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Dr Paulo Borges

Principal Research Scientist


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Paulo V. K. Borges received the B.E. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, in 2002 and 2004, respectively. In 2001, he was a visiting research student in the subject of image restoration at the University of Manchester, UK. In 2007 he received his Ph.D. degree from Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), on the subject of digital watermarking and data hiding. From 2007 to 2008, he was as post-doc researcher at QMUL, working on several European Union IST projects on the subject of video event detection. 

Since 2009, he has been working as a Research Scientist at the Autonomous System Laboratory at CSIRO in Brisbane, Australia, where he leads the Robotics Perception Team. His research topics include visual-based robot localisation, sensor fusion and pedestrian tracking, besides general image processing and pattern recognition. 

In 2012-13 he held a Visiting Researcher position at ETH Zurich, in the Autonomous Systems Lab, as part of the Endeavour Executive Award. Dr. Borges is also a Senior Adjunct Lecturer with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland in Australia. Paulo Borges is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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Academic Qualifications

  • 2001

    BS.C in Electrical Engineering - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

  • 2004

    MS.C in Electrical Engineering (Communications and Signal Processing) - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

  • 2007

    Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering - Queen Mary University of London, London, UK / UFSC

Achievements and Awards

  • 2012-2013

    Endeavour Executive Award - 2012

  • 2011

    Winner of the People's Choice Award in The Three Minute Thesis Competion at the SIA Conference (Melbourne, April, 2011)

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2003

    Senior Member of IEEE

  • 2009

    Member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

  • 2003

    Member of IEEE Signal Processing Society