António M. G. Pinheiro, PhD, MIEEE, is a lecture at U.B.I. (University of Beira Interior), Covilha, Portugal and researcher of Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. For his thesis, Shape approximation and retrieval using scale-space techniques, achieved under the supervision of Prof. Mohammed Ghanbari, he received the PhD in Electronic Systems Engineering from University of Essex in 2002.
He is a Portuguese delegate with ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1 (JPEG) where he is the Communication sub-group chair, the Portuguese representative of the European Union Action COST IC1003, QUALINET– European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services, COST IC1206 - De-identification for privacy protection in multimedia content, COST BM1304 - Applications of MR imaging and spectroscopy techniques in neuromuscular disease: collaboration on outcome measures and pattern recognition for diagnostics and therapy development, and was a Portuguese representative of COST – 292, Semantic Multimodal Analysis of Digital Media.
Prof. Antonio Pinheiro has lectured several courses on Signal and Image Processing and on Digital Systems Design and Microprocessors.