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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 Lab from 2010 and Director of the Advisory Committee for the Strategic Plan of the UAH. 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). Besides, he was Head of the Department of Electronics (2004-2010), co-coordinator of the Master Advanced Electronic Systems, Intelligent Systems (2007-2010), co-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 275 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=41, a WoS h-index=29, 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, 2 x Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 1 x IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference) in GSM (2015-2019). 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. He is included in the ranking of top 3000 Spanish scientists. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (July 2019- December 2021). He received the Institutional Lead Award 2019 from the IEEE ITS Society for the longstanding work of his research group. His research activity has been awarded/recognized with 27 prizes/recognitions related to Robotics and Automotive fields from 2004 to nowadays. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on ITS, Lead Guest Editor of Multimedia Tools and Applications and habitual reviewer in several 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 20 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.

 

Highlights of Recent/Upcoming papers (ONLY last year)

 

·        Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Luis M. Bergasa, “SmartMOT: Exploiting the fusion of HD Maps and Multi-Object Tracking for Real-Time Motion Prediction in Self-Driving applications”, in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Prague, Czech Republic, September 2021. Submitted on March 2021.

·        Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Luis M. Bergasa, Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Felipe Arango, Alejandro Díaz, “SmartMOT: Exploiting the fusion of HD Maps and Multi-Object Tracking for Real-Time Motion Prediction in Intelligent Vehicles applications”, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Nagoya, Japan, July 2021. Submitted on February 2021.

·        Óscar Pérez-Gil, Rafael Barea, Elena López-Guillén, Luis M. Bergasa, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Alejandro Díaz, “Deep Reinforcement Learning based control algorithms: Training and validation using the ROS Framework in CARLA Simulator for Self-Driving applications”, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Nagoya, Japan, July 2021. Submitted on February 2021.

·        Javier Araluce, Luis M. Bergasa, Manuel Ocaña, Pedro Revenga, Elena López-Guillén, Felipe Arango, Óscar Pérez-Gil, “Autonomous/manual transition driver behaviour study in CARLA simulator using gaze focalization based on camera”, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Nagoya, Japan, July 2021. Submitted on February 2021.

·        Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Felipe Arango, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Luis M. Bergasa, Rafael Barea, Javier Araluce, “Validation Method of a Self-Driving Architecture for Unexpected Pedestrian Scenario in CARLA Simulator”, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Nagoya, Japan, July 2021. Submitted on February 2021.

·        Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Javier Del Egido, Luis M. Bergasa, Rafael Barea, Elena López-Guillén, Miguel E. Ortíz-Humani, Miguel Antunes, “360º Real-Time and Power-efficient 3D DAMOT for Autonomous Driving applications”, in Multimedia Tools and Applications. Submitted on January 2021.

·        Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Javier Del Egido, Luis M. Bergasa, Rafael Barea, Elena López-Guillén, Felipe Arango, Javier Araluce, Joaquín López, “Train Here, Drive There: ROS based End-to-End Autonomous-Driving pipeline validation in CARLA simulator using the NHTSA typology”, in Multimedia Tools and Applications. Submitted on January 2021.

·        Roberto Arroyo, Sergio Álvarez, Aitor Aller, Luis M. Bergasa, Miguel E. Ortiz, “Fine-tuning your answers: A bag of tricks for improving VQA models”, in Multimedia Tools and Applications. Submitted on January 2021.

·        Javier Araluce; Luis M. Bergasa; Manuel Ocaña; Elena López-Guillén; Pedro Revenga; Felipe Arango; Oscar Pérez, “Driver focalization using OpenFace 2.0 toolkit with NARMAX in Accidental Scenarios”, in Multimedia Tools and Applications. Submitted on January 2021.

·        Óscar Pérez-Gil; Rafael Barea; Elena López-Guillén; Luis M. Bergasa; Carlos Gómez-Huélamo; Rodrigo Gutiérrez; Alejandro Díaz-Díaz, “Deep Reinforcement Learning based control for Autonomous Vehicles in CARLA”, in Multimedia Tools and Applications. Submitted on January 2021.

·        Oscar Pérez-Gil, Rafael Barea, Elena López-Guillén, Luis M. Bergasa, Pedro Revenga, Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Alejandro Díaz, “DQN-based Deep Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Driving”, in Workshop of Physical Agents (WAF). Alcalá de Henares, Spain, November 2020. [PDF].

·        Javier Del Egido, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Luis M. Bergasa, Rafael Barea, Elena López-Guillén, Javier Araluce, Rodrigo Gutiérrez-Moreno, Miguel Antunes, “360º Real-Time 3D Multi-Object Tracking validated in KITTI dataset and CARLA simulator”, in Workshop of Physical Agents (WAF). Alcalá de Henares, Spain, November 2020. [PDF].

