UBImedical is hiring for Cloud Computing Competence Centre

Fellowships – Post-docs

C4 — Cloud Computing Competence Centre

UBI has been granted funding to set up a Cloud Computing Competence Centre, in Covilhã, Portugal. We are looking for highly motivated post-docs. The Centre will work around 4 main research lines:

-Cloud Systems: this research line focus on advancing the state-of-the-art of the cloud ecosystem, in such a way that allows for a better exploration of the resources and services made available to the users by the cloud system operators. This line will make available test with non-functional requirements as a service and contribute to a secure ecosystem that integrates Cloud and Internet of Things.

-Cloud Applications: this line has the following main goals: the conversion and adaptation of generical applications to the cloud context; the use of the cloud as a platform to support data storage for generic applications; the use of the cloud as a computational platform to allow applications to grow in terms of the size of the problems they are able to deal with, taking advantage of the computational processing capabilities of the cloud.

-Cloud Data Mining: the work to be done in this research line will explore the cloud as a technological infrastructure that enables data exploration using advanced mining approaches. The cloud opens an array of possibilities in terms of algorithms and data processing, such as distributed, elastic and parallel processing. The big advantage lies in the large amount of data that will be possible to process. The areas that will be addressed include structured data (e.g., data bases and OLAP cubes) as well as unstructured data (e.g., text and biological data). In one hand, the advancement of data mining methods for cloud and big data will be pursued, and in the other, new products and services, with high industrial value, will be developed.

-Public Administration Cloud: This research line has as main goals the development and use of the cloud technologies as an instrument that: enables a greater efficiency and proximity with the Public Administration, and in particular, the municipalities; enables Social Innovation; enables new ways to provide medical care, including telemedicine. These goals will be achieved ensuring that all legal guaranties are met, such as, security, privacy and auditability.

We have available the following post-docs positions (candidates should send an email with their CVs to the respective contacts, as soon as possible):

Ref. C4_WP1.1 – Nubiru – (Non-Functional) Tests-As-A-Service / Requirement-as-a-Plug-In

Post-doctoral fellowship to pursue research work on reliability, security and quality assurance of software systems. The research aims at exploring the “test-as-a-service”, “reasoning-as-a-service” and “Verification-as-a-service” paradigms generically gathered as “softwareValidation&Verification-as-a-service”. The implemented prototypes are expected to not only be deployable in the Cloud but also to take advantages of it. Indeed, an innovative aspect to be further explored from previous research is to consider the supported requirements as plug-ins. Furthermore, foundational research is expected to be conducted on how to consider individually these requirement plug-ins: for instance, functional correctness (in the presence of concurrency) or, on the non-functional requirements side, energy efficiency or power consumption, usability and accessibility, etc. Contact: Prof. Simão Melo de Sousa (desousa@di.ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP1.2 – Security by Construction in Cloud and Internet of Things Ecosystems

Post-doctoral fellowship to supervise the pursuit and the quality of the research activities on security by construction in cloud and Internet of things ecosystems, as well as for the execution of parts of those works, which include the research of ways to establish the guarantee of security in software systems by construction, focusing mainly on software design and development processes (security engineering). It also includes the prototyping of a set of software tools for security engineering, attack modelling, and semi-assisted testing. Contact: Prof. Pedro Inácio (prmi@ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP1.3 – Fault Tolerance in Cloud and Internet of Things Ecosystems

Post-doctoral fellowship to pursue research work in a project about fault tolerance in cloud and Internet of things ecosystems. The goal of the project is to explore fault tolerant mechanisms for cloud-based mobile applications. The work plan includes the prototyping of a set of tools for fault tolerance that may be added as a service configurable according to each application specificities. Contact: Prof. Paula Prata (pprata@ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP1.4 – Optimization of Cloud and Internet of Things Ecosystems

