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... Fernando Manuel Santos Perdigão

Senior Researcher

Fernando Perdigão

Academic position: Assistant Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Senior 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

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Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Coimbra, 29-06-1998
  • Dep. Eng. Electrotécnica e Computadores, FCTUC, Univ. Coimbra, 30-06-1998, Prof. Auxiliar
Supervision of theses
  • Real-Time Implementation of Automatic Assessment of Reading Ability of Children, MSc Student, David António Fonseca Almeida, 12-2017
  • Pseudo-word Generator for Linguistic Evaluation, MSc Student, Rui Pedro de Azevedo Venâncio, 12-2017
  • Phoneme recognition system for European Portuguese based on neural networks, MSc Student, Guilherme de Abreu Franco, 09-2016
  • System for Automatic Assessment of Reading Ability of Children, MSc Student, Hugo José de Sousa Ferreira, 09-2016
  • Speech Browsing, MSc Student, Luís Miguel Bagagem Castela, 09-2015
  • A. Veiga, D. Celorico, J. Proença, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Prosodic and Phonetic Features for Speaking Styles Classification and Detection, Chapter in, Advances in Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages, D. Torre Toledano, A. Ortega Giménez, A. Teixeira, J. González Rodríguez, L. Hernández Gómez, R. San Segundo Hernández, and D. Ramos Castro, Springer, Madrid, 2012
  • A. Veiga, S. Candeias, D. Celorico, J. Proença, F. Perdigão, Towards Automatic Classification of Speech Styles, Chapter in, Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language, H. Caseli, A. Villavicencio, A. Teixeira, and F. Perdigão, Springer, Coimbra, 2012
  • C. Lopes, F. Perdigão, Phone Recognition on the TIMIT Database, Chapter in, Speech Technologies, Ivo Ipsic, In-Tech, 2011
  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Integração Linguística em Sistemas de Conversão de Grafema para Fone(ma), Chapter in, Estudos de Linguística, Ana Luís, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, 2011
  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, New Prototypes of Syllable Structure for Teaching/Learning Portuguese, Chapter in, Language, Learning and Teaching, Siu-Lun Lee & Victoria Tuzlukova, Academic Press, Athens, Greece, 2011
  • C. Lopes, A. Veiga, F. Perdigão, Automatic Phone Clustering based on Confusion Matrices, Chapter in, Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language, T. Pardo, A. Branco, A., R. Vieira and V. de Lima, Springer, 2010
  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Conversor de grafemas para fones baseado em regras para português, Chapter in, Perspectivas sobre a Linguateca: 10 anos, Luís Costa, Diana Santos & Nuno Cardoso, Linguateca, Lisboa, 2008
  • C. Lopes, F. Perdigão, Event Detection by HMM, SVM and ANN: A Comparative Study, Chapter in, Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language, A. Teixeira, V. Lima, L. Oliveira, and P. Quaresma, Springer, 2008
  • S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Aspectos da percepção de /v/ (/b/): contributo para o estudo translinguístico de processamento .es - .pt, Chapter in, Aula Ibérica, Á. M. Dios, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, 2007
  • M. Gomes, F. Perdigão, J. B. Santos, M. J. S. F. S. Santos, M. C. Caixinha, J. Amaro, J.S.F. Ferreira, A.M.L.S.M. Morgado, SISTEMA DE AQUISIÇÃO ECOGRÁFICA PARA OFTALMOLOGIA USANDO UMA ARQUITECTURA SOC ZYNQ-7000, PPP 108836 C, September, 2015, (Pending)

Closed Projects7

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
AcuRec Acoustic Modelling for Speech Recognition IT/LA 01-09-2005 30-09-2007
AVATAR 3D Face Animation QREN 01-10-2009 01-10-2011
CATARATA DEVELOPMENT OF NEW METHODOLOGIES BASED ON ULTRASOUND TECHNIQUES FOR IN VIVO CATARACT CHARACTERIZATION FCT/PTDC 01-06-2013 01-06-2015
HE[eee]SIT[u]ATION HE[eee]SIT[u]ATION: Portuguese Hesitation Models FCT/PTDC 01-02-2011 01-06-2013
LETSREAD Automatic assessment of reading ability of children IT/LA 01-02-2014 01-03-2016
Tecnovoz Tecnovoz ADI 01-07-2006 01-09-2008
TICE.Healthy Systems of Health and Quality of Life QREN/COMPETE 01-01-2011 01-12-2014
  • J. Proença, D. Celorico, C. Lopes, M. D. Dias, M.Tjalve Tjalve, A. Stolcke, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Camões Prize 2016 for the Technologies for the Portuguese Language, Best paper award at PROPOR 2016 – International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese, given by the Camões Institue for the paper "Design and Analysis of a Database to Evaluate Children’s Reading Aloud Performance", 01-07-2016
  • A. Veiga, D. Celorico, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Prosodic and Phonetic Features for Speaking Styles Classification and Detection, one of the nine finalists for the IberSPEECH 2012 Microsoft best student paper award, 01-11-2012
  • A. Veiga, S. Candeias, F. Perdigão, Generating a pronunciation dictionary for European Portuguese using a mixed model, prize for the 3rd best paper in the 8th Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology (STIL 2011), Cuiabá, UFMG - Brazil, 01-10-2011
  • C. Lopes, F. Perdigão, VTLN through Frequency Warping Based on Pitch, prize for best paper in IEEE International Telecommunications Symposium-ITS2002, Natal, Brazil, 12-09-2002
  • M. Gomes, F. Perdigão, J. B. Santos, M. J. S. F. S. Santos, M. C. Caixinha, J. Amaro, J.S.F. Ferreira, A.M.L.S.M. Morgado, ESUS - Eye Scan Ultrasound System for Automatic Cataract Detection
  • International Conf. on Computational Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR, Conference Chairman, 2012
  • ISCA - Conf. of the International Speech Communication Association - INTERSPEECH, Organizing Committee, 2005
  • IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    2011, 1 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s);
  • ISCA - Conf. of the International Speech Communication Association - INTERSPEECH
    2015, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s);
  • I Iberian SLTech - I Joint SIG-IL/Microsoft Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages
    2009, 1 review(s);
  • International Conf. on Computational Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR
    2014, 1 review(s);