My name is Ana Maria Mendonça and I am currently Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC) of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), where I got my PhD in 1994. I was a researcher at the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (INEB) until 2014, but since 2015 I am a senior researcher at INESC TEC.
For several years, I was a member of the Executive council of DEEC and at present I am the Vice-Dean of FEUP. At INEB, I was a member of the Board of Directors and afterwards President of the Board. I was an elected member of the pedagogical council of FEUP and currently I am also a member of the scientific council. I was the Director of the Master in Biomedical Engineering from 2009 to 2014 and I am a member of the scientific committee of the Doctoral Programme in Biomedical Engineering.
I have been collaborating as a research and also as responsible in several research projects, mostly dedicated to the development of image analysis and classification methodologies aiming at extracting essential information from medical images in order to support the diagnosis process. Past work has been mostly devoted to three main areas: retinal pathologies, lung diseases and genetic disorders, but ongoing work is mainly focused on the development of Computer-Aided Diagnosis systems in Ophthalmology and Radiology.