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... Luis Alberto da Silva Cruz

Senior Researcher

Luís Cruz

Academic position: Assistant Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Thematic Line: Information and Data Sciences
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
  • 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
  • Video Coding
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Image Coding
As Supervisor
As Co-supervisor
  • 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
  • Rafael Rodrigues, A. Perkis, C. Timmerer, S. Baraković, J. Husić, S. Bech, S. Bosse, J. Botev, K. Brunnström, L. A. S. C. Cruz, K. Moor, A. Saibanti, W. Durnez, S. Egger-Lampl, U. Engelke, T. Falk, A. Hameed, A. Hines, T. Kojic, D. Kukolj, E. Liotou, D. Milovanovic, S. Möller, N. Murray, B. Naderi, M. Sousa, S. Perry, A. Pinheiro, A. Pinilla, A. Raake, S. Agrawal, U. Reiter, R. Schatz, P. Schelkens, S. Schmidt, S. Sabet, A. Singla, L. Skorin-Kapov, M. Suznjevic, S. Uhrig, S. Vlahović, J. Voigt-Antons, S. Zadtootaghaj, QUALINET White Paper on Definitions of Immersive Media Experience (IMEx), 2020,
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  • L. A. S. C. Cruz, A. Van der Avoird, R.P. Kleihorst, Motion Vector Processing, US35250599, National, Granted, 07-07-1998, United States
  • L. A. S. C. Cruz, A. Van der Avoird, R.P. Kleihorst, Motion Vector Processing, PCT/IB99/01194, PCT, 10-09-1998

Closed Projects9

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 FCT/CAPES 01-01-2014 01-09-2016
AVATAR 3D Face Animation QREN 01-10-2009 01-10-2011
CIBME CIBME - Compressão de Imagens Biomédicas de Modalidades Emergentes IT/LA 01-05-2020 31-12-2023
EmergIMG Emerging Image Modalities Representation and Compression FCT/PTDC 01-06-2016 01-06-2020
FAVIETOL Fast Video Encoding and Transcoding using Online Learning FCT 01-04-2017 01-03-2018
LandMark LandMark FCT/POCI 26-07-2018 25-07-2022
MEDICOMP Spatiotemporal compression of volumetric medical images IT/LA 01-09-2014 01-09-2016
PCCOMPQ Point Cloud Compression and Quality Evaluation FCT 01-05-2017 01-04-2018
  • 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
  • IEEE European Workshop on Visual Information Processing - EUVIP, Scientific Committee, 2019
  • Workshop on High Performance Computing, Conference Chairman, 2010
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
    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);