Dr. Garcia Fernandez is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow (for experienced researchers) and principal Researcher in the School of Architecture at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. As a staff member, he researches and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses; and co-leads seed funding programs.
Prior to the University of Lisbon, Jorge has been privileged to researched and taught in several universities in Europe and America. These experience has empowered him with expertise and skills in Terrestrial & Aerial Laser Scanning, Digital Photogrammetry, Computer Vision applied to Architecture (feature recognition and sematic description of digital data), among others. His progresses has been published in several high-impact journals, including: 3D Research, Remote Sensing, and Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era.
Jorge’s work has been also focused on linking academia, practice and industry, overcoming temporality, contractual barriers and lacks of communication in manufacturing processes. These has allowed him to innovate in solutions of structural deformations based on point clouds, rendering methods based on reflectance images, and stereoscopic spherical images for VR interaction, among others
In 2012, Dr. Garcia-Fernandez earned the Best Innovative Idea Award at the International Biennale Art & Heritage, Spain. He has also been awarded with best paper/presentation mentions in the 3D-Arch Conference 2012, Trentro (Italy), the ASPRS Annual Conference 2015, Tampa (USA) and the first place in Experimental Tampere event (Smart Energy team) 2017. In 2013-2017, he co-launched the University of Valladolid’s first MOOC in the area of Architecture and Cultural Heritage: “New Strategies for the safeguard of the Cultural Heritage”, enrolling hundreds of students worldwide.