Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications


Title: Research Grant - BPD/Nº11 - 25/01/2019 - UID/EEA/50008/2019
Funding Reference Number: BPD/Nº11 - 25/01/2019 - UID/EEA/50008/2019
Summary: A research position for one Bolsa de Pós-Doutoramento (BPD) 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: Computer graphics and interactive multimedia - Po
Admission Requirements:  PhD degree in Computer Science;  A strong academic track record documented by publications;  Research experience in developing interactive systems and computer graphic applications: such as Facial Animation Interfaces, Blendshape Animation and Physically-Based Animation.  Good spoken and written English skills.  Self-motivated and self-disciplined; capable of working independently on a multidisciplinary, international team.
Work Objectives: The work will focus on significantly advancing the state-of-the-art of interactive articulation of the 3D models. Major goal of the research will rely on enhancing the existing physics-based simulation algorithms to deform 3D virtual models for obtaining life-like deformation effects. Environmental interactions such as contact/collision techniques and additional optimization techniques will be explored. Besides, “easy-to-use” interaction techniques and interfaces for blendshape based facial animation will be covered within the scope of the research. Stabilization methods for the artistic authoring tools are explored for the key-frame blendshape facial animation.
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 Veronica Costa Teixeira Pinto Orvalho.
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 16 March 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 1495 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.
Verónica Costa Teixeira Pinto Orvalho
Miguel Tavares Coimbra
Pedro Miguel Alves Brandão
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: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Doctor Degree Certificate - Certidão de grau de doutor). 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