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Waldir Pimenta

  • PhD student
  • PhD student
  • Universidade do Minho
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Research interests

3D web3D interactionaugmented realityvirtual realityholographycomputer graphics

About

I was born in St.Petersburg, Russia, to Cape Verdean parents who were both studying meteorology abroad. I grew up in Cape Verde, and moved to Portugal for my own abroad university studies, in Viana do Castelo. I studied Computer Graphics and Multimedia and got acquainted with topics as broad as programming, 3D modeling and animation, image, sound and video processing, and web development. After I completed the undergraduate degree, I moved to Braga to do my masters in the prestigious Minho university. I chose computer graphics as my main specialization, where I deepened my knowledge of the area, by studying topics in photorealistic illumination, virtual reality, 3D rendering and image processing. During the course of the masters, I worked for six months in the computer graphics center (CCG) in Guimarães, a research institute closely related to the Minho university. Then, during the last semester of the master's, I did an 8-month internship in Vicomtech, a research institute in San Sebastian, Spain, working on facial recognition technology, from which my master's thesis was produced. As I approached the end of my master's, and by suggestion of my master's supervisor, I applied to a PhD in computer generated holography, also under his supervision. This topic of 3D visualization and interaction has always interested me, so I am glad to be working in research that might help make interactive holography a reality.

Co-authors (6)

Publications (5)

  • Efficient generic face model fitting to images and videos

    • Unzueta L
    • Pimenta W
    • Goenetxea J
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    8Citations
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  • A comprehensive taxonomy for three-dimensional displays

    • Pimenta W
    • Santos L
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    3Citations
  • Using augmented reality virtual assistants to teach the traditional leather tanning process

    • Macaes G
    • Pimenta W
    • Carvalho E
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  • Binarização Automática de Imagens

    • Maçães G
    • Pimenta W
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  • Correcção de Perspectiva de Fotos para a Composição e Navegação de Panoramas

    • Soares A
    • Maçães G
    • Ribeiro P
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Professional experience

PhD student

Universidade do Minho

Education history

PhD

Universidade do Minho

February 2011 - Present

MSc in Computer Science

Universidade do Minho

September 2008 - December 2010(2 years)

Computer Graphics and Multimedia

Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo - Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo

September 2004 - March 2008(4 years)