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Awards

  • JPGS Silva, P. Brandão, R. Prior, Best Paper award on SmartMedDev, BIOSTEC, 2017, "Modular Health Kiosk based on Web Technologies", International Special Session on Smart Medical Devices - From Lab to Clinical Practice - SmartMedDev, Porto, Portugal, 01-02-2017
  • S. R. C. Carvalho, L. Almeida, U. F. Moreno, Distributed Connectivity Management in Networks of Multiple Robots in Area Coverage Tasks, Best poster award at INForum 2016, 8th Simposium de Informática. Lisbon, Portugal., 01-09-2016
  • J. Azevedo Azevedo, P. M. d´Orey, M. Ferreira, Best Paper Award "On the Mobile Intelligence of Autonomous Vehicles", IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on Urban Mobility & Intelligent Transportation Systems UMITS, Istanbul, 01-04-2016
  • V. Orvalho, C.R. Miranda, P. Mendes, X. Alvarez, BEST TIC Award at iUP25k 2015, BEST TIC Award at iUP25k 2015 Project 'FaceDecode – We make faces' Promoting entity: Entrepreneurship Club of University of Porto (CEDUP) / University of Porto Innovation Office (UPIN) / Banco Santander Totta, 01-05-2015
  • V. Orvalho, C.R. Miranda, P. Mendes, X. Alvarez, 1st Prize of the iUP25k 2015, 1st Prize of the  iUP25k 2015 Project 'FaceDecode – We make faces' Promoting entity: Entrepreneurship Club of University of Porto (CEDUP) / University of Porto Innovation Office (UPIN) / Banco Santander Totta, 01-05-2015
  • M. Boban, P. M. d´Orey, Best Paper Award "Measurement-based Evaluation of Cooperative Awareness for V2V and V2I Communication", IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2014, 01-12-2014
  • P.P. Pedreiras, T. Silva, R. L. Lopes, L. Almeida, Winner of the "Open Mind ESEGUR 2014 - Innovation on the Security Sector" competition, Winner of the "Open Mind ESEGUR 2014 - Innovation on the Security Sector" competition, with the work “IstreamS: Intelligent stream management for Security applications", 01-11-2014
  • V. Orvalho, MO Oliveira, A.M. Marques, C. Q. Queirós, Usabilidade de um videojogo português (protótipo) para a promoção do reconhecimento emocional facial em crianças com perturbação do espectro do autismo, Best Paper Award | IX Congresso Iberoamericano de Psicologia | 2º Congresso da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses | Lisbon, Portugal, 01-09-2014
  • P. M. d´Orey, M. Boban, Best Paper Award "Empirical Evaluation of Cooperative Awareness in Vehicular Communications", IEEE 79th Vehicular Technology Conference Spring, Seoul, Korea, 01-05-2014
  • H. Shamalizadeh Shamalizadeh, L. Almeida, S. Wan Wan, P. Amaral Amaral, SF Fu, S. Prabh Prabh, Best Paper Award, Bets paper award in 4th IEEE Conference on Green Computing and Communications. Beijing, China, 20-23 August, 2013, 01-08-2013
  • V. Orvalho, J. Miranda, Perceiving Interactive Sketching Through Facial Expressions, Best Demo and Best Poster | ACM Symposium on Applied Perception, SAP, 01-08-2013
  • S. Sargento, A. Cardote, J. Barros, Track Final of the ISCTE-IUL MIT Portugal Ventures Competition, VENIAM, a spin-off of our group in University of Aveiro (DETI) and Institute de Telecommunications, and of our colleagues in University of Porto, just won the Track Final of the ISCTE-IUL MIT Portugal Ventures Competition (http://www.amiando.com/WVMMUCD.html), 01-11-2012
  • L. Leite, V. Orvalho, AnimActor: Understanding Interaction with Digital Puppetry using Low-Cost Motion Capture, Character animation has traditionally relied on complex and time- consuming key frame animation or expensive motion capture techniques. These methods are out of reach for low budget animation productions. We present a low-cost performance-driven technique that allows real-time interactive control of puppets for performance or film animation. In this paper we study how users can interpret simple actions like, walking, with different puppets. The system was deployed for the Xbox Kinect and shows how low-cost equipment’s can provide a new mean for motion capture representation. Last, we performed a pilot experiment animating silhouettes and 3D puppets in real-time, based on body movements interpreted by non-expert artists, representing different Olympic Sports that vary on visual representation for other participants to identify. As a result, interaction with 2D puppets needs more interpretation than with 3D puppets., 01-11-2011
  • J. Barros, IEEE Senior Member, 01-09-2011
  • V. Orvalho, Sketch Express: Facial Expressions Made Easy, Best Paper Award at SBIM EUROGRAPHICS Symp. on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM) | Vancouver, Canada, 01-08-2011
  • V. Orvalho, Animactor: understanding interaction with digital puppetry using low cost motion capture, Best Breaking Results. Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conf., ACE., 01-01-2011
  • J. Barros, IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, 01-01-2011
  • P. Gomes, C. Olaverri, M. Ferreira, L.D. Damas, Best Poster Award: “Driver-Centric Driving Simulator”, 2010 Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 01-06-2010
  • V. Orvalho, Easy Rigging of Face by Automatic Registration and Transfer of Skinning Parameters, Best Presentation at Int. Conf. Computer Vision & Graphics. ICCVG., 01-01-2010
  • J. Barros, IEEE Communications Society Young Researcher Award, For the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region in 2010, 01-01-2010
  • J. Barros, Essay Prize by the Japanese Foreign Ministry, 3 week study trip to Japan, September 2009, 01-01-2009
  • V. Orvalho, Facial Rigging: create once, use many, IBM Scientific Award | Honorable Mention in recognition of high scientific merit in computer theory and application to young researchers. Awarded by the Minister of Science and Technology. | Electing body: Portuguese National Scientific Board. | http://www-05.ibm.com/pt/events/pc/premio.html/ | Lisbon, Portugal, 01-01-2009
  • AA Antunes, P.P. Pedreiras, L. Almeida, AM Mota, Best Paper Award, Bets paper award in ANIPLA 2006 – International Congress of the Italian National Association for Automation, Rome, Italy, 13-15 November, 2006;, 01-11-2006
  • V. Orvalho, Face In Motion, 1st Place Alumnidea | In recognition of the most innovative idea and best business plan. | Electing body: Universidade do Porto. | http://alumnidea.fe.up.pt/ | Porto, Portugal, 01-01-2006
  • V. Orvalho, Face Puppet, Automatic Facial Animation, Finalist Award Innovact | In recognition of innovative idea. | Electing body: L'Etudiant et L'Express | http://www.innovact.com/ | Reims, France, 01-01-2006
  • V. Orvalho, Photorealistic Facial Animation and Recognition, 3rd Place IV Concurso Innova | In recognition of innovative idea. Electing body: UPC, EAE and CIDEM. | http://pinnova.upc.es/ | Barcelona, Spain, 01-01-2004
  • V. Orvalho, Photorealistic Facial Animation for the Entertainment Industry, Finalist Award Innovact | In recognition of innovative idea. | Electing body: L'Etudiant et L'Express | http://www.innovact.com/ | Reims, France, 01-01-2004
  • J. Barros, Best Teaching Award, From the Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, EUR 5000, 01-01-2003
  • J. Barros, Fulbright Scholarship Award, For a six-month research project at Cornell University, 2002-2003, 01-01-2003
  • J. Barros, Best Student Award of University of Porto, Scholarship of merit, academic year 1997/1998, 01-01-1997