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... Fernando José Pimentel Lopes

Researcher

Fernando Lopes

Academic position: Coordinator Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Researcher
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Multimedia Signal Processing – Co

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Address: IT – Coimbra
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Coimbra - Pole II
P-3030-290 COIMBRA
Tel: +351 239 796 236
Fax: +351 239 796 293


Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, University of Essex, 03-04-2003
  • MSc, Universidade de Coimbra, 03-04-1995
  • Licenciatura, Universidade de Coimbra, 07-12-1989
  • Motion Compensation for Video Coding
  • Video Coding
  • Digital Television
  • Signal Processing
  • Communications in Automation and Energy Systems
  • Ordem dos Engenheiros, 27-06-2017, Efetivo
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-2003, Member
  • Telecommunications Institute, 01-01-1999, Researcher
  • Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra - ISEC, 01-01-1992, Coordinator Professor
Supervision of theses
  • Serviços e Operações das Redes Inteligentes: Inovgrid - Qualidade e Desempenho – Estágio na EDP Distribuição, MSc Student, Ana Rita Catalão Machado, 09-2018
  • Sistemas de Controlo Distribuído - Projeto Aplicado a uma Central de Cogeração - Estágio na Optieng, MSc Student, Gustavo Curto Azenha, 12-2017
  • Sistemas de Proteção baseados em Visão 3D – Desenvolvimento de uma Aplicação de Segurança e Proteção Industrial utilizando Sensores RGB-D, MSc Student, Márcio Filipe Santos Marques, 12-2017
  • Desenvolvimento de Sistemas Industriais – Estágio na Streak, MSc Student, Bruno Daniel Martins Vieira, 06-2017
  • Desenvolvimento de Sistemas Industriais: Desinfeção UVC e Robótica Industrial – Estágio na Streak, MSc Student, Mickael Santos, 06-2017
  • Um Controlador Programável Baseado em CoDeSys – Estágio na Bresimar Automação, MSc Student, Rui Filipe Pedrosa Silva, 05-2017
  • Monitorização da Condição de Variáveis Elétricas: SAVA - Sistema de Aquisição de Variáveis Adicionais, MSc Student, Carlos Jorge Simão Martins, 12-2016
  • Sistemas de Proteção, Comando e Controlo e o Paradigma do IEC 61850 – Os Novos Desafios da Manutenção – Estágio na EDP Distribuição, MSc Student, Rafaela Viegas Correia, 12-2016
  • Análise e Mitigação do Risco Associado às Infraestruturas de Telecomunicações Críticas de Suporte à Rede Nacional de Distribuição de Eletricidade – Uma Visão Baseada no Redesenho da Sua Estratégia de Manutenção – Estágio na EDP Distribuição, MSc Student, Telmo Paiva Branco, 12-2015
  • Desenvolvimento e Projeto de um Sistema de Controlo de Segurança em Processo de Estampagem, MSc Student, António José Marques Rodrigues, 07-2015
  • Engenharia Clínica - Manutenção de Equipamentos de Eletromedicina, MSc Student, David Rafael Correia Silva, 06-2015
  • Estimation of Mechanical and Electrical Parameters in Three-Phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motors, MSc Student, Adalberto Junqueira Livramento Correia, 02-2014
Co-Supervision of theses
  • F. Lopes, I. Fonseca, Networked Embedded Systems - Example Applications in the Educational Environment, Chapter in, Embedded Systems - High Performance Systems, Applications and Projects, Kiyofumi Tanaka, In-Tech, 2012
  • F. Lopes, Electrical Engineering Curricula – An Example of a Post-Bologna Master Course, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Vol. 106, No. 10, pp. 155 - 158, December, 2010,
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  • F. Lopes, M. Ghanbari, Texture driven quadrilateral matching motion estimation for video coding, Electronics Letters, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. * - *, January, 2000 | BibTex
  • F. Lopes, M. Ghanbari, Analysis of spatial transform motion estimation with overlapped compensation and fractional pixel accuracy, IEE Proceedings Part-I: Vision, Image and Signal Processing, Vol. 146, No. 6, pp. 339 - 344, December, 1999 | BibTex
  • F. Lopes, Object-Based Motion Parameterization Using Shape Adaptive Bilinear Warping, Lectures Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 1629, No. *, pp. 97 - 107, May, 1999 | BibTex
  • H. Amirpourazarian, A. Pinheiro, M. Sousa, F. Lopes, Light field image compression with random access, IEEE Data Compression Conference - DCC, Snowboard, Utah, United States, Vol., pp. -, March, 2019 | BibTex
  • C. Santos, F. Lopes, A. Pinheiro, L. A. S. C. Cruz, A Sub-Partitioning Method for Point Cloud Inter-prediction Coding, Visual Communications and Image Processing - VCIP, Taichung, Taiwan, Vol., pp. -, December, 2018,
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  • (J. S.L.F.) Figueira, D.C. Coelho, F. Lopes, How much are Portuguese residential consumers willing to invest in photovoltaic systems?, ICST International Conf. on Green Communications and Networking - GreeNets, Guimarães, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, November, 2018,
