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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Victor Hugo C. de Albuquerque, University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil
Data Science Director at the Superintendency for Research and Public Safety Strategy of Ceará State (SUPESP/CE), Brazil

Victor Hugo C. de Albuquerque [M17, SM19] has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Materials from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB, 2010), an MSc in Teleinformatics Engineering from the Federal University of Ceará (UFC, 2007), and he graduated in Mechatronics Technology at the Federal Center of Technological Education of Ceará (CEFETCE, 2006). He is currently Associate Professor of the Graduate Program in Applied Informatics, and coordinator of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR). He has experience in Computer Systems, mainly in the research fields of: Applied Computing, Intelligent Systems, Visualization and Interaction, with specific interest in Pattern Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing and Analysis, as well as Automation with respect to biological signal/image processing, image segmentation, biomedical circuits and human/brain-machine interaction, including Augmented and Virtual Reality Simulation Modeling for animals and humans. Additionally, he has research at the microstructural characterization field through the combination of non-destructive techniques with signal/image processing and analysis and pattern recognition. Prof. Victor is the leader of the Industrial Informatics, Electronics and Health Research Group. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Systems and Associate Editor of the IEEE Access, Applied Soft Computing, Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology Research, and Journal of Mechatronics Engineering, and he has been Lead Guest Editor of several high-reputed journals, and TPC member of many international conferences.


Dr. Freddy Lecue, Thales, Montreal, Canada

Dr. Freddy Lecue is the Chief Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scientist at CortAIx (Centre of Research & Technology in Artificial Intelligence eXpertise) at Thales in Montreal - Canada. He is also a research associate at INRIA, in WIMMICS, Sophia Antipolis - France. Before joining the new R&T lab of Thales dedicated to AI, he was AI R&D Lead at Accenture Labs in Ireland from 2016 to 2018. Prior joining Accenture he was a research scientist, lead investigator in large scale reasoning systems at IBM Research from 2011 to 2016, a research fellow at The University of Manchester from 2008 to 2011 and research engineer at Orange Labs from 2005 to 2008.


Dr. Paulo Jorge Sequeira Goncalves, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa | Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal

Dr. Paulo J. Sequeira Gonçalves is an Associate Professor of Electrotechnical and Industrial Engineering with the School of Technology in the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal. He is also a researcher atLAETA, IDMEC, Center of Intelligent Systems (CSI). Dr. Gonçalves was trained in Mechanical Engineering, achieving the Licenciatura degree in 1995. He earned the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1998 and 2005,respectively.

Dr. Paulo J. Sequeira Gonçalves (P.J.S. Gonçalves) presented more than 100 contributions in robotics, vision and computational intelligence. He is active in the field of standards for Robotics and Automation, within IEEE. He was one of the three officers of the IEEE Std 1872™-2015. IEEE Standard Ontologies for Robotics and Automation. The first IEEE standard on Robotics, and one of the first inthe world with ontologies. The working group was recipient of the IEEE-SA “Emerging Technology Award”. He is Co-Chair of the IEEE P1872.2 - Standard for Autonomous Robotics (AuR) Ontology, officerof the IEEE P7007 - Ontological Standard for Ethically Driven Robotics and Automation Systems, and member of the IEEE P1872.1- Robot Task Representation.