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Luis Miguel Bergasa

 

 

At present, I’m Professor at the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcalá (UAH) and lead the RobeSafe research group. I 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. Since April 2014 I’ve been appointed Director of Technology Transfer at the University of Alcalá.

 

I was Head of the Department of Electronics (2004-2010), coordinator of the Master Advanced Electronic Systems, Intelligent Systems (2007-2010) and coordinator of the Doctorate program in Electronics (2005-2010). Besides, I was Associate Service Inspector of the UAH (2012-2013).  This course I’m teaching the subjects Computer Vision Systems and Intelligent Control Systems included in the Master AES.IS, Intelligent Control Systems for the Degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Vision for the Degree in Telecommunication Technologies.

 

I'm author of more than 150 refereed papers in journals and international conferences, and corresponding author of 6 national patents and 1 PCT patent. Currently I have a Scholar Google h-index=20 and an ISI h-index=12. I've been recipient of 13 prizes related to Robotics and Automotive fields from 2004-2014. I'm Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Vehicular Technology, and habitual reviewer in 12 journals included in the JCR index. I've served on Program/Organizing Committees in more than 15 conferences. In 1998 I was Research Visitor at the Computer Vision Research Group of the Trinity College in Dublin (Irland) and a Visiting Scholar at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago from June to August, 2013 collaborating with Raquel Urtasun. Since 2009, I'm Research Director of Vision Safety Technologies Ltd, a spin-off company established to commercialize computer vision systems for road infrastructure inspection.

 

My research interests include real-time Computer Vision for Assistant Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles.  My main research over the past few years has been on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) (light beam controller, driver drowsiness and distractions detection, occupants monitoring and perimetral vision) as well as on SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) using stereo vision.

 

Currently my main interests are, on the one hand, driving behaviors understanding using Computer Vision and Machine Learning Techniques, and on the other hand, Visual Localization and Scene Understanding. 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 of the University of Alcalá.

 

Highlights of Recent/Upcoming papers (ONLY last year)

 

·        R. Arroyo, P.F. Alcantarilla, L.M. Bergasa, “Towards Life-Long Visual Localization using an Efficient Matching of Binary Sequences from Images”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Seattle, Washington, USA (2015). Submitted

·        M. Passani, José J. Yebes, L. M. Bergasa, “CRF-based semantic labeling in miniaturized road scenes”, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC). Qingdao, China (2014). [PDF] [Video]

·        R. Arroyo, P.F. Alcantarilla, L.M. Bergasa, J. J. Yebes, S. Bronte, E. Molinos, “Fast and Effective Visual Place Recognition using Binary Codes and Disparity Information”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Chicago. Illinois. USA (2014). [PDF] [Video]

·        S. Bronte, M. Paladini, L.M. Bergasa, L. Agapito, R. Arroyo, “Real-Time Sequential Model-based Non-rigid SFM”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Chicago. Illinois. USA (2014). [PDF] [Video]

·        J. Javier Yebes, Luis M. Bergasa, Roberto Arroyo, Alberto Lázaro, Supervised learning and evaluation of KITTI’s cars detector with DPM, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Dearborn, Michigan, USA (2014). [PDF] [Video]

·        Luis M. Bergasa, Daniel Almería, Javier Almazán, J. Javier Yebes, Roberto Arroyo, DriveSafe: an App for Alerting Inattentive Drivers and Scoring Driving Behaviors, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Dearborn, Michigan, USA (2014). [PDF] [Video]. Best Poster Presentation at the IV2014

·        Roberto Arroyo, Pablo F. Alcantarilla, Luis M. Bergasa, J. Javier Yebes, Sergio Gámez, Bidirectional Loop Closure Detection on Panoramas for Visual Navigation, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Dearborn, Michigan, USA (2014). [PDF] [Video]

·        Á. González, L.M. Bergasa, J. Yebes, Text Detection and Recognition on Traffic Panels from Street-level Imagery Using Visual Appearance, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 15, Nº 1, 228-238 (2014). [PDF]