Post-doctoral fellowship to pursue research work on optimization issues about secure live virtual machine migration and to explore resource optimization in edge computing involving the preservation of user privacy through blockchains. The developed prototypes should be included and tested in CloudSimPlus (http://cloudsimplus.org), a framework for simulation of cloud computing infrastructures and services developed in our research group. Contact: Prof. Mário Freire (mario.freire@ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP2.1 – CLOUD-S-POLIS

The project aims at the development of autonomous UAVs to perform visual surveillance in urban environments, based on soft biometric information. The idea is that – upon a security incident – to receive one query composed of a set of soft biometric traits (e.g., “a blonde girl with 4 years, wearing a red shirt and a blue skirt”), and to scan exhaustively one predefined area, to find targets potentially matching the query. We are seeking for candidates holding a Ph.D. in Informatics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or related fields, preferably with expertise in the Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing and Biometrics domains. Solid programming skills in C++ and Python languages is also a requirement. Contact: Prof. Hugo Proença (hugomcp@di.ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP2.2 – Nuvem Passageira

The successful candidate will research and develop algorithms and applications for the development of a framework to identify, predict, monitor and warn on constraints and risks for road traffic. Therefore, it is expected that the applicant has and is able to further develop research and development skills on mobile applications, integration of Artificial Intelligence technologies, and Cloud Computing technologies. It is also expected that the successful candidate is able to perform some administrative tasks related with the scientific management of the project. The successful applicant will also be responsible for accompanying the development of research work with graduate and undergraduate students and junior researchers, and of contributing to the writing of research projects in this area. Contact Prof. Nuno M. Garcia (ngarcia@di.ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP2.3 – Plataforma de Serviços Computacionais Linguisticos

The candidates should have a PhD degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent. Special relevance will be given to the candidates with experience in Natural Language Processing, alternatively, Artificial Intelligence / Computational Intelligence. The work plan includes scientific and technological research tasks carried out in order to a Cloud Platform for Linguistic Computing Services. Contact: Prof. Sebastião Pais (sebastiao@di.ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP2.4 – Cloud robotics

The work plan includes the creation of a generic cloudification model for robotic algorithms, that integrates with the Robot Operating System (ROS), allowing the cooperation and information sharing between different robots to take place, but giving guaranties of privacy and security at the same time. This information sharing is the key to accelerating and making robust the learning of problems such as voice or object recognition. The candidate should have a PhD in Computer Science or similar area, while preference is given to those that have experience with robotics and / or cloud computing. Contact: Prof. Luís Alexandre (luis.alexandre@ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP2.5 – Cloud Based Image/Video Coding: Improving efficiency and QoE

The work plan includes scientific and technological research tasks carried out in order to design and implement a cloud-based holographic and plenotic coding method, which allows a good performance of the encoder in relation to encoding time, throughput and QoE. The candidates should have a PhD degree in Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, or Electrical and Computer Engineering or equivalent. Special relevance will be given to the candidates with experience in Image and video coding and Quality of Experience on Multimedia. Contact: Prof. Manuela Pereira (mpereira@di.ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP2.6 – Bioinformatics

Post-doctoral fellowship to support R&D activities in the field of health sciences in close collaboration with CICS-UBI (http://www.cics.ubi.pt/). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on multi-disciplinary projects involving topics such as: analysis of biological, clinical and epidemiological data for the identification of disease biomarkers; identification of genomic risk variants in case-control genetic epidemiology studies; computational analysis of genomic variants to assess their potential functional impact; virtual drug screening and drug-molecule interaction modelling; and other computational biology applications. Contact: Prof. Ana Paula Duarte (apcd@ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP2.7 – Modelação bioclimática, estrutura da paisagem, biodiversidade e alterações climática

Research work on floristic and faunistic diversity in Portugal and statistical analysis in order to relate indicators linked to biological communities with biophysical attributes and agroforestry models. Modelling Mediterranean species to evaluate the past and present species distribution range, using the strawberry tree as a case-study and different software types. Requirements of admission: PhD in the areas of Forestry Engineering or Natural Resources and in Ecology, Biology or related areas. Experience with tools related to Geographic Information Systems and in ecological niche modelling. Knowledge of R language is preferred. Contact: Prof. Margarida Ribeiro (mataide@ipcb.pt).