·        Carlos Gómez-Huelamo, Javier Del Egido, Luis M. Bergasa, Rafael Barea, Elena López-Guillén, Felipe Arango, Javier Araluce, Joaquin Lopez, “Train Here, Drive There: Simulating real-world use cases with fully-autonomous driving architecture in CARLA simulator”, in Workshop of Physical Agents (WAF). Alcalá de Henares, Spain, November 2020. [PDF].

·        Javier Araluce, Luis M. Bergasa, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Rafael Barea, Elena López-Guillén, Felipe Arango, Oscar Pérez, “Integrating OpenFace 2.0 Toolkit for Driver Attention Estimation in Challenging Accidental Scenarios”, in Workshop of Physical Agents (WAF). Alcalá de Henares, Spain, November 2020. [PDF].

·        Miguel E. Ortiz, Luis M. Bergasa, Roberto Arroyo, Sergio Álvarez, Aitor Aller, “Towards Fine-Tuning of VQA Models in Public Datasets”, in Workshop of Physical Agents (WAF). Alcalá de Henares, Spain, November 2020. [PDF].

·        Felipe Arango, Luis M. Bergasa, Pedro Revenga, Rafael Barea, Javier Araluce, Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Elena López-Guillén, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, “Drive-by-Wire Development Process based on ROS for an Electric Autonomous Vehicle”, in Sensors. Vol. 20(21), nº6121, 1-31. October 2020. [PDF].

·        Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Javier del Egido, Luis M. Bergasa, Rafael Barea, Manuel Ocaña, Felipe Arango, Rodrigo Gutiérrez-Moreno, “Real-Time Bird's Eye View Multi-Object Tracking system based on Fast Encoders for Object Detection”, in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Virtual Conference, September 2020. [PDF].

·        Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Elena López-Guillén, Óscar Pérez, Rafael Barea, Luis M. Bergasa, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Javier del Egido and Joaquín López-Fernández, “A Waypoint Tracking Controller for Autonomous Ground Vehicles using ROS Framework”, in Sensors. Vol. 20(14), nº4062, 1-22. July 2020. [PDF].

·        Javier del Egido, Óscar Pérez, Luis M. Bergasa, “Autonomous vehicle control in CARLA Challenge”, in CAMPUS FIT 2020 Conference (FIT), Virtual Conference, June 2020. [PDF].

 

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

 

·        2021. Autonomous and connected vehicles Course. Invited conference “Human Factors and Social Aspects”. June, 2021, INSIA, Madrid, Spain

·        2021. Keynote lecture entitled "Perception for Autonomous Driving" for the IEEE Benelux chapter COM/VT, Virtual Talk, June 2021.

·        2021. Keynote lecture entitled "Perception for intelligent vehicles in urban environments" at the Workshop RoboCity2030-DIH in Intelligent Ground Transportation Systems, Virtual Conference, May 2021.

·        2021. General Chair for the Workshop RoboCity2030-DIH in Intelligent Ground Transportation Systems, Virtual Conference, May 2021.

·        2021. International Program Committee and Associate Editor in the 2nd International Conference on Robotics, Computer Vision and Intelligent Systems (ROBOVIS), Valleta, Malta, October, 2021.

·        2021. International Program Committee and Associate Editor in the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Nagoya, Japan, July, 2021.

·        2021. International Program Committee and Associate Editor in the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), Indianapolis, IN, United States, September, 2021.

·        2021. Lead Guest Editor of the Special Issue Artificial Intelligence for Physical Agents in  Multimedia Tools and Applications.

·        2020. First Prize in the "Premios 2020 - Campus de Excelencia Internacional 'Energía Inteligente" in the Master Thesis category, for my student Carlos Gómez Huélamo for the project entitled "Predictive Techniques for Scene Understanding by using Deep Learning” carried out under my supervision.

·        2020. First Prize in the "Premios 2020 - Campus de Excelencia Internacional 'Energía Inteligente" in the PhD category, for my student Eduardo Romera for the project entitled "Semantic 3D scene understanding for autonomous vehicles using deep learning” carried out under my supervision.

·        2020. Editor of the Advances in Physical Agents II, part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1285). Springer (2020)

·        2020. Evaluator of the 2020 call for Industrial Doctorates projects of the Community of Madrid in the ICT area. October 2020.

·        2020. Member of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS Society), from August 2020.

·        2020. General Chair in the 21th Workshop on Physical Agents (WAF 2020), Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain, November 2020.

·        2020. International Program Committee and Associate Editor in the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Las Vegas, USA, October, 2020.

·        2020. International Program Committee and Associate Editor in the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), Virtual conference, September, 2020.

·        2020. Best Master's Degree Final Project in Industrial Engineering among the regions of Madrid, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha and País Vasco for my student Carlos Gómez-Huélamo for the project entitled "Predictive Techniques for scene understanding using Deep Learning". This award was sponsored by the Fundación Rodolfo Benito Samaniego and COIIM (Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid). Supervisor.

·        2020. New industrial project: Visual Question Answering (VQA) techniques applied to Nielsen's business cases (December 2019 – December 2020). Company: Nielsen Services Spain S.L.

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