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... Pedro António Amado Assunção

Senior Researcher

Pedro Assunção

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

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Address: IT Branch – Leiria
Morro do Lena - Alto do Vieiro
Leiria
2411 - 901
Tel: 244820340
Fax: 244820310


Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, University of Essex, 26-03-1998
  • MSc, Universidade de Coimbra, 20-04-1994
  • Licenciatura, Universidade de Coimbra, 30-09-1988
  • Video coding, adaptation, transcoding and networking
  • Multiview, Light Field and 360-degree video coding
  • Multiple description and scalable video coding
  • Video quality evaluation
  • Error resilience and concealment in visual communications
  • Signal reconstruction and applications
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-1999, Senior Member
  • Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, 01-09-1990, Coordinator Professor
  • Eletrónica I, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Lic. Engenharia Eletrotécnica e Computadores
  • Multimedia Communications, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, MSc in Electrical Engineering - Telecommunications
  • Analog Electronics - II, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Electrical Engineering
  • Sistemas de Comunicações Multimédia, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Mestrado em Eng. Eletrotécnica
  • Eletrónica II, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Eng. Eletrotécnica e Computadores
Supervision of theses
  • Methods for balancing the computational complexity of HEVC decoding in multicore platforms, Research Grant, Victor Hugo Brás da Costa, 12-2017
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Structure Tensor-based Depth Estimation from Light Field Images, MSc Student, Rui Miguel Leonel Lourenço, 01-2019
  • Sistema de Comunicação entre Veículos com Integração Sensorial, MSc Student, Filipe Marques Raimundo, 11-2011
  • SAIPD – Sistema de Aquisição de Imagens Plenóticas Dermatológicas, BSc Student, , 09-2016
  • P.A. Assunção, A. Gotchev, Introduction, Chapter in, 3D Visual Content Creation, Coding and Delivery, Pedro Amado Assuncao and Atanas Gotchev, Springer International Publishing AG Springer Nature, New York, 2019
  • S.M.M. Faria, S. Marcelino Marcelino, J Debono, S.S. Soares, P.A. Assunção, Error Concealment Methods for Multiview Video and Depth, Chapter in, 3D Visual Content Creation, Coding and Delivery, Pedro Assunção and Atanas Gotchev, Springer International Publishing AG Springer Nature, New York, 2019
  • C. Conti, L. D. Soares, P. Nunes, C. Perra, P.A. Assunção, M. Sjöström, Y. Li, R. Olsson, U. Jennehag, Light Field Image Compression, Chapter in, 3D Visual Content Creation, Coding and Delivery, Pedro Assunção and Atanas Gotchev, Springer International Publishing AG Springer Nature, New York, 2019
  • Pedro F. Correia, P.A. Assunção, V. Silva, Multiple Description Coding for Multipath Video Streaming, Chapter in, Emerging Research on Networked Multimedia Communication Systems, IGI Global, Hershey, 2016
  • P.A. Assunção, L.F.H.P. Pinto, S.M.M. Faria, 3D Media Representation and Coding, Chapter in, 3D Future Internet Media, Ahmet Kondoz and Tasos Dagiuklas, Springer, New York, 2014
  • G. Corrêa, P.A. Assunção, P.A. Assunção, L. Agostini, L. A. S. C. Cruz, Computational Resource Management for Video Coding in Mobile Environments, Chapter in, Resource Management in Mobile Computing Environments, Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis, Evangelos Pallis, George Mastorakis, Springer, Berlin, 2014
  • F.N. Neves, S.S. Soares, P.A. Assunção, F.T. Tavares, S. C. Cardeal, Methods for Quality Assessment in Enterprise VoIP Communications, Chapter in, Sociotechnical Enterprise Information Systems Design and Integration, Maria Cruz-Cunha, João Varajão & António Trigo, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2013
  • F.N. Neves, S.S. Soares, P.A. Assunção, F.T. Tavares, Enhanced VoIP by signal reconstruction and voice quality assessment, Chapter in, VoIP Technologies, Shigeru Kashihara, In-Tech, Rijeka, Croatia, 2011
  • S. Moiron, M. Ghanbari, P.A. Assunção, S.M.M. Faria, Video Transcoding Techniques, Chapter in, Recent Advances in Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications, Grgic, Mislav; Delac, Kresimir; Ghanbari, Mohammed, Springer, 2009
  • P.A. Assunção, Arquitecturas e Nível de Sistema, Chapter in, Comunicações Áudiovisuais - Tecnologias, Normas e Aplicações, Fernando Pereira, IST Press, Lisboa, 2009
  • P. Cordeiro, J. Gomez-Pulido, P.A. Assunção, Efficient Constrained Video Coding for Low Complexity Decoding, Chapter in, Image Analysis and Recognition, Aurélio Campilho and Mohamed Kamel, Springer, Berlin, 2008

Currently running projects2

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
ARoundVision All aRound panoramic Vision for smart and secure environments FCT/POCI, PO Centro 19-06-2018 19-06-2021
PlenoISLA Plenoptic imaging for skin lesion assessment FCT/POCI, P2020 25-07-2018 24-07-2021

