Vitor is an award-winning inventor and fastidious scientist who has pioneered new methods of improving eye care diagnostics. He has a PhD on Computer Science from UFRGS and holds the CTO for EyeNetra Inc, where he works on the next generation of NETRA-G and Test2Connect. MIT Media Lab's patented NETRA technology is the core of Vitor's PhD thesis, where he describes the science behind patient-centric interactive diagnostics. Besides NETRA, he created a similar low-cost clip-on to measure cataracts (CATRA), a new kind of display that avoids the need of eyeglasses when looking at them (Tailored Displays), novel computational models for the behavior of the human eyes (Pupil Light Reflex Models) and new methods for interactive assessment of retinal images (Retinal Vessel Wall Segmentation, Stereo Devices for Retinal Pictures). Vitor co-founded one of the most promising young health tech startups in the US (EyeNetra, TechCrunch), one of the largest collaboration platforms for software engineers reaching 50k portuguese-speaking developers in the early 2000s (JavaFree), the first portuguese-speaking on-line portal for Ruby (RubyOnBr), pioneered the first 3D game engine for feature phones (M3GE), and the first image-based user-interaction glove (IBDG).
Vitor founded his first technology company when he was 15 years old, is active in the open source community leading 11 free software projects, holds 4 patents, and is one of the few PhD students that published 4 academic papers as first author at the prestigious ACM SIGGRAPH conference (PLRModels, NETRA, CATRA, Tailored Displays). He is a recipient of Silver Thomas Edison Award on best new diagnostic aid of 2012; LAUNCH Health Innovation Award, presented by NASA 2010; Vodafone Wireless Innovation Award ($300k) 2011; Popular Science Best of What is New 2011; MIT Ideas Award 2011; MIT Global Challenge Public Choice Award 2011; Lemelson-MIT Ideas Award 2010; and the Second Prize on the 2009 Brazilian Computer Society Masters Thesis Contest (among all areas of computer science of the 51 graduate programs in Brazil).
Other previous projects include: user-efficient medical record systems (SETRA, SATRA), real-time photorealistic renderings (Animated Relief Impostors, Legolizer), image-based hand pose capture, sovereign peer-to-peer connectivity (Sneer), credit card payments mobile app (PayDream), off-line activity-engaging network (Agitter), syntax-based to-do lists (FreeToDo), everything-on-memory wiki engine (Priki) and content management systems (JavaFreeCMS), object query languages for legacy systems (SnailDB), developer-friendly shader translator (HL2GLSL), among others. Besides these, Vitor worked throughout his undergrad, 5 years of full-time corporate software engineer and architecture of enterprise resource planning and business to business software (Totall, Progressiva, Binho).
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Proc of ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 (ACM TOG 31,4)