António Mendes Lopes

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Virtual reality and haptics are novel human-machine interaction technologies which have shown a good application potential in many fields such as medical, entertainment, manufacturing, and education areas in the last 20 years. Especially for dental surgery simulation and training, they provide a new and low-cost approach whereby dentists can practice(More)
Seismic data is difficult to analyze and classical mathematical tools reveal strong limitations in exposing hidden relationships between earthquakes. In this paper, we study earthquake phenomena in the perspective of complex systems. Global seismic data, covering the period from 1962 up to 2011 is analyzed. The events, characterized by their magnitude,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Viruses are infectious agents that replicate inside organisms and reveal a plethora of distinct characteristics. Viral infections spread in many ways, but often have devastating consequences and represent a huge danger for public health. It is important to design statistical and computational techniques capable of handling the(More)
The Moore's law (ML) is one of many empirical expressions that is used to characterize natural and artificial phenomena. The ML addresses technological progress and is expected to predict future trends. Yet, the " art " of predicting is often confused with the accurate fitting of trendlines to past events. Presently, data-series of multiple sources are(More)