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Research Position:

Note: This is a free translation of the original announcement written in Portuguese, provided only for convenience of non-Portuguese speakers. Only the Portuguese version has official value.
Research Grant - BI/Nº9 - 12/02/2021 - LIMESA - PTDC/EEI-COM/7096/2020
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº9 - 12/02/2021 - LIMESA - PTDC/EEI-COM/7096/2020
A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação”) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the LIMESA Project (PTDC/EEI-COM/7096/2020) funded by “Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia”. The work for this position is in the area of light field image/video representation and processing
Scientific Area:
Information and Data Sciences
Multimedia Signal Processing – Lx
Admission Requirements:
The candidate must have at least a BSc degree (“Licenciatura”) in Information Science and Technology, Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent. The candidate must be enrolled in a PhD programme in Information Science and Technology, Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent. The candidate should also have: expertise in light field processing and machine learning; experience in C/C++/Matlab/Python programming; self-motivation for scientific research; ability for teamwork; fluency in English with good skills in technical writing and presenting.

Work Objectives:
Development of efficient processing tools for light field image and video, namely by exploiting machine learning techniques. Examples of important light field processing tasks to be considered are: depth estimation, segmentation and inpainting.
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), in its actual redaction, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. (Reg. nº 950/2019 de 16 de dezembro)
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), under the supervision of Professors Luís Ducla Soares and Paulo Nunes.
12 months, eventually renewed in accordance FCT scholarship regulations.
Start date: 01-04-2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
1.074.64€(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:
  • C1 (40%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C3 (10%)
    Fluency in oral and written English

Each criteria, and the final classification F will be evaluated in a scale (0-20). The candidates will be ordered according to:
F = C1 x 40% + C2 x 50% + C3 x 10%
In case of a tie, the tied candidates will be ordered according to C1, then C2...
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position whenever they consider that no candidate meets the minimum requirements for the position.
  • Prof. Caroline Conti, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Paulo Luis Serras Lobato Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Francisco Antonio Taveira Branco Nunes Monteiro, ISCTE/Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
  • Prof. João Miguel Duarte Ascenso, Instituto Superior Técnico (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Lisboa. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
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E-mail submissions are not accepted.

Required Documents:
Cover letter explaining the interest in the position;
Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts;
Proof of registration and enrollment in a study cycle in the preferred areas

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):

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Application Period:
26-02-2021 to 11-03-2021
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