Univ. da Beira Interior
R. Marques de Avila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilha, Portugal
Telephone: +351 275 319891, Ext. 3278
Fax: +351 275 319899
Email: luis.insert_my_last_name (at) ubi.pt
My interests are Pattern Recognition and Image Processing. More
precisely I am currently interested in the following topics (check the
page): 3D Object Recognition, Deep Neural Networks.
Check here please.
- Silvio Filipe, "Development of a biologically plausible visual
saliency algorithm and its implementation on GPGPU architecture",
I co-supervised the PhD of Luís Silva at the
Neural Network Interest Group (NNIG).
His thesis was entitled "Neural Networks with Error-Density Risk
Functionals for Data
Classification". Luís had a FCT PhD grant.
The supervisor was
Prof. Marques de Sá
He's PhD was concluded on July 2008.
I co-supervised the PhD of Jorge Santos on the thesis entitled "Data
Classification with Neural Networks and Entropic Criteria".
Jorge had a PRODEP PhD grant and was (and still is) teaching at
the Politechnique Institute of Porto. The supervisor was Prof. Marques
He's PhD was concluded on May 2007.
I supervised the PhD of
His thesis has the title "Towards Non-Cooperative Biometric Iris
Recognition" and he developed
new methods that enable the identification and authentication of persons
using iris information in a robust way (check our iris data base: UBIRIS).
He's PhD was concluded on January 2007.
I am a team member of project 'Reusable Deep Neural Networks:
applications to biomedical data' (2012-2015, 158k€)
(PTDC/EIA-EIA/119004/2010), which is
financed by the FCT.
The main goal is to clarify the conditions under which a DNN can be
The coordinator is Luís
- I am a team member of project 'NECOVID: Covert
Negative Biometric Identification' (2010-2013, 87k€)
(PTDC/EIA-EIA/103945/2008), which is financed by the FCT.
The goal is to address the feasibility of an automated system that
performs covert and reliable biometric recognition, using the iris as
single trait. The
coordinator is Hugo
I was the coordinator of the project 'BioRec -
Non-Cooperative Multimodal Biometric Recognition'
(2007-2011, 130k€) (PTDC/EIA/69106/2006), which was financed by
The goal of the project was the development of a system for recognizing
people at a distance without their cooperation, using iris and face
(on the visible and infrared) detection and recognition techniques.
I was the coordinator of the project 'EntNets -
networks for the analysis of medical data'
(2005-2008, 77k€) (POSC/EIA/56918/2004), which was financed by
The goal of the project was the development of neural networks using
entropy as a cost function and their application to the analysis of
Most of the team members were researchers at the
Neural Network Interest Group
I was a team member of project 'COMBDEC - Combining Decisions.
Application in Chest Radiograph Image Analysis'
which was financed by program PRAXIS XXI.
I was the coordinator of the project at UBI.
The goal of the project was the detection of
pathologies in chest x-ray
images. We used image processing and classifier combination techniques.
I was a team member of project 'Analysis ad Rendering of
Real and Virtual Setups' (financed by FCT)
where I developed work in road traffic analysis from real-time video images.
This work is included in my MSc thesis.
This year I teach an undergraduate course on
Programming and a
post-graduated course on
- Agregação degree on Computer Science at UBI, on May 2013.
Associate Professor at the Dept.
of Informatics at UBI, since 2009.
Member of the Neural Network
Interest Group at FEUP, since 2003.
Researcher at Instituto
at UBI, since 2003.
Assistant Professor at the Dept.
of Informatics at UBI, since 2002.
PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computers
awarded by the Faculty of Engineering
of the Univ. of Porto, in 2002.
Assistente at the Dept. of Informatics at UBI,
from 2001 to 2002.
Assistente at the Dept. of Matematics/Informatics at UBI,
from 1998 to 2001.
MSc in Electrical Engineering and Computers - option of Industrial Informatics
awarded by the Faculty of Engineering
of the Univ. of Porto, in 1997.
Assistente estagiário at the Dept. of Matematics/Informatics at UBI,
from 1996 to 1997.
Researcher at the Computer Vision and Image Processing Group at
INEB - Instituto de Engenharia
Biomédica from 1995 to 2002.
Systems Analist in a private company, from 1994 to 1995.
Licenciado in Physics/Applied Mathematics by the
of Science of the Univ. of Porto in 1994.
Member of the popularization unit at the Astrophysics Center of the Univ. of Porto
from 1993 to 1994.