Short Curriculum Vitae



Arnaldo was born in July 1955, Campina Grande-PB, Brazil.  He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering, from the Universidade Federal da Paraiba (UFPB), Brazil, in 1978, 1981 and 1987, respectively.  He did graduate studies in Electrical Engineering (Digital Image Processing) at the Reinsch-Westifaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen), Germany,  1981-1985 (DAAD/GTZ scholarship), and  post-doctorate studies in Computer Science at the  Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique (Groupe ESIEE Paris), France, 1994-1995 (CNPq scholarship).


Arnaldo is currently an associate professor at the  Computer Science Department (DCC), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil (since 1990).  He was a visiting researcher at the Informatics Department, Groupe ESIEE Paris, France, 1994-1995, a visiting professor at DCC/UFMG, 1989, an associate professor at the Electrical Engineering Department (DEE), UFPB, 1985-1989, a research assistant at the Rogowski-Institut, RWTH Aachen, Germany, 1981-1985, and an assistant professor at DEE/UFPB, 1978-1985. He is the header of the Digital Image Processing Group and coordinator of the international cooperation agreement between UFMG and UNICAMP and the French Schools ESIEE Paris and ENSEA Cergy-Pontoise and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6.


His research interests include digital image processing and computer vision applications to medicine, fine arts, and satellite imagery, multimedia information systems, and content based information (image and video) retrieval.  He has published more than 100 papers in Brazilian and international conferences and has advised 32 MSc dissertations and 8 PhD thesis.  He advises nowadays 5 MSc and 6 PhD students.


He was the general chair of the IX Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics and

Image Processing (SIBGRAPI), 1996, and chair of the Program Committee for SIBGRAPI 2004, chair of the Tutorials track for SIBGRAPI 2006, and chair of the Workshop of Thesis and Dissertations SIBGRAPI 2007. He was Guest Editor for the Journal Pattern Analysis and Applications (2005-2006). He has been member of committee programs for several Brazilian conferences. He has been referee  for the SPIE Journals JEI and OE, and  the Brazilian Computer Society Journal.  He has been supported by an individual research grant from CNPq, since 1987.