Plaça Gestor R+D

Plaça Gestor R+D:
MiceLab Research Group (Universitat de Girona): https://seu.udg.edu/…/tauler-danuncis…/idanu
Missió:
Planificar, organitzar i supervisar els projectes i/o processos de l’àmbit de recerca, d’acord amb els objectius establerts per tal de garantir-ne l’assoliment.
Funcions:
  • Planificar, organitzar i supervisar els processos de cerca i de sol·licitud de convocatòries de projectes, especialment a nivell internacional, actuant de referent.
  • Col·laborar i donar suport tècnic en la redacció de projectes i textos científics, especialment en els d’àmbit internacional.
  • Planificar i supervisar la organització interna del grup de recerca.
  • Participar en fires i reunions científiques per crear sinèrgies amb empreses i institucions, així com dur a terme la prospecció d’empreses potencialment interessades en serveis de transferència de tecnologia per aconseguir la signatura de convenis de recerca o de col·laboracions.
  • Promoure i organitzar activitats científiques internes i externes per a la sol·licitud de projectes i d’ajuts.
  • Dissenyar i elaborar procediments per al processament de la informació de la recerca resultant de projectes (gestió de dades, indicadors i accés obert).
  • Col·laborar en el disseny i manteniment dels espais web de projectes, en català, castellà i anglès, així com en la difusió mitjançant les xarxes socials.
  • Detectar, analitzar i resoldre les demandes i necessitats de les persones usuàries per tal d’assolir una atenció orientada i adaptada.
  • Identificar i fer propostes de millora, per tal de garantir l’actualització permanent dels processos.
  • Treballar de manera coordinada amb el personal investigador i d’administració del seu àmbit i amb els àmbits de referència per tal d’acomplir els processos.
  • Participar en el disseny, desenvolupar, implantar i fer el seguiment de projectes del seu àmbit.
  • Participar en projectes de caràcter extraordinari.
Entorn de treball excitant, amb molts projectes en marxa, amb flexibilitat, bon ambient i la oportunitat d’aprendre sobre com solicitar, gestionar i justificar projectes de R+D nacionals i europeus, colaboracions amb empreses i explotació de la R+D.
El contracte inicial és de 4 mesos, el objetiu es la continuitat del contracte de manera indefinida.

PhD scholarship at the University of Girona, Spain

Deadline for application: Oct 16th 2020

The research group Modeling, Identification and Control Engineering (MICELab), led by Prof. Josep Vehí, is looking for candidates.

Profile

Applicants must have completed a master’s degree in engineering (Computer Science / Electric or Electronic Engineering or similar) and have experience in Android programming and IoT device Integration. To be successful in this position, applicants must have extended experience in mobile app development:

  • Proficient in mobile app development process from designing to deploying (Apple Store/Google Play)
  • Management of repositories
  • Integration with back-end systems and data services
  • Experience working with React Native is a plus
  • Familiar with using common third-party libraries.

As part of our research team, some examples of core responsibilities will be:

  • Design new features and develop mobile applications in the area of the artificial pancreas
  • Working with IoT paradigm for our connected diabetics management solutions
  • Real-time integration with external hardware and sensors
  • Development of an integrated mobile solution for related clinical trials

Qualifications

The successful candidate must be enthusiastic and greatly interested in research and technology transfer. Being proactive and willing to learn, with a “CAN DO” attitude and strong problem solving skills will be appreciated. In addition to this, excellent communication skills are important for this position and a good command of the English language is required.

In order to be eligible, the researchers must:

  • Have completed the studies for admission to a doctoral programme between 1 January 2018 and the time of submission of the application;

* More requirements:

https://agaur.gencat.cat/en/beques-i-ajuts/convocatories-per-temes/Ajuts-per-a-la-contractacio-de-personal-investigador-novell-FI-2021?evolutiuTramit=1&moda=1

Submission term

From 06.10.2020 to 20.10.2020

Project term

Enrolment will start in 1st semester 2021. The Ph.D. student will be appointed for a period of one year, extensible up to three years. Enrolment and salary are according to the Spanish Universities regulations.

Information and application

You may contact Prof. Josep Vehí (josep.vehi @ udg.edu)

Interested applicants are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae, academic records, the names of two professional referees, a list of publications, a summary of their M.Sc. thesis and a cover letter stating their motivation, to

Prof. Josep Vehí
Institut d'Informatica i Aplicacions
Campus Montilivi. Edifici P4
Universitat de Girona
17071 Girona. SPAIN
josep.vehi @ udg.edu

The MICELab Group

The MICELab group, led by Prof. Josep Vehí, is an interdisciplinary research group of the Institute of Informatics and Applications of the University of Girona.

