Telmo Amaral

telmo.amaral@newcastle.ac.uk | Research Associate

Telmo Amaral

My work in the Open Lab deals with automated analysis of images of animal tissue, in the framework of a project co-funded by Innovate UK and BBSRC, involving collaborations with Tulip Ltd, Hellenic Systems Ltd and the University of Dundee.

I've got a master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. After working as a research assistant in areas such as digital systems' testing, distance learning and telecare, I completed a PhD and a year of post-doctoral work on medical image analysis at the School of Computing of the University of Dundee. My research focused on automated analysis of images of breast tissue microarray (TMA) spots. After that I did some work on deep learning techniques applied to image analysis, at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Porto.


2017

CrowdEyes: Crowdsourcing for robust real-world mobile eye tracking
Othman M, Amaral T, McNaney R, Smeddinck JD, Vines J, Olivier P, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2017

2016

Weighted atlas auto-context with application to multiple organ segmentation
Amaral T, Kyriazakis I, McKenna SJ, Pl&#246, tz T, WACV 2016: IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision
Segmentation of organs in pig offal using auto-context
Amaral T, Kyriazakis I, McKenna SJ, Pl&#246, tz T, IEEE 13th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging1324-1328
Weighted atlas auto-context with application to multiple organ segmentation
Amaral T, Kyriazakis I, McKenna SJ, Pl&#246, tz T, IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)1-9
Speeching: Mobile Crowdsourced Speech Assessment to Support Self-Monitoring and Management for People with Parkinson’s
McNaney R, Othman M, Richardson D, Dunphy P, Amaral T, Miller N, Stringer H, Olivier P, Vines J, CHI '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems4464-4476

2015

Archival Liveness: Designing with Collections Before and During Cataloguing and Digitization
Schofield T, Kirk D, Amaral T, D&#246, rk M, Whitelaw M, Schofield G, Ploetz T, Digital Humanities Quarterly

2014

Improving performance on problems with few labelled data by reusing stacked auto-encoders
Amaral T, Kandaswamy C, Silva LM, Alexandre L, S&#225, JM, Santos JM, 13th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA)367-372
Transfer learning using rotated image data to improve deep neural network performance
Amaral T, Silva LM, Alexandre LA, Kandaswamy C, S&#225, JM, Santos JM, International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR)290-300

2013

Immunohistochemical analysis of breast tissue microarray images using contextual classifiers
McKenna SJ, Amaral T, Akbar S, Jordan L, Thompson A, Journal of Pathology Informatics
Classification and immunohistochemical scoring of breast tissue microarray spots
Amaral T, McKenna SJ, Robertson K, Thompson A, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering2806–2814
Spin-context segmentation of breast tissue microarray images
Akbar S, McKenna SJ, Amaral T, Jordan L, Thompson A, Annals of the BMVA1–11
Using different cost functions to train stacked auto-encoders
Amaral T, Silva LM, Alexandre LA, Kandaswamy C, Santos JM, S&#225, JM, Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (MICAI)114–120

2012

Tumour segmentation in breast tissue microarray images using spin-context
Akbar S, Amaral T, McKenna SJ, Jordan L, Thompson A, Annual Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA)25–30

2009

Scoring of breast tissue microarray spots through ordinal regression
Amaral T, McKenna SJ, Robertson K, Thompson A, International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP)243–248
Scoring of breast tissue microarrays using ordinal regression: local patches vs. nuclei segmentation
Amaral T, Sciarabba M, McKenna SJ, Robertson K, Thompson A, Annual Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA)77–81
Automated classification of breast tissue microarray spots (abstract)
Amaral T, McKenna SJ, Robertson K, Thompson A, Cancer Research / San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS): 2008 Abstracts
Analysis of breast tissue microarrays using Latent Dirichlet Allocation
Amaral T, McKenna SJ, Robertson K, Thompson A, Optical Tissue Image analysis in Microscopy, Histopathology and Endoscopy (OPTIMHisE) workshop, MICCAI conference112–123

2008

Classification of breast tissue microarray spots using texton histograms
Amaral T, McKenna SJ, Robertson K, Thompson A, Annual Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA)144–148
Classification of breast tissue microarray spots using colour and local invariants
Amaral T, McKenna SJ, Robertson K, Thompson A, International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)999–1002

2007

Lifestyle monitoring as a predictive tool in telecare
Hanson J, Osipovic D, Hine N, Amaral T, Curry R, Barlow J, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare26–28
Data visualisation and data mining technology for supporting care for older people
Gil N, Hine N, Arnott JL, Hanson J, Curry R, Amaral T, Osipovic D, International ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS)139–146

2005

Integrating the Single Assessment Process into a lifestyle-monitoring system
Amaral T, Hine N, Arnott JL, International Conference On Smart homes and health Telematic (ICOST)42–49
Supporting older people through telecare
Aldred H, Amaral T, Brownsell S, Arnott JL, Hawley MS, Hine N, European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE)41–45

2002

Accessibility and usability in complex web based learning applications: lessons from the PEARL project
Cooper M, Colwell C, Amaral T, World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education (E-Learn)1358–1365
Access to laboratories in distance education using accessible Java (abstract)
Colwell C, Amaral T, Cooper M, Techshare

2000

The CUSTODIAN tool: Simple design of home automation systems for people with special needs
Ferreira JMM, Amaral T, Santos D, Agiannidis A, Edge M, EIB Event, Scientific Conference and Technology Workshop

1999

A framework for system-level co-verification using the BST infrastructure
Alves GR, Amaral T, Ferreira JMM, Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE), Users’ Forum
A built-in controller and extended BST architecture for prototype debug and test
Alves GR, Amaral T, Ferreira JMM, Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE), Users’ Forum
Board-level prototype validation: a built-in controller and extended BS architecture
Alves GR, Amaral T, Ferreira JMM, International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)169–172

Associated Projects

  • Automated screening for pig pathologies at abattoir
    Visual inspection of carcasses is an important factor for ensuring the quality of meat products. However, manual inspection puts a strain on meat inspector resources, which effectively prevents detailed screening for the purposes of health scheme...
    August 30, 2011
 
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