Closed Projects11

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
3D-ConTourNet 3D Content Creation, Coding and Transmission over Future Media Networks EC/FP7 01-05-2012 01-06-2016
3D-SERVICIS Scalable Error Resilient 3D Holoscopic Video Coding for Immersive Systems FCT 01-06-2014 01-05-2016
3DVAP 3D video adaptation based on perceptual metrics FCT/PTDC 01-03-2011 01-03-2014
3DVQM 3D Video Quality Monitor IT/LA 01-11-2011 01-03-2015
ACode180Video Real-Time Acquisition and Coding of Panoramic 180-Degree Video IT/LA 01-04-2017 01-03-2017
DermoPleno Dermo­Plenoptic imaging for skin lesion assessment IT/LA 01-04-2016 01-12-2018
H2M H.264 to MPEG-2 Video Transcoder for Digital TV IT/LA 01-10-2005 01-12-2007
LFLS Light Field Laser Speckle in Medical Imaging (confidential) 01-04-2017 01-03-2018
P3DTV Performance Optimisation in 3D TV Broadcasting Services IPLeiria 01-11-2009 01-10-2011
UDICMI Ultra High Definition Image Communication for Medical Imaging QREN 01-01-2013 01-03-2015
VT Video transcoding between H.264 and MPEG-2 British Council, CCISP 01-04-2009 01-03-2011
  • G. Corrêa, P.A. Assunção, L. Agostini, L. A. S. C. Cruz, Best Paper Award (ICECS 2014), Best Paper Award at the 21st IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS 2014) for the paper entitled "Classification-Based Early Termination for Coding Tree Structure Decision in HEVC". Award given by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society., 01-12-2014
  • J. F. M. Carreira, E.E. Ekmekcioglu, A. Kondoz, P.A. Assunção, S.M.M. Faria, V. De Silva De Silva, IEEE ICIP 2014 - Top 10% Paper Award, The Organizing Committee of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, recognized the following paper as one of the “Top 10%” papers in ICIP 2014 Technical Program as based on reviewer scores and recommendations: "Selective Motion Vector Redundancies for Improved Error Resilience in HEVC” by Joao Carreira, Erhan Ekmekcioglu, Ahmet Kondoz, Pedro Assuncao, Sergio Faria and Varuna De Silva., 01-09-2014
  • P.A. Assunção, IEEE ICME 2013 Quality Reviewer, In recognition of the quality reviewing performed for the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, San Jose, CA, July 15-19, 2013., 01-07-2013
  • P.A. Assunção, Best Poster Award, Best Poster Award at the EU COST Training School on Plenoptic Capture, Processing and Reconstruction, Mid-Sweden University, for the work entitled "Non-Uniform Asymmetric 3D Video Coding using Regions of Perceptual Interest" (with Luis Pinto, MSc Student), 01-06-2013
  • P.A. Assunção, University of Essex - British Telecom Postgraduate Publication Prize 1997-98, The BT Laboratories Prize was awarded for the best published work by a postgraduate student, for the paper entitled "Transcoding of single-layer MPEG video into lower rates", IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image and Signal Processing, 144(6):377-383, December 1997., 11-06-1998
  • P.A. Assunção, From 3D video communications to immersive shared experiences, Invited Talks, SceneNet Audiovisual Workshop, 01-10-2015 | Link
  • S.M.M. Faria, P.A. Assunção, International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, Editor of Conference Proceedings, ISBN-978-989-8111-13-5, 01-07-2007
  • P.A. Assunção, Rate Control for Object Based Video Coding, PhD Thesis Jury, Paulo Nunes, 01-07-2007
  • S.M.M. Faria, P.A. Assunção, International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, Editor of Conference Proceedings, ISBN-972-8865-64-3, 07-08-2006
  • P.A. Assunção, Digital TV – Vídeo Coding, Tutorial, Technical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland, 15-07-2005
  • P.A. Assunção, Error Resilience for Object-Based Video Coding, PhD Thesis Jury, Luís Eduardo de Pinho Ducla Soares, Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, 20-04-2004
  • P.A. Assunção, Digital TV – an overview, Seminars, Internal English Electrical Engineering Seminars, IEEES’2001, IPLeiria/ESTG, Leiria, Portugal, 27-10-2001
  • P.A. Assunção, Técnicas e Sistemas para Transmissão de Televisão Digital, Seminars, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 27-07-2001
  • P.A. Assunção, Scalable coding and transcoding techniques for QoS adaptation, Tutorial, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 13-05-2001
  • P.A. Assunção, The DVB standards for Digital Television, Tutorial, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 11-05-2001
  • P.A. Assunção, Standard video coding algorithms, Tutorial, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 10-05-2001
  • P.A. Assunção, Real Time Transmission of Compressed Multimedia - System Analysis, Tutorial, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 09-05-2001
  • P.A. Assunção, O Sistema DVB – Digital Video Broadcasting, Seminars, Seminário sobre Televisão Digital, Ordem dos Engenheiros, Lisboa, Portugal, 14-07-2000
  • P.A. Assunção, O Instituto Politécnico de Leiria no Portugal Digital do Século XXI, Seminars, 1º Congresso do Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Leiria, 09-03-2000
  • P.A. Assunção, A norma MPEG-2 Video, Seminars, Seminário sobre Televisão Digital, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro, 17-01-2000
  • P.A. Assunção, Sistemas Flexíveis de Codificação de Vídeo para Televisão Digital, Seminars, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 27-06-1999
  • P.A. Assunção, Técnicas de Transcodificação para Controlo de Largura de Banda de Video Digital Comprimido, Seminars, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 27-06-1999
  • P.A. Assunção, Rate-Distortion Optimization Algorithm for Video Transcoding, Invited Talks, Boom Corporation, Fremont, California, USA, 23-08-1998
