Keywords: visual perception, modeling, image processing, pattern recognition,
computer graphics, parallel computing, cognitive robotics
|Hans du Buf||The old fool||who pays the bills|
|João Rodrigues||Postdoc||the lab's "sous-chef"|
|Kasim Terzic||Postdoc||EU NeuralDynamics|
|Roberto Lam||PhD student||Surface rendering - mesh reduction|
|Jaime Martins||PhD student||FCT disparity etc.|
|Javier Pinilla-Dutoit||PhD student||EU NeuralDynamics|
|David Lobato||PhD student||EU NeuralDynamics|
|Mario Saleiro||PhD student||FCT Cognitive Robotics|
|Miguel Farrajota||PhD student||FCT optical flow / people tracking|
|Joao Tiago Jose||PhD student||FCT object recognition (Blavigator)|
|AliReza Azarfar||MSc student||Binaural source localisation|
|Mohammad Ashrafi||MSc student||Cognitive maps / robot navigation|
|Somayeh Shahrabadi||MSc student||User interface, SmartVision|
|Manuel Moreno||MSc student||FCT SmartVision/Blavigator|
|Ana Milene||Grad Student||view-invariant object recogn.|
Postdocs: Jos van Deemter, Stavri Nikolov, Florin Rotaru, Don Gallogly, Ulli Bobinger
PhD students: Jeroen Melchiors, Adrian Ciobanu, Luis Santos, Eddy Loke
MSc students: João Rodrigues, Roberto Lam, Pedro Guerreiro, Ulrich Schnier
Recent Grads: Ricardo Oliveira, Pedro Semeano, Luis Sismeiro, Filipe Marreiros, Paulo Oliveira, Samuel Nunes, Daniel Almeida
Others: Thomas Krause, Johannes Steffen
All Silicon Graphics computers have been substituted by PCs,
the Origin 200 server by a dual Intel Xeon (total 8 cores for OpenMP),
with various Nvidia graphics (Tesla etc.) for CUDA programming.
The Olympus BX40 microscope with Polaroid Digital Microscope Camera (max 1200x1600 in 24 bit color) and Physik Instrumente P-721.10 piezotranslator (max 90 microns; 10nm steps) is waiting for a student expert in optics and inverse ray-tracing, to tackle 3D reconstruction of transparent objects like diatom valves.
The Cambridge VSG2/3F Visual Stimulus Generator with OptiCal has been donated to Alexandra Reis from Psychology.
See this ASCII file for some benchmarking...
For a complete list of books and proceedings etc in the lab, go to our LIBRARY
2011-2015: NeuralDynamics - A neuro-dynamic framework for cognitive robotics: scene representation, behavioural sequences, and learning Coordinator: Prof. Gregor Schoener at INI, Uni Bochum.
2011-2013: Blavigator - Blind Navigator - a follow-up of SmartVision
SmartVision - Active vision for the blind - Started Jan 2008; three years; webpage "almost" up to date...
EU EXOCET/D started in 2004: Extreme Ecosystem Studies in the Deep Ocean - Technological Developments. 6th FP Global Change and Ecosystems. Duration 3 years.
SPMDlib - High-level parallelization tools
See also Introduction and Directive design
MOVIDE - Modeling Visual Detection
Duration: Oct 2000 - Oct 2003
Funding: FCT/MCT Lisbon
ISACS - Integrated System for the Analysis and
Characterization of the Seafloor
Duration: March 1996 - March 1999; extension until Sept 99
Funding: European Commission, MAST3 programme
AMOVIP - Advanced Modeling
of Visual Information Processing
Duration: April 1998 - April 2001
Funding: European Commission, INCO-ESPRIT programme
ADIAC - Automatic Diatom Identification And
Duration: May 1998 - May 2001
Funding: European Commission, MAST3 programme
- Scalable Environments and Parallel Computing
Duration: August 1997 - November 2000
Funding: PRAXIS XXI, TIT programme
For publications on texture and visual perception, look at the dubuf homepage.
New books are still arriving. See our LIBRARY
See almost updated list of PUBLICATIONS
TEXTURES can be found here.
LINE AND EDGE DETECTION can be found here.
An absolute must is to visit the
Computer Vision Home Page and the
Vision Science webpages,
where you can find almost all (?) our colleagues in the world working on computer
and/or human vision. Another useful site with lots of information is
You can also take a look at
Wavelets for Texture Analysis,
Wavelets Internet Sources,
and last but not least the
as well as the
If you are interested in neuroscience, including visual psychophysics, the modeling of visual perception, as well as neurophysiology of cortical processing, you can use a very powerful search engine at the Neuroscience Web Search site.
For discussions, FAQs, etc, see the newsgroups sci.image.processing and comp.ai.vision. Another useful source of information is Adrian Clark's PIXEL.
The Vision Laboratory is affiliated with the ISR Signal Processing Lab at the Tecnico in Lisbon and the Portuguese Association for Pattern Recognition APRP.
Dept of Electronics and Computer Science - FCT University of the Algarve Campus de Gambelas 8000 Faro Portugal The labs are in room 2.71 (tel. 7751) and 2.87 of the FCT, building 1 Tel (+351) 289 800900 extension 7761; lab: 7751 Fax (+351) 289 818560 Prof.dr.ir. J.M.H. du Buf Email: dubuf AT ualg DOT pt Homepage: dubuf
University of Algarve
Faculty of Sciences and Technology
CINTAL - Centre for Technological Research of the Algarve
Last update: Mar 2013 (NOT COMPLETE!) - HdB