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Candidates with a Licentiate Degree (BI-L) - AMIGOS Project
Bolsa de Investigação para Licenciado - Projecto AMIGOS

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Duration: 6 Months

Closed at: 2017-Jun-08

Description
Objectives/Summary:

The AMIGOS project investigates the role of emotions and adaptation in interactions between a robot and a group of users, contrasting to the typical one¬-robot one¬-user paradigm in Human-¬Robot Interaction (HRI). Despite the complex social challenges that long¬-term HRI will soon bring, so far little is known about how perception and action selection systems, typically designed for one-¬to-¬one interactions, will perform in multiparty settings. In the AMGOS project the team will address the issue of social adaptation and collaboration for robots in group settings focusing on computational modeling of emotions.

To endow robots with the ability to cope with changes in the number of users around it, in the AMIGOS project we will use of interactive machine learning techniques that allow the robot to quickly adjust its behavior, depending on both the situational context (i.e., the number of users in the environment) and the preferences of a particular user, and generate adaptive social responses.

The goal of this Research Assistant position is to research this new and challenging topic, contribute for the development of a scenario that uses multiparty situations with a robot to foster creativity in children.

Duration:

The grant has duration of 6 months from June 10th , 2017. The grant may be renewed within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants. Renewal is subject to suitable performance.

Required education Level and research experience:

The successful candidate is expected to have a Licentiate’ degree (BSc) in computer science, electrical engineering, or related area, with good programming skills and experience in one (or more) of the following area:

• Socio-emotional computational models of behaviour

• Human-Robot and Human-Agent Interaction

• Computational Creativity

The candidates will be evaluated according to their academic record, including:

• (70%) Academic record of the candidate (including performance in related courses, publication record and past experience in research projects) and relevance of the research areas of the candidate with respect to the goals of the project;

• (20%) Personal references;

• (10%) English language level.

Additionally, the top 3 candidates may be subject to an interview, if the jury finds it necessary. For interviewed candidates, the interview will count for 50% of the evaluation of each criteria above. The jury may decide to offer or not the fellowship, depending on the applicants CV and performance.

Results:

The final evaluation results will be publicized through an ordered list, and the candidates will be notified of the Jury decision by email.

Documents to be submitted:

All applications should clearly state the reference of the project

1. detailed curriculum vitae

2. motivation letter

3. copy of official academic degree certificate

4. detailed list of grades

5. name of two personal references

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Contacts

Sandra Maria Lopes de Sá

Scholarship Email: ana.paiva@inesc-id.pt

Bolsa de Iniciação Científica - IT-MEDEX - PTDC/EEISII/6038/2014

Type of Position: Scientific Introduction Fellowship (for university students) (Bolsa de Iniciação Científica)

Duration: 8 Months

Closed at: 2017-Jun-07

Description
http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=90864

Job summary:

Within project “Interactive Tablets for Collaborative Scenarios Related to 3D Medical Image Exploration (IT-MEDEX)” the awardee will develop a virtual reality application and design the full-body interaction and multi-scale interface for a Virtual Colonography setting. He/She will also adapt and update built-in code for an interactive and multi-scale interface that will be tested by radiologists and general surgeons for radiodiagnosis and surgical planning.

Job description:

Research Grant - Bolsa de Iniciação Científica - IT-MEDEX - PTDC/EEI-SII/6038/2014

The Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID) Portugal is one of the largest and most dynamic research institutes in Portugal in the areas of Computing Systems and Communication Networks, Embedded Electronic Systems, Information and Decision Support Systems, Interactive Intelligent Systems and Energy Systems.

1 Bolsa de Iniciação Científica is now available in project IT-MEDEX - PTDC/EEI-SII/6038/2014 funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC), under the following conditions:

Duration

8 months from June 9 , 2017. The grant may be renewed within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants. Renewal is subject to suitable performance

Legislation

A fellowship contract will be celebrated according to the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2015.pdf), the INESC ID Grant regulations approved by FCT, and to the Status of Scientific Research Fellow (Lei nº 40/2004 de 18 de Agosto, and its successive amendments).

Monthly amount

The monthly amount of the grant 385 € is in accordance with the values stipulated in the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2015.pdf) (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores) and INESC-ID Lisboa Grant Regulations approved by FCT, and shall be rendered through a monthly bank transfer to an account held by the grantee

Objectives / summary

Within project “Interactive Tablets for Collaborative Scenarios Related to 3D Medical Image Exploration (IT-MEDEX)” the awardee will develop a virtual reality application and design the full-body interaction and multi-scale interface for a Virtual Colonography setting. He/She will also adapt and update built-in code for an interactive and multi-scale interface that will be tested by radiologists and general surgeons for radiodiagnosis and surgical planning.

