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Dr Alan Guedes

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Teaching and Research


Room 142

Building location

Polly Vacher

Areas of interest

Machine Learning, Multimedia Systems.

My research interests lie in the intersection of Machine Learning (ML) and Multimedia Systems (MMSys). I currently contribute to conferences and journals supported by the ACM SIG Multimedia by acting as chair, co-chair, and reviewer. I have published 50+ articles (160+ citations and h-index 7 at Google Scholar). I have built a strong background in the broadcast industry, where I have made impactful contributions to standardization committees (ITU-T SG16 and Brazilian TV Forum). Nowadays, my research focuses on using methods to improve MMSys. I have working methods to classify and segment videos and, more recently, to predict user behaviour in 360-degree videos to improve their streaming.






I am a Lecturer at the University of Reading working on the intersection of Multimedia Systems (MM) and Machine Learning (ML). Previously, I was a postdoc at UCL working on immersive media and a postdoc at PUC-Rio working on video analysis and interactive TV. I have been working in my career doing applied research projects, supporting research communities (SBC WebMedia and ACM SIGMM), and supporting standard committees (Brazilian TV Forum and ITU-T SG16). I also seek to get involved in purposedriven research with technology transfer to industry or social impac

Academic qualifications

Ph.D. in Computer Science 2017. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

M.Sc. in Computer Science 2012. Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil.

BSc. in Computer Science 2009. Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil.

Professional bodies/affiliations

ACM SIG Multimedia


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