Publicado 09 Maio 2018

Instituto de Telecomunicações

Lisboa (Telecomunicações)

A research position for one Bolsa de Investigação para Licenciado (1 BIL) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações in the scope of the Project ?GoLocal -- From Monitoring Global Data Streams to Context-Aware Recommendations?, Ref. CMUPERI/TIC/0046/2014, funded by national and european funds through FCT/MEC (PIDDAC) and FEDER.

Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia

Group: Pattern and Image Analysis ? Lx

Admission Requirements: The candidates should have an MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Informatics, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent, and a excellent academic and practical background in programming. Strong preference is given to candidates with previous experience in machine learning and/or natural language processing, immediate availability to initiate the work, and sound knowledge of Python and C++. The candidate should have good knowledge of written and spoken English, be self-motivated and show initiative in solving problems.

Work Objectives: Work Objectives: This project is a collaboration between INESC-ID, IT, FCT-UNL, Carnegie Mellon University, Priberam and SAPO. The goal of the project is to advance media monitoring technology to track the popularity or reputation of entities on the Web, with application to tourism and context-aware recommendation. The scope of this grant is on statistical natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning. The objectives are two-fold:
1. Learning with Big Data: develop scalable, online and distributed learning algorithms, requiring only weak supervision signals, that will be fundamental to discover hidden trends in data and to model large-scale problems. Emphasis will be given to modern deep learning approaches with weak supervision.
2. Robust Natural Language Processing: develop groundbreaking NLP techniques, fast enough for practical use with large volumes of text, robust to domain-shift (e.g., from news domains to tourism and social media), and capable of performing fine-grained linguistic analysis. Emphasis will be given to the multilingual aspect (e.g., processing contents in English, Portuguese, and Spanish) and on the treatment of rare and out¬-of-¬vocabulary words for language generation problems, such as summarization.

Applicable legislation: A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT, ?Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações? fellowships? and ? Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação?, according to Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Status of Scientific Research Fellow), as amended and republished by Decree-Law No.202/2012 of August 27, and as amended by Decree-Law No.233/2012 of October 29 and by Law No.12/2013 of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P., approved by Regulation no. 234/2012, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 25 of 2012, amended and republished by Regulation no. 326/2013, published in Series II of Diário da República of July 27 of 2013 and amended by Regulation no. 339/2015, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 17 of 2015, and amended by Regulation nº137-A/2018, published in Series II of Diário da República of February 27 of 2018.

Place of work: The work will be developed at the Instituto de Telecomunicações based at the Instituto Superior Técnico, under the supervision of Prof. André Martins.

Duration: 6 months. The estimated beginning date is on 1st July (or soon thereafter).

Monthly salary: 745 Eur, according to table values of the scholarships awarded directly by the FCT, in the country (
The payment will be made by bank transfer.

Selection criteria:
Selection of the candidates will be performed by evaluation of the submitted documents according to the following three criteria (30%)

Quality of the candidates? Curriculum Vitae, relevant experience for the project (30%)

Suitability of the candidates? profile to the project (40%)

The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.

André Filipe Torres Martins

Mário Alexandre Teles de Figueiredo

Ana Luisa Nobre Fred

Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
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