JS is researcher and member of the board of directors of the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR) at the IST and his work has been focused in Biomedical Engineering (BME), namely, in biological and medical image processing and statistical signal processing of physiological and behavioural data. Statistical signal processing under estimation Bayseian frameworks is his preferred teorectical framework in several applications of noise removal, morphological and textural characterization of tissues (from Ultrasound images) and biological quantification from images of microscopy.
JS is senior member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society since 2011 and Member of the Bio Imaging and Signal Processing Technical Committee (BISP-TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. JS is from the executive board of directors of the Institute for Systems and Robotics.
 A. Ferro, P. Carneiro, M. Fernandes, João Sanches, R. Seruca, "Illuminating the cycle of life", in Fluorescence Imaging and Biological Quantification, R. Seruca, J. S. Suri, J. Sanches (Eds), by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017