ITI Talks: Predicting injuries and Energy Communities

After a prolonged hiatus, the ITI Talks have resumed. These events are dedicated to sharing internally the research being currently developed by our researchers. This allows us to be up-to-date on the group’s latest research developments.

On November 10, the event joined the team from Lisbon and Funchal through live hybrid presentations in both cities to discuss research focusing on predicting injuries and energy communities

The speakers

Diogo Freitas

Ph.D. student at the University of Madeira, Funchal
“Can We Predict Injuries on Elite Soccer Players? A Machine Learning Approach Using GPS Data”

Diogo N. Freitas completed a Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, and Applications in 2020 and a degree in Computer Engineering in 2017. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering at the University of Madeira. Throughout his career, he won scholarships and distinctions, which included a Huawei academic merit scholarship (worth €5,000). His research interests include machine learning, stochastic optimization algorithm knowledge representation, and belief revision.

Nuno Velosa

Research assistant @ ITI, INESC-ID, Lisbon
“Exploring the potential of Multiple Knapsack in Energy Communities Load Balancing Schemes”

Nuno completed a course in Management and Programing of Informatic Systems in 2016. This professional course was his introduction to the IT world and ended with a merit diploma. With the goal of deepening his knowledge, he got a degree in Informatics Engineering at Universidade da Madeira. Currently, he is finishing his Master’s degree with the thesis “PROCSIM: An energy community simulator to develop and evaluate load balancing schemes” and working as a Research Assistant at INESC-ID, participating in the project “EV4EU – Electric Vehicles Management for carbon neutrality in Europe”. During this time, he had the chance to work as a Software Developer in different companies. He also worked as a Research Assistant at Interactive Technologies Institute, where he started his research experience. Later on, Nuno aims to get a Ph.D. in the same area.