Finland Researcher Visit in the scope of ERASMUS Programme

This week we received Jayden Khakurel, a Junior researcher at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, in the scope of ERASMUS Programme, that meet with several of ARC4DigiT researchers for discuss future joint collaborations. Jayden Khakurel research focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Wearable Devices and Behavioral Science in the areas of human-computer interactions. Jayden Khakurel received a and M.Sc. in Computer Science (2013) from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, MBA (2013) from the Kouvola University of Applied Science (Current XAMK). His PhD studies were supervised by Prof. Jari Porras and Prof. Helinä Melkas.  

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1st Annual Meeting of the Advisory Council

The 1st Annual Meeting of the Advisory Council took place in July 2018, with 19 researchers from the Applied Research Center for Digital Transformation, 3 institutions representing the region (CEVAL, Porto&Norte and ULSAM) and six IT companies (Multicert, Xpand IT, Ubiquity, Gema Digital, Atlanse). This first meeting was an excellent starting point for defining the strategic mission of the Research Center and aligning it with the needs of the region and companies. Some photos of the event are presented below.  

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Participation in the Science 2018 Event organized by the Foundation for Science and Technology

Pedro Castro and Sara Paiva will be representing ARC4DigiT in the Science 2018 event that will take place in Lisbon, from 2 to 4 July. Pedro will be presenting a work developed under the orientation of ARC4DigiT member Jorge Ribeiro entitled “Mobile application for on-site operational support and monitoring: emergency military support” with the cooperation of CiGeoE (Army Geospatial Information Center). Sara Paiva will be presenting a work entitled “System of caregiver support for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia diseases” that is being developed along with Hope Association in the city of Viana do Castelo.

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Schedule of the 1st Annual Meeting of the Advisory Council for July 2018

The 1st annual event of the Applied Research Centre for Digital Transformation (ARC4DigIT), with its Advisory Council, will take place in July 11th in Escola Superior Agrária from the Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute. The Advisory Council is currently composed of several regional institutions such as CIM (Inter-Municipality Community), ULSAM (Alto-Minho Local Health Unit), CEVAL (Alto Minho Business Confederation), Porto&Norte and several companies in the main research lines of ARC4DigiT members: Multicert, Atlanse, Ubiquity, ESRI Portugal, XPand-IT, Veniam and GEMA.

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