Applications for the PhD in Digital Media (PDMD) are now being accepted for the 2016/2017 academic year. Application deadlines:
University of Porto: August 8, 2016
New University of Lisbon: August 25, 2016
The applications for the PhD in Networked Cyber Physical Systems (NETSyS) will open in June 2016 for a period of roughly two weeks.
Interested applicants should contact us as soon as possible to help describe the process and guide their application.More information on our website http://app.m-iti.org/ , or contact us by email or telephone (351) 291 721 006.
We are pleased to announce that our researchers Sandy Rodrigues, Roham Torabikalaki, Fábio Faria, and Professor Fernando Morgado-Dias just won the EU PVSEC 2016 Poster Award Winner at the 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, that took place from June 20-24, in Munich, Germany.
The poster "Australian PV System Market Analysis for the Powerwall" was acknowledged in the thematic area of "PV Economics, Markets and Policies", and was referred to as an "outstanding scientific poster" and an "exemplary contribution to the 32nd Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition”.
We are pleased to announce that M-ITI researchers professor Nuno Nunes and Valentina Nisi were awarded the Google Technology Research Award Pilot of the Internet of Things - IoT.
The IoT is considered the next technological revolution, allowing the connection of physical devices (including vehicles, objects, household appliances, etc.) to Internet. Over the past year, Google developed several IoT technologies, and launched this global challenge, to encourage researchers to explore new uses of these technologies.
The two selected projects are headed by professor Nuno Nunes and professor Valentina Nisi, M-ITI and LARSYS researchers. The first selected project is SEDUCE (Sensing of Domestic Users for Conservation of Energy), and is directed by Nuno Nunes. The goal of this project is to use the Internet of Things technology to detect domestic activities related to energy consumption. SEDUCE will test the interconnection between domestic activities (cleaning, laundry, etc.), and the opportunity to automatically reduce their energy consumption. The second project is iBeFUN (iBeacons for Fun), and will be led by professor Valentina Nisi. iBeFUN will explore the use of Google technologies in location dependent stories, applicable in the tourism industry. This project involves the installation of several Google Beacons (low consumption Bluetooth sensors) at the streets of Funchal, to explore the ways people interact with immaterial media content (like rumors), and to enhance the experiences inside and outside closed environments (museums, escape rooms, etc.).
Google Technology Research Awards have the durations of 4 to 8 weeks, during which teams of researchers obtain Google support in the development and testing of prototypes, that involve the interconnection of the physical world and the Internet. Google supports these projects to allow a larger connection between international research communities and their internal engineering and development teams.
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M-ITI gave a presentation on its R&D in marine systems, at the event “Satélites de observação da Terra Sentinel, monitorização e detecção de derrames de
hidrocarbonetos e pesca ilegal no oceano”.
The event was organised by EDISOFT, the Regional Government of Madeira, Direção-Geral de Política do Mar (DGPM) with the sponsorship of EEA Grants.
It took place on June 1st at Hotel Four Views Baía, Funchal.