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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
  • 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
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-04-2014, -
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-2002, Senior Member
  • 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
Supervision of theses
  • Extracting distinctive features from light-field images , MSc Student, José Maria Abecasis Teixeira, 04-2016
  • Video streaming over a IEEE 802.11n wireless network, MSc Student, Gonçalo Barreira, 11-2011
  • Video authentication for H.264/AVC, MSc Student, Marcos Salvador, 11-2011
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Content-Preserving Projection for Omnidirectional Images & Video, MSc Student, Pedro Cardoso, 12-2019
  • Deep Learning Based Image Coding, MSc Student, Filipe Maria Ferreira, 11-2019
  • Projection-based Dynamic Point Cloud Geometry Coding, MSc Student, Afonso Barroso Costa, 05-2019
  • Adaptive Plane Projection for Video-based Point Cloud Coding, MSc Student, Eurico Manuel Rodrigues Lopes, 11-2018
  • Perceptual Quality and Bit Rate Models for Omnidirectional Video, MSc Student, Francisco Garção Lopes, 05-2018
  • Ultra-narrow band satellite visual monitoring of high-sea fishing vessels, MSc Student, Pedro Miguel Garcia Perdigão, 05-2018
  • No-reference Quality Assessment of Free Viewpoint Video, MSc Student, Fábio Freire Rodrigues, 12-2017
  • 3D Video - Objective Quality Assessment Metrics, MSc Student, Miguel António Perdigão de Oliveira, 12-2017
  • Light Fields Imaging Coding, MSc Student, João Pedro de Carvalho Barreira Garrote, 11-2017
  • Objective Quality Assessment of 3D Synthesized Views, MSc Student, Luís Miguel Domingos Nunes, 11-2017
  • Dynamic 3D Point Cloud Compression, MSc Student, Miguel Branco Roque Nazaré Ferreira, 11-2017
  • Graph-based Point Cloud Compression, MSc Student, Paulo Jorge Robert de Oliveira Rente, 11-2017
  • Omnidirectional Video Coding, MSc Student, Guilherme Filipe Gonçalves Luz, 04-2017
  • Light Field based 360º Panoramas, MSc Student, André Alexandre Rodrigues Oliveira, 11-2016
  • Quality of Experience in DASH based video streaming services, MSc Student, João da Fonseca Ferreira, 10-2016
  • HEVC Cross Segment Decoding, MSc Student, Alexandre da Silva Pratas Gabriel, 04-2016
  • Codificação de Informação Holográfica, MSc Student, José Pedro Quadrilheiro Peixeiro, 04-2016
  • Statistical Reconstruction for Predictive Video Coding , MSc Student, Vítor Hugo Nunes Gomes, 05-2014
  • Distributed Video Coding with Geometric Transforms, MSc Student, Pedro Monteiro, 03-2013
  • Bit-depth scalable distributed video coding, MSc Student, Vasco Nascimento, 03-2013
  • 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
MESMOQoE Orquestração Automática Energeticamente Eficiente de Redes Móveis Optimizando a Qualidade de Experiência P2020 01-09-2017 31-08-2019
PCR Progressive Point Cloud Representation FCT 01-06-2016 31-05-2019

Closed Projects9

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
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
QUALINET European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services ESF/COST 01-11-2010 01-10-2014
  • 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 First IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality AIVR 2018, 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
  • 26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2018), 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
  • International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience - QoMEX, Organizing Committee, 2016
  • Workshop on Distributed and Cooperative Visual Representation 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 Conf. - 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 Conf. - 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 Conf. - 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 Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Tech.
    2011, 6 review(s); 2010, 4 review(s); 2009, 2 review(s); 2006, 2 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. 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 Trans. 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);