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e-mail: bergasa@depeca.uah.es

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Luis Miguel Bergasa

 

 

He received the MS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995 from the Technical University of Madrid and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1999 from the University of Alcalá (UAH). He is Full Professor at the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcalá (UAH) since 2011.

 

He is Head of the RobeSafe research group. He was Director of Knowledge Transfer at the UAH (2014-2018) and coordinator of UAH Unit of Scientific Culture and Innovation (UCC+i) (2014-2018) belonging to the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). Besides, he was Head of the Department of Electronics (2004-2010), coordinator of the Master Advanced Electronic Systems, Intelligent Systems (2007-2010), coordinator of the Doctorate program in Electronics (2005-2010) and Deputy Inspector of the UAH services  (2012-2013).  This course he is teaching the following subjects: Perception Systems included in the Master in Industrial Engineering, e-Safety Technologies belonging to the Master in Telecommunication Engineering, Intelligent Control Systems for the Degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Vision for the Degree in Telecommunication Technologies.

 

He is author of more than 175 refereed papers in journals and international conferences, and corresponding author of 7 national patents and 1 PCT patent. Currently he has a Scholar Google h-index=34, a WoS h-index=20, a classic paper in the Transportation line included in Engineering and Computer Science area of the Google Scholar Metrics (GSM), and 4 main publications (1 x IEEE T Intelligent Transportation Systems journal, 1 x Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 2 x Image and Vision Computing journal) in GSM (2013-2017). He was recognized as one of the most productive author in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) field, according to the H-Classic documents obtained from the WoS during the period 1996-2014. His research activity has been awarded/recognized with 26 prizes/recognitions related to Robotics and Automotive fields from 2004 to nowadays. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on ITS and habitual reviewer in 12 journals included in the JCR index. He was Guest Editor of two Special Issues (Sensors and IEEE T ITS), member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Vehicular Technology (2012-2017) and he has served on Program/Organizing Committees in more than 17 conferences. He was Research Visitor at the Computer Vision Research Group of the Trinity College in Dublin (Irland) in 1998, Visiting Scholar at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (USA) in 2013, collaborating with Raquel Urtasun, and at the OPTIMAL Center Northwestern Polytechnic University (China) in 2017. He was co-founder of Vision Safety Technologies Ltd, a spin-off company established to commercialize computer vision systems for road infrastructure inspection (2009-2016).

 

His research interests include real-time Computer Vision for Assistant Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles. He is currently focus on driver behaviors and scene understanding using Computer Vision and Deep Learning Techniques for autonomous vehicles applications. Please contact me if you are interested in coming to RobeSafe group for PhD studies or post-doctoral research as I am always looking for excellent new team members. Researchers with an interest in my university, please have a look at the Fellowships program at the University of Alcalá  and at the GOT ENERGY TALENT (GET) fellowship programme co-funded by the EU as part of the H2020-MSCA-COFUND programme (Grant Agreement number 754382). GET is run by the University of Alcalá (UAH) as beneficiary of the action in collaboration with the University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC).

 

Highlights of Recent/Upcoming papers (ONLY last year)

 

·        Kailun Yang, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Kaiwei Wang, “Robustifying Semantic Perception of Traversability for Wearable Navigation Assistance Systems”, in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (2018). Submitted on October 2018.

·        Miguel Tradacete, Álvaro Sáez, Juan F. Arango, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, P. Revenga, Rafael Barea, Elena López-Guillén, Luis M. Bergasa, “Positioning system for an electric autonomous vehicle based on the fusion of Multi-GNSS RTK and Odometry by using an Extented Kalman Filter”, in International Workshop of Physical Agents (WAF), Madrid, Spain, November 2018. Accepted on September 2018.

·        Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Pablo F. Alcantarilla, Luis M. Bergasa and Elena López-Guillén, “Change Detection Tool Based on GSV to Help DNNs Training”, in International Workshop of Physical Agents (WAF), Madrid, Spain, November 2018. Accepted on September 2018.

·        Esther Murciego, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Rafael Barea, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Juan F. Arango, Miguel Tradacete, and Álvaro Sáez, “Topological road mapping for autonomous driving applications”, in International Workshop of Physical Agents (WAF), Madrid, Spain, November 2018. Accepted on September 2018.

·        Edwin Enríquez, Nelly Gordillo, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, “Convolutional Neural Networks vs Traditional Methods applied to off-line Recognition of Handwritten Digits”, in International Workshop of Physical Agents (WAF), Madrid, Spain, November 2018. Accepted on September 2018.

·        Javier del Egido, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Javier Araluce, Rafael Barea, “Self-Driving a Car in simulation through a CNN”, in International Workshop of Physical Agents (WAF), Madrid, Spain, November 2018. Accepted on September 2018.

·        Kailun Yang, Ruiqi Cheng, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Kaiwei Wang and Ningbo Long, “Intersection perception through real-time semantic segmentation to assist navigation of visually impaired pedestrians”, in International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 2018. Submitted on July 2018.

·        Kailun Yang, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Juan Wang, Kaiwei Wang, Elena López-Guillén, “Perception framework of water hazards beyond traversability for real-world navigation assistance systems”, in International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 2018. Submitted on July 2018.

·        Kailun Yang, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Xiao Huang and Kaiwei Wang, “Predicting polarization beyond semantics for wearable robotics”, in International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), Beijing, China, November 2018. [PDF].

