João Almeida e Sousa
- Position: Research Software Engineer
- Areas of expertise: Medical Image Processing and Analysis; Software Development; Imaging Biomarkers; Machine Learning; SVN; GitHub; OSX; Windows; Unix/Linux; Python; MATLAB; Java; IDL; SQL; LaTeX.
- Email: J.Sousa@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)793 303 5492
- Location: 8.49 Worsley Building
- Website: LinkedIn | Researchgate
Integrated MSc. in Biomedical Engineering
Department of Physics, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2010-2015
Specialisation in Medical Imaging in the last 2 years of the degree.
Medical Image Analyst
May 2016 – June 2019
Bioxydyn Ltd. (www.bioxydyn.com), Manchester, United Kingdom
Medical Imaging Services Department
Performed image data quality control according to defined standard operating procedures, extracted stats and delivered outputs to customers in the context of clinical trials. Responsible for ensuring that all data analysis was performed correctly and authorised analysis results and other business operational documentation where required. Ensuring audit trails were clear, concise and of use to other team members doing future analysis or Quality Control checks. Experience with regulatory requirements of ISO9001:2015.
Improved Bioxydyn’s image analysis pipelines through well managed prototype development plans. Supported the development of the company’s analysis platform, using Python (numpy, scipy), UNIX and GitHub.
Medical Image Processing Intern
September 2014 - December 2015
Retmarker S.A. (www.retmarker.com), Coimbra, Portugal
Image Processing Department
Processed and analysed image datasets provided by clients in order to generate technical reports with the results of the company’s product output: Retmarker Screening. Dissertation written and presented to obtain Master’s degree titled “Contributions to the Automatic Detection of Laser Marks in Retinal Digital Fundus Images” (concluded on 22th September 2015; http://hdl.handle.net/10316/29942).
July 2014 – September 2014
Radiotherapy Department of CHUC, Coimbra, Portugal
Wrote and validated the Quality Control protocols of the recent HDR (High Dose Rate) Brachytherapy equipment.
Short Term Scholarship
July 2013 – August 2013
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Built an optical system composed by lenses, mirrors, pinholes, a laser and a microscope. The purpose was to amplify the laser beam so that it could cut biological tissue, more specifically, axons. The head of the laboratory where I did research is Dr. Kim Young.
UK Renal Imaging Network (UKRIN): MRI Acquisition and Processing Standardisation (MAPS)
Funded by Medical Research Council Partnership grant MR/R02264X/1
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine