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virtualCells2Single.png   J. Miguel Sanches
Institute for Systems and Robotics,
Bioengineering Depart., Instituto Superior Técnico,
University of Lisbon

Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon



I teach at the IST in the area of Signals, Systems and control. My research work at the ISR has been focused in Biomedical Engineering (BME), namely, in biological and medical image processing and in statistical signal processing of physiological, behavioral and psychological data.   Statistical signal processing under estimation Bayesian framework is my preferred theoretical approach in several applications of noise removal, morphological and textural characterization of tissues (from Ultrasound images) and biological quantification from images of microscopy.

Almost all of his research work is in collaboration with medical and biological institutions, namely, Medical School of th e University of Lisbon (FMUL), the Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) in Lisbon, the Institute of Molecular P athology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP) and the Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology Center (Centro de Electroencefalografia Neurofisiologia Clínica - CENC). Several publications and patents were already produced in the scope of this collaborative work.

I'm at the executive board of the ISR and senior member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society since 2011 and Member of the Bio Imaging and Signal Processing Technical Committee (BISP-TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.



Research Interests

  • Statistical signal and Image Processing - Biological and Medical Imaging processing.
  • Biological Quantification
  • Biological modeling and identification in a Systems and Control Theory framework (Baroreflex and respiration)
  • Sleep characterization and Psycological Assessment from Physiological, Behavioural (Actigraphy) and Psycological data.
  • Medical applications: Atherosclerosis Disease of the Carotid, Chronic Liver Disease (CLD), HRV, Cardiovascular system and Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).

J. Miguel Sanches (PhD/habilitation)
IEEE senior member
Institute for Systems and Robotics
Bioengineering Department (DBE) / Instituto Superior Técnico,
University of Lisbon

email: jmrs@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
home: www.isr.ist.utl.pt/~jmrs
Tel: +351 21 8418 195 (Ext: 2195)