[ecoop-info] 4 years Ph.D. grant - Blockchain and Domain-specific Languages in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Filipe Correia filipe.correia at fe.up.pt
Tue Aug 28 09:54:09 CEST 2018


The Ph.D. Programme in Informatics Engineering at the University of
Porto (https://dei.fe.up.pt/prodei) is starting a groundbreaking
funding initiative in collaboration with some of the leading IT
companies in Portugal to support outstanding candidates in areas
including blockchain, software engineering, machine learning,
artificial intelligence and others.

The funding includes:
- A monthly grant of 1100€ (above the value of the Portuguese national
grants, 980€)
- Tuition fees
- Some additional funding for traveling and equipment
- 2 MSc grants/year, to be supervised by the PhD student

The candidate should have a very strong background in informatics
engineering or computer science.

This grant is funded by Bright Pixel (https://brpx.com/) and aims to
develop a Blockchain-supported Model-Based Innovation Framework. The
project will be supervised by Hugo Sereno Ferreira and Filipe Correia.

Interested students should send a 1 page PDF document to
hugo.sereno at fe.up.pt and filipe.correia at fe.up.pt until
**09/SEPTEMBER/2018**, containing:
- A summarized CV
- A one paragraph statement of why you should be selected for the grant

Additional advantages of this initiative are:
- A PhD project tightly coupled with industry and focused on problems
of great interest to industry;
- Access to training activities and workshops promoted by the funding
company (including training on additional technical areas and soft
- Privileged access to technical reports and technology;
- Advise on business plans and IP (registration, patent applications, etc.)
- Privileged access to investors investor capital and startup programs;
- Possibility to achieve higher impact based on the combination of two
worlds (academia + industry) and on the associated resources;
- Influence and propose future technology, methodologies, and
practices (Informatics Engineering of the Future);
- Acquire the expertise to strongly contribute to decision making in
terms of technology;

The Ph.D. project will be carried out at the Department of Informatics
Engineering (https://dei.fe.up.pt/pt/home-page/) of the Faculty of
Engineering of the University of Porto, one of the most dynamic and
fastest growing departments of the U. Porto.

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