Álvaro Saldanha

My name is Álvaro and I'm a MSc Computer Science and Engineering student at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal, specializing in Data Science.

Currently, I am living in Tokyo, Japan as part of the Vulcanus in Japan program, consisting of an intensive Japanese language course followed by a Software Engineer Internship at Asial Corporation.

This website is an always ongoing project where I can share my portfolio and try new ideas. It was originally developed with vanilla HTML, CSS, JavaScript and, for back-end, a Flask server, to gain some essential experience in web development. Now, as I delve deeper into newer frameworks (React, Vue, ...), it serves as a platform for project showcasing! I am currently migrating it to React and TailwindCSS, so it's in a "in-construction" phase. Aside from that:

🌏 I love to travel, and aim to pursue a career that allows me to connect with different cultures and people through work. In 2022, I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in South Korea. Now, living in Japan, it's a dream of mine to be able to experience the country and grow in its fantastic tech sector.
🗾 I am passionate about researching and studying deep learning applications, having worked on Sound Event Detection, Environmental Sound Classification, and Knowledge Distillation for my graduate pre-thesis project.
🎦 One of my biggest passions is cinema, you can find some movie recommendations below.

Thank you for visiting :D !

Some of my favourites...



"Sometimes you can't see things that are right in front of you."

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Drive My Car

"If you really want to look at someone, then your only option is to look at yourself squarely and deeply."

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Your Name

"I can’t stand this small town anymore. It’s too small and close-knit. I want to graduate and go to Tokyo!"

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The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

"I wonder if it remembers me..."

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Death Stranding

By the great Hideo Kojima and his team in Tokyo.

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Persona 5

By Atlus.

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Developed by FromSoftware, directed by the legendary Hidetaka Miyazaki.

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Outer Wilds

By Mobius Digital.

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Pure Comedy

By Father John Misty

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By The Beatles

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Modern Vampires Of The City

By Vampire Weekend

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Highway 61 Revisited

By Bob Dylan

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