About

I am an engineer, programmer, and researcher specialized in signal processing and artificial intelligence. Professionally, I have engaged with deep learning, learning theory, image and video compression, and inverse problems. The joint research I have conducted with my colleagues at Disney and EPFL has resulted in the publication of seven scientific papers with over 300 citations, as well as three granted patents. Additionally, I co-founded Radiobooks, a company utilizing AI to convert books into audiobooks, where I developed a Python application.

Outside the scope of my scientific expertise, I dedicate my time to exploring philosophy, psychology, meditation, ethics, and social systems. I find joy in tackling problems holistically, drawing inspiration from both ancient and modern wisdom, and considering the entire pipeline from philosophical and scientific inquiry to practical application. I appreciate engaging in thoughtful discussions, being exposed to different points of view, and—when suitable—sharing the little I know with others. Currently, I am enrolled in a Buddhist philosophy and meditation course at the Tergar Insitute, which will continue on-site between mid-September and mid-December this year (2024).

Having started traveling at a young age, I've been fortunate to have explored more than 30 countries. I speak Portuguese and English fluently, have a conversational level of Spanish, and I can get by in French.


Biography

I completed my Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 2016. I then moved abroad to pursue a Master's degree in Communication Systems at École Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, specializing in Signals, Images, and Interfaces. During my Master's, I did a internship at Disney Research, Zurich, where I developed new algorithms for neural image and video compression. After the programme's completion, I joined EPFL's Biomedical Imaging Group, where I conducted research on regularization methods for deep learning and classical supervised learning, under the supervision of Professor Michael Unser. During this time, I was also a teaching assistant for the courses Signals and Systems I and Signals and Systems II. I then joined Radiobooks, a start-up that converts text documents to speech using AI, in the role of Co-Founder. The research that I have conducted with my colleagues at Disney and EPFL has lead to the publication of seven academic papers, which have been cited 300 times in the scientific literature, and to the registration of three US patents [1, 2, 3].

Currently, I am enrolled in a Buddhist philosophy and meditation course at Tergar Insitute which will continue on-site between mid-September and mid-December this year (2024). I am also writing a paper on Buddhist Ethics and working on a project that lies in the intersection of education, psychology, and Buddhist philosophy.


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