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1st Call for Early Bird Projects Results

Early Bird Projects 2014
The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program is an education, research, and innovation platform that connects Portuguese research institutions, universities and companies in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The partnership was launched in 2006 to create new knowledge in key focused areas of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) by means of cutting-edge research, world-class graduate education, and a close connection with Portuguese industry, aiming at placing Portugal at the forefront of science and innovation. In order to support the emergence of new high-impact initiatives within its scope, the Program is establishing a line of funding for Early Bird Projects .
_______ Early Bird Projects are designed to assist small teams of researchers from Portuguese institutions, Carnegie Mellon University and industry partners, to jumpstart high-impact potential activities of strategic relevance for the Program. _________

2014 Early Bird Projects
Ten proposals were approved for funding,
with a total budget of approximately €300,000.00 euros
Name of the EBP Portuguese PI



Algorithms for Massive Online courSes >>
Mikolas Janota

Edmund Clarke

A Serious Game for Speech Therapy with Visual Bio-feedback >> Sofia Maia Cavaco
Maxine Eskenazi Hospital Garcia
da Orta
BRIDGE – Ringing multimedia Information for cancer
Discovery in Gastroenterology Environment >>
Miguel Tavares
Coimbra (IT)
Jelena Kovacevic IPO – Porto
Bringing Down Language Barriers on the Internet through Human-in-the-Loop Joint Transcription and Translation >>
Ramón Astudillo
Bhiksha Raj

Compliant Robotics Hands with Integrated Soft MEMS Skin
(for Medical Prosthesis and Industrial Robotics Applications ) >>
Mahmoud Tavakoli
(ISR – UC)
Carmel Majidi
MT4M – Machine Translation For Microblogs >> Isabel Trancoso
Alan W. Black and Chris Dyer Unbabel
de Macau
RSLingo4Privacy – Tools to improve consistency between privacy policies and
current practices >>
Alberto Manuel Silva (INESC ID) Travis Breaux
Self-Adaptating NoSQL Stores >> Luís Eduardo Rodrigues (INESC ID) David Garlan Silicongate
Statistically Enhanced Mixed-Signal and Analog Design >> José Machado da Silva (INESC TEC) Shawn Blanton
Studying the long-term acceptance of personal health informatics tools >> Evangelos Karapanos
Jodi Forlizzi

Documents of the 2013 Call for EBPs:

Announcement of the Call by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Terms of Reference for the Early Bird Projects 2013

Guidelines for Early Bird Projects Proposals Writing

Evaluation Panel and Proposals Evaluated

Proposals Awarded

The Ten Early Bird Projects Awarded

Research Opportunities more