Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-ITI-BASE-001

Job: Research fellowship (BI) in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science;

Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-ITI-BASE-001;

Main research field: Artificial Intelligence;

Sub research field: Signal and Image Processing;

Job summary:

A call is open for 2 positions as Research Assistants in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science at ARDITI / Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI/Larsys) in Madeira (Funchal, Portugal), under “Project BASE – BAnana SEnsing” approved and co-financed by “Programa de Desenvolvimento Rural da Região Autónoma da Madeira – PRODERAM 2020”, “Regional Government of Madeira”, “Portugal 2020” and by the “EU-Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Rural”.

Job description:

The research group of Prof. Morgado Dias (ARDITI / Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI/Larsys and UMa) is looking for candidates for project “BASE – BAnana SEnsing”, in Signal Processing with Artificial Intelligence techniques to analyze the development and maturation bananas.

In this context, ARDITI - ITI/Larsys is looking for 2 Research Assistants, with background in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.

The purpose of this work is to: (1) Extract the most relevant features to predict the development of bananas and develop a model to predict its maturation ahead. (2) Apply Deep Learning and CNNs to estimate the same development.

Admission Requirements:

Candidates should meet the following requirements, skills and competences:

A. A Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering (preferred) or similar areas, completed before arrival.

B. Must be registered as a student, in a doctoral program (PhD student) or in a non-academic degree course integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution;

C. Good oral and spoken English as well as good communication skills. TOEFL or IELTS scores are encouraged. At least the English proficiency that fulfills the requirements of CSC applications is necessary.

D. Teamwork spirit.

E. Self-motivation and independent working ability.

F. Knowledge of and research experience related to the above fields are strongly preferred.

G. Previous published work is a preference factor.

Workplan:

The selected fellow will assist in developing and participate in research activities related to:

  • Extract the most relevant features to predict the development of bananas and develop a model to predict its maturation ahead.
  • Apply Deep Learning and CNNs to estimate the same development.

Scientific guidance and workplace:

The work will be conducted at ARDITI-ITI/Larsys (Funchal, Portugal) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Morgado Dias.

Prof. Dr. Morgado Dias research expertise includes Artificial Intelligence, FPGAs and Renewable Energy.

More information can be found at:

https://biesa.m-iti.org

http://www.cee.uma.pt/morgado/

Duration:

12 months, eventually renewable;

Salary:

ARDITI fellowship stipend (1104,64€) and regulations are determined by ARDITI (https://cloud.arditi.pt/index.php/s/wJGZEAJWaQx6wcx?dir=undefined&path=%2FRegulamentos%2FBolsas&openfile=24051256).

Estimated contract start date: 1st August 2021.

Evaluation criteria:

The curricular selection process will be based on:

  • Curriculum Vitae (30%)
  • Former research experience (20%)
  • Selected candidates might be invited for an interview or short exam (50%).

Selection panel:

  • President of the Jury: Prof. Dr. Morgado Dias (ITI-ARDITI, UMa)
  • Effective Vowel: Prof. Dr. Eduardo Fermé (UMa)
  • Effective Vowel: Prof. Dr. Lucas Pereira (ITI-ARDITI, UMa)

Application contents:

The following elements should be included in the email:

  • Brief description of the candidate, research ability and research interest;
  • English curriculum.
  • Recommendation letters are facultative but can contribute positively to the evaluation
  • Proof of enrollment in doctoral program (enrolled PhD student) or in a non-academic degree course integrated in the educational project of a higher education (if not already available, a sworn statement can be presented mentioning that proof of enrollment, will be presented until 31st of July 2021);
  • Degree certificate;

Announcement of the results:

Via e-mail.

Application submission and deadline:

All applications must be sent by e-mail to: Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. from the 14th of June 2021 until the 2nd of July 2021. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI-ITI-BASE-001

Notes:

  • The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
  • ARDITI is a recognized “refugee welcoming organization" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
  • The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.
 
Vacant posts: 2
Type of contract: Fellowship contract
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Funchal
Job company/institute: ARDITI/ITI-Larsys
 
Application deadline: July 2, 2021