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.
M.Sc. in Computer Vision from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
May 2014 -
Research Fellow at University of Nottingham
Oct. 2010 - March 2014
Research Associate, at Imperial College London.
- 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
Artificial Retrieval of Information Assistants - Virtual Agents with Linguistic Understanding, Social Skill, and Personalised Aspects
Funded by: European Commission Horizon 2020 programme
Social Signal Processing Network
Funded by: European Commission FP7
Multimodal Analysis of Human Nonverbal Behaviour in Real-World Settings
Funded by: European Research Council - ERC Starting Grant
Pain Rehabilitation: E/Motion based automatic coaching
Funded by: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), U.K.
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.
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
BMVA technical meeting: The Computational Face - Automatic Face Analysis and Synthesis
- 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
- 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)
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.