Mathematics of Complex Systems: from precision medicine to smart cities

We are pleased to invite you to the Workshop “Mathematics of Complex Systems: from precision medicine to smart cities“, scheduled for 5-6 December 2016 in Coimbra, Portugal. This workshop will be held in the framework of CoLAB, an initiative of the UT Austin – Portugal Program that seeks to enhance Portuguese scientific and technological capacity and to […]

2016 Summer School in Computational Biology

The Computational Biology network at the University of Coimbra is pleased to announce the 2016 Summer School in Computational Biology – from molecules to tissues, to be held in Coimbra on 5th to 15th September 2016. This will be an introductory course targeted to students from the M. Sc. to post-doctoral levels with either biological or […]

Three postdoc positions in Coimbra

The University of Coimbra offers three postdoctoral research grants to work on the Project “Centro de Matemática da Universidade de Coimbra – MAT/00324”, founded by FCT, the Portuguese funding agency for science, research and technology. The Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra (CMUC) is a research unit with interests in pure and applied mathematics that […]

Modelling and experiments in drug delivery systems

The Modelling and experiments in drug delivery systems 2016 (MEDDS2016) workshop aims to present state-of-the-art research on modelling and experimental approaches for drug delivery systems. The goal is to bring mathematicians, biologists, physicians and engineers together in an open discussion environment. Controlled drug delivery systems like drug-eluting stents, transdermal patches, and intravitreal implants have become a common tool in […]

A week project on Mathematics for high school graduates

The Laboratory for Mathematical Engineering (LEMA) of the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto is committed to attract new students to mathematical areas. With this in mind, we promote several one-week projects on Applied Mathematics for high school graduates. These students are the next year candidates for a college degree and our […]

An internship project on how to prevent and mitigate the risk of credit default on a retail bank

My name is Nuno Aires and I completed my master degree in Applied Mathematics to Engineering and Finance at the Engineering School, Polytechnic of Porto (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto), Portugal. As a student of this master degree I had the opportunity to make, as my final project, an internship at a Bank. This […]

Industry meets mathematics: modelling, simulating and optimizing the stock of an automotive spare parts wholesaler

Executive summary This collaboration between the Laboratory for Mathematical Engineering (LEMA) and the NORS group, allowed this big player in the Portuguese automotive spare parts market to have an efficient management of their stocks and orders. The project included automatic warning systems, suggested order quantities, and a new system for replacing the traditional ABC leading […]

LEMA: Laboratory for Mathematical Engineering in Porto

The Laboratory for Mathematical Engineering (LEMA) is headquartered at the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP-IPP). ISEP is nowadays one of the top schools of technology in Portugal and pioneer in both education and research in the engineering field since 1852. Aiming to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development, by creating and transmitting applied knowledge, […]

Three postdoc positions in Coimbra

The University of Coimbra offers three postdoctoral research grants to work on the Project “UID/MAT/00324/2013 – Centro de Matemática da Universidade de Coimbra”, founded by FCT, the Portuguese funding agency for science, research and technology. The Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra (CMUC) is a research unit with interests in pure and applied […]

Optical modelling of the human retina

The human retina is a complex structure in the eye that is responsible for the sense of vision. It is part of the central nervous system, composed by several layers, among which the outer nuclear layer that comprises the cells bodies of light sensitive photoreceptor cells (rods and cones). There are a number of eye-related […]