U.Porto Incentive Awards 2019

There are 22 students from OPorto University and stand out for the unique quality of their academic career. On University Day 2019, this merit was recognized with the delivery of the Incentive Award, aimed at the best students of the 1st year of each U.Porto college in  2017/2018 school year. For more information, click here.

Incentive Award 2019: Manuel Coutinho

Manuel Coutinho is a native of Aveiro and is 20 years old. Almost two years after the start of the Integrated Master’s degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the U.Porto Engineering Faculty (FEUP), and overcoming the existential doubts typical of academic meninez (“what am I doing here? Can I do it?”), Manuel already faces his progress at the university with a more adult vision. “Colleagues become friends, teachers to acquaintances,” not least because, he adds, “the spirit of help and sharing was greater than he had ever experienced,” and the pace of work became easier to tame. There is, therefore, no reason to regret the choice you made at the end of high school. More information, click here.

Incentive Award 2019: Mário Mesquita

There are several challenges facing a student at the time of the transition to university life. The adaptation to a new city or to a house that still becomes strange, the small or large responsibilities, the frenetic pace of the first half. Mário Mesquita, a student of the Integrated Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering at Oporto Faculty of Engineering (FEUP), received this new phase in his life with open arms. “I feel like I’ve grown a lot with all the new challenges that have come up, both academically and personally,” he says. More information, click here.

19th IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC’2019)

The international scientific meeting in the field of Robotics is co-sponsored by the Portuguese Society for Robotics, IEEE and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), through its Portuguese Chapter.
ICARSC 2019 will take place at Porto – Gondomar, April 24-26, 2019. The conference is organized by the University of Porto – Faculty of Engineering, INESC-TEC, LIACC, CISTER, P.Porto and by the Portuguese Society for Robotics.
More information at https://web.fe.up.pt/~icarsc2019/

Ivo Teixeira defends Doctoral thesis in Digital Media

The candidate Ivo Jorge Meireles de Sousa Teixeira defended yesterday, July 25, 2018, his doctoral thesis in Digital Media. Guided by Dr. José Miguel Santos Araújo Carvalhais Fonseca, it had as its theme “The Increased Space in the Artistic Experience: Screens, Systems and Physical Contexts”.

We congratulate you.

Fully funded Ph.D. Grant in Prescriptive Analytics

The Ph.D. Programme in Informatics Engineering at the University of Porto is starting a groundbreaking funding initiative in collaboration with some of the leading IT companies in Portugal to support outstanding candidates in areas including machine learning, artificial intelligence, software engineering, blockchain and others.
The funding includes:
-a monthly grant of 1100€ (above the value of the portuguese national grants, 980€)
-tuition fees
-some additional funding for traveling and equipment
-2 MSc grants/year, to be supervised by the PhD student
The candidate should have a very strong background in Informatics engineering, computer science and, ideally in artificial intelligence/machine learning.
The first grant is funded by InovRetail and aims to develop a platform for prescriptive analytics to automate decision making processes based on predictive models. The project will be supervised by Carlos Soares.
Interested students should send a 1 page PDF document to csoares@fe.up.pt — UNTIL 30/JULY/2018 —, containing:
-a summarized CV
-a one paragraph statement of why you should be selected for the grant
Additional advantages of this initiative are:
-a PhD project tightly coupled with industry and focused on problems of great interest to industry;
-Access to training activities and workshops promoted by the funding company (including training on additional technical areas and soft skills);
-Advice on writing the cv, on best ways to behave on interviews, on time management, etc.
-Privileged access to technical reports and technology;
-Advise on business plans and IP (registration, patent applications, etc.)
-Privileged access to investors investor capital and startup programs;
-Possibility to achieve higher impact based on the combination of two worlds (academia + industry) and on the associated  resources;
-Influence and propose future technology, methodologies, and practices (Informatics Engineering of the Future);
-Acquire the expertise to strongly contribute to decision making in terms of technology;
The Ph.D. project will be carried out at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing departments of the U. Porto.

More information about the Ph.D. Programme in Informatics Engineering at the University of Porto can be found at https://dei.fe.up.pt/prodei/en/home/

Data analysis made easy

A General Introduction to Data Analytics, a book by João Mendes Moreira, André de Carvalho and Tomás Horváth, published by Wiley, describes the principles and methods of data analysis in an approach that can be understood by readers without specific knowledge of statistics or Programming.


About the authors: João Moreira is a professor in the Computer Engineering Department at Oporto University, Portugal, and holds a PhD from the Oporto University. Won the Best Paper Award at the 2014 International Conference on Advanced Data And Application Mining, Guilin, China; André Carvalho is a Computer Science Department professor at the São Paulo University, Brazil, having completed his Ph.D. at Kent University  in Canterbury, UNITED KINGDOM, and is one of the founders and first editors-in-chief of the International Computational Intelligence and Applications Journal, imperial college press and world scientific; and Tomas Horvath is an assistant professor at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia, and holds a PhD from the Computer Science Institute at Pavol Jozef Safarik University.