Early Bird Projects

 In order to support the emergence of new high-impact initiatives within Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), CMU Portugal established a line of funding for Early Bird Projects. The projects must aim at stimulating and promoting Portuguese innovation in ICT and/or enabling technologies in application sectors. The analysis of the societal, policy and managerial implications of ICT-enabled scientific and technological breakthroughs naturally also fits within the scope of these exploratory 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 EBPPortuguese PICMU PIOrganizations
AMOS: Algorithms for Massive Online courSesMikolas Janota (INESC ID)Edmund Clarke
A Serious Game for Speech Therapy with Visual Bio-feedbackSofia Maia Cavaco (FCTUNL)Maxine EskenaziHospital Garcia da Orta
BRIDGE – Ringing multimedia Information for cancer Discovery in Gastroenterology EnvironmentMiguel Tavares Coimbra (IT)Jelena KovacevicIPO – Porto
TRATAHI – Bringing Down Language Barriers on the Internet through Human-in-the-Loop Joint Transcription and TranslationRamón Astudillo (INESC ID)Bhiksha RajUnbabel
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 MicroblogsIsabel Trancoso (INESC ID)Alan W. Black and Chris DyerUnbabel, Universidade de Macau
RSLingo4Privacy – Tools to improve consistency between privacy policies and current practicesAlberto Manuel Silva (INESC ID)Travis Breaux
Self-Adaptating NoSQL StoresLuís Eduardo Rodrigues (INESC ID)David GarlanSilicongate
Statistically Enhanced Mixed-Signal and Analog DesignJosé Machado da Silva (INESC TEC)Shawn Blanton
Studying the long-term acceptance of personal health informatics toolsEvangelos Karapanos (M-ITI)Jodi Forlizzi