Vitor Pamplona

Innovation on Vision: Imaging , Enhancement and Simulation

Résumé

As an anti-disciplinary inventor and researcher, I have deep curiosity in all aspects of the human eye: sight, imaging, enhancement, simulation, anatomy, physiology and pathology. My current work focuses on interactive low-cost diagnostic and screening tools for aberration assessment through hardware apps for mobile phones. With background in computer science and engineering, I have two US patents, three papers as first author and main contributor published at the prestigious ACM SIGGRAPH conference, and one TED presentation. In the past, I co-founded one of the biggest java virtual communities in Brazil, the first Portuguese-speaking on-line portal for Ruby, and several free software projects. I worked throughout my undergrad, from trainee to software engineer, to software architect and independent technology consultant, using many programming languages and tools, from mobile to enterprise.

Contact

  1. e-mail / msn: vitor@vitorpamplona.com
  2. skype: vfpamp
  3. + 55 (51) 8199-9322

Education

  1. 2008 - Today - Ph.D. Computer Science, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
    Thesis: Interactive Devices for Ophthalmology (expected)
    Advisors: Manuel M. Oliveira and Ramesh Raskar (MIT Media Lab)

  2. 2006 - 2008 - M.Sc. Computer Science, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
    Dissertation: Photorealistic models for pupil light reflex and iridal pattern deformation. Grade: A (unanimous)
    Second best dissertation of 2008 by the Brazilian Computer Society Thesis and Dissertation Contest.
    Advisors: Manuel M. Oliveira and Gladimir V. G. Baranoski (Univ. Waterloo - Canada)
    Average Grade: A [History].

  3. 2001 - 2005 - B.S. Computer Science, Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil
    Monograph: M3GE: A 3D java-based game engine for mobile devices using M3G API. Grade: 97%
    Advisor: Paulo C. Rodacki Gomes
    Average Grade: 9,05 in a range of 0-10 [History].

Professional Experience

  1. 10/2009 – 01/2011 - Visiting Student, MIT – Media Lab, USA
    Human Eye, Opthalmology, Hardware Prototyping, and Optics (Proj. Lead: NETRA, CATRA)
  2. 02/2006 – Today - Research Assistant, UFRGS – Instituto de Informática, Brazil
    Computer Graphics, Human Eye, User-Interaction and Physical Modeling.
  3. 06/2003 – 02/2006 - Software Architect, Progressiva Sistemas LTDA, Brazil
    Cobol to Java huge ERP conversion with 3 people on the team in 2 years.
  4. 04/2001 – 06/2003 - Software Engineer, Totall.com S.A, Brazil
    Generic ERP development. Responsible for many specific parts of the system.
  5. 06/1999 – 04/2001 - Technician and Software Developer, Binho Informática, Brazil

Selected Publications (Impact Factor & gt; 3.0)

  1. 2011 - Vitor Pamplona, Erick Passos, Jan Zizka, Manuel M. Oliveira, Everett Lawson, Esteban Clua, Ramesh Raskar. CATRA: Interactive Measuring and Modeling of Cataracts. Proc. of SIGGRAPH 2011 . ACM Transactions on Graphics 30 (4), 2011.
     Paper        Video  

  2. 2010 - Vitor F. Pamplona, Ankit Mohan, Manuel M. Oliveira, Ramesh Raskar. NETRA: Interactive Display for Estimating Refractive Errors and Focal Range. Proc. of SIGGRAPH 2010 . ACM Transactions on Graphics 29 (4), 77:1 - 77:8, 2010.
     Paper        Video  

  3. 2010 - Computer-Assisted Methods to Evaluate Retinal Vascular Caliber: What Are They Measuring? Helena Pakter, Sandra Fuchs, Marcelo Maestri, Leila Moreira, Luciana Ricardi, Vitor Pamplona, Manuel M. Oliveira, Flávio Fuchs. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) . ISSN 0146-0404
     Paper

  4. 2009 - Vitor F. Pamplona, Manuel M. Oliveira, Gladimir V. G. Baranoski. Photorealistic Models for Pupil Light Reflex and Iridal Pattern Deformation. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG). 28 (4), 2009. p. 106:1 - 106:12.
     Paper        Video

Patents

  1. Methods and Apparatus for Measuring Refractive Errors and Focal Range of the Human Eye – N. 61327083.
  2. Methods and Apparatus for Cataract Detection and Measurement – N. 61443199.

Free Software & Community Commitments  

  1. Mar 2003 - Dec 2008, founder and leader: JavaFree.org : Java and free software virtual community
  2. Feb 2007 - Sep 2008, administrator: Infoblogs.com.br : TI Brazilian feeds aggregator
  3. Jul 2006 - Sep 2006, founder: RubyOnBr.org : Ruby and rails virtual community  
  4. Feb 2011 - Today, project leader: FreeToDo : Syntax-organized To-Do list
  5. Feb 2011 - Fev 2011, project leader: ShTweet: Command line twitter client.
  6. May 2006 - Today, project leader: Priki : wiki wiki web with an object oriented database.  
  7. Feb 2005 - Feb 2007, project leader: Mobile 3D Game Engine (M3GE) : first of its kind  
  8. Nov 2004 - Dez 2008, project leader: RSS Notifier : RSS and e-mail notifier, like GMail notifier.  
  9. Sep 2007 - Apr 2008, project leader: HL2GLSL : HLSL to GLSL compiler / translator [Video]
  10. Aug 2004 - Sep 2008, project leader: JavaFreeCMS : Wiki-based content management system (discontinued)
  11. Nov 2004 - Nov 2007, project leader: SnailDB : JDBC Driver for Prevayler
  12. Apr 2004 - Nov 2007, project leader: Baba XP : XP Project management
  13. Feb 2007 - Apr 2007, developer: Sneer : Sovereign P2P software

Fund Raising and Awards

  1. 2011 - USD $300K - First Place. Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project.
  2. 2011 - USD $5K - MIT Ideas 2011 Winner Award
  3. 2011 - USD $5K - MIT Global Challenge 2011 Public Choice Award
  4. 2010 - USD $50K - Ignition Grant from MIT Deshpande Center.  
  5. 2010 - USD $50K - Innovation Grant from Google.  
  6. 2010 - USD $5K - Award Lemelson-MIT Program at MIT Ideas Competition 2010.  
  7. 2009 - USD $20K - Recipient of fellowship from CNPq-Brazil for spending one year overseas as a visiting PhD student
  8. 2008 - BRL $105K - Recipient of fellowship from CNPq-Brazil for pursuing a PhD at UFRGS
  9. 2007 - BRL $4.7K - Microsoft fellowship from the Innovation Centers Project

  10. 2010 - Business model finalist on the development track of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition 2010.
  11. 2009 - Second Prize on the 2009 Brazilian Computer Society Masters Thesis Contest. Selected among all areas of Computer Science, involving about 51 graduate programs in Brazil.
  12. 2005 - Baba XP Manager won the Great Idea by Java Tools Community
  13. 2004 - Honorable Mention at ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest South America

Posted in Oct 29, 2011 by Vitor Pamplona - Edit - History

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