João Filipe Ferreira

Activity: Senior Staff
Telephone: +351 239796628
Email: jfilipe@isr.uc.pt
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 http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2510-2412
 
João Filipe de Castro Cardoso Ferreira is an Invited Assistant Professor (Professor Auxiliar Convidado) at the University of Coimbra.

Degrees: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, specialisation in Instrumentation and Control (July 2011) on the subject "Bayesian Cognitive Models for 3D Structure and Motion Multimodal Perception".

He received his Electrical Engineering B.Sc. degree (5-year course, specialisation in computers) from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra (FCTUC) in July 2000. He received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the same faculty, specialisation in Automation and Robotics, in January 2005.

Research interests: His current main research interests are spread out through three broad scientific themes: Artificial Cognition, Probabilistic Modelling and Autonomous Systems. Within these themes, the following topics receive his main focus: bioinspired perception, navigation and cognition, autonomous robotics, social robotics and human-robot interaction. However, his research interests are not limited to these subjects: over the years, he has also produced contributions in medical image processing and 3D scanning, and will most probably pursue other interesting challenges in the future.

Present research: He conducts his research at the Mobile Robotics Laboratory of the Institute of Systems and Robotics (ISR), a research institute of the Electrical Engineering Department (DEEC) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC). He also frequently collaborates with the Biomedical Institute for Research in Light and Image (IBILI), of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra.

He is a staff researcher at the ISR since 1999, and a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) since 2012.

Projects: He was a staff researcher for the FCTUC team on the European Integrated Project "Bayesian Approach to Cognitive Systems" (FP6-IST-27140), from 2006 to 2010, and a research fellow for the European Integrated Project HANDLE "Developmental pathway towards autonomy and dexterity in robot in-hand manipulation" (theme 2: Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics, under grant agreement 231640) from 2010 to 2011.

He is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) for the FCT/COMPETE nationally funded project CASIR (Coordinated Control of Stimulus-Driven and Goal-Directed Multisensory Attention Within the Context of Social Interaction with Robots - PTDC/EEI-AUT/3010/2012)

He is currently an an Officer (Treasurer) for the Portuguese Chapter of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) (since 2014) and an IEEE Member of the Technical Committee on Cognitive Robotics (T-CORO, since 2015).

Publications

2017 . 2016 . 2015 . 2014 . 2013 . 2012 . 2011 . 2010 . 2009 . 2008 . 2006 . 2005 . 2002 . 2001 .

2017

International Journals

Pablo Lanillos, João Filipe Ferreira, Jorge Dias, A Bayesian Hierarchy for Robust Gaze Estimation in Human-Robot Interaction, Int. J. of Approximate. Reasoning, Spec. Issue on Unconventional Computing for Bayesian Inference (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijar.2017.04.007


Hadi Aliakbarpour, João F. Ferreira, V. B. Surya Prasath, Kannappan Palaniappan, Guna Seetharaman, Jorge Dias, A Probabilistic Framework for 3D Reconstruction Using Heterogeneous Sensors, IEEE Sensors Volume: 17 Issue: 9
DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2017.2679187


Jorge Lobo, João Filipe Ferreira, Unconventional computing for Bayesian inference, International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Volume 88, September 2017, Pages 306-308, ISSN 0888-613X (Available at the Elsevier website)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijar.2017.06.004


2016

International Journals

Ricardo Martins, João Filipe Ferreira, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Jorge Dias, Integration of touch attention mechanisms to improve the robotic haptic exploration of surfaces, Neurocomputing, ISSN: 0925-2312. |  


Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

A. Gradil, J. F. Ferreira, A Visualisation and Simulation Framework for Local and Remote HRI Experimentation, PCGI'16 - 23º Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica e Interação |  


H. Fernandes and M. A. Aslam and J. Lobo and J. F. Ferreira and J. Dias, Bayesian inference implemented on FPGA with stochastic bitstreams for an autonomous robot, 26th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) |  
DOI: 10.1109/FPL.2016.7577312


MSc thesis

André Gradil, Development of a Remote 3D Visualisation, Control and Simulation Framework for a Robotic Head, M.Sc. dissertation, September 2016 (Supervisor: Prof. João Filipe Ferreira) |  


