João is a self-taught programmer with an academic background in biological anthropology. He graduated in Human Evolution and Biology at the University of Coimbra, while simultaneously founding osteomics, where he worked extensively with 3D printing and scanning, and also developed web applications for bioarchaeology and forensics. His research interests are in geospatial paleoanthropology, geometric morphometrics and osteology, from both forensic and evolutionary perspectives. João is currently on the fourth year of his DPhil at the University of Oxford. For his thesis, he is automating geospatial search for fossil sites in Africa, using computer vision approaches. He is doing fieldwork in Koobi Fora, Kenya, and Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, to ground-test his fossil site detection and paleoenvironmental reconstruction models based on satellite data.
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