José Bioucas Dias, researcher from IT at Lisbon, was awarded the 2010 UTL-Santander prize in the area of Electrical Engineering. Also an honorable mention was awarded to IT researchers Fernando Pereira and Carlos Fernandes.
IT now gathers a good record of UTL-Santander prizes. In the first edition in 2007, the prize was awarded to Mário Figueiredo and in 2008 to Adolfo Cartaxo. In 2009 an honorable mention was awarded to José Bioucas Dias and to Fernando Pereira.
The prizes were awarded by Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (UTL) in collaboration with Banco Santander Totta, and are intended to promote publication of high standard scientific papers in the best scientific Journals, by faculty and researchers from UTL and related research institutes.
In September 2010, Fernando Pereira was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the IEEE Signal Processing Society for dedication and leadership in organizing the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP).