joaosanchesCurrent positions:

  • Principal Researcher, LaSEEB, ISR-Lisboa
  • Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, IST, Universidade de Lisboa


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  • Phone: +351 21 8418 196 (Ext: 2195)
  • Office: 6.09 (North Tower, 6th floor)

Researcher profile:


Research interests:

His scientific interests are in Biomedical Engineering (BME), namely, in biological and medical image processing and statistical signal processing of physiological and behavioral data. Currently, he’s focus in the development of new tools and methodological strategies to quantify and map molecular and morphometric pathologic cancer biomarkers from bio-imaging. He’s also interested in emotional and cognitive assessment from physiological and behavioral data for monitoring of workers involved in high demand tasks and high-risk systems operation or early diagnosis of degenerative diseases.

Bio sketch:

He received the E.E., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (UTL), in 1991, 1996 and 2003 respectively and the habilitation (agregação) in 2013 by the Universidade de Lisboa (UL) in Biomedical Engineering. He’s Associate Professor in the Bioengineering Department (DBE) at the IST and he’s from the coordination board of the biomedical engineering master and doctoral programs. He’s senior researcher and member of the board of directors of the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR/IST) and senior member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). Since 2011 and Member of the Bio Imaging and Signal Processing Technical Committee (BISP-TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.