Ref. C4_WP3.1 – Data Mining for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Health Sciences

Post-doctoral fellowship to support R&D activities in the field of evidence-based medicine. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on systematic reviews and meta-analyses in several fields of health sciences, through data mining of biomedical literature and databases. The candidate will apply existing as well as develop new statistical methods for meta-analysis and other analysis of medical data. Work will be carried out in close collaboration with the Mathematics and Medical Sciences departments at UBI, and associated health institutions. Contact: Prof. Luísa Pereira (lpereira@ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP3.2 – Big Text to Knowledge (BText2K)

Post-doctoral fellowship to pursue research work on the extraction of knowledge from unstructured text, especially huge amounts of text (“Big Text”) stored in, or flowing through, large infrastructures like a cloud or the Web. In particular, there is a high interest in the extraction of binary relations between named-entities and relations that characterize entities. This kind of relations are of great relevancy, being fundamental for multiple advancements in Natural Language Processing, and also with many interesting applications in different areas of Artificial Intelligence. Contact: Prof. João Cordeiro (jpcc@ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP3.3 – Omics data analysis

Post-doctoral fellowship to support R&D activities in the field of health sciences in close collaboration with CICS-UBI (http://www.cics.ubi.pt/). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on multi-disciplinary projects involving omics data, including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics. The candidate will be responsible for providing bioinformatics support including data management and analysis of high throughput sequencing data from next-generation sequencing. Contact: Prof. Manuel Lemos (mclemos@fcsaude.ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP3.4 – Machine Learning algorithms to detect disease risk factors

Post-doctoral fellowship to pursue research work on using Cloud distributed Machine Learning algorithms to detect disease risk factors. The goal of the project consists of using both (Big Data) genetic and clinical information of patients to create prediction models, using state of-the-art algorithms (e.g. deep learning), that can accurately detect high-risk patients. Contact: Prof. Noel Lopes (noel@ipg.pt).

Ref. C4_WP4.1 – Do uso e do impacto das Tecnologias de Cloud Computing na Administração Pública Regional e Local.

This research aims at exploring rigorous software development methodologies and cloud based technological solutions that increase and guarantee citizen rights, such as privacy, transparency etc. whilst empowering a better and larger digital citizenship both from the local administration’s and from the citizen’s point of view. In particular, the research to be conducted must ease the Cloudification of information systems aimed for local public administration. Furthermore, fundamental research is expected to be conducted on the use of blockchains for a better auditability of public information system and of decision support systems in use in local administration. Contact: Prof. Simão Melo de Sousa (desousa@di.ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP4.2 – Do uso e do impacto das Tecnologias de Cloud Computing no Setor Social

This research aims at exploring rigorous software development methodologies and cloud based technological solutions that improve the impact and organization of the social sector. In particular, the conducted research must ease the aggregation and subsequent cloudification of information systems currently available in the social sector. Furthermore, fundamental research is expected to be conducted on the use of blockchains for a better auditability of social initiatives and in particular improve the interactions between the social sector and the state institutions that regulate and finance this area. Contact: Prof. Simão Melo de Sousa (desousa@di.ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP4.3 – Predictive Algorithms for Health

The successful candidate will research and develop algorithms and applications for the development of a framework to identify, predict, monitor and warn on cardiology, Neurodegenerative diseases and comportmental originated diseases. Therefore, it is expected that the applicant has and is able to further develop research and development skills on biosignal processing, mobile applications, integration of Artificial Intelligence technologies, and Cloud Computing technologies. It is also expected that the successful candidate is able to perform some administrative tasks related with the scientific management of the project. The successful applicant will also be responsible for accompanying the development of research work with graduate and undergraduate students and junior researchers, and of contributing to the writing of research projects in this area. Contact Prof. Nuno M. Garcia (ngarcia@di.ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP4.4 – Serviços de Segurança para Nuvens Públicas no contexto da Administração Pública

