Master Thesis Proposals

Master Thesis Proposals

1. NeuroFeedback Training: Intensity analysis

Fernando Melício
Agostinho Rosa

2. Uso de Processadores Gráficos para Simulações baseadas em Agentes

Nuno Fachada
Agostinho Rosa
Agent-based modelling is a programming and simulation paradigm. It is a bottom-up approach where interacting agents are its basic building blocks. However, ABMs must undergo a process of independent implementation and verification to achieve credibility, where different replications of an ABM should provide similar statistical results. Yet the reality is quite different and too often we observe many replications of a given model presenting wildly different results. This may happen because ABMs are very sensitive to implementation details, and the lack of a complete and formal model description often leaves researchers with the burden of creating implementations based on personal interpretations of the model. In this work we provide a complete description of the Heatbugs model based on its NetLogo implementation. To accomplish this, we use the ODD protocol, which allows us to formalize the model so that future independent replications are able to yield similar results. In addition, we provide results analysis for performance and statistical alignment for two Heatbugs model replications: 1) a single threaded CPU implementation in C; and, 2) a parallel GPU implementation in OpenCL.


For more information contact Agostinho Rosa



Article in Scientific Reports

Springer Nature published a paper by LaSEEB researchers (Prof. João Sanches) explaining a novel methodology that allows the reduction of challenges faced because of cell variability. By designing a geometric compensation algorithm to cope with cell-to-cell difference the team managed to generate expression maps at an accurate level. This proposed method could be explored in research or diagnostic to identify patterns associated with diseases.

LARSyS Annual Meeting 2018

LARSyS held its annual meeting on June 14-15 2018, at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento, bringing together the research community of ISR, IN+, MARETEC and M-ITI.

The goal of the workshop was to foster multidisciplinary discussions among researchers, align and re-invent agendas and pave the way to create new synergies and opportunities.

LaSEEB was represented by several members during the two-day event.

Award for presentation at the Spring-Summer Meeting 2017 of Multiple Sclerosis Study Group

Team of researchers from LaSEEB was awarded the prize of Best Oral Presentation at the Spring-Summer Meeting 2017 of GEEM (Grupo de Estudo de Esclerose Múltipla) – Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurologia. The meeting was held in Figueira da Foz, May 26 and 27.
R. Simões, A.F. Ladeira, M. Veloso, R. Gonçalves, J. Graça, P. Figueiredo, R. Nunes, “QUANTEMTOOL – Ferramenta de Análise Quantitativa por Ressonância Magnética no Estudo da Esclerose Múltipla”. 
The work was developed during Rafael Simoes’s (Biomedical Engineer) Master Thesis, under supervision of Prof. Rita Nunes and Dr. Joana Graça from Hospital Egas Moniz.

Janssen Neuroscience RWE Award 2017 – 2º Prize

Team of researchers from LaSEEB and Hospital de Santa Maria were awarded the Janssen Neuroscience RWE Award 2017 – 2º Prize, in the category “Séries Clínicas”.
M. Tavares, S. Reimão, I. Chendo, R.G. Nunes, “Neuromelanin Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Substantia Nigra in First Episode Psychosis Patients with Psychotropic Drugs Consumption”.
The work was developed under the scope of Marta Tavares (Biomedical Engineer) Master Thesis. The award delivery took place at the Janssen Neuroscience Forum, 6th May 2017, PT Meeting Center, FIL, in Lisboa.