Lucas Ferreia from Brazil, alumnus of the programme, now PhD candidate at the Electrical and Information Technology (EIT) department at Lund University
How did you find your current position?
"I found it on the LTH career webpage, and saw an advertisement at the department."
What's your fovourite thing about your job?
"My research is in the field of processor design for autonomous drones, and the idea of enabling such systems fascinates me.
Apart from the research topic, I really like the fact that my research relates to the work of others both at the university level and externally. This enables me to iterate the system’s designs faster and to produce better results."
How are you contributing to changing the world, in a big or small way?
"Applications of micro-autonomous drones can be many, they can range from environmental surveying – land and water monitoring, mapping, natural resources documentation – to traffic monitoring and 3D reconstruction.
The fact that our research aims to enable such a computationally demanding processor required for autonomous navigation, while squeezing every extra mW to reduce battery needs, generates new ideas pushing the boundaries of technology ahead."
What knowledge or skills you gained in the programme do you use in your everyday work?
"The Embedded Electronics Engineering Master’s programme provided me with the basis I need for my current tasks. It consolidated my knowledge on areas such as, structured VHDL, computer architecture, digital-IC design, and additionally introduced me to intellectual property rights, which is an important part of our careers."
What did you like most about studying at Lund University and LTH?
"To start with, Lund is a great place to live as a student. Since most of the city is somehow connected to the University, you find yourself immersed in a positive environment full of clever and talented people coming from all over the world.
LTH has traditionally been a center of innovation in Sweden, and this is reflected in the project-based nature of the courses. I liked this hands-on approach very much, together with the possibilities of interacting with the PhD students and companies right from the start, which enables you to ponder about and tackle today’s challenges and come up with ideas to solve them."