Alfredo Ferreira
Alfredo Ferreira  
Assistant Professor
INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Técnico / Universidade de Lisboa
 
 
Visualization and Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces Group INESC-ID Lisbon Instituto Superior Técnico
Short Bio
Alfredo Ferreira is an Assistant Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. He received his Ph.D. (2009), MSc (2005) and BS (2002) degrees in Information Systems and Computer Science from IST, Technical University of Lisbon. He is also a researcher of the Visualization and Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces Group at INESC-ID Lisboa. He works on multimodal and natural interfaces, virtual and augmented reality and 3D object retrieval. He participated in the SmartSketches, Eurotooling21 and Maximus EC funded projects. His involvement in these projects focused on natural user interfaces and multi-user, large-scale and multi-display environments. At national level, he participated in the DecorAR, MIVis and CEDAR projects and led the 3dORuS project. He was a member of the organizing committee of the INTERACT 2011 conference and is involved in organization of the Eurographics 2016 conference. Alfredo Ferreira is member of ACM, IEEE and Eurographics.

Research Activities
Researcher at INESC-ID's Visualization and Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces Group.
  • Research Interests:
    • 3D Shape Analysis and Retrieval
    • Multimedia Information Retrieval
    • Natural User Interfaces
    • Virtual and Augmented Reality
    • Immersive Multi-sensory Environments
    • Human-Computer Interaction

  • Current and Past Research Projects:
    • Thesaurus-based 3D Retrieval (Tb3DR)
    • Maximum Fidelity Interactive Multi-User Display Systems (MAXIMUS)
    • Procedural Modeling of Implicit Surfaces for Visualization (MIVis)   [more info]
    • Collaborative Engineering Design and Review (CEDAR)  [more info]
    • 3D Object Retrieval Using Sketches (3DORuS) [more info]
    • Digital Mockup: Touching the 3rd dimension (TECTON 3D) [more info]
Teaching Activities
  • Winter Semester
    • Interfaces Pessoa Máuina (LEIC - IST/UTL) [more info]
      (Human-Computer Interaction)
    • Computação Gráfica (LEIC - IST/UTL) [more info]
      (Computer Graphics)
    • Processamento de Objectos 3D (MEIC - IST/UTL) [more info]
      (3D Object Processing)

  • Spring Semester
    • Computação Gráfica (LEIC - IST/UTL) [more info]
      (Computer Graphics)

  • In the past
    • Animação e Visualização Tridimensional (MEIC - IST/UTL) [more info]
      (Threedimensional Animation and Visualization)
    • Computação Gráfica (LEIC - IST/UTL & LEI - FE/UCP)
      (Computer Graphics)
    • Interfaces Pessoa-Máquina (LEIC - IST/UTL)
      (Person-Machine Interface)
    • Introduçã à Interface Pessoa-Máquina (LERC - IST/UTL)
      (Introduction to Person-Machine Interface)
    • Interfaces Homem-Máquina (LEIC - IST/UTL & LEI - FE/UCP)
      (Men-Machine Interface)
Advisory Activities
  • Diogo Gil Vieira Henriques
    LSpeakIt:Interface Imersiva para Pesquisa de Objectos

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    June 2014
    [ Thesis ]

  • João Cintra Torres Reis Araújo
    Virtual Reality for Lighting Simulation in Events

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    June 2014
    [ Thesis ]

  • João Pedro Ribeiro Machado
    BeKi-3D: Benchmark of Kinect-captured 3D objects

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    October 2013
    [ Thesis ]

  • Fernando José Antunes Fonseca
    Manipulações no espaço sobre mesas interativas com estereoscopia

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    October 2013
    [ Thesis ]

  • Daniela Alexandra Esteves Gil Borges
    Reconstrução de Objectos 3D Usando Kinect

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    October 2013
    [ Thesis ]

  • Tiago Antóio Gomes Simões Castelo
    A 3D Interactive Environment for Automated Building Control

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    November 2012

  • André Freire Silva
    REAP.PT Pictórico

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    November 2011
    [ Thesis ]