Scientific supervision

The activity will be supervised by Daniel Simões Lopes, Postdoctoral Fellow, Principal Investigator, and head of Biomedical Research at VIMMI/INESC-ID. The grantee will be integrated at INESC-ID Lisboa, in the Visualization and Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces Group (http://vimmi.inesc-id.pt) and will develop his work at the JLF Lab in the Taguspark Campus.

Required education Level and research experience

The candidate should hold a BSc in Biomedical Engineering or related areas. The ideal candidate should have working knowledge of Human-Computer Interfaces, Virtual Reality and Medical Image Processing. Experience with HTC Vive, object-oriented programming, C++/C# and Unity3D is mandatory.

Evaluation criteria

Interest for the following areas of research: Multi-Scale Interfaces (10%) and Virtual Reality (20%). Experience with Unity3D and C++/C# (10%) and very good knowledge in Medical Image Processing (10%) are mandatory. The Juri will interview the top 3 candidates with higher classification. In order to perform a more objective evaluation of some of the criteria, the interview will count for 50% of the evaluation of each criteria above.

The jury will convene on the 8th of June, and is composed of

Name / Professional Status / Institution

Daniel Simões Lopes / Senior Researcher/INESC-ID

Joaquim Armando Pires Jorge /Full Professor/Instituto Superior Técnico

João António Madeiras Pereira / Associate Professor/ Instituto Superior Técnico

Carlos Manuel da Silva de Sousa / Clinical Engineer and ICT Director/Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE

Results

The final evaluation results will be publicized through an ordered list, and the candidates will be notified of the Jury decision by email.

Documents to be submitted - NOTE: all applications should clearly state the reference of the project

1. detailed curriculum vitae

2. motivation letter

3. copy of official academic degree certificate

4. detailed list of grades

5. name of two personal references

Application Dates - From 23rd of May to 7th of June

For further information and proposal submission, please contact

Daniel Simões Lopes, INESC-ID Lisboa, IST Taguspark, Room 2N9.1

Avenida Professor Cavaco Silva, 2744-016 Porto Salvo, Portugal, daniel.lopes@inesc-id.pt

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Contacts

Daniel Simões Lopes

Scholarship URL: http://web.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/daniel.s.lopes/

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Posdoctoral Fellowship - AMIGOS Projecto
Bolsa de Pós-Doutoramento - Projecto AMIGOS

Type of Position: Posdoctoral Fellowship (Bolsa de Pós-Doutoramento)

Duration: 12 Months

Closed at: 2017-Jun-07

Description
Objectives/Summary:

The AMIGOS project investigates the role of emotions and adaptation in interactions between a robot (or multiple robots) and a group of users, contrasting to the typical one¬-robot one¬-user paradigm in Human¬Robot Interaction (HRI). Despite the complex social challenges that long¬-term HRI will soon bring, so far little is known about how perception and action selection systems, typically designed for one-¬to-¬one interactions, will perform in multiparty settings. In the AMGOS project the team will address the issue of social adaptation and collaboration for robots in group settings focusing on computational modeling of emotions, and group adaptation.

To endow robots with the ability to cope with changes in the number of users around it, in the AMIGOS project we will use of interactive machine learning techniques that allow the robot to quickly adjust its behavior, depending on both the situational context (i.e., the number of users in the environment) and the preferences of a particular user, and generate adaptive social responses.

Duration:

The grant has duration of 12 months from July 1st , 2017. The grant may be renewed within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants. Renewal is subject to suitable performance.

Required education Level and research experience:

The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD Degree in computer science, electrical engineering, robotics or related area, with good programming skills and experience in one (or more) of the following areas:

• Socio-emotional computational models of behaviour

• Human-Robot Interaction

• Machine Learning

• Affective Computing

The candidates will be evaluated according to their academic record, including:

• (70%) Academic record of the candidate (including performance in related courses, publication record and past experience in research projects) and relevance of the research areas of the candidate with respect to the goals of the project;

• (20%) Personal references;

• (10%) English language level.

Additionally, the top 3 candidates may be subject to an interview, if the jury finds it necessary. For interviewed candidates, the interview will count for 50% of the evaluation of each criteria above. The jury may decide to offer or not the fellowship, depending on the applicants CV and performance.

Results:

The final evaluation results will be publicized through an ordered list, and the candidates will be notified of the Jury decision by email.

Documents to be submitted:

All applications should clearly state the reference of the project

1. detailed curriculum vitae

2. motivation letter

3. copy of official academic degree certificate

4. detailed list of grades

5. name of two personal references

Show more

Contacts

Sandra Maria Lopes de Sá

Scholarship Email: ana.paiva@inesc-id.pt