Post-doctoral fellowship to pursue research work on security services in public clouds for local authorities and public administration.This research aims at exploring new identity mechanisms and data privacy mechanism for public clouds. In particular research based on the use of integrating two factor authentication mechanisms for public services is to encouraged and methodologies for classifying security and privacy levels of information in public administrations. Furthermore, fundamental research is expected to be conducted on the development of new cryptographic primitives, bases on emerging homomorphic encryption and multi-party computation techniques for privacy, confidentiality, group accessibility and audit trails when accessing sensitive information on public clouds. Contact: Prof. Paul Crocker (crocker@di.ubi.pt).

The grants are 1495 euro per month for 24 months. Efforts will be made during this time to obtain further financing and extend the period of these grants. The cost of life in Portugal is quite cheap when compared to most european countries and in Covilhã, away from the two big portuguese cities (Lisbon and Porto), the costs are even smaller. To have an idea, the cost of living in Porto w.r.t to London is about 50% smaller: https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-livi…/comparison/…/oporto

Fellowships – MsC

C4 — Cloud Computing Competence Centre
UBI has been granted funding to set up a Cloud Computing Competence Centre, in Covilhã, Portugal. We are looking for highly motivated researchers holding master degrees to work on bioinformatics and analysis of omics data.
The grants are 980 euros per month for 24 months.
We have available the following positions (candidates should send an email with their CVs to the respective contacts, as soon as possible):

Ref. C4_WP2.6 – Bioinformatics
Research fellowship to support R&D activities in the field of health sciences in close collaboration with CICS-UBI (http://www.cics.ubi.pt/). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on multi-disciplinary projects involving topics such as: analysis of biological, clinical and epidemiological data for the identification of disease biomarkers; identification of genomic risk variants in case-control genetic epidemiology studies; computational analysis of genomic variants to assess their potential functional impact; virtual drug screening and drug-molecule interaction modelling; and other computational biology applications. Contact: Prof. Ana Paula Duarte (apcd@ubi.pt).

Ref. C4_WP3.3 – Omics data analysis
Research fellowship to support R&D activities in the field of health sciences in close collaboration with CICS-UBI (http://www.cics.ubi.pt/). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on multi-disciplinary projects involving omics data, including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics. The candidate will provide bioinformatics support including data management and analysis of high throughput sequencing data from next-generation sequencing. Contact: Prof. Manuel Lemos (mclemos@fcsaude.ubi.pt).

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Health Cup – Capital semente UBImedical

 

O Health Cup – capital semente do UBImedical destina-se a apoiar 2 (duas)  equipas/projetos por ano, através de:

  1. Acompanhamento dos projetos empreendedores
  2. Sessões de mentoria/coaching
  3. Apoio na elaboração do plano de negócios
  4. Apoio na elaboração de candidaturas a financiamento
  5. Consultoria em propriedade intelectual
  6. Acesso a redes de empreendedores e facilitadores
  7. Apoio na procura de parcerias e colaborações com outras empresas e entidades (potenciais clientes, parceiros, fornecedores, etc.)
  8. Apoio na angariação de fundos (business angels, capital de risco, plataformas de investimento, banca)

Destinatários e condições de participação:

Os candidatos que pretendam criar uma empresa nas áreas da saúde e ciências da vida e implementarem-se no UBImedical poderão apresentar-se individualmente ou em equipas, desde que a sua idade seja superior a 18 anos.

Prémios

Aos 2 melhores projetos será atribuído um capital semente de 5.000 EUR e 1 ano grátis de pré-incubação na incubadora UBImedical.

