Manuel J. Ferreira received a B.Sc. degree in electronics and telecommunications from Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, in 1992, and an M.Sc. degree in Industrial Informatics, as well as a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Electronics from Universidade, do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal, in 1996 and 2004, respectively.
Between 1992 and 1999, he was a researcher at INESC Porto and a Professor at Universidade Lusíada. In this period, he developed his Master´s thesis resulting in a system installed in several companies spanning four different countries (Portugal; Spain; Brazil and Australia).
From 1999 to 2001, he was the technical coordinator of the Computer Vision Department at IDITE-Minho, Research Institute.
Starting in 2001 until 2012 he was a Professor in the Industrial Electronics Department at Universidade do Minho, teaching in the fields of image and signal processing, working with several companies, helping them to specify and develop a large number of Computer Vision solutions for different industrial sectors, such as plastic; textile; leather; automotive;beverage; agro-food; robotics and multimedia.
From 2008 to 2012, he was the coordinator of the Computer Vision Group of CCG Research Institute. From 2012 to 2017 was the R&D Computer Vision coordinator at ENERMETER. Currently, he is the head of Research, Development & Innovation department at NEADVANCE. His main research interests include image processing, image analysis and artificial intelligence. Since 1992 he has been working mainly on the development of computer vision
and machine learning technologies based on advanced algorithms, applied to industrial applications and medical imaging.