Prof. Jose R.A. Torreao

Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

José R.A. Torreão holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Physics from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, and an M.Sc. in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University, USA. He has held appointments with the Federal University of Pernambuco and the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, and is currently a Professor with the Computing Institute of the Fluminense Federal University, in Niterói, Brazil, where he has acted for two terms as Head of the Graduate Program. His research interests are in computer and biological vision.

Edited Books

  • Advances in Stereo Vision

    Stereopsis is a vision process whose geometrical foundation has been known for a long time, ever since the experiments by Wheatstone, in the 19th century. Nevertheless, its inner workings in biological organisms, as well as its emulation by computer systems, have proven elusive, and stereo vision remains a very active and challenging area of research nowadays. In this volume we have attempted to present a limited but relevant sample of the work being carried out in stereo vision, covering significant aspects both from the applied and from the theoretical standpoints.

Publications