J. Miguel Sanches

Associate Professor
Vice-coordinator for Biomedical Engineering
Bioengineering Department (DBE)
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

IEEE senior member
Institute for Systems and Robotics

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Research Interests


  • Signal and systems in Bioengineering (SSB)
  • Instrumentation and Acquisition of Signals in Bioengineering (IASB)
  • Signal Processing in Bioengineering (PSB)

Selected publications

  1. Anabela Ferro, Tânia Mestre, Patrícia Carneiro, Ivan Sahumbaiev, Raquel Seruca and João M. Sanches,
    Blue intensity matters for cell cycle profiling in fluorescence DAPI-stained images, Laboratory Investigation (Nature), 6 March 2017.

  2. Mestre T, Figueiredo J, Ribeiro AS, Paredes J, Seruca R and Sanches JM, Quantification of topological features in cell meshes to explore E-cadherin dysfunction, Scientific Reports (Nature). 2016 May 6;6:25101 , doi: 10.1038/srep25101.

  3. Afonso, M.V.; Miguel Sanches, J., Blind Inpainting using L0 and Total Variation Regularization,
    Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on , Vol. 24, No. 7,  July 2015, doi: 10.1109/TIP.2015.2417505 (URL).

  4. M. Afonso, J. Miguel Sanches, Image reconstruction under multiplicative speckle noise using total variation,
    , Volume 150, Part A, 20 February 2015, Pages 200-213, ISSN 0925-2312,

  5. David Afonso, José Seabra, Luís Pedro, J. Fernandes e Fernandes and J. Miguel Sanches,
    An Ultrasonographic Risk Score For Detecting Symptomatic Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques,
    Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Journal of , vol.19, no.4, pp.1505,1513, July 2015
    doi: 10.1109/JBHI.2014.2359236.

  6. Domingues, A; Paiva, T.; Sanches, J.M., Hypnogram and Sleep Parameter Computation From Activity and Cardiovascular Data, Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on , vol.61, no.6, pp.1711,1719, June 2014
    doi: 10.1109/TBME.2014.2301462.

  7. G. Vegas-Sánchez-Ferrero, José Seabra, S. Aja-Fernández, M. Martín-Fernández, C. Palencia, A. Serrano, O. Rodriguez, João Sanches, Gamma Mixture Classifier for Plaque Detection in Intravascular Ultrasonic Images,  IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 61(1):44-61, January, 2014.

  8. Ribeiro, R.T.; Marinho, R.T.; Sanches, J.M., Classification and Staging of Chronic Liver Disease From Multimodal Data, Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering , vol.60, no.5, pp.1336,1344, May 2013.
    doi: 10.1109/TBME.2012.2235438.

  9. Santos, N.; Sanches, J. M.; Sousa, I.; Figueiredo, P., Optimal Sampling and Estimation in PASL Perfusion Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol.58, no.11, pp.3165-3174, Nov. 2011.

  10. Seabra, J.C.; Ciompi, F.; Pujol, O.; Mauri, J.; Radeva, P.; Sanches, J., Rayleigh Mixture Model for Plaque Characterization in Intravascular Ultrasound, Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on , vol.58, no.5, pp.1314-1324, May 2011.

  11. Isabel Rodrigues and João Sanches, Convex Total Variation Denoising of Poisson Fluorescence Confocal Images with anisotropic filtering, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING, VOL. 20, NO. 1, JANUARY 2011.

  12. Artem Khmelinskii, Rodrigo Ventura and João Sanches , A Novel Metric for Bone Marrow Cells Chromosome Pairing, Biomedical Engineering, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 57, NO. 6, JUNE 2010.

  13. Seabra, José C.R.; Pedro, L. Mendes.; Fernandes e Fernandes, J.; Sanches, João M,
    A 3-D Ultrasound-Based Framework to Characterize the Echo Morphology of Carotid Plaques,
    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Volume 56, Issue 5, May 2009 Page(s):1442 - 1453.

  14. Sanches, J. M.   Nascimento, J. C.Marques, J.S.,Medical Image Noise Reduction Using the Sylvester–Lyapunov Equation, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume: 17,  Issue: 9, pp.1522-1539, September. 2008.


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