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12 talks, 200 posters, several prototypes
Research Day awards top researchers
Research Day 2014
Ana Flávia Miguel, from the Institute of Ethnomusicology of Aveiro - Center for the Study of Music and Dance (INET-MD), Paulo Gaspar, from the Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA), Ricardo Fernandes, from the Institute of Telecommunications Aveiro (IT) and Ana Rita Bezerra, from the Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) are the authors of the winning posters of another edition of the Research Day held on June the 3rd at the University of Aveiro (UA).

Ana Flávia Miguel (along with Susana Sardo) was the winner in the category Arts and Humanities with the poster "Classifying heritage by (re)classifying identities: the inclusion of Kola San Jon in Portuguese list of intangible heritage".

Paulo Gaspar (along with Sérgio Matos, Gabriela Moura, Manuel A. S. Santos and José Luís Oliveira) was the winner in the category Engineering with the poster "Accurately predicting Human Mendelian pathogenicity using protein, gene and role factors". Ricardo Fernandes (with João Matos and Nuno Carvalho) was also awarded in the same category with the poster "Wireless power transmission based on resonant electrical coupling".

Ana Rita Bezerra (with João Simões, Magda Santos, Gabriela Moura, Sílvia Rocha, Christine Vogel and Manuel Santos) was the winner in the category Sciences with the poster "Systems Biology of Candida Albicans Mistranslation".

Two honorable mentions were also awarded to the posters "A Digital Hadron Calorimeter for the future International Linear Collider" (by Carlos Azevedo, Ana Silva, Fábio Pereira, Pedro Correia, Lara Carramate, Ismael Castro, Luís Moutinho, Anabela Ribeiro, Daniel Covita and João Veloso), from the Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication (I3N), and "Self organised core-shell PCMs for highly enhanced thermal regulation" (by Nuno Vitorino, João Abrantes and Jorge Frade), from CICECO - Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials.

In this event, in addition to the 200 posters exhibited, several prototypes were also presented which drew the attention of those who stopped by the subterranean zone in front of the Rectory Building during the day, due to to their originality and innovation.

IT presented two prototypes: the first was "Plataforma IT2S", developed by João Almeida, Bruno Fernandes, Cristóvão Cruz, Vítor Gomes, Joaquim Ferreira, Arnaldo Oliveira and João Matos, a software for communication between vehicles and between these and the road network, which allows the automatic detection of accidents on roads with the assistance of an embedded eCall mechanism, using the Android system for mobile communications. The second was the “Apollo Road Monitor, by professors João Paulo Barraca and Rui Aguiar.

CICECO presented an equipment acquired under a project to install a thermal investigation laboratory: a thermal infrared camera, connected to a microscope, which is able to take a thermal picture of people.

CESAM displayed technologies and equipment used in fieldwork by the Unit of Wildlife, from the Department of Biology (for the detection of animals, for example), as well as the series "Biodiversity in the Supermarket", broadcasted by SIC Notícias.

The Research Centre Didactics and Technology in Education of Trainers (CIDTFF) presented software WebQDA (online), used in the analysis and treatment of qualitative data in research. Courseware SeRe, an online course to raise awareness of the school population for the sustainable use of natural resources, was also released at Research Day.

The Centre for Studies in Technology and Communication Sciences (CETAC / Media) highlighted the Buçaco Digital webpage, a website for support and participation in the reforestation of the Buçaco forest. Users choose a tree, the location to plant it, select a way of payment and receive a photograph of the tree with the GPS coordinates in order to accompany its growth. CETAC also displayed the prototype SoundVision, developed by a group of students of the Master Degree in Multimedia Communication, coordinated by Pedro Beça and Mário Vairinhos, which allows the detection of sound and voice, digital translation and data visualization, in written form, under several criteria: cloudmapping, per day, for a selected period of time, by area, among others.

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