Laboratory of Signal Processing (LaPS) is associated to Faculty of Computer Engineering and Telecommunications (FCT) and Faculty of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (FEEB) of the Institute of Technology (ITEC) of Federal University of Pará (UFPA). It's an academic environment formed by professors and students of the University with interest in developing projects with technologies that benefit the students and the community. The students put into practice knowledge taught in the classroom and develop their research. The technology developed in LaPS is destined to the community, aiming to improve their quality of health, culture, etc.
LaPS aims to carry out undergraduate and graduate teaching and research activities and develop projects and provide services in areas related to computer vision and general signal processing. In addition, LaPS seeks to become a laboratory of excellence in the area of Signal Processing, supporting government agencies and private companies with state-of-the-art technology and qualified professionals.
The Laboratory mainly serves students of the undergraduate courses in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
LaPS carries out research in several areas of signal processing, with a recent emphasis on the following areas:
Visual Quality Evaluation: development and performance analysis of visual quality metrics applied to digital image and video; development and use of methodologies to obtain subjective data of visual quality, evaluation of visual quality in medical images.
Image analysis: techniques for automatic image analysis and component inspection.
Eye-tracking systems: eye tracking data capture, investigation of strategies to evaluate / improve the performance of eye-tracking systems, use of visual attention models to reduce calibration step, detection and tracking strategies of pupil and techniques of head position estimation.
Holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Pará (1995), a master's and a doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (1998 and 2003, respectively) and post-doctorate from Polytech Nantes (2016). Is currently associate professor at the Federal University of Pará, where he develops teaching and research activities. He has experience in the area of digital signal processing, with emphasis on image and video processing, working mainly on the following topics: metrics for visual quality evaluation, image analysis, image restoration, eye tracking systems and visual attention models.
Graduated in Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Pará (2016). Master's degree in Electrical Engineering by the Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering of the Federal University of Pará (2017) and member of the Laboratory of Signal Processing. He has experience in signal processing with emphasis on image and video processing, acting mainly in image and video coding, evaluation of visual quality, remote sensing and computational vision.
Laboratory of Signal Processing - LaPS:
LaPS is located at the Federal University of Pará, on the 2nd floor of the building attached to LEEC - Laboratory of Electrical Engineering and Computing. LEEC is close to the Professional Sectorial Auditorium.