Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIC/Nº51 - 29/06/2018 - S2MovingCity - CMUP-ERI/TIC/0010/2014
Funding Reference Number: BIC/Nº51 - 29/06/2018 - S2MovingCity - CMUP-ERI/TIC/0010/2014
Summary: A research position for one Bolsa de Iniciação Científica (BIC) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project S2MovingCity: Sensing and Serving a Moving City, CMUP-ERI/TIC/0010/2014, financed by “OE – Orçamento de Estado” (PIDDAC).
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Networked Systems – Po
Admission Requirements: University students enrolled for the first time in a first cycle of higher education or in an integrated master in the area of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Engineering Informatics, Computer Science or equivalent. Background on electrical and computing engineering. Hands-on experience in wireless networks and data analysis advantageous. Good programming skills. Good spoken and written English skills. Self-motivated and self-disciplined; capable of working on a multidisciplinary, international team.
Work Objectives: Characterisation of an 802.11 link towards mobile hotspots from the perspective of data muling. Experimental evaluation of the 802.11ac standard for links to mobile hotspots. Design and evaluation of algorithms for the support of 802.11ac operation on links with predictable mobility using machine learning.
Applicable legislation: 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 Department of Computer and Electrical Engineer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, under the supervision of Professor Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar.
Duration: 6 months, possibly renewed until the end of the project, upon performance assessment and availability of project funds. Start date: 1st September 2018 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 385€ (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:
 Quality of the candidates Curriculum Vitae  (50%)
 Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project  (50%)
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.
Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar
Pedro Miranda de Andrade de Albuquerque d´Orey
Luis Miguel Pinho de Almeida
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. The selected candidate will be notified by email. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form. E-mail submissions are not accepted.
Required Documents: Required Documents for Admission: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Degree Certificate/Percurso Academico). IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal For more information see: Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):
Application Period: 13-07-2018 to 27-07-2018
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Published on: 29-06-2018