I'm an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering at IST, the Faculty of Engineering in the Technical University of Lisbon.
I teach on the scientific area of decision systems and control, in courses involving signal and image processing, automation and robotics, modeling and control, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Check my TEACHING page for additional information.
I'm a senior researcher at ISR-Lisboa (the Institute for Systems and Robotics of IST), member of LARSyS (Laboratory of Robotics, Systems of Engineering and Science), and co-director of VisLab, the Computer and Robot Vision Laboratory.
My main research interests focus on the application of computer vision, cognitive science, control theory and machine learning to advanced robotic and surveillance systems.
I've published works on foveal sensors, visual attention and stereo, image feature extraction, binocular head control, image based tracking and identification, learning object affordances, sensorimotor coordination, human activity recognition, among other topics.
I have been participating in many national and international projects involving both academic and industrial partners.
The topics include Humanoid Robots, Service Robots, Surveillance Systems, Dexterous Manipulation, Traffic Monitoring, Modeling Mirror Neurons, among others.
Check my PROJECTS page for more details.
ISR/IST - Torre Norte, 7º - Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa. Portugal
Tel. +351-218418293, Fax. +351-218418291