Area of Work

The Computer Vision Laboratory (LVC) the Department of Electrical Engineering at PUC-Rio engages in the research and development of computer systems and methods that emulate the human capacity to extract information from images.

Specifically, the LVC team develops methods and tools for automatic image interpretation, focusing mainly on applications such as:

 Remote Sensing image analysis;
 Medical Image analysis;
 Object Tracking in Video Sequences.

Brief Background

LVC was created in 2000 as an outcome of a partnership with two institutes from the University of Hanover, Germany, funded by CAPES and DAAD. Initially geared towards knowledge-based image interpretation, LVC has since expanded its work into the areas of remote sensing and medical and biomedical images. LVC is one of the base laboratories of the Brazilian Advanced Vision Network (RVA). This is one of the networks that constitute the Brazilian Technology System (SIBRATEC) whose mission is to foster technology innovation. Since its founding, the LVC has been coordinated by Prof. Raul Feitosa, who has a seat on the coordination team of the RVA.

Importance / Impacts

The techniques and tools the LVC has produced have served as a basis for countless research projects conducted inside PUC and in partnership with other Brazilian and foreign research institutions with which it has active ties (Germany, Italy, France, Spain). Technology transfer to the business sector is another priority, and it has taken part in projects jointly funded by many companies, including Petrobras, Montreal, Orbisat and Geopixel.

Contact Information
Lead Professor(s):
Raul Queiroz Feitosa

Rua Marquês de São Vicente 225, Prédio Cardeal Leme, 4ºandar, Gávea, Rio de Janeiro – RJ

(+55 21) 3527-1626 


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