Ph.D. in science - Lausanne Federal Institute (EPFL), Switzerland
11/2002 - 07/2007
  • Thesis entitled: “Scene Image Classification and Segmentation with Quantized Local Descriptors and Latent Aspect Modeling”, supervised by Dr. Jean-Marc Odobez.
  • Work developed within the framework of the PASCAL European network (CARTER project).

Masters by Research in Image & X-Ray Physics - King’s College London, UK
09/2001 - 09/2002

  • Dissertation entitled: “Analysis of the Retinal Blood Vessel Structure: A Study Towards better Segmentation Techniques”, under the supervision of Dr. James Boyce, concluded with distinction.
  • Worked in applying Kalman tracking to follow Retinal blood vessels in the eye for better vessel segmentation.

Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering – Major in Telecommunications and Signal Processing  -
College of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal 
09/1996 - 07/2002

  •  Concluded with 16 point average (distinction, 10% best).
  • Final project entitled: “Object deformation analysis in image sequences”, where anatomical shape changes through time were analyzed for anomalies detection.
  • Optional classes in web programming and software engineering (UML).