Best Paper Award

Congratulations to M-ITI Researcher Sandy Rodrigues who won the Best Paper Award for Self-Consumption and Battery bank PU Systems in the Residential Sector in Portugal. This paper was presented at the 10th edition of the International Conference on Advanced Research in Aerospace, Robotics, Manufacturing Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Power and Energy Engineering, Materials Engineering and Human Motricities in June, in Romania.

Applications to the Digital Media doctoral program are now open

We are pleased to announce that applications to the Doctoral Program in Digital Media (PDMD) are open to the New University of Lisbon, to the University of Porto and for the FCT scholarhips.

More information at our website or directly on the program webpage.


The exciting program was created through the partnership between the New University of Lisbon, University of Porto and University of Texas in Austin, TX, USA. It is a 4-year PhD program, which is aimed at students with a Masters degree (2nd cycle Bologna or pre-Bologna) in the areas of information / communication sciences, multimedia, interactive design and all scientific and technological digital media areas. Digital media is an area that is rapidly growing and has gained increasing importance in our daily lives.
The Digital Media PhD program aims to train researchers, academics and leaders in innovative processes, to enable them to conceptualize and development digital products and services, taking into account target audiences, contexts, and goals relevant to several distribution channels.
Learn more.

Applications to the NETSyS doctoral program are now open





We are pleased to announce that applications to the Doctoral Program in Networked Interactive Cyber Physical Systems (NETSyS) are open until June 28th, 2015!

More information at our website or directly on the program webpage.


This cutting-edge program, taught by Instituto Superior Técnico and Carnegie Mellon University, under the Carnegie Mellon Portugal partnership, aims to train researchers, professors and professionals to deal with innovative processes/situations, but also to enable them to analyze complex situations and propose new solutions, as well as giving them the ability to manage multidisciplinary teams. On this program M-ITI acts as hosting institution. Learn more

Summer Internships Available

summer internshipsThe ERA Chair at M-ITI seeks summer research interns in two areas:

. The RootIO project, which seeks to create a network platform for low power community radio. Prospective applicants should have at least some of the following skills: Python, Flask, and API design; Android development; audio editing and/or engineering.

. Roboindignados, a series of low cost robots to protest the use of robots as weapons systems and to replace human labor.

Applicants should have experience in some of the following areas: C++, python, mechatronics and/or interfacing, ROS, and linux. Positions are available through the summer, with potential extension through the Fall.

Please contact Prof. Csikszentmihalyi, with some information about your background and interests. 

M-ITI Seminars

Madeira-ITI organises seminars and invited talks in the areas of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction.
Marco Freitas
15 May, 2015 - 14:00

Marco Freitas, MEI student will be presenting his master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Simone Ashby and Prof. Julian Hanna. The master thesis is entitled:

Prototyping Citizen X: 
Designing a Mobile Platform for Civic Engagement and More Walkable Cities

Maurits Kaptein
5 May, 2015 - 16:00


In this talk, Dr. Maurits Kaptein will talk about his work on Persuasion Profiling: an attempt to make persuasive technologies more effective by personalizing the arguments used to motivate users. Maurits will show examples of the use of persuasion profiles both in healthcare as well as e-commerce. After introducing Persuasion Profiles Maurits will present a broader view on the personalization of interactive technologies: Maurits will present a mathematical formalization that allows researchers and practitioners to quantitatively compare different personalization attempts. Finally, Maurits will discuss his recent work on computationally feasible solutions to contextual bandit problems and how these can be of use for large-scale personalization.

Short bio:

Dr. Maurits Kaptein (1983) is a scientist and entrepreneur. He obtained his Ph.D. with honors in a joint research project by the Technical University of Eindhoven and Stanford University. During his Ph.D. Maurits worked for Philips Research where he designed and improved technologies aimed at making users more active. Next, Maurits worked as an assistant professor of Statistics at the Tilburg University. Currently Maurits works at the Artificial Intelligence department of the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen where his research work focusses on personalization of the internet. He is also a Co-Founder and the Chief Scientist of Science Rockstars (, a company that was sold to Webpower b.v. late 2014. Maurits his scientific work on Persuasion Profiles has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Interactive Marketing. The work has also been featured in popular press: Magazines like Wired (USA), Blink (UK), and Bright (NL) covered his work. In November 2012 Maurits published his first book: "Digital Seduction" (English translation expected April 2015).

Job Vacancies at Madeira-ITI

30 June, 2015
31 December, 2014
31 December, 2014

Research posts

M-ITI often participates in international conferences. Here is a list of the latest conference presentations
ACM’s Creativity and Cognition conference will be hosted by The Glasgow School of Art and the City of Glasgow. The 2015 conference theme is Computers | Arts | Data. The theme will serve as the...
Published on Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems 삶 (“Salm”, “To Live”) : Gaze Reactive Typography Inspired by Ahn Sang-Soo...
This TOCHI paper was presented on Monday, 20th of April: Modelling what friendship patterns on Facebook reveal about personality and social capital Authors: Yong Liu, Chair of Marketing and...