Open Positions

Open positions

MATISSE

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 6 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Jan-22

Description
The work plan focuses on the development of models based on time series for the prediction of marine biotoxins in bivalves, based on multivariate series of data from different sources, namely historical data from in-situ chemical and biological monitoring and weather data. It will involve clustering techniques and survival analysis for forecasting.
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Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/Organizations/index.aspx?task=showAnuncioOportunities&jobId=129019&idc=1

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PassCert: Exploring the Impact of Formal Verification on the Adoption of Password Security Software
PassCert: Investigação do Impacto de Verificação Formal na Adopção de Software para Segurança de Passwords

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 6 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Jan-25

Description
The selected candidate will be a member of the research project PassCert, which aims at building an open-source, proof-of-concept password manager that through the use of formal verification, is guaranteed to satisfy properties on data storage and password generation. PassCert is a research collaboration between researchers from INESC-ID Lisboa (PT), INESC TEC (PT), and Carnegie Mellon University (US).

The selected candidate will: 1) Contribute to the collection of functional and security requirements for the proof-of-concept password manager and to the identification of properties that will be formally verified. 2) Formally verify properties relevant to password managers (e.g. properties on generation of secure passwords and properties related to data location). 3) Contribute to the development of the proof-of-concept verified password manager. 4) Actively participate in and contribute to PassCert's activities and regular meetings.

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João Fernando Peixoto Ferreira

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130266

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novaVM - New Java Virtual Machine for Big Data
novaVM

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 3 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Jan-28

Description
BI|2020/107 
Stateful Functions is an open source framework that provides a powerful abstraction for event-driven architectures, reducing the complexity of building and orchestrating distributed stateful applications at scale, by bringing together benefits of stream processing and Function-as-a-Service (FaaS).  This work explores leveraging Stateful Functions in Flink in order to design and develop an extension to this Big-data platform to achieves increased scalability and performance, with adaptable resource management driven by service-level objectives regarding performance (latency, throughput), result accuracy, and resource management.

BI|2020/108 Graphs processing systems provide a powerful abstraction for sophisticated Big-Data applications. This work addresses graph storage (e.g., DGraph, Neo4j, JanusGraph, Nebula Graph) and processing (e.g., GraphX on Spark and Gelly on Flink) and their space- and time-efficiency, exploring how these metrics can be improved, e.g., by employing summarized data representations to reduce storage occupation, while allowing dynamism (i.e., update-able data), while still enabling implementing popular graph algorithms and workloads.

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Luis Manuel Antunes Veiga

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130335

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iLU: Integrative Learning from Urban Data and Situational Context for City Mobility Optimization
iLU: Aprendizagem Avançada em Dados Urbanos com Contexto Situacional para Optimização da Mobilidade nas Cidades

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 3 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Jan-29

Description
Development of multi-objective local searches and machine learning algorithms for the optimization of public transportation networks using smartcard validations. The grant holder will primarily develop contributions in the context of Tasks 6, 7 and 8 of the ILU project.
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Rui Miguel Carrasqueiro Henriques

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130353

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MS3: New foundations for micro-services and serverless systems
MS3: Novas fundações para micro-serviços e computação serverless

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 3 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-02

Description
To research and experiment with novel security technologies, namely AMD's SEV-SNP, to strengthen the security and privacy aspects of the project.
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Rodrigo Seromenho Miragaia Rodrigues

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130425

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MS3: New foundations for micro-services and serverless systems
MS3: Novas fundações para micro-serviços e computação serverless

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 12 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-02

Description
To design and implement a solution to the issue of persistent storage on a cloud provider, from the standpoint of a client who is located on a different trust domain.
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Rodrigo Seromenho Miragaia Rodrigues

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130426

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MS3: New foundations for micro-services and serverless systems
MS3: Novas fundações para micro-serviços e computação serverless

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 6 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-02

Description
To design and implement an extension to the FaaS model so that it retains the interesting new properties of serverless computing, while extending it with the ability for functions to generate arbitrary side effects such as accessing persistent storage or communicating with other services.
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Rodrigo Seromenho Miragaia Rodrigues

