Seminar | I4.0 Impacts and case studies |11-12-2019| 12:00h



Abstract: We present a discussion of innovation and I4.0, a review of theories of innovation and technological revolution and illustrative examples of the transformation impacting at the economy and society in general by I4.0 and particularly on SMEs. At the same time we illustrate these impacts on SMEs Case Studies. Through a collection of 8 prospective case studies of SMEs that in several countries try to meet the challenges posed by Industry 4.0.




Vítor Ferreira | CDRSP Researcher, PhD in Innovation Economics, Associate Professor at Polytechnic of Leiria since 2002, Executive Director D.Dinis Business School, Executive Director at StartUp Leiria, Invited Professor at ISCTE – IUL



Seminar | Research Ethics for Integrity of Science | 13-11-2019 |11:00h


Abstract: Research ethics provides guidelines for the responsible conduct of research. In addition, it educates and monitors scientists conducting research to ensure a high ethical standard. The key ethical principles will be enlisted and discussed with researchers. There will be a discussion of application of the guiding ethical principles to research including issues of involving human beings as subjects/objects of research. Researchers will get a hint of integrity of science and will estimate the scope of virtuosity of a researcher.





Siarhei Piashkun, born on 02 March 1970


First Degree in Linguistics from Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarus (1992); MA in Critical Theory from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford, UK (2001); PhD in Critical Theory (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and Polotsk State University, Belarus, (2007); Head of International Office at Polotsk State University, Belarus; Senior lecturer of Critical Theory for MSc students at Polotsk State University (part-time); Academic expert at the EACEA Agency at the European Commission

Seminar | Maths for digital factory |10-10-2019| 11:00h


Abstract: By definition, the digital factory represents a network of digital models and methods of simulation and 3D visualisation for the holistic planning, realisation, control and ongoing improvement of all factory processes related to a specific product. In the last five or ten years all industrialised countries have launched initiatives to realise this vision, sometimes also referred to as Industry 4.0 (in Europe) or Smart Manufacturing (US).

In the first part of my presentation I will use this example to highlight chances for the collaboration between mathematics, engineering, and industry. I will present case studies showing how mathematics will be able to contribute towards digital manufacturing. 

The second part of my talk is devoted to topology optimization. Based on a phase-field approach we show results for free topology optimization,  we discuss the role of additive manufacturing constraints and close with some remarks on two-scale topology optimization.





Dietmar Homberg,  Past president and Board member of European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI). Researcher at the Weierstrass Institute  Berlim, Germany.


Dietmar Homberg Curriculum vitae


Seminar | Electric fields in the human central nervous system: computational models of new non-invasive techniques|06-08-2019| 12:00h



Abstract:  Current interest in the non-invasive application of electric fields to the human central nervous system is driven by the development of new techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), or tumor treating fields (TTFields). In this talk we will describe these techniques and the computational models we have developed to predict the electric field induced in the brain, spinal cord or brain tumor. We will then present our main findings and discuss future work.





Pedro Cavaleiro Miranda is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon. He obtained a BSc and a PhD in Physics from the University of Sussex, UK and an MSc in Computer Science from the University College London. His research focusses on calculating the electric field produced by non-invasive brain and spinal cord stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), or by tumor treating fields (TTFields). The main aims are to optimize electric field delivery to the target region and to understand the biophysical principles underlying these techniques.



Seminar | Ongoing R&D at ALLAB: Challenges & Opportunities |31-07-2019| 12:00h






Ana Gouveia| Assistant Professor at Faculty of Health Sciences in University of Beira Interior (UBI, Covilhã, Portugal), researcher at Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering Institute in Faculty of Sciences of University of Lisbon (IBEB-FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal)


Ana R. Gouveia is an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Health Sciences in University of Beira Interior (UBI, Covilhã, Portugal) and a researcher at Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering Institute in Faculty of Sciences of University of Lisbon (IBEB-FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal). She holds a PhD in Medical Image Registration from the UBI (2015) and a MSc degree in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering from IBEB-FCUL (2004); she is a 5-year BSc in Technological Physics Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, Lisbon, Portugal) (2000). Her current research interests include medical imaging and electrophysiological signals, mainly processing and analysis, and artificial intelligence algorithms. Currently she is directly involved in research projects focused on breast imaging and neurofeedback.




Nuno Pombo | Assistant Professor at University of Beira Interior (UBI, Covilhã, Portugal)


Nuno Pombo is an Assistant Professor at University of Beira Interior (UBI, Covilhã, Portugal). His current research interests include: information systems (with special focus on clinical decision support systems), data fusion, artificial intelligence, and software. He is the coordinator of the Ambient Living Computing and Telecommunication Laboratory (ALLAB) at UBI. He is also member of BSAFE Lab, and Instituto de Telecomunicações – IT at UBI. Member of COST Actions: CA15109 ” European Cooperation for Statistics of Network Data Science (COSTNET)”. He is also member of IEEE.