A call for two research fellowship is open, in the framework of the project InGestAlgae - Plataforma Inteligente de Gestão da Produção de Microalgas (reference : CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-046983), co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, through Centro Regional Operational Program 2014 / 2020 (Centro2020), of Portugal 2020 in the following conditions :
Scientific area : and Computer Engineering, Informatics Engineering, Engineering Physics, Physics, Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, or others.
Admission requirements : Students enrolled in a Master’s Degree program in Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering, Informatics Engineering, Engineering Physics, Physics, Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, or others .
Work plan : Research and development activities will be carried out in the area of artificial intelligence (Machine Learning), focusing on the development of an integrated management system, supported by computational intelligence systems, to support the production process of microalgae.
The macro objective is to allow the microalgae production process to operate under optimal performance conditions, in order to improve productivity and reduce production costs.
To this end, the work plan consists of developing :
i) an intelligent system for disaggregating and managing the consumption of energy resources in the microalgae production process, through energy monitoring supported by computational intelligence.
ii) an intelligent maintenance system, in order to reduce process downtime and forced shutdown.
iii) an intelligent system for the optimization of the microalgae production process, allowing an efficient control of the process conditions, and the detection of contamination.
This project results from a consortium between the company Oncontrol Technologies, the University of Coimbra (UC), through the Institute of Systems and Robotics (ISR-UC), and the company BuggyPower, as a partner in the project and demonstrator of the technology..
Regime : The attribution of the fellowship does not generate or entitle a relation of a legal-labour nature, and the fellowship is undertaken in an exclusive dedication regime.
The fellow is granted with the Fellow Statute of the UC, in its current wording, according to the Statute of the Scientific Research Fellow, and according to the Regulation of Research Grants of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, both in their current wording.
Location : Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC) at the University of Coimbra.
Duration : 6 months
Renewal : Possibly renewable, by agreement between both parties, as long as it does not exceed the project’s deadline.
Scientific orientation : Jerôme Amaro Pires Mendes
Financial conditions : The amount of the grant is € to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table (
Selection methods : Curricular evaluation (60%) and interview (40%) of the five best classified candidates in the curricular evaluation part.
Selection criteria : In the Curricular Assessment (CA) (60%) the following criteria will be considered :
knowledge in the fellowship's scope (30%).
In the Interview (E) the following criteria will be considered :
3) Behavioral competencies - none of the candidates has the appropriate profile (overall evaluation below 60%), the fellowship will not be awarded.
Jury responsible for selection : President : Jerôme Amaro Pires Mendes; Jury Members : Cristiano Premebida; Pedro Manuel Soares Moura
Formalization of application :