Caroline Conti was graduated in Electrical Engineering by University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2010, and received her PhD degree in Information Science and Technology by ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), in June of 2017. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Science and Technology of ISCTE-IUL, and a Senior Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT).
Caroline has been working in the area of light field visual media, making her major contributions to the area of light field content processing, representation, and coding. This was also the subject of her PhD Thesis entitled Efficient Solutions for Light Field Coding. She has more than 10 years of research experience in Portugal and, for this period, she has been participating in many national and international research projects addressing immersive multimedia technologies, where she has actively collaborated with experts from academia and industry in this field. More significantly, she has participated in the European Commission’s project 3D VIVANT (Live Immerse Video-Audio Interactive Multimedia) and has been a research intern at the light field display company Holografika Kft., in Budapest, Hungary. Previous work experience also includes working as a research assistant at IT, and as a lecturer for different courses in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering degrees at ISCTE-IUL. She has also been a member of Organizing Committees of international conferences, more recently, in the 10th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing.
Overall, she has contributed more than 30 publications in high Impact Factor journals and in renowned international conferences. She is also author of four book chapters published by Springer. According to Google Scholar, her published work has had more than 600 citations.
Additionally, she has secured many competitive scholarships, including the FCT Stimulus of Scientific Employment 2017 program, in which she ranked in the first place in the Junior Researcher category with maximum score of 10. She has also been recognized with many awards/distinctions in national and international conferences and competitions. More significantly, in 2017, she won the 27th edition of the IBM Scientific Prize, which is arguably the most prestigious prize in Computer Science and related fields of Engineering in Portugal.