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Luís Cruz

Academic position: Assistant 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: Dep. of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Univ. of Coimbra
Pólo 2 UC
3030-290 Coimbra
Tel: +351 239 796 348
Fax: +351 239 796 273

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Luis Cruz received the Licenciado and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 1989 and 1993 respectively. He also holds an MSc degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, US granted in 1997 and 2000 respectively. He has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Coimbra in Portugal since 1990 first as a Teaching Assistant and as an Assistant Professor since 2000. He is a researcher of the Institute for Telecommunications of Coimbra where he works on video processing and coding, medical image processing and wireless communications. He is a member of the EURASIP, SPIE and IEEE technical societies.

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 29-12-2000
  • MSc, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 29-08-1997
  • Licenciatura, Universidade de Coimbra, 01-07-1989
  • Video Coding
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Image Coding
  • SPIE, 01-01-2014, Associate
  • EURASIP, 01-01-2013, Member
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-2011, Senior
  • Dep. of Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of Coimbra, 01-01-1990, Assistant Professor
Supervision of theses
  • Optimization of 360 video encoding using HEVC, MSc Student, Iago Coelho Storch, 08-2018
  • Pathology-specific retinal image quality estimation, MSc Student, Catarina Penacho, 02-2018
  • Retinal vascular tree segmentation using deep processing, MSc Student, Francisca Agra de Almeida Quadros, 09-2017
  • TV content identification based on lightweight texture and motion analysis, MSc Student, Francisco Miguel Moreira Miranda Melo Tavares, 09-2017
  • TV content identification through bitrate analysis, MSc Student, Ricardo Cordeiro de Sousa, 05-2017
  • Volume segmentation algorithms for application to 3D printing of human organ replicas , MSc Student, Ricardo Miguel Machado Ribeiro Guerra, 09-2016
  • Reconstrução Automática da Rede Capilar da Retina de um Paciente, MSc Student, Rute Marto, 09-2016
  • Micrometastasis detection guidance by whole-slide image texture analysis in colorectal lymph nodes correlated with QUS parameters, MSc Student, Rui Miguel Morgado Venâncio, 07-2016
  • Implementation and Optimization of Photocoagulation Retinal Treatment Detection Algorithms, MSc Student, Nuno Filipe Girão Santos Almeida, 05-2016
  • Contributions to the Automatic Detection of Laser Marks in Retinal Digital Fundus Images, MSc Student, João Gonçalo Ramalho de Almeida e Sousa, 09-2015
  • 3D-HEVC computational complexity reduction techniques, MSc Student, Nuno Miguel Fernandes Carvalho, 07-2015
  • Load balancing for parallel 3D HEVC coding, MSc Student, Ricardo António da Silva Rocha, 07-2015
  • Volumetric medical image compression , MSc Student, Rui Daniel Ribeiro Peliteiro, 07-2015
  • Search acceleration methods for large retinal image databases, MSc Student, Diana Craveiro Mourão, 09-2013
  • 3D IPTV Quality Assessment, MSc Student, João Ricardo Simões Soares, 09-2013
  • Implementation of urban radio coverage prediction methods using GIS, MSc Student, David Marques, 09-2012
  • Implementation of sub-urban radio coverage prediction methods using GIS, MSc Student, João Tiago dos Santos Martins, 09-2012
  • Computable subjective measures for evaluation of 3D video quality, MSc Student, Tiago Simões Gonçalves, 09-2012
  • Spatially varying transforms in video coding, MSc Student, Fernando Morais, 07-2012
  • Retinal image quality evaluation, MSc Student, João Miguel Pires Dias, 07-2012
  • Implementation of Medical Image Registration Methods in Ophthalmology Software Suite, MSc Student, Tiago Luis Leite de Bessa Ferreira, 07-2012
  • Compressão de imagem de baixa complexidade para tele-contagem - II, MSc Student, Anselmo Vivas, 09-2011
  • Coverage Optimization for 3D RFID-based Location, MSc Student, Cristina Sofia Ramos dos Santos, 09-2011
  • Block edge masks e a recepção DVB-T, MSc Student, João Paulo Viana Duque, 09-2010
  • Classificação Multimodal da Retina, MSc Student, Pedro Rodrigues, 09-2010
  • Sistema para localização e identificação de logomarcas, MSc Student, Edgar Lopes, 09-2009
  • Sistema de localização baseado em sinais 802.11, MSc Student, Raul Carvalho Morgado, 09-2009
  • Compression of 3D TV signals, MSc Student, Marcos Alexandre Amador Medeiros, 12-2008
  • Localização baseada em medição de potência de sinais GSM, MSc Student, Alcino Miguel Santos, 08-2006
  • Localização baseada em medição de potência de sinais GSM, MSc Student, André Silva Cabrita, 08-2006
  • Localização baseada em medição de potência de sinais GSM, MSc Student, Ricardo Jorge Capela Queirós, 08-2006
  • Desenvolvimento de uma plataforma de comunicação de vídeo H.264, MSc Student, Catarina Isabel Dinis Francisco, 09-2005
  • Desenvolvimento de uma plataforma de comunicação de vídeo H.264, MSc Student, Nuno José Sequeira Rodrigues, 09-2005
  • L. A. S. C. Cruz, J. Galveia, A. T. Travassos, F. Q. Quadros, Computer Aided Diagnosis in Ophthalmology: Deep Learning Applications, Chapter in, Classification in BioApps Automation of Decision Making, Nilanjan Dey, Amira S. Ashour, Surekha Borra, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2018
  • 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
  • L. A. S. C. Cruz, A. Van der Avoird, R.P. Kleihorst, Motion Vector Processing, US6249548, June, 2001, (Pending)
  • L. A. S. C. Cruz, A. Van der Avoird, R.P. Kleihorst, Motion Vector Processing, EP1034660A2, September, 2000, (Pending)
  • R.P. Kleihorst, A. Van der Avoird, L. A. S. C. Cruz, Motion Vector Processing, WO003545A3, April, 2000, (Pending)

Currently running projects1

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
LandMark LandMark FCT/POCTI 26-07-2018 27-07-2021

Closed Projects5

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
3DVQM 3D Video Quality Monitor IT/LA 01-11-2011 01-03-2015
AARCHEVC Algorithms and architectures for HEVC/H.265 compatible 3D video coders 01-01-2014 01-09-2016
AVATAR 3D Face Animation QREN 01-10-2009 01-10-2011
FAVIETOL Fast Video Encoding and Transcoding using Online Learning FCT 01-04-2017 01-03-2018
MEDICOMP Spatiotemporal compression of volumetric medical images IT/LA 01-09-2014 01-09-2016
  • 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
  • Workshop on High Performance Computing, Conference Chairman, 2010
  • IEEE Trans. on Multimedia
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Tech.
    2010, 1 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine
    2010, 1 review(s);

  • 2008, 1 review(s); 2006, 1 review(s);
  • IASTED International Conf. on Signal Processing and Digital Filtering
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Conf. on Intelligent Robotic Systems - IROS
    2003, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Conf. on Robotics and Automation - ICRA
    2009, 1 review(s);