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Research profile

Rui Pires da Silva Castro is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Mathematics Department at Eindhoven University of Technology, (TU/e). His research interests are on the borderline of signal processing, learning theory and statistics, including learning theory, non-parametric and high-dimensional statistics, statistical signal and image processing, network inference, and pattern recognition.

Rui is also interested in active learning techniques, also known as sequential experimental design. These include learning/sampling procedures that are able to use information gleaned from previous samples to adapt the sampling procedure. Applications include, among others, network monitoring and measurement and effective spectrum analysis methods for opportunistic transmission in cognitive radio.  Previously, Rui worked on Distilled Sensing (DS), a multi-step, selective (adaptive) sampling procedure for recovering sparse signals from noisy observations. DS results in dramatic quantifiable improvements over the best non-adaptive sensing methods for the estimation and detection of sparse signals in noise.

Academic background

Rui M. Castro received a Licenciatura degree in aerospace engineering in 1998 from the Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, and a PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University, Houston, Texas in 2008. Between 1998 and 2000 he was a researcher with the Communication Theory and Pattern Recognition Group, Institute of Telecommunications, Lisbon, and in 2002 he held a visiting researcher position at the Mathematics Research Center, Bell Laboratories Research. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin in 2007-2008, and between 2008 and 2010 he held an Assistant Professor position in the department of electrical engineering at Columbia University.

Rui Castro received a Rice University Graduate Fellowship in 2000 and a Graduate Student Mentor Award from the University of Wisconsin in 2007. He has been also a distinguished speaker in the Canadian Computer and Robot Vision Conference, and a plenary speaker in the Workshop on Information Theoretic Methods in Science and Engineering.

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Cliques in rank-1 random graphs: the role of inhomogeneity

Bogerd, K., Castro, R. M. & van Der Hofstad, R., feb 2020, In : Bernoulli. 26, 1, blz. 253-285 33 blz.

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Are there needles in a moving haystack? adaptive sensing for detection of dynamically evolving signals

Castro, R. M. & Tánczos, E., 1 mei 2019, In : Bernoulli. 25, 2, blz. 977-1012 36 blz.

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    Distribution-free detection of structured anomalies: permutation and rank-based scans

    Arias-Castro, E., Castro, R. M., Tánczos, E. & Wang, M., 3 apr 2018, In : Journal of the American Statistical Association. 113, 522, blz. 789-801 13 blz.

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  • 4 Citaten (Scopus)

    Adaptive compressed sensing for support recovery of structured sparse sets

    Castro, R. M. & Tanczos, E., 1 mrt 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 63, 3, blz. 1535-1554 20 blz., 7819556.

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    Consistent estimation in general sublinear preferential attachment trees

    Gao, F., van der Vaart, A., Castro, R. & van der Hofstad, R., 2017, In : Electronic Journal of Statistics. 11, 2, blz. 3979-3999 21 blz.

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    Conference Summary: Financial Intermediation and Vulnerabilities

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    A method for evaluating digitally drawn functions with applications in high school education

    Auteur: Chu, V., 2 okt 2019

    Begeleider: Castro, R. M. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor

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    Derivative-free optimisation of high-dimensional functions

    Auteur: Kisters, T., 28 okt 2019

    Begeleider: Castro, R. M. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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    Modeling and interference of the Internet Movie Database

    Auteur: Gao, F., 31 okt 2011

    Begeleider: van der Hofstad, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Pires da Silva Castro, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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    Multi-aircraft tracking using particle filters and neural networks

    Auteur: Gootzen, Y., 18 dec 2017

    Begeleider: Pires da Silva Castro, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & de Haan, J. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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    Setting reserve prices in repeated second-price auctions

    Auteur: Lyu, Y., 31 aug 2017

    Begeleider: Pires da Silva Castro, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Meyfroyt, P. (Externe coach)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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