Luís Vilaça is a PhD student in Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and an assistant researcher at Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC). In addition, he is also an invited teaching assistant at the School of Engineering from the Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP).
He conducts his research at the Multimedia and Communications Technologies (MCT) group within the Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia (CTM) and his research interests include computer vision and multimodal machine learning for multimedia content recommendation/search. Luís's PhD, “Semantic-aware Audio-Visual Representations for Multimedia Assets”, focuses on the development of deep representation models that capture the structure of videos (storytelling). Thus, allowing them to be indexed and searched on a timecode basis by segmenting the parts of interest within videos.