Francisco Pinto

Francisco is the founder of True eBooks and is now working with P. Dillenbourg on EPFL  online teaching.


Audiovisual Communications Laboratory (LCAV)
School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC)
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)


  Office: BC 322
  Address: EPFL-IC-LCAV
Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne
  Phone: (+41) 21 693 7594
  Fax: (+41) 21 693 4312
  Email: francisco [dot] pinto [at] epfl [dot] ch
  Birth Date: 05.12.1981
  Nationality: Portuguese 


Since 2006, PhD in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, EPFL

1999-04, Licenciatura (5-year degree) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto 

Curriculum Vitae



Spatio-temporal signal processing

Filterbanks theory

Soundfield compression



Mathematical Principles of Signal Processing (Doctoral course)

Signal Processing for Speech, Audio, and Acoustics (Master course)

Statistical Signal Processing and Applications (Master course)



F. Pinto and M. Vetterli. Space/time-frequency processing of acoustic wave fields: theory, algorithms, and applications. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2010.

F. Pinto and M. Vetterli. Near-field adaptive beamforming and source localization in the spacetime frequency domain. 2010 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Dallas, Texas, USA, March 14-19, 2010.

F. Pinto and M. Vetterli. Coding of spatio-temporal audio spectra using tree-structured directional filterbanks. 2009 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, New Palz, New York, October 18-21, 2009.

F. Pinto and M. Vetterli. Bitstream format for spatio-temporal wave field coder. Audio Engineering Society 124th Convention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008.

F. Pinto and M. Vetterli. Wave field coding in the spacetime frequency domain. 2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Las Vegas, USA, 2008.

F. Pinto, A. Rocha, A. Leite and A. Ferreira. Adaptive audio equalization of rooms based on a technique of transparent insertion of acoustic probe signals. Audio Engineering Society 120th Convention, Paris, France, 2006.