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Fernando Pereira is currently with the Electrical and Computers Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico and with Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal. He is responsible for the participation of IST in many national and international research projects. He acts often as project evaluator and auditor for various organizations.

He is an Area Editor of the Signal Processing: Image Communication Journal, a member of the Editorial Board of the Signal Processing Magazine, and is or has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committees on Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing, and Multimedia Signal Processing, and of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Technical Committees on Visual Signal Processing and Communications, and Multimedia Systems and Applications.

He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2005 and an IEEE Fellow in 2008. He has been a member of the Scientific and Program Committees of many international conferences and has contributed more than 200 papers. He has been participating in the work of ISO/MPEG for many years, notably as the head of the Portuguese delegation, Chairman of the MPEG Requirements Group, and chairing many Ad Hoc Groups related to the MPEG-4 and MPEG-7 standards. His areas of interest are video analysis, processing, coding and description, and interactive multimedia services.

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