Consulta toda a informação no Regulamento

Candidata-te até ao dia 30/11/18 AQUI

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WORKSHOP – Dias Europeus do Trabalhador – 08/11/2018

WORKSHOP – Dias Europeus do Trabalhador

O Centro de Emprego da Covilhã irá desenvolver um workshop no dia 2018.11.08, pelas 14h30 , nas instalações do UBIMedical.
O objetivo é promover a cooperação entre os empregadores e os Serviços Públicos de Emprego (SPE), tendo como alvo principal as PME’s, com um especial enfoque nos empregadores que até agora não tenham tido nenhuma relação ou cooperação com este serviço. Neste sentido, iremos abordar as seguintes temáticas:
– Apoios ao emprego: Estágios Profissionais e Contrato-Emprego;
– Formação Profissional direcionada para a empresa;
– Apoios para a criação do próprio emprego.

Solicitamos a confirmação de presença até ao dia 2018.10.31 para os seguintes e-mails : isabel.monteiro@iefp.pt ou carla.matias@iefp.pt .

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Value Creation Wheel – Oficina de trabalho com Luís Filipe Lages

Master in Business Administration UBI recebe a visita do Professor Catedrático da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Nova SBELuis Filipe Lages, criador da metodologia VCW – Value Creation Wheel (http://www.valuecreationwheel.com/), a qual irá ser objeto de apresentação e discussão no auditório da  Incubadora Ubimedical (http://ubimedical.ubi.pt/), no próximo dia 31 de outubro no horário: 18h-20h.

A oficina de trabalho destina-se a estudantes do MBA@UBI, pós-graduados do MBA@UBI, membros da comunidade académica da UBI, startups e inovadores com orientação empreendedora.

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Health Cup – Capital semente UBImedical

O Health Cup – capital semente do UBImedical destina-se a apoiar 2 (duas)  equipas/projetos por ano, através de:

  1. Acompanhamento dos projetos empreendedores
  2. Sessões de mentoria/coaching
  3. Apoio na elaboração do plano de negócios
  4. Apoio na elaboração de candidaturas a financiamento
  5. Consultoria em propriedade intelectual
  6. Acesso a redes de empreendedores e facilitadores
  7. Apoio na procura de parcerias e colaborações com outras empresas e entidades (potenciais clientes, parceiros, fornecedores, etc.)
  8. Apoio na angariação de fundos (business angels, capital de risco, plataformas de investimento, banca)

Destinatários e condições de participação:

Os candidatos que pretendam criar uma empresa nas áreas da saúde e ciências da vida e implementarem-se no UBImedical poderão apresentar-se individualmente ou em equipas, desde que a sua idade seja superior a 18 anos.

Prémios

Aos 2 melhores projetos será atribuído um capital semente de 5.000 EUR e 1 ano grátis de pré-incubação na incubadora UBImedical.

Consulta toda a informação no Regulamento

Candidata-te até ao dia 30/11/18 AQUI

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Kick off – INOVEP project – using natural resources in the pharma industry

Labfit, a research and development company headquartered at UBIMedical , launched the InovEP project yesterday, October 2. This research project is the result of a partnership with the University of Beira Interior (UBI) and the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (IPCB). Its objective is the laboratory characterization of plant extracts in the perspective of their conversion into pharmaceutical ingredients.
Recognizing the increasing interest of the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry in the natural ingredients, in response to a clear market trend, InovEP will allow the characterization of these endogenous resources, with respect to their safety and applicability, according to methodologies recognized by the Regulatory Entities. These ingredients can thus become value-added products for the international market.
The project, which was evaluated by the National Innovation Agency and financed by the Center 2020 Program, will run until 2021 and aims to contribute to the economic growth of the Central Region.

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BIOHEALTH Gear Box approved for UBImedical

The EU has approved an european project called BIOHEALTH Gear Box for UBImedical (the coordinator of the project), a knowledge alliance of approximatelly 1 million Euros for 36 months, that will gather European forces from 13 partners (Portugal, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands) and will accelerate the learning of competencies to boost efficient innovation and spur entrepreneurial processes in the BIOHEALTH sector.

