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e-mail: bergasa@depeca.uah.es

         luism.bergasa@uah.es

 

 

 

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, 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=33, a WoS h-index=19 and a classic paper in the Transportation line included in Engineering and Computer Science area of the Google Scholar Metrics. 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 have 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 Research Director 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.

 

Highlights of Recent/Upcoming papers (ONLY last year)

 

·        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]

·        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. Submitted on April 2018.

·        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. Submitted on April 2018.

·        Kailun Yang, Ruiqi Cheng, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Kaiwei Wang and Ningbo Long, “Assistive intersection navigation for visually impaired pedestrians through real-time semantic segmentation”, in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Maui, Hawaii, USA, November 2018. Submitted on April 2018.

·        Luis M. Bergasa, Rafael Barea, Elena López-Guillén, Pedro Revenga, Eduardo Molinos, Eduardo Romera, Rafael Sanz, Joaquín López, Enrique Paz, Cándido Otero and Pablo Sánchez, “ROS-based Architecture for Autonomous Navigation of an Open-Source Electrical Vehicle in Urban Environments”, in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Maui, Hawaii, USA, November 2018. Submitted on April 2018.

·        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.

·        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 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018), Madrid, Spain, October 2018. Submitted on February 2018

·        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. Accepted on April 2018

·        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. Accepted on April 2018

·        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. Submitted on January 2018

·        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]

·        S. Bronte, L.M. Bergasa, D. Pizarro, R. Barea, “Model-Based Real-time Non-Rigid Tracking”, in Sensors. Vol 17(10), nº2342, 1-28 (2017). [PDF]

·        L.M. Bergasa, E. Cabello, R. Arroyo, E. Romera, Á. Serrano, “Subchapter 9.1: Human Driver Behaviours”, invitation chapter in Intelligent Vehicles: Enabling Technologies and Future Developments, Elsevier, 243-284, September 2017. [PDF]

·        W. Zhou, R. Arroyo, A. Zyner, J. Ward, S. Worrall, E. Nebot, L.M. Bergasa, “Transferring Visual Knowledge based on Deep Learning for a Robust Road Environment Perception in Intelligent Vehicles”, in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Yokohama (Japan), October 2017. [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]

·        E. Romera, J.Mª. Álvarez, L.M. Bergasa, R. Arroyo, “Efficient ConvNet for Real-time Semantic Segmentation”, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), California (USA), June 2017. [PDF]. Best Student Paper Award at the IV2017.

·        E. López, S. García, R. Barea, L.M. Bergasa, E.J. Molinos, R. Arroyo, E. Romera, S. Pardo, “Multi-Sensorial SLAM System for Low-Cost Micro Aerial Vehicles in GPS-denied Environments”, Sensors. Vol 17, nº 802, 1-27 (2017). [PDF]

 

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

 

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

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

·        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.  Experts Panel Member for the Chalmers Assessment of Research. Chalmers University of Technology. Gothenburg, Sweden. February 2018 – August 2018.

·        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 Excellence Campus “Smart Energy” award 2017 for the project “Smart Street Lights Network (SSLN)” (researcher).

·        2017. Best Spanish PhD Thesis in Intelligent Vehicles for Roberto Arroyo. ASEPA (Supervisor).

·        2017. New research project entitled “Senior Drivers Monitoring System (SERMON) funded by the Spanish Traffic Direction (DGT).

·        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.

·        2017. Visiting Scholar at the Center for OPTical IMagery Analysis and Learning (OPTIMAL). Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU). Xian (China) between August 2017-September 2017.

·        2017. Best Student Paper Award to Eduardo Romera for the work “Efficient ConvNet for Real-time Semantic Segmentation” at the 2017 Intelligent Vehicles Symposium. June 10-14, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA, USA (Supervisor)

·        2017. Autonomous and connected vehicles Course. Invited conference “Human Factors and Social Aspects”. June, 2017, INSIA, Madrid, Spain

·        2017. Diffusion of the DriveSafe app in the Spanish TVE program Seguridad Vital” on 05-28-2017 (minute 26).

·        2017. International Program Committee and Associate Editor in the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), Yokohama, Japan, October 2017.

 

 

 

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