Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant – BIC/Nº 055/2019
Funding Reference Number: UID/EEA/50008/2019
Summary: Research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação Científica“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, with the reference UID/EEA/50008/2019, funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds.The work for this position is in the area of deep learning and LIDAR .
Scientific Area: Optical Communications
Group: Optical Communications Systems – Av
Admission Requirements: University students from 1st cycle or from an Integrated Master in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, or equivalent, with interest in the application of deep learning techniques in LIDAR sensors for autonomous driving.
Work Objectives: Machine learning for LIDAR • Simulation of a LIDAR being developed with the purpose of obtaining a labeled dataset; • Development of a digital signal processor (DSP) using deep learning for processing the data generated by the LIDAR; • Comparison between the machine-made DSP vs. human-made DSP.
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 University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Dr Miguel Drummond.
Duration: 3 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: June 2019 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary: 388.81€ 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  (50%)
Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan  (40%)
Interview if necessary (10%)
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.
Paulo Miguel Nepomuceno Pereira Monteiro
Miguel Vidal Drummond
Abel Lorences Riesgo
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Aveiro. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents: Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position, Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form. E-mail submissions will not be considered.
Application Period: 28-05-2019 to 12-06-2019
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Published on: 14-05-2019