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  • F. Lopes, I. Fonseca, C. Ferreira, An Industry-oriented Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering - Automation and Communications in Energy and Industrial Systems - Operation and Industry Cooperation Review, European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering EAEEIE Annual Conf. - EAEEIE, Reykjavík, Iceland, Vol., pp. -, September, 2018,
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  • (A. A.) Azevedo, (V. G.) Gomes, I. Fonseca, F. Lopes, An Acquisition System for Electrodermal Activity Signals Used to Identify Skin Conductance Patterns Associated with Human Emotional States, Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, September, 2018,
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  • (P. S.) Sousa, (A. R.) Ribeiro, (S. A.) Almeida, V.V. Vasconcelos, F. Lopes, Segmentation and Classification of Skin Lesions Based on Texture and YIQ Color Space Features, Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, September, 2018,
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  • L. Candeias, R. Correia, R. Francisco, C. Ferreira, F. Lopes, Challenges and opportunities arising from the usage of IEC 61850 GOOSE messages while performing PACS maintenance tasks at the Portuguese DSO, Protection, Automation and Control World Conf. - PacWorld, Wroclaw, Poland, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 10, June, 2017,
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  • F. Ferreira, F. Lopes, Webcam-Based Tachometer for In-field Induction Motor Load Estimation, The International Conference of Electrical Machines Association Fernando José Pimentel Lopes ICEM, Lausanne, Switzerland, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 9, September, 2016,
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  • R. Correia, L. Candeias, R. Francisco, C. Ferreira, F. Lopes, Protection, Automation and Control Systems and the IEC 61850 Paradigm – New Testing and Maintenance Challenges, Power Engineering Conf. - UPEC, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 7, September, 2016,
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  • F. Carraco, I. Fonseca, F. Lopes, An Educational Platform for Residential and Industrial Energy Monitoring, Power Engineering Conf. - UPEC, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, September, 2016,
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  • R. Francisco, P. Branco, C.F. Ferreira, F. Lopes, Analysis and Mitigation of the Risk Associated with the Portuguese DSO Critical Telecommunications Infrastructure, Protection, Automation and Control World Conf. - PacWorld, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 10, June, 2016,
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  • F. Ferreira, A. Correia, F. Lopes, Novel In-field Method to Estimate Mechanical Parameters in Induction Motor Driven Systems, International Conf. on Electrical Machines, Berlin, Germany, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 5, September, 2014,
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  • C.F. Ferreira, F.M. Barbosa, M. Martins, F. Lopes, I. Fonseca, Enhancing Engineering Education through Academia Industry Cooperation at the Master’s Degree Level, Conf. - Project Work and Internship: impacts on labour market and society - PRAXIS, Genoa, Italy, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 20, September, 2014,
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  • R. Francisco, T. Crespo, C.F. Ferreira, F. Lopes, SDH Equipment Failures´Risk Analysis and Mitigation on EDPD´s Telecommunication Network, Protection, Automation and Control World Conf. - PacWorld, Zagreb, Croatia, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 8, June, 2014,
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  • M. Martins, F. Lopes, I. Fonseca, C.F. Ferreira, F.M. Barbosa, Collaborative projects involving industry and academia to enhance electrical engineering education: The perspective of three Portuguese Higher Education Institutions at the master degree level, European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering EAEEIE Annual Conf. - EAEEIE, Cesme, Turkey, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 4, May, 2014,
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  • Silva J. Silva, I. Fonseca, D.C. Coelho, F. Lopes, The Impact of the Automation and Control Systems on the Energy Performance of Buildings: A Case study of a Hotel Building, Energy for Sustainability Conf. - Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and the Planet, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, September, 2013,
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  • J.N. Nameche, P.A. Amaro, M.S. Silva, F. Ferreira, F. Lopes, A Signal Acquisition and Processing Device to Assist Human Heart Sound-based Diagnosis, Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 2, October, 2012,
