Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications


Title: Research Grant - BPD/Nº89 - 19/11/2018 - UID/EEA/50008/2019/3
Funding Reference Number: BPD/Nº89 - 19/11/2018 - UID/EEA/50008/2019/3
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Pós-Doc“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project UID/EEA/50008/2019, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MCTES) (PIDDAC). The work for this position is in the area of quantum information theory, in particular, on applications to early classification on time-series data
Scientific Area: Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Group: Security and Quantum Information - Lx
Admission Requirements: PhD (doutoramento) in Physics or Mathematics, Deep knowledge in quantum information theory, and, in particular, in measures to compare closeness of distributions, and geometry of information.
Work Objectives: Dealing with high dimensional and big data is one of the most important problems in many fields of science and engineering. The underlying idea behind using quantum information in data mining is to replace classical probability distributions, thoroughly used in mining methods, by density operators. To recover a classical probability distribution, we need to consider a quantum observable and apply Born’s rule. At first sight this might seem a naïve approach, however, it was able to justify the performance of many popular data mining methods whose merits were only granted by empirical evidence. The advantage of using density operators is twofold: they generalize classical distributions; and they can encode much more complex interference patterns (like entanglement) that are disregarded classically. In this project we are also interested in analysis time-series
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 premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Instituto Superior Técnico – Department of Mathematics, under the supervision of Professor Paulo Mateus.
Duration: 3 months, with possibility of renewal for more 3 months. Start date: 1 January 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 1495 € (net), according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal ( The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation  (40%)
Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan  (50%)
Fluency in oral and written English  (10%)
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
Alexandra Sofia Martins de Carvalho
Paulo Alexandre Carreira Mateus
André Nuno Carvalho Souto
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in a visible and public-access location of Instituto de Telecomunicações – Pólo de Lisboa, Torre Norte, Piso 10, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, Lisboa. The selected candidate will be notified by email. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form. E-mail submissions are not accepted.
Required Documents: Required Documents for Admission: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the PhD Degree Certificate). IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal. For more information see: Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):
Application Period: 03-12-2018 to 14-12-2018
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Published on: 19-11-2018