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130427

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LAW-NLP-INCM 162/2020
LAW-NLLAW-NLP-INCM 162/2020

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 6 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-03

Description
LAW-NLP aims to explore the use of natural language processing to help users understand and identify relevant Portuguese consumer laws that apply to their situation. To that end, the applicant will explore the use semantic reasoning techniques based on a formal (or semi-formal) representation that will be automatically extracted from the Portuguese Consumer Law.
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João Miguel de Sousa de Assis Dias

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130434

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PrivaDia - Privacy in speaker diarization: Detecting “who spoke when” privately
PrivaDia - Privacidade em diarização do orador: deteção segura de "quem fala quando"

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 3 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-03

Description
This grant will involve the development of a diarization system, using state-of-the-art methods that can be adapted to the constraints imposed by privacy-preserving techniques. 
This system will consist of different modules:
- a pre-processing/feature extraction stage;
- a Voice Activity Detection module;
- a Speaker Modelling module, using x-vector embeddings obtained from a neural network trained for Speaker Verification;
- a final clustering stage.
This grant will also include procuring and preparing data for the training and development of the system’s modules, as well as for their evaluation.
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Alberto Abad Gareta

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130454

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iv4XR

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 6 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-04

Description
Develop cognitive models for artificial personas to be used in automated UX testing of interactive systems. These personas should define different cognitive capabilities and different strategies for the interaction with an environment under test. The personas will be implemented as AI agents combining cognitive affective features to drive the decisions. The output of the testing will be the internal state of the agents and the interaction traces with the system. Those can be checked and compared to the design goals of the environment under test.
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Rui Filipe Fernandes Prada

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130473

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ICARE4U

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 3 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-05

Description
ICare4U is a project that proposes the development of a decision support system based on intelligent modelling and patient sub-group analysis, to provide personalized therapy for critically ill patients.
It is hypothesized that the 'Collective Experience' from large clinical databases, where clinical decisions are linked with patient outcomes, can be used to identify specific patient sub-groups and build personalized therapy models towards a new era of personalized medicine, allowing the improvement of patient outcomes in the ICU. The validity of the proposed systems will be tested using two case studies where generalized severity scoring systems have consistently performed poorly: patients admitted to the ICU who then develop acute kidney injury, where two-thirds of these patients require renal support therapy; and severe sepsis a typical heterogeneous disease among critically ill patients, in which the immune response is highly dynamic
and variable, and likely to need complex therapies to improve patient outcomes.
One of the tasks of the project involves using existing text-based information, such as medical reports and physicians and nurses’ notes, to improve the decision-making process. The work to be developed by the researcher will be in the context of this task, and consists of implementing and integrating a technique called “Fuzzy Fingerprints” in the decision support system, and to enhance and integrate Fuzzy Fingerprints with Deep Learning.
Digital fingerprints aim to extract information about a user that he/she has not provided knowingly, and represent such information in a compact and efficient form. Fuzzy fingerprints based on the order of top-k events have been successfully applied in many areas, including text mining, and will be used in this project to help identifying critically ill patients (by creating patient sub-group fingerprints). The technique presents a simple but extremely effective and robust way to evaluate and compare the relevant features of event patterns, which in the present case would be the text contained in the physicians/nurses notes. Important phrases and/or keywords will be used as events and event patterns. A text based fingerprint will be created for each admitted patient. A sliding window top-k algorithm will be adapted to create an evolving patient fingerprint algorithm to cope with patients’ evolving condition. Patients will be attributed to patient sub-groups based on fuzzy fingerprint similarity.
The MIMIC II database will be used for this project. All text data will have to be “cleaned up” on a pre-processing phase since textual medical databases have several particularities that prevent its immediate and effective use.
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João Paulo Baptista de Carvalho

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130514

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RIVERCURE

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 3 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-05

Description
BI|2021/114

The objective of this project is to research MDRE (Model-driven Requirements Engineering) techniques and tools with a particular focus on the design and development of complex Web Apps, based on textual platform-independent specifications. The evaluation of this project would be in the development of the RiverCure Portal, a collaborative web application that would allow to manage resources like Water Rivers and Watersheds and related environmental objects and events.