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  • F. Lopes, V. Santos, L. A. S. C. Cruz, A Combinatorial Analysis and a Closed-Form Analytical Expression for the Signal to Third-Order Distortion Ratio in OFDM Signals through Smooth Memoryless Nonlinearity, International Conf. on Telecommunications and Signal Processing - TSP, Prague, Czech Republic, Vol. I, pp. 689 - 694, July, 2012,
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  • F. Lopes, Energy Reductions in the Pulp-and-Paper Industry by Upgrading Conventional Pumping Systems through the Installation of VFDs – A Case Study, International Conf. on Renewable Energies and Power Quality - ICREPQ, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, March, 2012,
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  • P.A. Amaro, V.V. Vasconcelos, I. Fonseca, F. Lopes, An Educational Application using High Level Industrial Machine Vision Software, Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad, Porto, Portugal, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 2, October, 2011,
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  • I. Fonseca, C.C. Coelho, F. Lopes, Sistema de Informação Integrado para a Gestão de Cursos de Especialização Tecnológica, Conf. Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação - CISTI, Chaves, Portugal, Vol. II, pp. 1 - 4, June, 2011,
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  • V. Santos, K.G. Garcia, F. Lopes, Microstrip Antennas Experiments for Digital Television Reception, Portuguese-Spanish Conf. in Electrical Engineering, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 4, June, 2011,
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  • I. Fonseca, F. Lopes, An Embedded System and an Architecture for Access Control and Access Management - An Application to the Educational Environment, Conf. Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação - CISTI, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Vol. I, pp. 128 - 132, June, 2010,
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  • F. Lopes, Electrical Engineering Curricula – An Example of a Post-Bologna Master Course, European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering EAEEIE Annual Conf. - EAEEIE, Palanga, Lithuania, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 4, June, 2010,
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  • F. Lopes, Adequação a Bolonha – Exemplo de um Curso de Engenharia Electrotécnica, Council of Researches in Education and Sciences - COPEC International Conf. on Engineering and Technology Education - INTERTECH, Ilhéus, Brazil, Vol. I, pp. 245 - 251, March, 2010,
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  • F. Lopes, A modular and Highly Configurable Signal Acquisition, Processing and Interfacing Platform, International Conf. on Electrical Engineering, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol. I, pp. 146 -, October, 2005 | BibTex
  • F. Lopes, A Low-Cost System for Remote Fetal Cardiotocography, International Conf. on Electrical Engineering, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol. I, pp. 63 -, October, 2005 | BibTex
  • F. Lopes, Mesh-based motion compensation using three-dimensional overlapped warping prediction, IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Barcelona, Spain, Vol. II, pp. 395 - 398, September, 2003 | BibTex
  • F. Lopes, Three-Dimensional Overlapped Spatial Transformations for Motion Compensation, IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Rochester, New York, United States, Vol. I, pp. 733 - 736, September, 2002 | BibTex
  • F. Lopes, Quadrilateral matching motion estimation using velocity information extracted from texture analysis, Picture Coding Symp., Portland, United States, Vol. *, pp. * - *, April, 1999 | BibTex
  • F. Lopes, Hierarchical Motion Estimation with Spatial Transforms, IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Chicago, United States, Vol. *, pp. * - *, October, 1998 | BibTex
  • S.M.M. Faria, P.A. Assunção, L. A. S. C. Cruz, F. Lopes, A. Navarro, J. C. Silvestre, F. Perdigão, V. Silva, L. V. Sá, DSP based hardware for Real-Time Video Coding, Image Processing and Interchange, Implementation and System, San José, United States, Vol., pp. -, February, 1992 | BibTex
  • S.M.M. Faria, P.A. Assunção, L. A. S. C. Cruz, F. Lopes, A. Navarro, F. Perdigão, V. Silva, L. V. Sá, DSP based VIDEO CODEC for Visual Telephony, Fourth IEEE Digital Signal Processing Workshop, New York, United States, Vol., pp. -, September, 1990 | BibTex
  • S.M.M. Faria, P.A. Assunção, L. A. S. C. Cruz, F. Lopes, A. Navarro, V. Silva, F. Perdigão, L. V. Sá, Desenvolvimento de um Videotelefone em Portugal, European Conference on Networks and Communications - EuCNC, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, April, 1990 | BibTex

