Manuel J. Fonseca

About Me

Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

Senior Researcher at LASIGE Research Unit

Coordinator of the Master Programme in Informatics Engineering

PhD degree in Information Systems and Computer Science from IST/Technical University of Lisbon in 2004, on the topic of Sketch-Based Retrieval in Large Sets of Drawings.

Research Topics

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Affective Computing (Emotion Recognition)
Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI)
Gaze Interaction (Eyetracking)
Health Informatics
Multimedia Retrieval
Sketch Recognition & Interaction

Supervision (Phd and MSc)

Students interested in being supervised by me and/or in doing research in any of the research topics listed, or on related topics can contact me.

Most Cited Papers
  1. CALI: An Online Scribble Recognizer for Calligraphic Interfaces, MJ Fonseca, C Pimentel, JA Jorge, AAAI Spring Symposium on Sketch Understanding, 2002 (Cited by 193)
  2. Using fuzzy logic to recognize geometric shapes interactively, MJ Fonseca, JA Jorge, Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 2000 (Cited by 136)
  3. Indexing high-dimensional data for content-based retrieval in large databases, MJ Fonseca, JA Jorge, Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA) 2003 (Cited by 129)
  4. Javasketchit: Issues in sketching the look of user interfaces, A Caetano, N Goulart, M Fonseca, J Jorge, AAAI Spring Symposium on Sketch Understanding, 2002 (Cited by 106)
  5. Experimental evaluation of an on-line scribble recognizer, MJ Fonseca, JA Jorge, Pattern Recognition Letters, 2001, Elsevier (Cited by 76)
FCUL, Department of Informatics
Ed. C6, Sala 6.3.04
Campo Grande
1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
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