  • Pedro Miguel Bacalhau Pascoal
    Im-ORet : Immersive 3D Object Retriever

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    October 2011
    [ Thesis ]

  • Daniel Filipe Martins Tavares Mendes
    LTouchIt: Modelação de LEGO em Superfícies Multi-toque

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    October 2011
    [ Thesis ]

  • Pedro André Santos Afonso Lopes
    MT-DJing: Multi-touch DJ Tabletop

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    November 2010
    [ Thesis ]

  • Diogo Filipe Simões Crispim Mariano
    LaSMUDE: Large Scale Multi-User Design Environment

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    November 2010
    [ Thesis ]

  • Tiago André Cardoso Lourenço
    ShaDe Workbench: 3D Shape Descriptor Workbench

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    November 2010

  • Raquel Garcez Coutinho Costa
    CaS: Collection-aware Segmentation

    Master Thesis Dissertation, Instituto Superior Técnico
    November 2010

ISI Journal Publications
  • A comparison of methods for sketch-based 3D shape retrieval
    Bo Li, Yijuan Lu, Afzal Godil, Tobias Schreck, Benjamin Bustos, Alfredo Ferreira, Takahiko Furuya, Manuel J. Fonseca, Henry Johan, Takahiro Matsuda, Ryutarou Ohbuchi, Pedro B. Pascoal, Jose M. Saavedra
    Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Vol. 119, Issue 2-3 (Feb. 2014), pp. 57-80, Elsevier
    [ Paper ]

  • Thesaurus-based 3D Object Retrieval with Part-in-Whole Matching
    Ferreira, A., Marini S., Attene M., Fonseca, M.J., Spagnuolo, M., Jorge, J.A. and Falcidieno, B.
    International Journal of Computer Vision, Vol. 89, Issue 2-3 (Sep. 2010), pp. 327-347, Kluwer Academic Publishers
    [ Paper ]

  • Sketch-based Retrieval of Complex Drawings using Hierarchical Topology and Geometry
    Fonseca, M.J., Ferreira, A. and Jorge, J.A.
    Computer-Aided Design (CAD), 41, 12 (Dec. 2009), pp. 1067-1081, Elsevier, 2009

  • Content-Based Retrieval of Technical Drawings
    Fonseca, M.J., Ferreira, A. and Jorge, J.A.
    International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Vol.23, Nos. 2/3/4, pp.86-100, 2005
    [ Paper (PDF 255KB) ]

Book Chapters and Archival Publications
  • New Interaction Paradigms in Energy Management
    Paulo Carreira, Alfredo Ferreira
    ERCIM News, 93, pp. 49-50, April 2013,
    [ Paper ]  

  • REAP.PT SYSTEM: Serious Games for Learning Portuguese
    André Freire Silva, Cristiano José Lopes Marques, Jorge Baptista, Alfredo Ferreira, Nuno J. Mamede
    Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2012, Volume 7243/2012, pages 248-259, Springer-Verlag, April 2012
    [ Paper ]  

  • Sketch-Based Retrieval of Vector Drawings
    Fonseca, M.J., Ferreira, A. and Jorge, J.A.
    Chapter in Sketch-based Interfaces and Modeling, pages 181-201, Springer, 2011
    [ Paper ]  

  • Assisting Mould Quotation through Retrieval of Similar Data
    Fonseca, M.J., Henriques, E., Ferreira, A. and Jorge, J.A.
    Chapter in Digital Enterprise Technology - Perspectives and Future Challenges, pages 527-534, Springer, June 2007

  • Generic Shape Classification for Retrieval
    Fonseca, M.J, Ferreira, A. and Jorge, J.A.
    Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 3926), Wenyin Liu and LLadós, Josep (eds.), 2006
    [ Paper ]

Refereed Conference Proceedings
  • ThumbCam: Returning to single touch interactions to explore 3D virtual environments
    Daniel Mendes, Maurício Sousa, Alfredo Ferreira, Joaquim Jorge
    Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS 2014), Dresden, Germany, November 2014
    [ Paper ]

  • Mid-air interactions above stereoscopic interactive tables
    Daniel Mendes, Fernando Fonseca, Bruno Araújo, Alfredo Ferreira, Joaquim Jorge
    IEEE 9th Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI 2014), Minneapolis, USA, March 2014
    [ Paper ]

