Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant BIM/Nº39 -06/06/2018 - POCI/03/SI/2017. BIODI-1
Funding Reference Number: BIM/Nº39 -06/06/2018 - POCI/03/SI/2017. BIODI-1
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project 033395 - POCI/03/SI/2017, BIODI: Biometria e Deteção de Incidentes”, funded by "FEDER, Fundo de Coesão e Fundo Social Europeu", “PT2020 - Portugal 2020”. The work for this position is in the area of computer vision/pattern recognition.
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Pattern and Image Analysis – Cv
Admission Requirements: Master degree in Informatics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields. Experience in scientific research, preferably in projects related to the Computer Vision/Pattern Recognition domains. Solid programming skills in C++, MATLAB® and Python languages.
Work Objectives: This grant comprises the exhaustive analysis of the existing methods for the automated detection and tracking of human beings in urban environments, using data acquired from sensors deployed in advertisement panels. It should be carried out research about novel solutions that appropriately handle crowded environments where subjects appear partially occluded. The developed solutions should be preliminary evaluated in high-level programming languages and – subsequently – implemented in a prototype, using low-level languages.
Applicable legislation: A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT, “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships” and ” Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação”, according to Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Status of Scientific Research Fellow), as amended and republished by Decree-Law No.202/2012 of August 27, and as amended by Decree-Law No.233/2012 of October 29 and by Law No.12/2013 of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P., approved by Regulation no. 234/2012, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 25 of 2012, amended and republished by Regulation no. 326/2013, published in Series II of Diário da República of July 27 of 2013 and amended by Regulation no. 339/2015, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 17 of 2015, and amended by Regulation nº137-A/2018, published in Series II of Diário da República of February 27 of 2018.
Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at the Covilhã laboratory of the Pattern and Image Analysis group, under the supervision of Professor Hugo Proença.
Duration: 12 months, with the possibility of renewal for 12 months. Start date: 01/09/2018 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 980 € (net), according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal ( The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation  (40%)
Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan  (50%)
Fluency in oral and written English  (10%)
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
Hugo Pedro Martins Carriço Proença
Luís Filipe Barbosa de Almeida Alexandre
Paulo André Pais Fazendeiro
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Covilhã. The selected candidate will be notified by email. The scholarship may remain to be awarded if no candidate with sufficient scientific merit is identified. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form.
Required Documents: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts. Copy of the relevant certificates. Applications that are incomplete or do not comply with the above instructions may not be evaluated. IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal For more information: Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):
Application Period: 20-06-2018 to 03-07-2018
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Published on: 06-06-2018