At present, I’m a PhD student and a research assistant in the RobeSafe research group, at the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcalá (UAH), under the supervision of Dr. Luis Miguel Bergasa. I received the MS degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2008 from the University of Alcalá.
I have been working in the RobeSafe research group since March 2008 collaborating in several ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) projects funded by international companies and the Spanish government. This course I’m collaborating in the teaching of the subjects Computer Vision Systems and Intelligent Control Systems included in the Master AES.IS. I plan to read my PhD in February 2013.
My research interests include Computer Vision (image classifiers, object recognition, text recognition, scene understanding), Robotics and Intelligent Transportation Systems (traffic signs detection and monitoring, occupants monitoring). My thesis focuses on text localization and recognition in scene images. I'm author of several refered papers in journals and international conferences. I'm habitual reviewer in different journals and conferences of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, such as IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC) and IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV).
In 2010 I did a three-month internship at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing of the University of Surrey in Guildford (United Kingdom) under the supervision of Dr. Krystian Mikolajczyk. In 2012 I did a three-month internship at the Computer Science Department of the RWTH in Aachen (Germany), under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hermann Ney. Since 2009, I'm one of the co-founders of Vision Safety Technologies Ltd, a spin-off company established to commercialize computer vision systems for road infrastructure inspection.
Please contact me if you want to share your experience in the area of text reading in images and/or are interested in coming to RobeSafe group as a visiting researcher.
NEWS (November 2012)
· Recently, I have presented two papers in the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR'12) held in Tsukuba, Japan.
· At the moment, I'm working on writing my PhD report. I'll read my PhD in February 2013.