Software engineer Nelson José Alves, 31, a native of Madeira island, Portugal, was selected among thousands of candidates worldwide for an internship at the multinational Apple Inc., in Austin, Texas, where he hopes to help create the next iPad.
Born in Funchal, Alves has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Madeira (UMa) and is currently part of an international soft development engineering team. He is also working toward a MA in the interaction between humans and technology for a joint degree with the University of Madeira and the Carnegie Mellon University (USA).
His research is being developed at the University of Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University throught the Carnegie Mellon University program in Portugal.
Alves has participated in research projects involving statistical data on the Web, including applications for Yahoo and Facebook.
After the three month internship at Apple Inc., secheduled to start shortly after June 5, Alves hopes to join Apple Inc. in Texas or to work for the Apple corporation in Portugal.