UMa's PhD in Informatics Engineering - applications: 2 July - 30 August

University of Madeira has opened the applications for the PhD in Informatics Engineering.

Application Form in UMa's website or find out more here in the student's guide.

  • Application dates: 2 July - 30 August 
  • Publication of the list of students placed in the PhD - including the not placed: 7 of October
  • Complaint deadline: 7 - 9 of October
  • Final list of the students placed in the PhD : until 14 of October
  • Enrolment/registration (Infoalunos): 14 - 18 of October
  • Forseen start: 2 of September

Robotics and Systems in Engineering and Science LARSyS 2014 Annual Meeting - 4th of July, Lisbon . PT

Robotics and Systems in Engineering and Science LARSyS 2014 Annual Meeting is taking place @Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Parque das Nações, Lisbon - Portugal, in the 4th of July. LARSYS is an associaton of six R&D Units based in four Portuguese Universities - University of Madeira is one of them and M-ITI is one of the twelve research groups/ laboratories of LARSyS -  empowering interdisciplinary research in Robotics and Engineering Systems, covering dynamical cyber‐physical systems, human-computer interaction and social‐technical systems, as well as policy research dealing with uncertainty and risk governance. Their activities consider new horizons for knowledge with impact in ocean, urban, aeronautic and space, biomedical, and future working environments, as well as to stimulate new industry‐science relations.

At this annual conference M-ITI's faculty and research member are presenting the following projects, together with some posters exhibition:

 - 'Where the sidewalk ends: a mobile platform for civic engagement and more walkable cities'. Simone Ashby

-  Possible pasts, possible futures: Exploring past and future scenarios through context‐aware transmedia stories in urban contexts. Valentina Nisi.

- Eye Controlled Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities. Monchu Chen.

- Assistive technologies for the motor and cognitive rehabilitation after brain injury: the role of VR and its interfaces. Sergi Bermudez i Badia.

- Eye gaze patterns after stroke: correlates of a VR action execution and observation task. Júlio Alves.

- The Madeira Ocean Observatory - a research framework for LARSyS. Nuno Nunes.


Check the detailed program here, and find more information here.

M-ITI Seminars

Madeira-ITI organises seminars and invited talks in the areas of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction.
Antonio Ravelo
7 July, 2014 - 14:00









M-ITI will be hosting a 2 day seminar on the Fundamentals of Biomedial Digital Signals with Antonio Ravelo, happening in the  7th and 8th of July from 14h00 to 18h00.

This event is oriented to all the students and faculty members of UMa/M-ITI, and it's open to the general public with an interest in  this research field.

This short course topics include: data acquisition, filtering, feature  extraction, and modeling. With examples from cardiology, speech processing and polisomnographic recordings.

In the first day there will be an introduction to biomedical signals. The second day will be dedicated to the applications of biomedical signal processing in sleep and sleep breathing disorders. 

Antonio Ravelo is a professor and researcher in the Institute for Development and Innovation in Telecommunications (Idetic) at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria( Spain). His research interests focus in the Processing of Physiological Signals and direct application in lowcost diagnostic systems. These topics have led to a large number of research projects and scientific publications related to Bioengineering and Digital Signal Processing.

Dr. Luigi Loreti
12 June, 2014 - 15:00

abstract: Based on previous prototype of the Real time 3D holographic display developed last year, we developed a new concept of auto stereoscopic multiview display (64 views), wide angle of view (90°) 3D full color display. The display is based on a RGB laser light source illuminating a DMD (Discovery 4100 0,7”) at 24.000 fps, an image deflection system made with an AOD (Acoustic Optic Deflector) driven by a piezo-electric transducer generating a variable standing acoustic wave on the crystal that acts as a phase grating.  The DMD projects in fast sequence 64 point of view of the image on the crystal cube.

Research posts

M-ITI often participates in international conferences. Here is a list of the latest conference presentations
Luisa Soares, PhD, Invited Assistant Professor of Madeira-ITI, attended the ICELW in New York City 10-12th of June 2014. Within the scope of organizational psychology, focusing on the dynamics of co-...
The Interaction Design and Children (IDC) 2014 taking place at Aarhus, Denmark from the 17th to 20th of June, and some of our researchers are there, presenting the following papers : 17th...
 José Luís Silva, PhD, Invited Assistant Professor of Madeira-ITI, is attending the 29th Symposium On Applied Computing in the historic city Gyeongju, Korea...