Closed Projects1

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
QoEViS Quality of Experience in Video Streaming IT/LA 01-07-2014 01-08-2016
  • F. Lopes, Design and Development of Mobile Applications, MSc Thesis Jury, ISEC-MSc-2014, 01-12-2014
  • F. Lopes, Scalable Video Coding using Spatio-Temporal Segmentation, PhD Thesis Jury, PhD Proposal Jury - FCTUC, 01-09-2013
  • F. Lopes, Desenvolvimento de Soluções Algorítmicas para Predição Intra-Quadros Dedicadas à Codificação de Vídeo de Alta Resolução Segundo o Padrão HEVC, PhD Thesis Jury, PhD Proposal Jury - FCTUC, 01-09-2012
  • F. Lopes, Estágio no Departamento dos Sistemas Auxiliares SAX I 4 da PT Comunicações, MSc Thesis Jury, ISEC-MSc-Jury-2012, 01-06-2012
  • F. Lopes, Master in Automation and Communications in Energy Systems - An Example of a Post-Bologna Master Course, Invited Talks, ISEC-Invited-2012, 01-03-2012
  • F. Lopes, Adaptação do protocolo DCCP para tráfego VOIP, MSc Thesis Jury, ESTG-IPL-2011, 01-12-2011
  • F. Lopes, Gestão eficiente da fila DCCP em fontes de vídeo 3D baseada em informações de cross-layer, MSc Thesis Jury, ESTG-IPL-2011, 01-12-2011
  • F. Lopes, Large Scale Wireless Sensor Networks Running on Harvested Power, PhD Thesis Jury, PhD Proposal Jury - FCTUC, 01-09-2010
  • F. Lopes, DVB Probe - Dispositivo portátil para a monitorização da qualidade de sinal de DVB-T, MSc Thesis Jury, ESTG-IPL-2010, 01-04-2010
  • F. Lopes, Estimação Iterativa de Disparidade para Codificação de Vídeo Multi-Vista, MSc Thesis Jury, DEEC-FCTUC-2008, 01-11-2008
  • F. Lopes, Empacotamento, Multiplexagem e Encriptação para TV, MSc Thesis Jury, Nº236/Pº2.08/ET, 01-07-2008
  • F. Lopes, Sistema de Conversão de Vídeo, MSc Thesis Jury, Nº235/Pº2.08/ET, 01-07-2008
  • F. Lopes, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 - MPEG Meeting - CT120, National Delegate, MPEG-2007, 01-07-2007
  • F. Lopes, Processing of Visual Information for Multimedia Applications, MSc Thesis, MSc Thesis Jury, F.Econ-Univ. Coimbra-2004, 01-02-2004
  • Maintenance Performance Measurement and Management Conf. - MPMM, Scientific Committee, 2014
  • Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad, Organizing Committee, 2012
  • Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad, Scientific Committee, 2012
  • Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad, Technical Programme Committee, 2012
  • Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers - CETC, Scientific Committee, 2011
  • International Conf. on Multimedia, Signal Processing and Communication Technologies - IMPACT, Scientific Committee, 2011
  • International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, Technical Programme Committee, 2008
  • International Conf. on Electrical Engineering, Scientific Committee, 2007
  • International Conf. on Electrical Engineering, Sessions Chairman, 2007
  • International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, Technical Programme Committee, 2007
  • International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, Technical Programme Committee, 2006
  • International Conf. on Telecommunications - ICT, Technical Programme Committee, 2006
  • International Conf. on Electrical Engineering, Scientific Committee, 2005
  • International Conf. on Electrical Engineering, Sessions Chairman, 2005
  • Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
    2008, 3 review(s); 2007, 2 review(s); 2006, 4 review(s); 2005, 2 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Tech.
    2010, 3 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s); 2007, 3 review(s); 2000, 1 review(s);
  • Sensors
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • Signal Processing: Image Communication
    2014, 1 review(s);
  • International Conf. on Electrical Engineering
    2007, 1 review(s); 2005, 1 review(s);
  • International Conf. on Telecommunications - ICT
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications
    2008, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s); 2006, 1 review(s);
  • International Conf. on Multimedia, Signal Processing and Communication Technologies - IMPACT
    2011, 1 review(s);
  • Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers - CETC
    2011, 1 review(s);
  • European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO
    2014, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s);
  • Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • Maintenance Performance Measurement and Management Conf. - MPMM
    2014, 1 review(s);
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • Power Engineering Conf. - UPEC
    2016, 1 review(s);