Prémio de melhor Tese de Doutoramento atribuída ao Professor José Luís Silva

Professor José Luís Silva recently received the award for the Best Iberian PhD Thesis in Systems and Information Technologies. His PhD thesis, entitled “Rapid prototyping of ubiquitous computing environments”, focuses on the subject of usability challenges that emerge in the process of systems design and development. To tackle the problem, Professor Silva suggests the use of prototypes that can help predict and prevent system failures. He presents a new framework Apex that brings together an existing 3D Application Server with a modelling tool. More info…

PhDs in Civil Engineering

The University of Madeira ( is building a pool of applicants with a PhD in Civil Engineering for teaching and research activities, available to start working in September 2011.

Those interested should send their curriculum vitae, until the 31st of May 2011, by email to, or by regular mail to Secretariado dos Centros de Competência, Universidade da Madeira, Campus Universitario da Penteada, 9020-105 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (tel.: +351291705230, fax: +351291705249).

At this stage, this post does not reflect any oficial job opening, not leading to a right to hiring.

The President of the Competence Center of Exact Sciences and Engineering

Professor José Carmo