  • Evaluation of Immersive Visualization Techniques for 3D Object Retrieval
    Diogo Henriques, Daniel Mendes, Pedro Pascoal, Isabel Trancoso, Alfredo Ferreira
    IEEE 9th Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI 2014), Minneapolis, USA, March 2014
    [ Paper ]

  • Manipulações no espaço sobre mesas interativas com estereoscopia
    Fernando Fonseca, Daniel Mendes, Bruno Araújo, Alfredo Ferreira, Joaquim Jorge
    Actas da Quinta Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Maquina (Interacção 2013)
    Vila Real, Portugal, Nov. 2013

  • Combinação de Técnicas de Recuperação com Deteção de Cores para Exploração de Pesquisas de Imagens
    Daniel Mendes, Pedro Pascoal, Manuel Fonseca, Alfredo Ferreira
    Actas da Quinta Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Maquina (Interacção 2013)
    Vila Real, Portugal, Nov. 2013

  • Qual a Peça? Identificação de Métodos Naturais para a Descrição de Objectos 3D
    Daniel Mendes, Diogo Henriques, Isabel Trancoso and Alfredo Ferreira
    Actas da Quinta Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Maquina (Interacção 2013)
    Vila Real, Portugal, Nov. 2013

  • 3D mid-air manipulation techniques above stereoscopic tabletops
    Fernando Fonseca, Daniel Mendes, Bruno Araújo, Alfredo Ferreira, Joaquim Jorge
    ITS 2013 Interactive Surfaces for Interaction with Stereoscopic 3D Workshop, St.Andrews, UK, October 2013
    [ Paper]

  • Envisioning Multi-Surface Collaborative Review of 3D Virtual Models
    Daniel Mendes, Alfredo Ferreira, Joaquim Jorge
    ITS 2013 Workshop Collaboration Meets Interactive Surfaces - Walls, Tables, Tablets and Phones, St.Andrews, UK, October 2013

  • Part-based Construction of digitized 3D objects
    Daniela Borges and Alfredo Ferreira
    Proceedings of the 21st International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG 2013)
    Plzen, Czech Republic, June 2013

  • Collaborative 3D Visualization on Large Screen Displays
    Daniel Mendes, Mauricio Sousa, Bruno Araujo, Alfredo Ferreira, Hildegardo Noronha, Pedro Campos, Luciano Soares, Alberto Raposo, Joaquim Jorge
    CHI Powerwall Workshop, Paris, April 2013
    [ Paper]

  • SHREC'2013 Track: Retrieval of Objects Captured with Low-Cost Depth-Sensing Cameras
    Machado J., Ferreira A., Pascoal P., M. Abdelrahman, M. Aono, M. El-Melegy, A. Farag, H. Johan, B. Li, Y. Lu, A. Tatsuma
    Proceedings of the Sixt Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval (3DOR2013), pages 65-71, Girona, Spain, May 2013
    [ Paper ]

  • CaS: Collection-aware Segmentation
    Raquel Costa, Manuel J. Fonseca, Alfredo Ferreira
    Actas do 20º Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica (20º EPCG), Viana do Castelo, Portugal, Oct 2012
    [ Paper ]

  • Towards an Immersive Interface for 3D Object Retrieval
    Pedro Pascoal, Alfredo Ferreira and Joaquim Jorge
    Proceedings of the Fifth Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval (3DOR2012), pages 51-54, Cagliari, Italy, May 2012
    [ Paper ]

  • Im-O-Ret: Immersive Object Retrieval
    Pedro B. Pascoal, Alfredo Ferreira, Joaquim A. Jorge
    Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR 2012), pages 121-122, Costa Mesa, CA, USA, March 2012
    [ Paper ]   [ Video ]

  • Hands-on interactive tabletop LEGO application
    Daniel Mendes, Pedro Lopes, Alfredo Ferreira
    Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE 2011), pp. 19:1-19:8, Nov. 2011
    [ Paper ]  [ Video ]

