Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant – BIM/Nº014/2019 – AroundVision
Funding Reference Number: CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-030652
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project ”ARoundVision – All aRound panoramic Vision for smart and secure environments”, with reference CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-030652, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), through the Regional Operational Programme of Centre (CENTRO 2020) of the Portugal 2020 framework , and Financial Support National Public (FCT). The work for this position is in the area of Multimedia Signal Processing.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Mobile Networks – Av
Admission Requirements: The applicants must have a Master degree on Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Work Objectives: The work aims to investigate multi-dimensional scalable formats through efficient processing and coding algorithms, for 360-degree video by expanding the scalability dimensions currently known (e.g. at the spatial and temporal resolution levels), towards new ones such as the level of user visual attention, relevance of the visual objects and field of view, according to the requirements of different application contexts. The research work also includes new computational methods to reduce the encoding complexity, without loss of efficiency, based on machine learning approaches.
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 premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações - Aveiro, under the supervision of Professor António Navarro.
Duration: 12 months, renewable. Start date: March 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 980 € (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
Antonio Navarro Rodrigues
Sérgio Manuel Maciel Faria
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Aveiro and Aveiro. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with degree certificate, copy of the relevant certificates, description of prior work in the area of computer programming and image processing, including copy of authored/co-authored technical papers and technical reports. 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: 12-02-2019 to 25-02-2019
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Published on: 29-01-2019