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Pedro Vieira wins the SENSORDEVICES 2019 Best Paper Award

on 15-12-2019

... Pedro Vieira, from the Radio Systems group, IT in Lisbon, is one of the co-authors of the paper "Cooperative Communication between Vehicles and Road Infrastructures through Visible Light”, winner of the Best Paper Award in the 10th International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications - SENSORDEVICES 2019. The other authors were Manuel Augusto Vieira, Manuela Vieira and Paula Louro (all from ISEL/CTS-UNINOVA).

"In this paper, a road-to-vehicle communication system, based on Visible Light Communication (VLC), is proposed. Street lamps and traffic lights are used, respectively for lighting purposes and traffic control concomitantly with the broadcast of the information (infrastructure ID and traffic message). On-vehicle VLC receivers, decode the message, perform V2V distance measurements and, using the headlights and taillights, resend the information to the next cars or to the traffic lights.

An Infrastructure-to-Vehicle-to-Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (I2V2V2I) traffic scenario is established and characterized, and an algorithm to decode the information was presented. A phasing traffic flow was developed as a proof of concept. The experimental results confirm the cooperative VLC architecture", explained Pedro Vieira.

Held in Nice, France, during October 27-31, SENSORDEVICES 2019 continues a series of events focusing on sensor devices themselves, the technology-capturing style of sensors, special technologies, signal control and interfaces, and particularly sensors-oriented applications. The evolution of the nano-and microtechnologies, nanomaterials, and the new business services make the sensor device industry and research on sensor-themselves very challenging.

José Bioucas-Dias among the world´s most influential researchers for the second year in a row

on 04-12-2019

... José Bioucas-Dias is for the second consecutive year on the Highly Cited Researchers list, in the category of Geosciences.

According to the publisher Clarivate Analytics, this list aggregates the “World´s most Influential Scientific Minds”, representing one of the most prestigious sources to evaluate the impact of scientific publications, researchers and institutions. Each year, the Web of Science Group identifies the world’s most influential researchers. The select few who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. In 2019, fewer than 6,300, or 0.1%, of the world's researchers, across 21 research fields, have earned this exclusive distinction. The list of Highly Cited Researchers 2019 represents over 1,200 institutions, across more than 60 countries, including 23 Nobel Laureates — three of whom received the Nobel prize in 2019.

A Professor of Instituto Superior Técnico and a Senior Researcher with the Pattern and Image Analysis group of IT, this is the third appearance of José Bioucas-Dias on this list. His first appearance was in 2015, together with Mário Figueiredo, who, despite not being included on this year´s list, was present in all five previous editions.