Through BIOHEALTH Gear Box, we will:

  • Warm up the engine, undertaking mapping of the current landscape, trends and future strategies in the BIOHEALTH sector, benchmarking good practices and co-creating a blueprint for innovation and entrepreneurship in the sector.
  • bring ALL ABOARD, establishing and sustaining collaborative networks where key actors will be called to act and co-create a valuable array of educational resources.
  • Upload the baggage, co-producing and validating an innovative international joint post-graduation course on innovation and entrepreneurship addressing the specificities of the BIOHEALTH sector, where students will be challenged in hackathons (entrepreneurs and companies/investors), have access to pioneering resources and be invited to a Bootcamp and Pitching Day – all with and international scope and mobility processes. Also, under this activity, training (and mobility) for staff responsible for the organisation of the course will be provided in a capacitation programme designed to support advance entrepreneurial studies and dynamics.
  • SPEED-UP THE WAY, co-creating and validating an international joint acceleration programme and capacitation course, the first to support innovative seed-stage high tech businesses in the BIOHEALTH sector and ensure a successful path idea-to-market through the Gear Box Business Accelerator and the second to foster the necessary conditions to the implementation of acceleration processes.
  • FILL UP THE TANK, developing a collaborative BIOHEALTH online hub to boost open innovation schemes and co-creation processes among a network of BIOHEALTH entrepreneurs and innovators, including the access to networking and learning materials.
  • TURN ON THE RADIO, ensuring that BIOHEALTH objectives, methodologies and results are widely disseminated and exploited at large, spreading the alliance and guaranteeing the sustainability of the main products;
  • TAKE A PIT STOP, adopting a comprehensive and participatory quality strategy and procedures built-on high standards that will attest the relevance, efficacy, usability, innovation and impact of the project activities and results; and
  • CHECK THE CONTROL PANEL, using solid, modern and adjusted project management tools that will ensure cost-efficiency and good communication within and around the partnership.

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UBImedical is part of a European project for Real Estate sector

UBImedical is part of a European network financed by Erasmus Plus designated by RENewAL. This project aims to define and promote a new set of knowledge, skills and competences for Real Estate, integrating the areas of Health & Wellness in the training and education (VET) of managers and real estate operators.

A strategic partnership of 12 expert organizations from 6 European countries (Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal and Spain) is formed in order to ensure maximal disseminations and exploitation in the EU.

Main Outputs of the project:

  • Reports, a survey and a contents quality plan for the definition of a VET Programme for Real Estate Managers,
  • 1 Handbook for the design of a European Pilot VET Programme for Real Estate Managers,
  • 3 internships Agreements,
  • A database of RENewAL VET contents and materials and the assessed learners’ profiles,
  • Agreements for the promotion, assessment, recognition, and validation of the RENewAL learning outcomes,
  • 4 Learning Modules (720 hours including 30 individual Internship experiences),
  • 30 assessment reports of the learning outcomes drafted by tutors and a problem analysis and solving strategy report related to the European Pilot VET Programme.
  • Reports, a survey and a contents quality plan for the definition of a VET Programme for Real Estate Managers,
  • 1 Handbook for the design of a European Pilot VET Programme for Real Estate Managers,
  • 3 internships Agreements,
  • A database of RENewAL VET contents and the assessed learners’ profiles,
  • Setting up the conditions for the promotion, assessment, recognition, and validation of the RENewAL learning outcomes,
  • 4 Learning Modules (720 hours including 30 individual Internship experiences),
  • 30 assessment reports of the learning outcomes drafted by tutors and a problem analysis and solving strategy report related to the European Pilot VET Programme.

More information at: https://www.renewal-project.eu/ or https://www.facebook.com/renewal.skills/

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