LUIS SANTOS
(photo taken at the AAL Forum 2015, ICC-Ghent, Belgium - 23 October, 2015.)
 
ISR- UC/ DEEC, Universidade de Coimbra, Polo II, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal
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Luís Santos holds a PhD from the University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal. He is currently an Invited Researcher at University of Coimbra and is acting as a Project and Technical Manager for the H2020 GrowMeUp Project (GA 643647 www.growmeup.eu).

He held a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Systems and Robotics of the University of Coimbra from October 2014 to March 2015. He acted as a seconded researcher from the UC to a company, Citard Services Ltd., within the scope of the Marie Curie IAPP Project Social Robot (GA 285870 - http://mrl.isr.uc.pt/projects/socialrobot), till the 30th of September, 2014. He holds a Pre-Bologna M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, specialization in Robotics and Automation by the Faculty of Science and Technology from the University of Coimbra. He worked as researcher in the area of human-robot interaction and action recognition using Laban Movement Analysis, within the BACS European Project from November 2007 to February 2010. His current research topics mainly focus on machine learning methods for autonomous cognitive systems and human motion analysis towards end-user applications. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems, Motion Analysis, Laban Movement Analysis, Bayesian Theory, Classification Algorithms, Computer Vision, Signal Processing, Robotics, Mobile Robotics, Manipulation Robotics.

EDUCATION


 
  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering by Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, specialization in Automation and Robotics, April 2014. ('Laban Movement Analysis: A Bayesian Computational Approach to Human Motion Hierarchical Analysis and Learning')
  • M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering by the Faculty of Science and Technology from the University of Coimbra, specialization in Automation and Robotics, February 2009. ('Bayesian Approach for 3-D Pose Estimation Using Monocular Vision Systems')
  • B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering by the Faculty of Science and Technology from the University of Coimbra, specialization in Automation and Robotics, June 2006.
  • Technical in Electronics and Electricity by Secondary School Avelar Brotero, Coimbra, Portugal, June 1998

 

COURSES AND TEACHING


 
  • From 2009-2012 - Class Monitor and Teaching Assistant (as Ph.D. Student), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal . 
    • (Assistance in the elaboration of electronic support of theoretical and laboratory classes. Monitoring of laboratory classes for the course of Microprocessor Systems. Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jorge Dias.)
 
SUPERVISION OF THESIS

 
  • Co-supervised an M.Sc. thesis: Jose Sousa - Person Identi cation System Based on Random Movement: Architecture, Design and ROS Implementation 
    • Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jorge Dias
    • Co-Supervisor: Luís Santos.
 
COOPERATION WITHIN SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY 

Main Speaker on Robot Reasoning Workshops on Bayesian Inference within the Social Robot project. (FP7-IAPP under grant agreement 285870).
Link: http://mrl.isr.uc.pt/projects/socialrobot (under dissemination - workshops).
 
Active reviewer for the following list of publications:
  • Conferences
    • ICRA International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    • IROS International Conference on Intelligent RObots and Systems 
  • Journals
    • PRL Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier
    • IS Journal of Information Sciences, Elsevier
    • IJRA International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Actapress
    • CIS Control and Intelligent Systems, Actapress
    • IEEE-TIFS Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE