Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant – BIC/Nº015/2018 - 29-06-2018-UID/EEA/50008/2013-Project ACODE180Video
Funding Reference Number: BIC/Nº015/2018 - 29-06-2018-UID/EEA/50008/2013
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Iniciação Científica“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project UID/EEA/50008/2013, internal ref. ACODE360Video, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MCTES)(PIDDAC). The work for this position is in the area of Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications.
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Multimedia Signal Processing – Lr
Admission Requirements: The applicants must be students enrolled in a Bachelor (licenciatura) course on Electrical and Computer Engineering, good background and experience on C/C++/Matlab programming; self-motivation for scientific research; ability for teamwork.
Work Objectives: The work aims to carry out a research study on fast projection methods for video stitching to obtain different representations of 360-degree field of view in planar formats. The impact of the different projection methods on the coding efficiency is then investigated in terms of compression ratio, quality and complexity, using standard video codecs.
Applicable legislation: A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT. 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 IPLeiria/IT, under the supervision of Professors Pedro Assunção.
Duration: 4 months, possibly renewable. Start date: 1st September 2018 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 385 € (net), according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by IT for positions held in Portugal. The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation (40%)
Suitability of the candidate´s profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan  (30%)
Fluency in oral and written English  (10%)
Interview (20%)
Candidates may be interviewed for clarification of any aspect related to the above criteria
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
Pedro António Amado Assunção
Sérgio Manuel Maciel Faria
Lino Miguel Moreira Ferreira
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Coimbra. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, copy of the relevant certificates, description of prior work in the area of computer programming.
Application Period: 12-07-2018 to 26-07-2018
Assistance: Send Email
Published on: 29-06-2018