Awards

2015

IBM 2014 Scientific Prize, “Unifying Low-rank Models for Visual Learning.”, Ricardo Cabral.

2014

Bruno Damas was awarded the “Best PhD Thesis in Robotics” awarded by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Robótica (SPR-Portuguese Society of Robotics), with a thesis entitled “Learning and Sensorimotor Coordination of Anthropomorphic Robotic Systems

2013

IBM 2012 Scientific Prize, “Algoritmos Robustos de Localização em Redes de Sensores com Aplicações a Seguimento de Alvos”, Pinar-Oguz, Ekim.

The paper “Precision Grasp Synergies for Dexterous Robotic Hands” by Alexandre Bernardino, Marco Henriques, Norman Heindrich ad Jianwei Zhang was given the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Robotics and Biommimetics Conference, ROBIO, China 2013.

2012

Best Application Paper Award, Robust Acoustic Source Localization of Emergency Signals from Micro Air Vehicles, Meysam Basiri, F. Schill, Pedro Lima, D. Floreano, Proc. of IROS 2012 – IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012

Best paper award: “Using Self-Organized Criticality for Adjusting the Parameters of a Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm,” C.M. Fernandes, J.J. Merelo, A.C. Rosa, in Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications, Barcelona, Spain, 2012.

Winner project of the Evolutionary Art “Abstracting the Abstract,” C.M. Fernandes, Design and Creativity Competition, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Philadelphia, USA, 2012.

2011

Marco Morgado distinguished with the prize for the Best PhD Thesis in Robotics, awarded by the  Sociedade Portuguesa de Robótica (SPR-Portuguese Society of Robotics) for his thesis entitled  “Advanced Ultra-Short Baseline Inertial Navigation Systems”.

Trainee Travel Award, awarded to Teresa Murta, Alberto Leal e Patrícia Figueiredo for the presentation of the paper “Dynamic Causal Modelling of EEG-fMRI data of epileptic seizures” no 2011 OHBM Annual Meeting, Québec City, Canadá, Junho 2011.

Menção Honrosa, awarded to Ana Portêlo, Pedro Vilela e Patrícia Figueiredo for the presentation of the paper “Avaliação não-invasiva da vaso-reactividade cerebral por BOLD fMRI” no VII Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurorradiologia, Amadora, Portugal, Maio 2011.

Menção Honrosa, awarded to Inês Sousa, Pedro Vilela e Patrícia Figueiredo for the presentation of the paper “Avaliação não-invasiva por ressonância magnética das variações do metabolismo cerebral de O2” at the VII Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurorradiologia, Amadora, Portugal, Maio 2011.

2010

Best 2010 PhD thesis award from the Portuguese Society of Robotics (SPR – Sociedade Portuguesa de Robótica), entitled “Sensor-based Navigation and Control of Autonomous Vehicles,” Marco Martins Morgado.

Cátedra de Excelência (6 months) offered by the Board of Governors of the U. Carlos III de Madrid: sabbatical leave at the Robotics Lab from 1 Feb to 31 July 2010 Pedro Lima

2009

Prémio Científico IBM 2008 (http://www-05.ibm.com/pt/pc/vencedores/) “Comunicações Não-coerentes em Sistemas MIMO: Desenho do Receptor e Construção de Códigos”, Marko Beko.

Best Student Paper Award at the 8th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft (MCMC’2009) held in São Paulo, Brazil, Pedro Tiago Martins Batista.

AIAA GNC Certicate of Merit, Finalist of the Graduate Student Paper Competition, atribuído pelo artigo “Low-cost Sensor-based Integrated Attitude Filter for Space Applications”, 2009 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Agosto de 2009, Pedro Tiago Martins Batista.

Best Session Presentation Award, awarded to Pedro Tiago Martins Batista for the presentation of the paper “Position and Velocity Optimal Sensor-based Navigation Filters for UAVs”, 2009 American Control Conference, Grand Ballroom G, Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Junho de 2009.

2008

DoCoMo USA Labs Innovative Paper Award for the best paper IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, ICIP 2008 “Globally optimal solution to exploit rigidity when recovering structure from motion under occlusion” P. Aguiar, J. Xavier, and M. Stosic.

Best Student Presentation Award at the IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition FG2008 held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Manuel Ricardo de Almeida Marques.

2007

Best Student Paper Award. B. Guerreiro, C. Silvestre, R. Cunha, D. Antunes, Trajectory Tracking H2 Controller for Autonomous Helicopters: An Application to Industrial Chimney Inspection, Proc. 17th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace ACA2007, Toulouse, France, July 2007.

Best Philosophy Paper Award P. Silva, P. Lima, “Institutional Robotics”, Proc. of ECAL 2007 – 9th European Conference on Artificial Life, Lisbon, Portugal, 2007.

2003

Prémio Científico IBM 2002 (http://www-05.ibm.com/pt/pc/vencedores/) “Identificação Cega de Canais com Múltiplas Entradas e Múltiplas Saídas Baseada em Estatísticas de 2ª Ordem e Fontes Coloridas: Teoria, Algoritmos e Análise de Desempenho”, João Manuel de Freitas Xavier.

2002

Prémio Científico IBM 2001 (http://www-05.ibm.com/pt/pc/vencedores/) “Correspondência Robusta de Pontos em Sequências de Imagens – Solução Óptima Global por Minimização Côncava”, João Lourenço Teixeira Lopes de Sousa Maciel.

2000

The Science Prize of the British Machine Vision Conference 2000 for the best paper. “Global Correspondence by Concave Optimization”, João Maciel and João Paulo Costeira.