2015

Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

Beatriz Oliveira, Pablo Lanillos, João Filipe Ferreira, Gaze Tracing in a Bounded Log-spherical Space for Artificial Attention Systems, Robot2015: Second Iberian Robotics Conference |  


Lanillos, P., Ferreira, J.F., Dias, J.: Multisensory 3d saliency for artficial attention systems. In: 3rd Workshop on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS), 16th International Conference of Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP) (2015) |  


J.D. Alves, J.F. Ferreira, J. Lobo and J. Dias, "Brief Survey on Computational Solutions for Bayesian Inference”, Workshop on Unconventional Computing for Bayesian Inference, 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2015), Hamburg, 2015. |  


J.F. Ferreira, P. Lanillos and J. Dias, "Fast Exact Bayesian Inference for High-Dimensional Models”, Workshop on Unconventional Computing for Bayesian Inference, 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2015), Hamburg, 2015. |  


Lanillos, P., Ferreira, J.F., Dias, J.: Designing an artificial attention system for social robots. In: Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. IEEE (2015) |  


Poster Presentations in Conferences with Referees

R. Duarte, J. Lobo, J. F. Ferreira, and J. Dias - "Synthesis of Bayesian Machines on FPGAs using Stochastic Arithmetic”, in 2nd International Workshop on Neuromorphic and Brain-Based Computing Systems (NeuComp 2015), associated with DATE2015, Design Automation Test Europe 2015, March 2015. |  


2014

Book

J. F. Ferreira and J. Dias - "Probabilistic Approaches for Robotic Perception". Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR) 91, ISBN 978-3-319-02006-8, 2014 |  
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02006-8


International Journals

J. F. Ferreira and J. Dias - "Attentional Mechanisms for Socially Interactive Robots - A Survey". IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, Volume 6, Issue 2, p. 110-125, 2014. |  
DOI: 10.1109/TAMD.2014.2303072


Book Chapters

Ferreira, J. F.; Dias, J., "Preface", Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics Volume: 91 Pages: 7-11


Ferreira, J. F.; Dias, J., "Case-study: Bayesian hierarchy for active perception", Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics Volume: 91 Pages: 185-226
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02006-8_8


Ferreira, J. F.; Dias, J., "Case-study: Bayesian 3D independent motion segmentation with IMU-aided RBG-D sensor", Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics Volume: 91 Pages: 171-183
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02006-8_7


Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

R. Martins, J. F. Ferreira, J. Dias - "Touch attention Bayesian models for robotic active haptic exploration of heterogeneous surfaces". 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), Chicago, USA, Sept. 14-18, 2014. |  
DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2014.6942711


Poster Presentations in Conferences with Referees

P. Lanillos, J. F. Ferreira and J. Dias - "Evaluating the Influence of Automatic Attentional Mechanisms in Human-Robot Interaction". In 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014), Workshop 4 – HRI: a bridge between Robotics and Neuroscience, Bielefeld, Germany, March 3rd, 2014. (Poster) |  


2013

International Journals

J. F. Ferreira, J. Lobo, P. Bessière, M. Castelo-Branco, J. Dias - "A Bayesian Framework for Active Artificial Perception" - IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (Systems Man and Cybernetics, part B), vol.43, no.2, pp.699-711, April 2013 |  
DOI: 10.1109/TSMCB.2012.2214477


Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

J. F. Ferreira and J. Dias - "Hierarchical Log-Spherical Inference Grid – An Unconventional Approach to Robotic Perception and Action". UARACIN – Workshop on Unconventional Approaches to Robotics, Automation and Control Inspired by Nature, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), May 6th-10th, 2013. |  


Poster Presentations in Conferences with Referees

R. Martins, J. F. Ferreira, J. Dias - "Touch attention Bayesian models for robotic active haptic exploration". In 2nd Workshop on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS) 2013, ISBN: 978-84-616-7092-5, York, UK, 30 August, 2013. |  


2012

International Journals

J. F. Ferreira, C. Tsiourti, J. Dias - Learning emergent behaviours for a hierarchical Bayesian framework for active robotic perception - In Cognitive Processing journal, Vol. 13, Issue 1, Page 155-159, Springer, 2012 |  
DOI: 10.1007/s10339-012-0481-9 | Impact Factor


J. F. Ferreira, M. Castelo-Branco, J. Dias - "A hierarchical Bayesian framework for multimodal active perception". Adaptive Behavior, 20(3):172–190, June 2012. [Published online ahead of print, March 1st, 2012] |  
DOI: 10.1177/1059712311434662 | Impact Factor
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 4 ; Web Of Science: 1 ; Scopus: 1


Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

J. Lobo, J. F. Ferreira, P. Trindade and J. Dias - "Bayesian 3D Independent Motion Segmentation with IMU-Aided RBG-D Sensor". In proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Information Integration (MFI 2012), Hamburg, September, 2012. |  
DOI: 10.1109/MFI.2012.6343023
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 1


R. Martins, J. F. Ferreira, J. Dias - "Touch attention Bayesian models for object feature extraction in robotic blind manipulation". In 32nd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2012), Munich, July, 2012. |  


G. Macesanu, S. Grigorescu, J. F. Ferreira, J. Dias, F. Moldoveanu - "Real Time Facial Features Tracking using an Active Vision System". In Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM 2012), Brasov, Romania, May 24-26, 2012. |  
DOI: 10.1109/OPTIM.2012.6231866


Poster Presentations in Conferences with Referees

G. Macesanu, J. F. Ferreira, J. Dias - "A Bayesian Hierarchy for Gaze Following". 5th International Conference on Cognitive Systems, COGSYS 2012, TU Vienna, Austria, February 22-23, 2012. |  


2011

International Journals

J. F. Ferreira, J. Lobo, J. Dias - "Bayesian Real-Time Perception Algorithms on GPU - Real-Time Implementation of Bayesian Models for Multimodal Perception Using CUDA" - published online February 2010, Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, Part II Special issue on: Parallel Computing for Real-Time Image Processing, 6(3): 171-186, September 2011. |  
DOI: 10.1007/s11554-010-0156-7 | Impact Factor
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 18 ; Web Of Science: 2


PhD thesis

João Filipe Ferreira. Bayesian Cognitive Models for 3D Structure and Motion Multimodal Perception. PhD thesis (submitted in 2010), Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), July 11th, 2011. |  
HANDLE: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/15737
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 1


2010

Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

Ferreira, J. F., and Dias, J. - A Bayesian Hierarchical Framework for Multimodal Active Perception -“Smarter sensors, easier processing” - Workshop, 11th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB 2010), 24th August, 2010. |  


H. Aliakbarpour, J. F. Ferreira, K. Khoshhal, J. Dias - A Novel Framework for Data Registration and Data Fusion in Presence of Multi-modal Sensors - in Proceedings of the DoCEIS 2010 - Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems - Lisbon, Portugal, Feb. 22-24, 2010. Springer - ISBN 978-3-642-11627-8 |  
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11628-5_33
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 6 ; Web Of Science: 3


Poster Presentations in Conferences with Referees

J. F. Ferreira, A. Malhão, M.C. Branco, J. Dias - A Bayesian Hierarchy as a Model of Human Active Visuauditory Perception - 4th International Conference on Cognitive Systems, COGSYS 2010, ETH Zurich, Switzerland |  


2009

Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

Ferreira, J. F., Prado, J. A., Lobo, J., Dias, J., Multimodal Active Exploration Using A Bayesian Approach. In: 14th IASTED International Conference in Robotics and Applications, Cambridge MA, USA, November 2-4, 2009. |  


Lobo, J.; Ferreira, J.F.; Dias, J.; Robotic Implementation of Biological Bayesian Models Towards Visuo-inertial Image Stabilization and Gaze Control - ROBIO 2008. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 22-25 Feb. 2009 Page(s):443 - 448, 10.1109/ROBIO.2009.4913044  |  
DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO.2009.4913044
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 5 ; Web Of Science: 1


Ferreira, J.F.; Pinho, C.; Dias, J.; Implementation and Calibration of a Bayesian Binaural System for 3D Localisation - ROBIO 2008. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 22-25 Feb. 2009 Page(s):1722 - 1727, 10.1109/ROBIO.2009.4913261  |  
DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO.2009.4913261
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 9 ; Web Of Science: 1


2008

Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

J. Lobo, J. Filipe Ferreira, J. Augusto Prado, J. Dias, "Robotic Implementation of Biological Bayesian Models for Visuo-inertial Image Stabilization and Gaze Control", 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Acropolis Convention Center, Nice, France, Sept 22-26, 2008 |  
DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2008.4651258


