Jose Costa Pereira

After two years as a Research Scientist with INESCTEC I am now a Scientific collaborator, mentoring students in their Phd or MSc. I’m also an invited professor at the Computer Science Department in the School of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP), in Portugal.
Currently, however, my main activity is as Senior Research Scientist at Huawei Technologies R&D, London, UK.

Research
My research focus lies on Computer Vision. This is, of course, a broad scope that involves many interesting topics such as: Statistical Signal Processing, Optimization, Machine Learning, and Multimedia. During the graduate program, my research focus was on Image Retrieval, Cross-modality and (automatic) Scene Understanding. At INESCTEC, in the VCMI group, I’ve been collaborating with students and other researchers in the development of new CAD tools for breast cancer screening. Given the success of deep learning frameworks in many visual recognition tasks, they are now being extensively used in medical imaging applications. I’ve lead a small group of students to participate in The Digital Mammography DREAM Challenge for breast cancer screening, achieving an honorable 3rd place in the first round.
More recently, I’ve joined the Vision group at Huawei Technologies R&D, in London, where my focus lies on Computational Photography.

Bio
I’m a Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego (USA), in Electrical and Computer Engineering; currently a Research Scientist at INESCTEC, Porto, and an invited professor at the Computer Science Department in the School of Engineering, University of Porto (Portugal).

My professional activities started in October 2000. Having received my Licenciatura† in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Porto, I’ve started my career as a network engineer at Vodafone. There I was responsible for the design and operation of the core IP network, serving both internal and (external) corporate customers. In 2005, I’ve joined the IP division of Alcatel-Lucent in Lisbon, where my role was to design and customize network solutions for major telecom carriers in the EMEA region; performing proof-of-concept trials with potential customers. Concurrently to these professional activities, in 2003 I’ve completed an M.A. in Applied Mathematics under the supervision of Prof. Andre Puga, also at University of Porto. In 2008 I’ve joined the doctoral program on “Intelligent Systems, Robotics and Control” at U.C. San Diego, where I’ve concluded both M.Sc. (2011) and Ph.D. (2015) under the supervision of Prof. Nuno Vasconcelos. During my studies at UCSD I served as Research and Teaching Assistant; and I was lucky enough to do a brief internship at Telefonica R&D in Barcelona (Spain).

† 5-year undergraduate degree

Contacts

Mailing address: INESC TEC
Campus da FEUP
Rua Dr Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto
Portugal
Email:

Google scholar profile
ORCiD

Publications

2018

  • E. Castro, J. Cardoso, and J. Costa Pereira, “Elastic deformations for data augmentation in breast cancer mass detection,” in IEEE Biomedical and Health Informatics (to appear), Las Vegas (NV), USA, 2018.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{bhi18,
    AUTHOR={Eduardo Castro and Cardoso, Jaime and Costa Pereira, Jose},
    TITLE={Elastic Deformations for Data Augmentation in Breast Cancer Mass Detection},
    BOOKTITLE={{IEEE Biomedical and Health Informatics} (to appear)},
    ADDRESS={Las Vegas (NV), USA},
    YEAR={2018}
    }

2016

  • M. J. Saberian, J. Costa Pereira, N. Vasconcelos, and C. Xu, “Large margin discriminant dimensionality reduction in prediction space,” in Advances in neural information processing systems (29), december 5-10, 2016, barcelona, spain, 2016, pp. 1480-1488.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{DBLP:conf/nips/SaberianPVX16,
    author = {Mohammad J. Saberian and
    Costa Pereira, Jose and
    Nuno Vasconcelos and
    Can Xu},
    title = {Large Margin Discriminant Dimensionality Reduction in Prediction Space},
    booktitle = {Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (29), December 5-10, 2016,
    Barcelona, Spain},
    pages = {1480--1488},
    year = {2016},
    crossref = {DBLP:conf/nips/2016},
    url = {http://papers.nips.cc/paper/6458-large-margin-discriminant-dimensionality-reduction-in-prediction-space},
    timestamp = {Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:59:41 +0100},
    biburl = {http://dblp.org/rec/bib/conf/nips/SaberianPVX16},
    bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, http://dblp.org}
    }

