Joćo Filipe Ferreira
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Staff researcher at the Mobile Robotics Laboratory at the Institute of Systems and Robotics, Coimbra Pole, since 1999.

Principal Investigator (PI) for the FCT/COMPETE nationally funded project CASIR (Coordinated Control of Stimulus-Driven and Goal-Directed Multisensory Attention Within the Context of Social Interaction with Robots - PTDC/EEI-AUT/3010/2012).

Member of the IEEE and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) since 2012.

Occasional and Recurring Research Activities


Since 2010 to present: Reviewer (Journals)
Since 2010 to present: Reviewer (Conferences)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2012), Vilamoura, Portugal.
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), San Francisco, California.
  • 12th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS 2011),  Delft, The Netherlands.
  • 19th IEEE International Symposium in Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2010), Viareggio, Italy.
September 2011: Scientific Comitee Member

1st Workshop on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS)

Malaga, Spain

November 2009: Session Chair

Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous and Mobile Robots

IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, Cambridge USA

Invited talks


 November 2012: Multidisciplinaridade e Interdisciplinaridade na Universidade de Coimbra

João Filipe Ferreira

FCTUC - Incubadora do Saber

Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Presentation (in Portuguese; needs Flash Player to work):

March 2008: Active Exploration Using Bayesian Models for Multimodal Perception

João Filipe Ferreira, Miguel Castelo-Branco and Jorge Dias

Computational and cognitive models for audio-visual interactions workshop

English Peak District

Prior Research Activities


From Nov. 2011 until Nov. 2012:

Post-Doc researcher

Mobile Robotics Laboratory, Institute of Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra

From Jan. 2006 until Jan. 2010: Researcher (Staff)

BACS (Bayesian Approach to Cognitive Systems) − Integrated Project conducted under the Thematic Priority: Information Society Technologies − Sub-topic: Cognitive Systems − of the 6th Framework Program of the European Commission

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra, Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Coimbra

 From Jan. 2006 until Jan. 2010: Ph. D. Fellow

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra

IBILI, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra

From Jan. until Dec. 2005: Research Fellow

Project POSI/SRI/45151/2002 − Multi-modality Medical Image Registration for Eye Diagnosis

ISR (Coimbra Pole)

CNTM, AIBILI, Universidade de Coimbra

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

From Nov. until Dec. 2004: Research Services Provider

Projecto Estruturante em Biomedicina

Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar

From Aug. 2001 until Jul. 2002: Research Fellow (B.I.C.)

ISR (Coimbra Pole)

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia/CERN

From Nov. 2000 until Apr. 2001: Research Fellow (Scholarship for R&D Technicians)

Instituto Pedro Nunes

Physics Deparment, FCT University of Coimbra

ISA (Mondefin Group)

From Sep. 1997 until Jul. 1999: Research Fellow

ISR (Coimbra Pole)

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