The team is composed of experienced researchers from the control engineering field with expertise in systems and control theory, modelling and control of biomedical systems, uncertain dynamical systems, robust and predictive control and decision support systems. The group has extensive experience in the field of diabetes and is one of the leading groups in the development of the artificial pancreas worldwide. Since January 1st, 2018 the group belongs to the prestigious centre of excellence in diabetes CIBERDEM: “Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Diabetes y Enfermedades Metabólicas Asociadas”, being one of the few engineering groups of the centre.

Prof. Vehí has been researching in technologies for diabetes since 2004, obtaining more than three million euros of funding in a series of competitive research projects which have led to several patents and also tools, modules and a prototype of control device for use in clinical trials. He is co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed International Journal papers and 12 books and chapters of books.

https://micelab.udg.edu/

Seminar Sergey Shary

This morning we attended Professor Shary’s seminar entitled:
Data fitting under interval imprecision and uncertainty

Abstract: 
The talk is devoted to the data fitting problem which requires constructing a functional dependence, of a given type, that best fits a set of inaccurate data. Often, this problem is also called regression analysis problem.
The specificity of the formulation we are considering is that the inaccurate data have interval uncertainty, i.e. we know only the lower and upper bounds of their possible values, while the probabilistic characteristics of the data errors are absent.   It is shown that the problem under consideration reduces to solving interval systems of equations constructed from the processed data. The talk surveys   various approaches to the solutions of the interval data fitting problem, the paradoxical nature inherent in its very formulation, as well as possible ways to overcome it.  We propose a promising technique, called maximum compatibility method, for the solution of the data fitting problem under interval uncertainty, and then consider its practical implementation for the case of the linear function. Finally, properties of function parameter estimates obtained by the maximum compatibility method are discussed.

Sergey P. Shary (in Russian — Сергей Петрович Шарый) is a professor and head of Mathematical Modeling Department at Novosibirsk State University, Russia.

Born in 1962, Semipalatinsk, USSR, he graduated from Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia, with a M.S. degree in pure and applied mathematics in 1985. PhD thesis in computational mathematics was defended in 1992, and in 2000 he received a doctorate in the same specialty.

In 1985-1995, he worked at the Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Krasnoyarsk, and from 1996 to the present, he has been working at the Institute of Computational Technologies in Novosibirsk and in Novosibirsk State University. In 1997-2007, he worked concurrently in the IT industry, first as a consultant to the Interval project at Sun Microsystems, and then as a senior software engineer at Intel Corporation (Novosibirsk site).

In the fall semester of 2000, he was a visiting professor at the Faculty of Informatics and Applied Mathematics in University of Girona, Spain.

The research interests include interval analysis, computational mathematics, mathematical programming and data analysis. Over 150 research articles published.

Homepage — http://www.nsc.ru/interval/shary


The MICELab group appreciates his visit and the interesting talk.

Postdoctoral position at the University of Girona, Spain

Deadline for application: Jan 7th 2020

The research group Modeling, Identification and Control Engineering (MICELab) is seeking a researcher (PhD holder or equivalent) to work on diabetes research in one of the leading groups in the development of the artificial pancreas worldwide.

The MICELab group, led by Prof. Josep Vehí, is an interdisciplinary research group of the Institute of Informatics and Applications of the University of Girona involved in national and international research and transfer projects.

The team is composed of experienced researchers from the control engineering field with expertise in systems and control theory, modelling and control of biomedical systems, uncertain dynamical systems, robust and predictive control and decision support systems. The group has extensive experience in the field of diabetes and is one of the leading groups in the development of the artificial pancreas worldwide. Since January 1st, 2018 the group belongs to the prestigious centre of excellence in diabetes CIBERDEM: “Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Diabetes y Enfermedades Metabólicas Asociadas”, being one of the few engineering groups of the centre.

Research will be conducted on artificial pancreas and related technologies, such as continuous glucose monitoring and automatic patient monitoring using artificial intelligence techniques.

No. of positions available: 3

REQUIREMENTS

Career Stage

R2: Recognised Researcher (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)

R3: Established Researcher (researchers who have developed a level of independence)

Required Education Level

  • Degree: PhD or equivalent
  • Degree Field:
    • Computer science
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics

Additional Requirements

PhD holding date*:

Position 1: between Jan 1st 2018 and Dec 31st 2019

Position 2: between Jan 1st 2015 and Dec 31st 2017

Position 3: between Jan 1st 2009 and Dec 31st 2016

(* special conditions under certain situations)

Qualifications

Candidates should have experience in design and simulation of control systems and should demonstrate proficiency in modelling and simulation applications, preferably utilising Matlab/Simulink, and/or experience in machine learning techniques and the application of artificial intelligence methods and tools. The successful candidate must be enthusiast and greatly interested in research and in technology transfer. In addition to this, excellent communication skills are important for this position and a good command of the English language is required.

PROJECT TERM

Enrolment will start in Fall 2020.

Position 1: 2 years

Position 2: 3 years

Position 3: 5 years, with the possibility to have a permanent position if the relevant accreditations are obtained

Enrolment and salary are according to the Spanish Universities regulations.

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

You may contact Prof. Josep Vehí (josep.vehi @ udg.edu)

Interested applicants are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae, academic records, the names of two professional referees, a list of publications, a summary of their PhD thesis and a cover letter stating their motivation to:

Prof. Josep Vehí

Institut d’Informatica i Aplicacions

Campus Montilivi. Edifici P4

Universitat de Girona

17071 Girona. SPAIN

josep.vehi @ udg.edu

PhD scholarships at the University of Girona, Spain

Deadline for application: Oct 14th 2019

The research group Modeling, Identification and Control Engineering (MICELab), led by Prof. Josep Vehí, is looking for candidates in one of the following profiles:

Profile 1

Applicants must have completed a master’s degree in engineering (Computer Science or similar) and have experience in the application of artificial intelligence methods and tools. Successful candidates will have a track record of hands-on the application of data mining and machine learning methods.

As part of our research team, some examples of core responsibilities will be:

  • Design machine learning models and data mining profiles of clinical data
  • Analysis of clinical data from diabetic patients
  • Development of an integrated solution for related clinical trials

Profile 2

Applicants must have completed a master’s degree in engineering (Computer Science / Electric or Electronic Engineering or similar) and have experience in Android programming and IoT device Integration. To be successful in this position, applicants must be proficient with Android, Java, and Android Studio.

As part of our research team, some examples of core responsibilities will be:

  • Design Android applications in the area of the artificial pancreas
  • Working with IoT paradigm for our connected diabetics management solutions
  • Real-time integration with external hardware and sensors
  • Development of an integrated Android solution for related clinical trials

Qualifications

The successful candidate must be enthusiast and greatly interested in research and in technology transfer. In addition to this, excellent communication skills are important for this position and a good command of the English language is required.

In order to be eligible, the researchers must:

  • Have completed the studies for admission to a doctoral programme between 1 January 2017 and the time of submission of the application;

* More requirements: http://agaur.gencat.cat/en/beques-i-ajuts/convocatories-per-temes/Ajuts-per-a-la-contractacio-de-personal-investigador-novell-FI-2020?moda=1

Submission term

From 01.10.2019 to 14.10.2019

Project term

Enrolment will start in early 2020. The Ph.D. student will be appointed for a period of one year, extensible up to three years. Enrolment and salary are according to the Spanish Universities regulations.

 

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

You may contact Prof. Josep Vehí (josep.vehi @ udg.edu)

Interested applicants are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae, academic records, the names of two professional referees, a list of publications, a summary of their M.Sc. thesis and a cover letter stating their motivation, to

Prof. Josep Vehí

Institut d’Informatica i Aplicacions

Campus Montilivi. Edifici P4

Universitat de Girona

17071 Girona. SPAIN

josep.vehi @ udg.edu

 

Doctoral thesis Lyvia Biagi

Lyvia Biagi, Ph.D. student of the MICELab group, defended her thesis entitled “Condition Assessment of Patients with Type Diabetes Using Compositional Data Analysis”, directed by Prof. Josep Vehí and Dr. Josep Antoni Martín Fernández, on Tuesday, July 9th 2019.

Doctoral thesis Arthur Hirata

Arthur Hirata, Ph.D. student of the MICELab group, defended his thesis entitled “Development and validation of strategies to mitigate the risk of hypoglycemic events in type 1 diabetes mellitus”, directed by Prof. Josep Vehí and Prof. Ningsu Luo, on Monday, July 8th 2019.

Doctoral thesis Silvia Oviedo

Silvia Oviedo, Ph.D. student of the MICELab group, defended her thesis entitled “Forecasting and decision support for Type 1 Diabetes insulin therapy using machine learning”, directed by Prof. Josep Vehí and Dr. Iván Contreras, on Tuesday, April 9th.