• 2006- 2010

    Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.

    My PhD is on the topic of part-based detection and tracking of objects. In particular, I
    worked on models for detecting inner facial structures by combining discriminatively-trained
    individual part models with probabilistic shape models. I also worked on how to use inner
    object structure in model-free tracking, that is to say, when no a priori knowledge of the object
    appearance or the arrangement of its parts is available.

  • 2005-2006

    M.Sc. in Computer Vision from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.

  • 1998-2003

    B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 

Professional Experience

  • May 2014 -

    Research Fellow at University of Nottingham

  • Oct. 2010 - March 2014

    Research Associate, at Imperial College London.

    Main responsabilities:

    • Conduct original research
    • Contribute to the research projects, incluging writing annual reports and attending meetings
    • Supervise PhD studentsExperien

  • Sept. 2009-June 2010

    Research Assistant at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

  • Dec. 2004 - Aug. 2009

    Research Assistant, at Autonomous University of Barcelona

Research Projects


    Artificial Retrieval of Information Assistants - Virtual Agents with Linguistic Understanding, Social Skill, and Personalised Aspects
    Funded by: European Commission Horizon 2020 programme

  • SSPNet

    Social Signal Processing Network
    Funded by: European Commission FP7

  • Mahnob

    Multimodal Analysis of Human Nonverbal Behaviour in Real-World Settings
    Funded by: European Research Council - ERC Starting Grant

  • EmoPain

    Pain Rehabilitation: E/Motion based automatic coaching
    Funded by: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), U.K.

Teaching Experience

  • 2010-2014

    Teaching Assistant for the Machine Learning Course, Computing Department, Imperial College London. Aimed at last year undergraduate and master students. Managed between 2 to 4 groups of 4 students.
    Main responsabilities included:

    • Conducting personal interviews for individual assessment.
    • Assisting students during the lab sessions.
    • Marking written reports of the assignments.

  • 2005-2008

    Teaching Assistant at the Autonomous University of Barcelona for the Programming Theory subject (2nd year undergraduate).
    Main responabilities included:

    • Creating and managing the content for the lab assignments
    • Marking the lab assignments
    • Assisting students during lab sessions

Other selected professional activities

  • Organisation
  • TCM/PCM/Reviewer:
    • IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016
    • Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015.
    • ACM Multimedia (ACMMM), 2015.
    • Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2012, 2014
    • IEEE Int. Conf. on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), 2013, 2015
    • Int'l Conf. on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI), 2013, 2014, 2015
    • British Machine Vision Conference, 2014, 2015

  • Journal Reviewer:
    • Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (IF: 5.69, Q1)
    • Trans. on System, Man and Cybernetics/ Trans. on Cybernectics (IF: 3.78, Q1)
    • Trans. on Affective Computing (IF: 3.47, Q1)
    • Transactions on Image Processing (IF: 3.11, Q1)
    • Pattern Recognition (IF: 2.58, Q1)
    • Image and Vision Computing (IF: 1.58, Q1/Q2)
    • Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (IF: 1.82, Q1)
    • Signal Processing Letters (IF: 1.64)
    • Machine Vision and Applications (IF: 1.44)
    • Pattern Analysis and Applications (IF: 0.74)


  • 2011

    Obtained 25000 pounds for the iBug group as part of an agreement with Anthropics
    Technology Ltd. for the release of source code for facial point detection and consulting
    for its integration in their commercial software.


  • A list of publications can be found here