Ferreira, J. F., Pinho, C., and Dias J., Active Exploration Using Bayesian Models for Multimodal Perception, In: Image Analysis and Recognition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (Springer LNCS), International Conference ICIAR 2008, Campilho, Aurélio and Kamel, Mohamed (Eds.), pp. 369-378, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, June 25-27, 2008. |  
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-69812-8_36
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 8 ; Web Of Science: 3


C. Pinho, J. F. Ferreira, P. Bessière, and J. Dias, “A Bayesian Binaural System for 3D Sound-Source Localisation,” in International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys 2008), pp 109-114, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, April 2008. |  


J. F. Ferreira, P. Bessière, K. Mekhnacha, J. Lobo, J. Dias, and C. Laugier, “Bayesian Models for Multimodal Perception of 3D Structure and Motion,” in International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys 2008), pp. 103-108, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, April 2008. |  


2006

Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

P.Baptista, J.Ferreira, R.Bernardes, J.Dias, J. Cunha-Vaz, “Multimodal Macula Mapping by Deformable Image Registration“, CompIMAGE'2006 Symposium - Computational Modeling of Objects Represented in Images: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications, 20-21 October, 2006 |  


J. Lobo, J. F. Ferreira and J. Dias - "Bioinspired Visuovestibular Artificial Perception System for Independent Motion Segmentation". Second International Cognitive Vision Workshop, ECCV 9th European Conference on Computer Vision, Graz, Austria, 2006 |  


2005

Book Chapters

João Filipe Ferreira and Jorge Dias, “ Three-Dimensional Planar Profile Registration in 3D Scanning”, M. Kamel and A. Campilho (Eds.): ICIAR Oct 2005, LNCS 3656, pp. 617–624, 2005. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005. |  
DOI: 10.1007/11559573_76
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 1


Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

Bernardes R., Ferreira F., Baptista P., Sebastião A., Dias J., Cunha-Vaz J.: Functional and morphological retinal data fusion. EMBEC 2005, 20-25th November 2005, Prague, Czech Republic.


Pedro Baptista, Rui Bernardes, João Filipe Ferreira, Jorge Dias and José Cunha-Vaz, "Multimodal Macula Mapping: Study for Rigid Perspective And Deformable Image Registration", The 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, EMBEC’05, Nov. 2005. |  


Rui Bernardes, João Filipe Ferreira, Pedro Baptista, Ana Sebastião, Jorge Dias, José Cunha-Vaz, "Distortion Free Registration Between Multifocal ERG and Retinal Leakage Analyzer", The 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, EMBEC’05, Nov. 2005. |  


Bernardes R., Baptista P., Ferreira J., Dias J., Cunha-Vaz J.: Registration of functional and morphological imaging modalities. EASDec, 15th Meeting of the EASD Eye Complications Study Group, 27-29th May 2005, Coimbra, Portugal.


João Ferreira, Rui Bernardes, P. Baptista, Jorge Dias, José Cunha-Vaz, "Earmarking Retinal Changes in a Sequence of Digital Color Fundus Photographs", The 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, EMBEC’05, November 20-25, 2005, Prague, Czech Republic, IFMBE Proc 2005, 11(1), ISSN: 1727-1983 © 2005 IFMBE |  


MSc thesis

João Filipe Ferreira, "TELE3D – Um Scanner para Registo Tridimensional de Objectos", M.Sc. Thesis, University of Coimbra, January, 2005. (Supervisor:Jorge Manuel Miranda Dias) |  


2002

Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

João Filipe Ferreira, Jorge Dias, “Tele-3D —Developing a Handheld Scanner Using Structured Light Projection”, 3DPVT, 1st International Symposium on 3D Data Processing Visualization and Transmission, Padova, Italy, June 19-21, 2002. |  
DOI: 10.1109/TDPVT.2002.1024161
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 5


João Filipe Ferreira, Jorge Lobo, Jorge Dias , "Tele 3D – Developing a Handheld Scanner Using Structured Light Projection", RECPAD 2002-12th Portuguese Conference on Pattern Recognition, Aveiro, Portugal, June 27th- 28th, 2002. |  


2001

International Journals

João Filipe Ferreira, Nuno Martins, Luís Agnelo, J. Dias, "Imagiologia Tridimensional Digital para Construção de Protótipos Industriais", Robótica, N. 45, 4.º Trim., pp. 28-34, 2001. |  
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 1