·        Rafael Barea, Carlos Pérez de Rivas, Luis M. Bergasa, Elena López-Guillén, Eduardo Romera, Eduardo Molinos, Manuel Ocaña, Joaquín López, “Vehicle Detection and Localization using 3D LIDAR Point Cloud and Image Semantic Segmentation”, in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Maui, Hawaii, USA, November 2018. [PDF] [Video].

·        Kailun Yang, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Dongming Sun, Kaiwei Wang and Rafael Barea, “Semantic perception of curbs beyond traversability for real-world navigation assistance systems”, in IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety (ICVES), Madrid, Spain, September 2018. [PDF].

·        Álvaro Sáez, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Elena López-Guillén, Rafael Barea, “CNN-based Fisheye Image Real-Time Semantic Segmentation”, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Changshu, Suzhou, China, June 2018. [PDF] [Video]

·        Eduardo Romera, Luis M. Bergasa, José M. Álvarez and Mohan Trivedi, “Train Here, Deploy There: Robust Segmentation in Unseen Domains”, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Changshu, Suzhou, China, June 2018. [PDF] [Video]

·        K. Yang, L.M. Bergasa, E. Romera, R. Cheng, T. Chen and K. Wang, “Unifying terrain awareness through real-time semantic segmentation”, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Changshu, Suzhou, China, June 2018. [PDF] [Video]

·        Kailun Yang, Kaiwei Wang, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Weijian Hu, Dongming Sun, Junwei Sun, Ruiqi Cheng, Tianxue Chen, Elena López, “Unifying Terrain Awareness for the Visually Impaired through Real-time Semantic Segmentation”, in Sensors. Vol 18(5), nº1506, 1-32 (2018). [PDF]

·        K. Yang, K. Wang, S. Lin, J. Bai, L.M. Bergasa, R. Arroyo, “Long-range Traversability Awareness and Low-lying Obstacle Negotiation with RealSense for the Visually Impaired”, in 2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Image Processing (ICFIP), Barcelona (Spain), March 2018. [PDF]. Best Paper Award at the ICFIP2018.

·        Qi Wang, Luis M. Bergasa, José M. Álvarez, “Guest Editorial Introduction to the Special Issue on Robust and Efficient Vision Techniques for Intelligent Vehicles”, in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol 19, Issue 1, 129-130, January 2018. [PDF]

·        E. Romera, J.M. Álvarez, L.M. Bergasa, R. Arroyo, “ERFNet: Efficient Residual Factorized ConvNet for Real-time Semantic Segmentation”, in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Vol 19, Issue 1, 263-272, January 2018. Online version July 2017. [PDF]

·        R. Arroyo, P.F. Alcantarilla, L.M. Bergasa, E. Romera, “Are You ABLE to Perform a Life-Long Visual Topological Localization?”, Autonomous Robots, 42 (3), 665-685. March 2018. Online version July 2017. [PDF]

 

Highlights of Recent/Upcoming professional service (ONLY last year)

 

·        2018. Chair of the Regular Sessions on Environment Perception (II) and  Environment Perception (III) in the 21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC2018).

·        2018. Autonomous Driving demo in the IEEE/RSJ IROS 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, Spain, October 2018. [Video]

·        2018. Plenary speaker at the VI Conference on Sustainable Mobility & Intelligent Vehicle: Smart Mobility. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain. September, 20th 2018. [Video: from -2:14:50 to -1:44:40]

·        2018. Member of the Selection Board to cover 140 scientific positions in the Spanish Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) in 2019 (Advanced Control Systems, Modelling and Perception profile).

·        2018.  Experts Panel Member for the Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2) Department Assessment of Research. Chalmers University of Technology. Gothenburg, Sweden. February 2018 – August 2018. [photo]

·        2018. Visit to the State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation at the Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, June 2018. [photo1] [photo2]

·        2018. Autonomous and connected vehicles Course. Invited conference “Human Factors and Social Aspects”. May, 2018, INSIA, Madrid, Spain

·        2018. International Program Committee and Associate Editor in the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), Maui, Hawaii, USA, November 2018.

·        2018. Prize to the best Final Degree Project of the Engineering Electronics and Industrial Automatic Degree of the University of Alcalá in the course 2016-17, to Carlos Gómez Huélamo for his work “Automatic changes detection over panoramic images of Google Street View”. March 9, 2018, Alcalá de Henares, Spain (Supervisor)

·        2018. Second prize in the Final Degree Projects Awards 2018 related with industry in the Community of Madrid organized by Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos Industriales de Madrid (COITIM) to Carlos Gómez Huélamo for his work “Automatic changes detection over panoramic images of Google Street View”. February 27, 2018, Madrid, Spain (Supervisor)

·        2018. Best Paper Award for the work “Long-range Traversability Awareness and Low-lying Obstacle Negotiation with RealSense for the Visually Impaired” at the 2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Image Processing (ICFIP 2018). March 9-11, 2018, Barcelona, Spain

·        2018. Automation Engineering Master. Invited classes “Human Driver Behaviours”. February, 2018, INSIA, Madrid, Spain

·        2018. Program Committee in the 19th Workshop on Physical Agents (WAF 2018), Madrid, Spain, November 2018.

·        2018. Organizing Committee in the IEEE/RSJ IROS 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, Spain, October 2018.

·        2018. Guest Editor of the Special Issue on “Robust & Efficient Vision Techniques for Intelligent Vehicles” in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, January 2018.

·        2017. International Program Committee in the 2nd edition of the Special Session on Autonomous Driving and Driving Assistance System (ADDAS), which is part of the ROBOT2017 Iberian conference, Seville, Spain, November 2017. 

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