  • Towards a Serious Game for Portuguese Learning
    Silva A., Mamede N., Ferreira A., Baptista J. and Fernandes, J.
    Serious Games Development and Applications, SGDA 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6944, pp. 83-94, Sep. 2011
    [ Paper ]

  • Evaluation of 3D Object Manipulation on Multi-touch Surfaces Using Unconstrained Viewing Angles
    Daniel Mendes and Alfredo Ferreira
    INTERACT 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6949, pp. 523-526, September 2011
    [ Paper ] [ Video ]

  • Back to MARS: The unexplored possibilities in query result visualization
    A. Ferreira, P. Pascoal and M.J.Fonseca
    Proceedings of the 1st European Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval, Newcastle, UK, July 2011
    [ Paper

  • Battle of the DJs: An HCI perspective on Traditional, Virtual, Hybrid and Multitouch DJing
    P. Lopes, A. Ferreira and J.M.Pereira
    Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2011), Oslo, Norway, May 2011


  • A Framework For 3D Object Retrieval Algorithm Analysis
    T. Lourenço, A. Ferreira and M.J.Fonseca
    Proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval (3DOR2011), pp. 121-124, Llandudno, UK, April 2011
    [ Paper ] [ Video ]

  • Virtual LEGO Modelling on Multi-Touch Surfaces
    Daniel Mendes and Alfredo Ferreira
    Proceedings of the 19th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG 2011)
    Plzen, Czech Republic, February 2011

  • Multitouch Interactive DJing Surface
    Pedro A.Lopes, A. Ferreira and J.A.Madeiras Pereira
    Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE2010), Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 2010
    [ Paper ]

  • Técnicas de interacção para revisão de cenários 3D
    Araujo, B., Mariano, D., Jota, R., Ferreira, A. and Jorge, J.A.
    Actas da Quarta Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Maquina (Interacção 2010), pages 21-28
    Aveiro, Portugal, Oct. 2010

  • Interacção multi-toque no contexto do DJing
    Lopes, P., Madeiras Pereira, J.A., Jota, R. and Ferreira, A.,
    Actas da Quarta Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Maquina (Interacção 2010), pages 29-32
    Aveiro, Portugal, Oct. 2010

  • Estudo comparativo de aplicaçães para a construção de modelos LEGO
    Mendes, D., and Ferreira, A.,
    Actas da Quarta Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Maquina (Interacção 2010), pages 255-261
    Aveiro, Portugal, Oct. 2010

  • Dispositivo de Interacção para Ecrã de Grandes Dimensões
    B. de Araújo, R. Jota, J. Fernandes, A. Ferreira and J.A.Madeiras Pereira
    Actas do 17º Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica (17º EPCG), pages 303-304, Covihã, Portugal, Oct 2009

  • EditION: A Collaborative Calligraphic Tool to Manage Virtual Environments
    Ferreira, A., Vala, M., Guilherme, R., Madeiras Pereira, J.A., Jorge, J.A. and Paiva, A.
    Proceedings of the VL/HCC Workshop on Sketch Tools for Diagramming, Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany, Sep 2008
    [ Paper (PDF 2.2MB) ]

  • Using Sketches and Retrieval to Create LEGO Models
    Santos, T., Ferreira, A., Dias, F. and Fonseca, M.J.
    Proceedings of the Fifth Eurographics Workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM'08), pages 89-96, Annecy, France, Jun 2008
    [ Paper (PDF 792KB) ]

  • Editor Caligráfico para Gestão de Ambientes Virtuais
    Ferreira, A., Vala, M., Guilherme, R., Jorge, J.A., Paiva, A., Madeiras Pereira, J.A.
    15º Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica (15EPCG)
    Taguspark, Portugal, October 2007
    [ Paper (PDF 69KB) ]

  • Multimodal Painter: Pintar Usando as Mãos e a Fala
    Cerejo, M., Santos J., Ferreira, A., Fonseca, M.J. and Jorge, J.A.
    Actas da Segunda Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Maquina (Interacção 2006), pages 229-232
    Braga, Portugal, October 2006
    [ Paper (PDF 201KB) ]

