Paulo Dias was born in France in 1975 where he studied until 18 years. He then went to the University of Aveiro Portugal where he graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications in 1998 being Awarded with the Alcatel price “Prémio Engenheiro José Ferreira Pinto Basto” for the best student of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Aveiro (1998)
After the graduation he got a one-year grant within the EC-Camera Research and Training Network to start working in 3D reconstruction in the Joint research centre in Italy. He spent three more years in Italy with a PhD grant from the Portuguese Foundation for science and technology to continue his work in 3D reconstruction and fusion of intensity and range information. In September 2003, he concluded his PhD at University of Aveiro with the thesis “3D Reconstruction of real World Scenes Using Laser and Intensity Data”.
After his PhD and until today, he started teaching at University of Aveiro as an assistant professor within the Department of Electronics Telecommunications and Informatics. He is also involved in several works and project within his research Unit in Aveiro (IEETA – Instituto de Engenharia Electrónica e Telemática de Aveiro) related to 3D Reconstruction, Virtual Reality, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Visualization Combination and fusion of data from multiple sensors.