INESC TEC is a private non-profit research institution, dedicated to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new technology-based companies.

As an institution operating at the interface of the academic and business worlds, bringing closer together academia, companies, public administration, and society, INESC TEC typically applies the knowledge and results generated as part of its research in technology transfer projects, seeking value creation and immediate social relevance.

The 13 R&D Centres of INESC TEC are structured in four thematic domains - Computer Science, Industry and Innovation, Networked Intelligent Systems, and Power and Energy.

INESC TEC hosts over 700 integrated researchers (about 350 PhDs), including staff researchers, researchers from Higher Education Institutions, grant holders and affiliated researchers. INESC TEC’s team also includes trainees, and technical and administrative support staff.

Luis F. Teixeira holds a Licenciatura (5-year degree) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2001), an MSc in Computer Networks and Services (2004) and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2009), from Universidade do Porto. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), and a researcher at Center for Telecommunications and Multimedia of INESC TEC. Previously he was a researcher at INESC Porto (2001-2008), Visiting Researcher at the University of Victoria (2006), and Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer AICOS (2008-2013). His main research topics are computer vision, machine learning and human-centered computing. Luis F. Teixeira has participated in 9 concluded projects (EU-funded, national and contracts), one of which as co-PI at FEUP. He has co-authored 30+ publications in international journals and conferences, having gathered 470+ citations to his publications. He has also been teaching Computer Vision and multiple other courses for the graduate studies, in particular in the areas of Programming and Software Development. He (co-)supervised or is (co-)supervising 70+ MSc students and 4 PhD students.

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