2015

  • J. Costa Pereira, “Adaptation of visual models with cross-modal regularization,” PhD Thesis, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @phdthesis{DBLP:phd/basesearch/CostaPereira15,
    author = {Costa Pereira, Jose},
    title = {Adaptation of Visual Models with Cross-modal Regularization},
    school = {University of California, San Diego, {USA}},
    year = {2015},
    url = {http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/1bd3r86q},
    timestamp = {Thu, 11 May 2017 01:00:00 +0200},
    biburl = {http://dblp.org/rec/bib/phd/basesearch/CostaPereira15},
    bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, http://dblp.org}
    }

2014

  • [DOI] J. Costa Pereira and N. Vasconcelos, “Cross-modal domain adaptation for text-based regularization of image semantics in image retrieval systems,” Computer vision and image understanding, vol. 124, pp. 123-135, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{DBLP:journals/cviu/PereiraV14,
    author = {Costa Pereira, Jose and
    Nuno Vasconcelos},
    title = {Cross-modal domain adaptation for text-based regularization of image
    semantics in image retrieval systems},
    journal = {Computer Vision and Image Understanding},
    volume = {124},
    pages = {123--135},
    year = {2014},
    url = {https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cviu.2014.03.003},
    doi = {10.1016/j.cviu.2014.03.003},
    timestamp = {Sun, 28 May 2017 01:00:00 +0200},
    biburl = {http://dblp.org/rec/bib/journals/cviu/PereiraV14},
    bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, http://dblp.org}
    }
  • [DOI] J. Costa Pereira, E. Coviello, G. Doyle, N. Rasiwasia, G. R. G. Lanckriet, R. Levy, and N. Vasconcelos, “On the role of correlation and abstraction in cross-modal multimedia retrieval,” IEEE trans. pattern anal. mach. intell., vol. 36, iss. 3, pp. 521-535, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{DBLP:journals/pami/PereiraCDRLLV14,
    author = {Costa Pereira, Jose and
    Emanuele Coviello and
    Gabriel Doyle and
    Nikhil Rasiwasia and
    Gert R. G. Lanckriet and
    Roger Levy and
    Nuno Vasconcelos},
    title = {On the Role of Correlation and Abstraction in Cross-Modal Multimedia
    Retrieval},
    journal = {{IEEE} Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell.},
    volume = {36},
    number = {3},
    pages = {521--535},
    year = {2014},
    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/TPAMI.2013.142},
    doi = {10.1109/TPAMI.2013.142},
    timestamp = {Wed, 17 May 2017 01:00:00 +0200},
    biburl = {http://dblp.org/rec/bib/journals/pami/PereiraCDRLLV14},
    bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, http://dblp.org}
    }
  • [DOI] J. Costa Pereira, J. Luque, and X. Anguera, “Sentiment retrieval on web reviews using spontaneous natural speech,” in IEEE international conference on acoustics, speech and signal processing, ICASSP 2014, florence, italy, may 4-9, 2014, 2014, pp. 4583-4587.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{DBLP:conf/icassp/PereiraLA14,
    author = {Costa Pereira, Jose and
    Jordi Luque and
    Xavier Anguera},
    title = {Sentiment retrieval on web reviews using spontaneous natural speech},
    booktitle = {{IEEE} International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing,
    {ICASSP} 2014, Florence, Italy, May 4-9, 2014},
    pages = {4583--4587},
    year = {2014},
    crossref = {DBLP:conf/icassp/2014},
    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6854470},
    doi = {10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6854470},
    timestamp = {Fri, 19 May 2017 01:00:00 +0200},
    biburl = {http://dblp.org/rec/bib/conf/icassp/PereiraLA14},
    bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, http://dblp.org}
    }

2012

  • [DOI] J. Costa Pereira and N. Vasconcelos, “On the regularization of image semantics by modal expansion,” in 2012 IEEE conference on computer vision and pattern recognition, providence, ri, usa, june 16-21, 2012, 2012, pp. 3093-3099.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{DBLP:conf/cvpr/PereiraV12,
    author = {Costa Pereira, Jose and
    Nuno Vasconcelos},
    title = {On the regularization of image semantics by modal expansion},
    booktitle = {2012 {IEEE} Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition,
    Providence, RI, USA, June 16-21, 2012},
    pages = {3093--3099},
    year = {2012},
    crossref = {DBLP:conf/cvpr/2012},
    url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/CVPR.2012.6248041},
    doi = {10.1109/CVPR.2012.6248041},
    timestamp = {Thu, 25 May 2017 01:00:00 +0200},
    biburl = {http://dblp.org/rec/bib/conf/cvpr/PereiraV12},
    bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, http://dblp.org}
    }

