Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications
... João Miguel Duarte Ascenso

Researcher

João Ascenso

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

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
Fax: +351 21 841 84 72

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Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-01-2010
  • MSc, Instituto Superior Técnico, 18-12-2003
  • Licenciatura, Instituto Superior Técnico, 19-01-2000
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-04-2014, -
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-2002, Senior Member
  • Image and video coding
  • 3D visual representation (light-fields, point clouds and holography)
  • visual quality assessment
  • virtual and augmented reality
  • Indexing and searching of visual content
  • Redes e Serviços de Comunicação Multimédia, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Mestrado em Engenharia de Electrónica e Telecomunicações (MEET) e Mestrado em Engenharia Informática e de Computadores (MEIC)
  • Redes de Computadores, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Licenciatura em Engenharia de Electrónica e Telecomunicações e de Computadores (LEETC) e Licenciatura em Engenharia de Redes de Comunicação e Multimédia (LERCM)
  • Introdução às Redes de Computadores, Instituto Superior Técnico, Licenciatura Engenharia de Telecomunicações e Informática
  • Arquitecturas de Redes, Instituto Superior Técnico, Licenciatura Engenharia Telecomunicações e Informática
  • Segurança em Redes de Computadores, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Mestrado em Engenharia de Electrónica e Telecomunicações (MEET) e Mestrado em Engenharia Informática e de Computadores (MEIC)
  • Redes de Internet, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Mestrado em Engenharia de Electrónica e Telecomunicações (MEET) e Mestrado em Engenharia Informática e de Computadores (MEIC)
  • Programação, Instituto Superior Técnico, Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores
As Supervisor
As Co-supervisor
As Supervisor
As Co-supervisor
  • F. Pereira, C. Brites, J. Ascenso, Distributed video coding: basics, codecs and performance, Chapter in, Distributed source coding: theory, algorithms and applications, Michael Gastpar and Pier Luigi Dragotti, Academic Press, 2009
  • F. Pereira, J. Ascenso, C. Brites, P. Fonseca, J. Baltazar, Evolution and challenges in multimedia representation technologies, Chapter in, A portrait of state-of-the-art research at the Technical University of Lisbon, M. Oom de Seabra Pereira, Springer, 2007

Currently running projects2

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
DARING Deep compression: emerging pAradigm foR Image codING IT 01-10-2020 01-10-2022
PROVEN Optimizing 360o Video Streaming Over Wireless Networks IT 01-04-2020 31-03-2022

Closed Projects11

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
COST 292 Semantic Multimodal Analysis of Digital Media ESF/COST 27-10-2004 27-10-2008
DICEMAN Distributed Internet content exchange with MPEG-7 and agent negotiations EU/ACTS 01-05-1998 30-04-2000
DISCOVER Distributed coding for video services EU/FP6 01-09-2005 31-08-2007
ENVISION QoE-Driven Adaptive 3D-Video Streaming for Wireless Networks IT 01-11-2016 01-12-2018
GreenEyes Networked energy-aware visual analysis EC/FP7 01-10-2012 01-10-2015
MESMOQoE Orquestração Automática Energeticamente Eficiente de Redes Móveis Optimizando a Qualidade de Experiência P2020 01-09-2017 31-08-2019
MPEG ISO MPEG standardization IT/LA 01-07-1993 01-12-2007
MuViDisCo Multiview Video Disparity Compensation using Geometric Transforms IT/LA 01-06-2011 01-08-2014
MUVIS MUlti-view distributed coding for VIsual Sensor networks FCT/PTDC 01-03-2012 01-06-2015
PCR Progressive Point Cloud Representation FCT 01-06-2016 31-05-2019
QUALINET European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services ESF/COST 01-11-2010 01-10-2014
  • J. Ascenso, Outstanding Area Chair Award, IEEE 21st International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, 01-09-2019
  • E.L. Lopes, J. Ascenso, C. Brites, F. Pereira, ICME 2019 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, for the paper entitled "Adaptive Plane Projection for Video-Based Point Cloud Coding"., 01-07-2019
  • A. Javaheri, C. Brites, F. Pereira, J. Ascenso, Top 10% paper award, IEEE 19th Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, Luton, UK, 01-10-2017
  • J. Ascenso, Outstanding Reviewer Award at IEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing 2016 Conference, -, 01-11-2016
  • X. HoangVan, J. Ascenso, F. Pereira, Best Paper Award at Picture Coding Symposium’2015 ((Jun-2015)), Our paper ''Improving Enhancement Layer Merge Mode for HEVC Scalable Extension'' won the best paper award at the 31st Picture Coding Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 01-06-2015
  • IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality AIVR, Organizing Committee, 2018
  • IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, Organizing Committee, 2018
  • Visual Communications and Image Processing - VCIP, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, Organizing Committee, 2018
  • ACM international conference on Multimedia, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data BigMM, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo - ICME, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • Visual Communications and Image Processing - VCIP, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IEEE Workshop on MultiMedia Signal Processing - MMSP, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • Workshop on Signal Processing for Understanding Crowd Dynamics SPCROWD, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • International Conf. on Digital Signal Processing, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • INSTICC International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - SIGMAP, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • Workshop on Hot Topics in 3d Multimedia Hot3D, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Computing MMC, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • Workshop on Hot Topics in 3d Multimedia Hot3D, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data BigMM, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IEEE Global Conf. on Signal and Information Processing - Global SIP, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • Picture Coding Symp., Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • IEEE Workshop on MultiMedia Signal Processing - MMSP, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • International Symposium on Computer Vision and the Internet VisionNet, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • INSTICC International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - SIGMAP, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo - ICME, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience - QoMEX, Organizing Committee, 2016
  • Workshop on Distributed and Cooperative Visual Recognition and Analysis DCVRA, Organizing Committee, 2015
  • IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo - ICME, Organizing Committee, 2015
  • INSTICC International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - SIGMAP, Technical Programme Committee, 2015
  • European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO, Organizing Committee, 2014
  • IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Technical Programme Committee, 2014
  • IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo - ICME, Technical Programme Committee, 2014
  • European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO, Technical Programme Committee, 2013
  • IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo - ICME, Technical Programme Committee, 2013
  • International Conf. on Digital Signal Processing, Sessions Chairman, 2013
  • Picture Coding Symp., Technical Programme Committee, 2013
  • European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO, Technical Programme Committee, 2012
  • IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo - ICME, Technical Programme Committee, 2012
  • IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo - ICME, Technical Programme Committee, 2009
  • IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo - ICME, Technical Programme Committee, 2008
  • IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo - ICME, Technical Programme Committee, 2007
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 01-01-2019 - 01-01-2023
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 01-01-2019 - 01-01-2023
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 01-12-2014 - 01-12-2018
  • Signal Processing: Image Communication
    2015, 1 review(s); 2011, 4 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s); 2009, 2 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s); 2006, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Real-Time Image Processing
    2015, 1 review(s);

  • 2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
    2011, 6 review(s); 2010, 4 review(s); 2009, 2 review(s); 2006, 2 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
    2011, 1 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s); 2008, 3 review(s); 2005, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Communications Letters
    2011, 2 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s);
  • Multimedia Tools and Applications
    2011, 1 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
    2011, 1 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s);
  • Optical Engineering
    2011, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s);
  • Signal Processing
    2009, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s); 2006, 2 review(s); 2005, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
    2011, 1 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s);
  • IET Image Processing
    2010, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters
    2009, 2 review(s); 2007, 2 review(s); 2006, 2 review(s);