  • Interior Design Tool for Common Users
    Ferreira, A., Medeiros, R., Barreto, R., Fonseca, M.J. and Jorge, J.A.
    Actas da Segunda Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Maquina (Interacção 2006), pages 225-228
    Braga, Portugal, October 2006
    [ Paper (PDF 181KB) ]

  • Assisting Mould Quotation through Retrieval of Similar Data
    Fonseca, M.J., Henriques, E., Ferreira, A. and Jorge, J.A.
    Proceedings of the 3rd. International CIRP Sponsored Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET'06)
    Setúbal, Portugal, September 2006
    [ Paper (PDF 269KB) ]

  • Recognizing Hand Gestures with CALI
    Jota, R., Ferreira, A., Cerejo, M., Santos, J., Fonseca, M.J. and Jorge, J.A.
    Proceedings of the Ibero American Symposium in Computer Graphics (SIACG'06), pages 187-193
    Santiago de Compostela, Spain, July 2006
    (ISBN 3-905673-60-6)
    [ Paper (PDF 171KB) ]

  • A Calligraphic Interface for Managing Agents
    Ferreira, A., Vala, M., J.A. Madeiras Pereira, Jorge, J.A. and Paiva, A.
    Proceedings of the 14th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG 2006)
    Plzen, Czech Republic, February 2006
    [ Paper (PDF 149KB) ]

  • Recuperação de Desenhos de Moldes Combinando Imagens e Esboços
    Ferreira, A., Fonseca M.J. and Jorge, J.A.
    Actas do 13º Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica (13th EPCG), pages 203-208
    Vila Real, Portugal, Oct 2005
    [ Paper (PDF 230KB) ]

  • Simplificação de Plantas de Arquitectura para Classificação Automática
    Simão, A., Ramião, R., Ferreira, A., Fonseca M.J. and Jorge, J.A.
    Actas do 13º Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica (13th EPCG), pages 209-213
    Vila Real, Portugal, Oct 2005
    [ Paper (PDF 890KB) ]

  • Generic Shape Classification for Retrieval
    Fonseca, M.J, Ferreira, A. and Jorge, J.A.
    Proceedings of the Sixth IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition (GREC 2005)
    Hong Kong SAR, China, Aug 2005
    [ Paper (PDF 230KB) ]

  • Mixing Images and Sketches for Retrieving Vector Drawings
    Ferreira, A., Fonseca, M.J., Jorge, J.A. and Ramalho M.
    Proceedings of the 7th Eurographics Workshop on Multimedia (EGMM04)
    Nanjing, China, Oct 2004
    [ Paper (PDF 156KB) ]

  • Retrieving Mould Drawings by Content
    Fonseca, M.J., Ferreira, A. and Jorge, J.A.
    Proceedings of Rapid Product Development 2004 (RPD04)
    Portugal, Oct 2004
    [ Paper (PDF 359KB) ]

  • Towards 3D Modeling using Sketches and Retrieval
    Fonseca, M.J., Ferreira, A. and Jorge, J.A.
    Proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling 2004 (SBM04), Grenoble, France, Aug 2004
    [ Paper (PDF 218KB) ]

  • Polygon Detection from a Set of Lines
    Ferreira, A., Fonseca, M.J. and Jorge, J.A.
    Actas do 12º Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica (12th EPCG), pages 159-162, Porto, Portugal, Oct 2003
    [ Paper (PDF 86.6KB) ]

Theses
  • A Thesaurus-based Approach to 3D Shape Retrieval
    Ferreira, A.
    PhD Thesis Dissertation
    Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
    July 2009
    [ Thesis (PDF 19.6MB) ]

  • Sketch and Image Based Retrieval of Technical Drawings
    Ferreira, A.
    Master Thesis Dissertation
    Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal, June 2005
    [ Thesis (PDF 11.9MB) ]

Personal Information
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Contacts
UNIVERSITY:
Alfredo M.S. Ferreira Jr.
Instituto Superior Técnico
Dept. Eng. Informática
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Portugal
RESEARCH:
Alfredo M.S. Ferreira Jr.
INESC-ID Lisboa
VIMMI Group
Rua Alves Redol, 9
1000-029 Lisboa
Portugal
   

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