  • P.A. Assunção, Pedro A. Amado Assunção, Video Transcoding Architectures – Efficiency and Performance, Invited Talks, Boom Corporation, Fremont, California, USA, 15-12-1997
  • P.A. Assunção, Vídeovigilância Inteligente em Ambientes Aquáticos: Detecção Precoce de Afogamento em Piscinas Domésticas, PhD Thesis Jury, Nuno Peixoto,
  • International Conf. on Telecommunications and Multimedia (Temu), Organizing Committee, 2016
  • IARIA International Conference on Advances in Signal, Image and Video Processing SIGNAL, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • IEEE ICC Workshop - Quality of Experience-based Management for Future Internet Applications and Services - QoE-FI, Organizing Committee, 2016
  • International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems SITIS, Scientific Committee, 2015
  • IEEE Conf. on Computer as a Tool (EUROCON), Scientific Committee, 2015
  • IEEE International Conf. on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics - ICACI, Technical Programme Committee, 2015
  • 3DTV Conf. - 3DTV-CON, Conference Chairman, 2015
  • IEEE ICC Workshop - Quality of Experience-based Management for Future Internet Applications and Services - QoE-FI, Technical Programme Chairman, 2015
  • Visual Communications and Image Processing - VCIP, Sessions Chairman, 2014
  • Conf. sobre Redes de Computadores - CRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2014
  • IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Technical Programme Committee, 2014
  • European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO, Technical Programme Committee, 2014
  • IEEE ICC Workshop - Immersive and Interactive Multimedia Communications over the Future Internet, Organizing Committee, 2013
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Organizing Committee, 2007
  • International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, Technical Programme Chairman, 2007
  • Guest Editor, IEEE COMSOC MMTC Communications - Frontiers, 01-01-2016 - 31-07-2016
  • IEEE Trans. on Image Processing
    2015, 2 review(s); 2005, 3 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Multimedia
    2015, 12 review(s); 2014, 12 review(s); 2010, 2 review(s); 2008, 2 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s); 2005, 2 review(s); 2004, 1 review(s); 2003, 3 review(s); 2002, 5 review(s); 1999, 1 review(s); 1998, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Tech.
    2017, 7 review(s); 2016, 7 review(s); 2015, 5 review(s); 2014, 3 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s); 2011, 3 review(s); 2010, 2 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s); 2007, 2 review(s); 2005, 1 review(s);
  • Advances in Multimedia
    2007, 1 review(s);
  • Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
    2011, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
    2011, 1 review(s);
  • EURASIP Jounal on Image and Video Processing
    2012, 2 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s);
  • Computer Journal
    2010, 1 review(s);
  • Multimedia Tools and Applications
    2014, 1 review(s);
  • EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011
    2011, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo - ICME
    2017, 1 review(s); 2016, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s);
  • Conf. Científica e Tecnológica em Engenharia - CCTE
    2007, 1 review(s);
  • International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conf. - Mobimedia
    2007, 1 review(s);
  • INSTICC International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - SIGMAP
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP
    2017, 1 review(s); 2015, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s);
  • 3DTV Conf. - 3DTV-CON
    2016, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s);
  • Picture Coding Symp.
    2009, 1 review(s);
  • Visual Communications and Image Processing - VCIP
    2017, 1 review(s); 2016, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Conf. on Computer as a Tool (EUROCON)
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Conf. on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics - ICACI
    2017, 1 review(s); 2016, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data BigMM
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems SITIS
    2016, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s);
  • European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO
    2016, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s);
  • Conf. sobre Redes de Computadores - CRC
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • IARIA International Conference on Advances in Signal, Image and Video Processing SIGNAL
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • International Workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing - QoEMCS
    2013, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s);
  • International Conf. on Telecommunications and Multimedia (Temu)
    2014, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s);
  • Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • International Workshop on 3D Multimedia for Mobile and Wireless Networks - 3D-MMWM
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers - CETC
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • ACM and IEEE International Conf. on Connected Vehicles & Expo - ICCVE
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE ICC Workshop - Immersive and Interactive Multimedia Communications over the Future Internet
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conf. - CCNC
    2014, 1 review(s);