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

Google Scholar Metrics 2014

Google Scholar has just released the 2014 version of Scholar Metrics, which is based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of mid-june 2013 and covers articles published in 2009-2013'.

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computar Interaction and still remains one the most influential among HCI conferences and journals - followed by UIST, HUC and CSCW.

And M-ITI is proud to realize that our research and faculty member Evan Karapanos has co-authored a paper, together with John Zimmerman and Jodi Forlizzi from CMU and Jean-Bernard Martens from Eindhoven University of Technology - User experience over time - an initial framework - that is among the 20 most influential papers of CHI. Congratulations Evan and colleagues for the achievement.

Find out more about it here.

M-ITI's Research Fellow - Mayur Karnik, has recently been granted a European Patent

We are delighted to announce that one of our Research fellow, Mayur Karnik, has recently been granted a European patent for an advanced rice cooker he had designed for the Philips Domestic Appliances division in Hong Kong. Increasingly, people's fast lifestyles demand smarter solutions in the kitchens that help in minimising the attention required during the cooking process. The invention relates to an apparatus for cooking and a method of helping a user to cook by prompting her, step by step, to do corresponding preparation at right time. You can find out more about the project in this video, or at

Check the patents: European Patent (Granted) . U.S. Patent (Application)

Find out more about Mayur's projects 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...