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Ricardo Sousa has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto since 2011 and is currently a assistant researcher and assistant to the coordination at the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support (LIAAD) at INESC TEC. He participated in European projects (e.g., MAESTRA), national (e.g., ADIRA4.0) and scientific projects with companies (e.g., NDTech-Amorim) related to Signal Processing, Data Mining and Machine Learning. Currently, he coordinates teams in a PRODUTECH mobilizing program (related to Production and Quality Management) and in a P2020/FCT/MIT Portugal project (Technology for power transformers). Has specific interest in the areas of Maintenance and Predictive Quality, Process Mining and Forecasting with application in the field of Industry/Production. He lectured at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, in programming and information systems subjects. Co-supervised/supervised more than 17 master's dissertations in the areas of Signal Processing and Data mining/Machine Learning.

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  • Name

    Ricardo Teixeira Sousa
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Advisor to the Centre Coordinator
  • Since

    16th September 2005
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Publications

2020

BRIGHT - Drift-Aware Demand Predictions for Taxi Networks

Authors
Saadallah, A; Moreira Matias, L; Sousa, R; Khiari, J; Jenelius, E; Gama, J;

Publication
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

Abstract
Massive data broadcast by GPS-equipped vehicles provide unprecedented opportunities. One of the main tasks in order to optimize our transportation networks is to build data-driven real-time decision support systems. However, the dynamic environments where the networks operate disallow the traditional assumptions required to put in practice many off-the-shelf supervised learning algorithms, such as finite training sets or stationary distributions. In this paper, we propose BRIGHT: a drift-aware supervised learning framework to predict demand quantities. BRIGHT aims to provide accurate predictions for short-term horizons through a creative ensemble of time series analysis methods that handles distinct types of concept drift. By selecting neighborhoods dynamically, BRIGHT reduces the likelihood of overfitting. By ensuring diversity among the base learners, BRIGHT ensures a high reduction of variance while keeping bias stable. Experiments were conducted using three large-scale heterogeneous real-world transportation networks in Porto (Portugal), Shanghai (China) and Stockholm (Sweden), as well as controlled experiments using synthetic data where multiple distinct drifts were artificially induced. The obtained results illustrate the advantages of BRIGHT in relation to state-of-the-art methods for this task. IEEE

2020

Transfer Learning in urban object classification: Online images to recognize point clouds

Authors
Balado, J; Sousa, R; Diaz Vilarino, L; Arias, P;

Publication
AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION

Abstract
The application of Deep Learning techniques to point clouds for urban object classification is limited by the large number of samples needed. Acquiring and tagging point clouds is more expensive and tedious labour than its image equivalent process. Point cloud online datasets contain few samples for Deep Learning or not always the desired classes This work focuses on minimizing the use of point cloud samples for neural network training in urban object classification. The method proposed is based on the conversion of point clouds to images (pc-images) because it enables: the use of Convolutional Neural Networks, the generation of several samples (images) per object (point clouds) by means of multi-view, and the combination of pc-images with images from online datasets (ImageNet and Google Images). The study is conducted with ten classes of objects extracted from two street point clouds from two different cities. The network selected for the job is the InceptionV3. The training set consists of 5000 online images with a variable percentage (0% to 10%) of pc-images. The validation and testing sets are composed exclusively of pc-images. Although the network trained only with online images reached 47% accuracy, the inclusion of a small percentage of pc-images in the training set improves the classification to 99.5% accuracy with 6% pc-images. The network is also applied at IQmulus & TerraMobilita Contest dataset and it allows the correct classification of elements with few samples.

2019

Robust cepstral-based features for anomaly detection in ball bearings

Authors
Sousa, R; Antunes, J; Coutinho, F; Silva, E; Santos, J; Ferreira, H;

Publication
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Abstract
This paper proposes the linear frequency cepstral coefficients as highly discriminative features for anomaly detection in ball bearings using vibration sensor data. These features are based on cepstral analysis and are capable of encoding the patterns of a spectral magnitude profile. Incipient damages on bearings can grow rapidly under normal use resulting in vibration and harsh noise. If left undetected, this damage will worsen, leading to high maintenance costs or even injury. Multiple interferences in an industrial environment contaminate the signal, making it a challenge to correctly identify the bearings’ condition. Many studies have attempted to overcome this issue at the signal level. However, the discriminative capacity of the current vibration signal features is still vulnerable to interference, which motivates this work. In order to demonstrate the benefits of these features, we (1) show that they are computationally efficient and suitable for real-time incremental training; (2) conduct discriminative analysis by evaluating the separability performance and comparing it with the state of the art; and (3) test the robustness of the proposed features under noise interference, which is ideal for use in the harsh operating conditions of industrial machinery. The data was obtained from a laboratory workbench setting that reproduces bearing fault scenarios. Results show that the proposed features are fast, competitive when compared to state-of-the-art features, and resilient to high levels of interference. Despite the higher performance when using the quadratic model, the proposed features remain highly discriminative when used with several other discriminant function. © 2019, Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature.

2019

BRIGHT - Drift-Aware Demand Predictions for Taxi Networks

Authors
Saadallah, A; Moreira Matias, L; Sousa, R; Khiari, J; Jenelius, E; Gama, J;

Publication
2019 IEEE 35TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATA ENGINEERING (ICDE 2019)

Abstract
The dynamic behavior of urban mobility patterns makes matching taxi supply with demand as one of the biggest challenges in this industry. Recently, the increasing availability of massive broadcast GPS data has encouraged the exploration of this issue under different perspectives. One possible solution is to build a data-driven real-time taxi-dispatching recommender system. However, existing systems are based on strong assumptions such as stationary demand distributions and finite training sets, which make them inadequate for modeling the dynamic nature of the network. In this paper, we propose BRIGHT: a drift-aware supervised learning framework which aims to provide accurate predictions for short-term horizon taxi demand quantities through a creative ensemble of time series analysis methods that handle distinct types of concept drift. A large experimental set-up which includes three real-world transportation networks and a synthetic test-bed with artificially inserted concept drifts, was employed to illustrate the advantages of BRIGHT when compared to S.o.A methods for this problem.

2018

Multi-label classification from high-speed data streams with adaptive model rules and random rules

Authors
Sousa, R; Gama, J;

Publication
Progress in Artificial Intelligence

Abstract