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INESC TEC | Research Grant (AE2023-0466)

Date Posted Nov. 30, 2023
Title INESC TEC | Research Grant (AE2023-0466)
University INESC TEC
PORTO, Portugal
Department CPES
Application Deadline Dec. 31, 2023
Position Start Date Nov. 30, 2023
  • Graduate Student
  • Engineering - Other

INESC TEC is now accepting grant applications to award 1 Research Grant (BI) within the scope of the
Plurianual_LA funded by National Funds through FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P.,
project reference LA/P/0063/2020
Type of grant: Research Grant (BI)
Scientific subarea:
Area of Work: Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Programming, Cryptography, Algorithms
Grant duration: 12 months, starting on 2024-01-18, with the possibility of being renewed until the end of the
Scientific advisor: Alexandre Lucas
Workplace: INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal
Maintenance stipend: € 930,98 or 1199,64, according to the table of monthly maintenance stipend for FCT grants
, paid via bank transfer. Grant holders may be awarded potential supplements, according to a quarterly evaluation
process (Articles 19, 21 and 22 of the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC and Annex II), up to a maximum limit of
50% of the monthly maintenance stipend.
INESC TEC supports costs with registration, enrolment or tuition fees, during the grant duration, under the terms
established in the internal document: "Payment of Tuition fees to grant holders".
The grant holder will benefit from health insurance, supported by INESC TEC.
- Broaden knowledge of the state of the art in European data spaces, privileging authenticity, integrity,
sovereignty and privacy in a chain clearing system of data sharing.
- Implementation of computational solutions for secure data sharing
- Develop research capacity in the areas of data market, data connectors, European data spaces with a view to
increasing the predisposition of fair sharing of consumer/data owner data.
- Develop a payment chain system for paying compensation based on royalties in a data-sharing context.
- Explore methodologies for file/data comparison, using technical resources such as: Levenshtein distance,
Hashing, Content Similarity Analysis Algorithms or N-gram analysis or others.
- Explore the integration of the royalty compensation component developed in connected data spaces and in the
context of market and data and its effectiveness in promoting the predisposition/incentive for data owners to
share data.
- Preparation of final technical report with results and analysis.

Admission requirements:
The awarding of the fellowship is dependent on the applicants' enrolment in study cycle or non-award courses of
Higher Education Institutions.
Preference factors:
- Master's student (to be finished) or PhD
- Experience in developing algorithms in python
- Experience or knowledge in creating APIs, defining file bodies, headers and API tests
- Knowledge of encryption methodologies and/or similarity analysis of file content
- Experience in web application development
- Fluency in English (written and spoken)
Minimum requirements:
Knowledge and experience of programming in Python and JavaScript
- Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
- Fluency in Portuguese or English

Selection criteria and corresponding valuation: the first phase comprises the Academic Evaluation (AC), based
on the criteria referred to in Article 12 of the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC, while the second phase
comprehends the Individual Interview (EI). All factors are evaluated on a scale of 0 to 100, taking into account the
applicants' merit, suitability and conformity with the preference factors.
The weight of the AC factors are as follows: Academic Qualifications (FA, 50%), Scientific Publications (PC, 10%),
Experience (EX, 30%) and Motivation Letter (CM, 10%).
Candidates who score less than 50 points in the AC average will be considered excluded on absolute merit. The top five candidates approved on absolute merit will be qualified for the individual interview. The Final Grade (CF) is obtained by the weighted average of AC (90%) and EI (10%).
The Selection Jury is composed of the following members:
President of the Jury: Alexandre Lucas
Full member: Filipe Joel Soares
Full member: Ricardo Jorge Bessa
Substitute member: Zenaida Mourão
Release of results and prior hearing: the results of the selection process, as well as the terms and procedures for
prior hearing, will be released to the applicants by email, under the terms referred to in Article 13 of the Regulations
for Studentships and Fellowships of INESC TEC.

Application Documents:
1. Motivation letter;
2. Curriculum Vitae (must include the list of previous fellowships, their type, beginning and end dates, funding
entities and host institutions);
3. Certificate or diploma degree;
4. Proof of enrollment in a degree awarding study cycle or in a non degree awarding Higher Education program.
‚óŹ The proof of enrollment may be presented just during the grant hiring stage.
5. Signed declaration stating the infringement of the grant holder's duties (article 14, no. 4)
6. Documental evidence to support the country of residence, residence permit or other legally equivalent
document, in cases where the applicant is a foreigner or non-resident in Portugal - valid until the beginning of
the grant.
7. Other supporting documents relevant to the final assessment

Failure to deliver the required documents within the 90-day period after the date of the notice of the conditional
awarding of the grant implies its cancellation.

Application period: From 2023-11-30 to 2023-12-31
Submission of applications: the application will be formalised by submitting the form available in the Work With
Us section of INESC TEC website.

The hiring process shall comply with the current legislation regarding the Research Grant Holder Statute, approved by Law no. 40/2004 of August 18, in its current wording, as well as by the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC and for FCT Grants Regulation in force.
For more information, please check the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC and relevant annexes at

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