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BI|2021/115

The objective of this project is to research MDRE (Model-driven Requirements Engineering) techniques and tools with a particular focus on the design and development of Web and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Apps. The evaluation of this project would be in the development of the RiverCure Portal, a collaborative web application that would allow to manage resources like Water Rivers and Watersheds and related environmental objects and events.

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Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130526

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RIVERCURE

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 3 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-05

Description
The objective of this project is to research MDRE (Model-driven Requirements Engineering) techniques and tools with a particular focus on the design and development of complex Web and GIS-based (Geographic Information Systems) Apps, based on platform-independent textual specifications. The evaluation of this project would be in the development of the RiverCure Portal, a collaborative web application that would allow to manage resources like Water Rivers and Watersheds and related environmental objects and dynamic events like flood simulations.
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Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130525

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Khepri - Algorithmic Design, Analysis, and Optimization
Khepri - Projecto, Análise e Optimização Algorítmica

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 6 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-12

Description
1.	Extend Khepri with additional modules (e.g., evacuation simulation, visualization in virtual reality) that support the existing analysis.
2.	Explore the use of Khepri to solve problems in the architecture domain.
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António Paulo Teles de Menezes Correia Leitão

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=129917

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Khepri - Algorithmic Design, Analysis, and Optimization
Khepri - Projecto, Análise e Optimização Algorítmica

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 6 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-12

Description
1.	Experiment with the generation of analytical models (e.g., for measuring lighting, energy, and acoustic performance) in different case studies.

2. Explore and test the automatic analysis of architectural problems.

3. Experiment with optimization algorithms for architectural design problems.

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António Paulo Teles de Menezes Correia Leitão

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=129916

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SARRROCA

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 6 Months

Limit to reply: 2021-Feb-12

Description
This research work aims to develop a real-time embedded system within the scope of project SARRROCA. The research work will involve designing novel hardware architectures, and study and implement optimization techniques. Expected outputs of this work are the implementation of prototypes for real-time fault-tolerant architectures.
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Rui António Policarpo Duarte

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=130700

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Last 3 closed positions

SyNAPSE - Synthesizing Network Accelerators using Programmable Switching Equipment
Síntese de Aceleradores de Rede Utilizando Equipamento de Comuntação Programável

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 6 Months

Closed at: 2021-Jan-15

Description
The grant holder will:

1) Learn the internals of programming smart network equipment and catalog the requirements, constraints, and limitations of each platform.

2) Help build the first SyNAPSE research prototype synthesis engine.

3) Develop optimizations for the synthesis engine to offload functionality to the smart devices.

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Maria Manuela Marques do Sado

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=128985

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DE4A

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 12 Months

Closed at: 2021-Jan-15

Description
The objective of the project is to investigate, design, implement, evaluate, and report new security & dependability mechanisms for BaaS clouds.
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Miguel Nuno Dias Alves Pupo Correia

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/Organizations/index.aspx?task=showAnuncioOportunities&jobId=129921&idc=1

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MAIA – MULTILINGUAL AI AGENTS FOR CUSTOMER SERVIC

Type of Position: Research Fellowship (Bolsa de Investigação)

Type of Contract: Research grant

Duration: 26 Months

Closed at: 2021-Jan-15

Description
The candidates should have an MSc in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or equivalent scientific areas. Excellent academic and practical background in programming, machine learning, and natural language processing. The candidate should have good knowledge of written and spoken English, be self-motivated and show initiative in solving problems. Strong preference is given to candidates with sound knowledge of Python and Pytorch.
Required language skills: proficiency in English.
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Maria Luísa Torres Ribeiro Marques da Silva Coheur

Email: rh@inesc-id.pt

URL: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=129420

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