Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIM/Nº12 - 25/01/2019 - UID/EEA/50008/2019
Funding Reference Number: BIM/Nº12 - 25/01/2019 - UID/EEA/50008/2019
Summary: A research position for one Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre (BI Mestre) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project UID/EEA/50008/2019, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MCTES) (PIDDAC).
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Networked Systems – Po
Admission Requirements:  Master degree in Computer Science, Network and Information System Engineering, or similar.  Android programming experience and knowledge of logic programming (Prolog).  Experience in interacting with final users, knowledge about eHealth and mHealth and gamification are preferential factors.
Work Objectives: The research work will be carried out in the scope of the project MyDiabetes. The research area of the scholarship is in using data registered by diabetic patients to provide better support to the disease management. The Android application developed in the project has a feedback system based on Rule Base Systems planned. Currently a Prolog Engine is being ported to Android, which will use the developed rules to provide medical based suggestions to the diabetic taking into account the data registered by the patient. Based on these data, the rules will be adapted to fit the patient’s lifestyle. To increase application usage, gamification will be used to increase interest in registering events. Estimated work plan:  Support for port of the prolog engine;  Test and correct the medical rules on the system;  Patient recruitment and instruction, requirements gathering;  Interaction with medical professionals for information gathering;  Design an adaptation system for personalize rules;  Provide support for the gamification in the application.
Applicable legislation: A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT, “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships” and ”Regulation of Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources”, 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.
Place of work: The work will be developed at the Instituto de Telecomunicações based at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, under the supervision of Professor Pedro Miguel Alves Brandão.
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 1st March 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 980 Eur (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 (measured on a scale of 1 to 5)  (50%)
 Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project (measured on a scale of 1 to 5)  (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.
Pedro Miguel Alves Brandão
Miguel Tavares Coimbra
Rui Pedro de Magalhães Claro Prior
Communication of the results: Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, 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. (The cover letter, motivation letter and the CV are mandatory documents in the online application platform)
Required Documents: Required Documents for Admission: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Master Degree Certificate - Certidão de grau de mestre). 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: 08-02-2019 to 21-02-2019
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Published on: 25-01-2019