João Manuel R. S. Tavares
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
João Manuel R. S. Tavares graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto - Portugal (1992); MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the field of Industrial Informatics, University of Porto (1995); PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto (2001). From 1995 to 2000 he was a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (INEB).
He has been senior researcher and project coordinator at the Laboratory of Optical and Experimental Mechanics (LOME) at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management (INEGI) since 2001. Between 2001 and 2011, he was Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DEMec) of the Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto (FEUP), and he has been Associate Professor at DEMec since 2011.
He is co-author of more than 350 scientific papers in national and international journals and conferences, co-editor of 18 international books and guest-editor of several special issues of international journals. In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging “ & “ Visualization (CMBBE: Imaging “ & “ Visualization); Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics (IJBB); Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Computational Vision and Biomechanics (IJCV” & “B); Co-Editor of the Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics (LNCV” & “B); Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (JASP), Journal of Engineering, ISRN Machine Vision, Advances in Biomechanics “ & “ Applications, and of the Journal of Computer Science (INFOCOMP), and reviewer of several international scientific journals.
Since 2001, he has been Supervisor and Co-Supervisor of several MSc and PhD thesis and involved in several research projects, both as researcher and as scientific coordinator. Additionally, he is co-author of 3 international patents and 2 national patents.
He has been Co-Chairman of various international conferences, such as: CompIMAGE 2006/2010/2012, VipIMAGE 2007/2009/2011/2013, CIBEM 2011, BioDENTAL 2009/2012, TMSi 2010, IMAGAPP 2009 and EUROMEDIA 2008; and of numerous mini-symposia, workshops and thematic sessions. In addition, he has been a member of scientific and organizing committees of several national and international conferences.
His main research areas include Computational Vision, Medical Imaging, Computational Mechanics, Scientific Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction and New Product Development.