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Alexandre Xavier Falcao

Alexandre Xavier Falcao

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Alexandre Xavier Falcao is full professor at the Institute of Computing (IC), University of Campinas (Unicamp). He currently holds a research productivity fellowship (level 1A) from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), is Senior Area Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, member of the editorial board of the journal, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization, and has actively participated in the program committee of several international scientific conferences (e.g., SPIE on Medical Imaging and SIBGRAPI).

He received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Pernambuco in 1988, and has worked in biomedical image processing, visualization and analysis since 1991. In 1993, he received a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Campinas. During 1994-1996, he worked with the Medical Image Processing Group at the Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, USA, on interactive image segmentation for his doctorate. He got his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Campinas in 1996. In 1997, he worked in a project for Globo TV at a research center, CPqD-TELEBRAS in Campinas, developing methods for video quality assessment.

His experience as professor of Computer Science and Engineering started in 1998 at Unicamp. At IC-Unicamp, he was Associate Director (2006-2007) and Coordinator of the Post-Graduation Program (2009-2011). More recently, he spent one-year sabbatical (2011-2012) at the Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health (USDA, Cornell University), EUA, working on image analysis of plants. He has research productivity fellowships from CNPq since 1998. Among several awards, it is worth mentioning two Unicamp inventor awards at the category "License Technology" (2011 e 2012), two awards of academic excellence (2006 e 2011) from IC-Unicamp, one award of academic recognition "Zeferino Vaz" from Unicamp (2014), and one the best paper award in the year of 2012 from the journal Pattern Recognition (received at Stockholm, Sweden, during the conference ICPR 2014).

His research work aims at computational models to learn and interpret the semantic content of images in the domain of several applications. His research interests include image/video processing, visualization, and analysis; graph algorithms and dynamic programming; image annotation, organization, and retrieval; machine learning and pattern recognition; and image analysis applications in Biology, Medicine, Biometrics, Geology, and Agriculture.

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