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Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi.
Jorge Dias has an Habilitation degree and a Ph.D. degree on Electrical Engineering by the University of Coimbra, Portugal, specialization in Control and Instrumentation. Jorge Dias research is in the area of Computer Vision and Robotics and has contributions on the field since 1984. He has several publications in international journals, books, and conferences. Jorge Dias was been principal investigator from several research projects. Jorge Dias published several articles in the area of Computer Vision and Robotics that include more 80 publications in international journals, 1 published book, 15 books chapters, and 279 articles in international conferences with referee. The research activities of Jorge Dias have been concentrated in the Artificial Perception Laboratory from Instituto of Systems and Robotics. Jorge Dias’s coordination leveraged the Laboratory to be involved in over a dozen international cooperation projects, CyberMove - Cybernetic Transportation Systems for the Cities of Tomorrow (EC-RTD Project, EVK4 – 2001), VISOR - Visual Perception System for a Social Robot (EURON-European Robotics Research Network) , IRPS - Intelligent Robotic Porter System (EU-IRPS FP6-IST-45048) , BACS - Bayesian Approach to Cognitive Systems (FP6-IST-027140), PROMETHEUS - Prediction and interpretation of human behaviour based on probabilistic structures and heterogeneous sensors (FP7 - 214901) and HANDLE - Developmental pathway towards autonomy and dexterity in robot in-hand manipulation (FP7-2008– 231640), Social Robot (FP7 Marie Curie - 285870) and in over 25 national projects: CHOPIN - Cooperation between Human and rObotic teams in catastroPhic Incidents, TICE Mobilidade, TICE Healthy, DIVA – Instrumented Airship for Aerial Surveilling. Since July 2011, Jorge Dias is on leave of absence to setup the Robotics Institute and research activities on robotics at Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi, UAE). He has been acting as a Professor of ECE/Robotics at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi.