Dr. Eng. Nuno Matela


Nuno Matela graduated in Physics Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico in 2002. Following this, Nuno Matela completed the first year of the Doctoral Program in Biophysics at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) and completed his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics in the same university in 2008. During his PhD, he worked on the development of iterative image reconstruction algorithms for a dual planar detector for positron emission mammography, integrated in an international project which led to the construction of two prototypes for imaging the breast with nuclear medicine techniques.

Nuno Matela is currently Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics of FCUL, teaching courses of the Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics teaching courses related with medical imaging and physics.

Nuno Matela’s main research interests are medical imaging, especially applications to breast cancer diagnosis. He is interested in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, X-ray mammography, nuclear medicine imaging, image processing and reconstruction, lesion classification and GPU programming. His talk will be focused in these research topics.