I received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal (2015), the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (2010) and the B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil (2009).
I have more than 15 years of experience as a researcher in the field of visual signal processing, with my main activities focused on developing low-complexity and power-efficient video coding/transcoding solutions. I am the author of more than 100 scientific papers which received more than 1,000 citations, one book and two patent applications.
Since 2016, I am a professor with the Technology Development Center (CDTec) at the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil, and a researcher with the Video Technology Research Group (ViTech). I am a supervisor in the Graduate Program in Computing (PPGC)/UFPel and a CNPq Research Productivity Fellow Level 2 (PQ-2). I am also a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE SPS and CAS societies, and a member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and the Brazilian Microelectronics Society (SBMicro).
My main interests and expertise include:
- Video coding algorithms and standards (VVC, HEVC, H.264, AV1, VP9);
- Point cloud and light field compression;
- Machine learning & deep learning for image/video compression;
- Image/video quality assessment and enhancement;
- Multimedia transport and delivery;
- Digital systems design for multimedia.