2011

  • V. Mahadevan, C. W. Wong, J. Costa Pereira, T. Liu, N. Vasconcelos, and L. K. Saul, “Maximum covariance unfolding : manifold learning for bimodal data,” in Advances in neural information processing systems (24), december 12-14, 2011, granada, spain., 2011, pp. 918-926.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{DBLP:conf/nips/MahadevanWPLVS11,
    author = {Vijay Mahadevan and
    Chi Wah Wong and
    Costa Pereira, Jose and
    Tom Liu and
    Nuno Vasconcelos and
    Lawrence K. Saul},
    title = {Maximum Covariance Unfolding : Manifold Learning for Bimodal Data},
    booktitle = {Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (24), December 12-14, 2011, Granada, Spain.},
    pages = {918--926},
    year = {2011},
    crossref = {DBLP:conf/nips/2011},
    url = {http://papers.nips.cc/paper/4186-maximum-covariance-unfolding-manifold-learning-for-bimodal-data},
    timestamp = {Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:34:08 +0100},
    biburl = {http://dblp.org/rec/bib/conf/nips/MahadevanWPLVS11},
    bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, http://dblp.org}
    }

2010

  • [DOI] N. Rasiwasia, J. Costa Pereira, E. Coviello, G. Doyle, G. R. G. Lanckriet, R. Levy, and N. Vasconcelos, “A new approach to cross-modal multimedia retrieval,” in Proceedings of the 18th international conference on multimedia 2010, firenze, italy, october 25-29, 2010, 2010, pp. 251-260.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{DBLP:conf/mm/RasiwasiaPCDLLV10,
    author = {Nikhil Rasiwasia and
    Costa Pereira, Jose and
    Emanuele Coviello and
    Gabriel Doyle and
    Gert R. G. Lanckriet and
    Roger Levy and
    Nuno Vasconcelos},
    title = {A new approach to cross-modal multimedia retrieval},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Multimedia 2010,
    Firenze, Italy, October 25-29, 2010},
    pages = {251--260},
    year = {2010},
    crossref = {DBLP:conf/mm/2010},
    url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1873951.1873987},
    doi = {10.1145/1873951.1873987},
    timestamp = {Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:06:40 +0200},
    biburl = {http://dblp.org/rec/bib/conf/mm/RasiwasiaPCDLLV10},
    bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, http://dblp.org}
    }

2004

  • J. Costa Pereira and A. Puga, “Blind source separation,” in Proc. of computational methods conference, 2004.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{costa2004blind,
    title={Blind Source Separation},
    author={Costa Pereira, Jose and Puga, Andre},
    booktitle={Proc. of Computational Methods Conference},
    year={2004},
    url={http://www.svcl.ucsd.edu/$\sim$josecp/files/bss\_cmce2004.pdf}
    }

2003

  • J. Costa Pereira, “Blind source separation using independent component analysis,” Master Thesis, 2003.
    [Bibtex]
    @mastersthesis{costa2003blind,
    title={Blind Source Separation using Independent Component Analysis},
    author={Costa Pereira, Jose},
    year={2003},
    school={University of Porto, School of Sciences},
    url={http://www.svcl.ucsd.edu/$\sim$josecp/files/mmcce\_ica\_in\_bss.pdf}
    }

2000

  • J. Costa Pereira, “Voice over ip in vodafone-telecel,” University of Porto, School of Engineering 2000.
    [Bibtex]
    @techreport{costa2000voice,
    title={Voice over IP in Vodafone-Telecel},
    author={Costa Pereira, Jose},
    year={2000},
    institution={University of Porto, School of Engineering},
    url={http://www.svcl.ucsd.edu/$\sim$josecp/files/leic\_voip\_telecel.pdf}
    }