a graduate student at University of Minho, Portugal, and a researcher at Columbia University.
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