·        I.G. Daza, L.M. Bergasa, S. Bronte, J.J. Yebes, J. Almazán, R. Arroyo, Fusion of Optimized Indicators from Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for Driver Drowsiness Detection, Sensors, Vol 14, nº1, 1106-1131 (2014). [PDF]

·        E. Garcia, M. Ocaña, L.M. Bergasa, M. Ferre, M. Abderrahim, J.C. Arevalo, D. Sanz-Merodio, E. Molinos, N. Hernandez, A. Llamazares, F. Suarez, and S. Rodriguez, Competing in the DARPA Virtual Robotics Challenge as the SARBOT Team, First Iberian Robotics Conference (ROBOT), Madrid, Spain. (2013) [PDF]

·        E.J. Molinos, A. Llamazares, N. Hernández, R. Arroyo, A. Cela, M. Ocaña, L.M. Bergasa, Perception and Navigation in unknown environment: The Darpa Robotics Challenge, First Iberian Robotics Conference (ROBOT), Madrid, Spain. (2013) [PDF]

 

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

·        2014. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Organizing Committee. 18 –20 November, 2014, Madrid, Spain

·        2014. Best Poster Presentation at the 2014 Intelligent Vehicles Symposium. June 8-11, 2014, Dearborn, Michigan, USA

·        2014. Director of Technology Transfer at the University of Alcalá, since April 2014.

·        2014. International Program Committee and Associate Editor in the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), Qingdao, Shandong, China, October 2014.

·        2014. Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

·        2013. Best PhD Thesis in Electrical Engineering of the course 2011-2012 for Rafael Raya. University of Alcalá. (Academic tutor)

·        2013. IEEE ITSS Outstanding Application Award to the best applied work in Intelligent Transportation Systems for the project VISUALISE - Automatic Traffic Signs and Panels Inspection System using Computer Vision-.

·        2013. Top 10 Best Research Papers (2000 to 2009) in IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems for the paper Real-time system for monitoring driver vigilance, IEEE T on ITS, Vol. 7, No. 1, 63-77 (2006)

·        2013. Robot 2013: First Iberian Robotics Conference, Madrid, Spain, November 2013. Program Committee Member

 

Current Postdoctoral researchers

 

·        Javier Yebes

o   Topic: SmartAparc project

o   Contract: from September 2014 to December 2014

 

Current PhD students

 

·        Sebastián Bronte

o   Topic: Non-rigid Structure from Motion using a single camera

o   Internships: Queen Mary University of London (England)

o   Forecasted date for reading: December 2015

·         Roberto Arroyo (jointly with Pablo F. Alcantarilla at Cambridge Research Lab at Toshiba, UK)

o   Topic: Life-long visual localization using probabilistic temporal inference

o   Internships: Cambridge Research Lab at Toshiba (England)

o   Forecasted date for reading: February 2017

 

Current Master students

 

·        Eduardo Romera

o   Topic: Vehicle energy consumption and emissions modelling by using smartphones

o   Internships: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

·        Mario Passani

o   Topic: Probabilistic Graphical Models for improving mobility in Smart-cities by using Smartphones

·        Alberto Lázaro

o   Topic: Indoor mapping by using a RGBD camera onboard an UAV

 

Former Postdoctoral researchers

 

·        José Mª Alonso (Now researcher in the European Centre for Soft Computing)

o   Spanish Fellowship “Juan de la Cierva”

o   Topic: Abstraction, Synthesis, and Integration of Information for Human-Robot Teams

o   Contract: from February 2012 to October 2012

 

Former PhD students

 

·        Javier Yebes. Now Posdoct at UAH

o   Title: Supervised Learning and Inference of Semantic Information from Road Scene Images: Objects and Layout

o   Reading date: July 25, 2014

o   Internships: Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (USA), Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU-D) (Germany)  

·        Álvaro González Now researcher in Ericsson

o   Title: Text Detection and Recognition in Natural Images using Computer Vision Techniques

o   Reading date: February 22, 2013

o   Internships: University of Surrey (England), RWTH in Aachen (Germany)

·        Pablo F. Alcantarilla. Now researcher in the Cambridge Research Lab at Toshiba, UK

o   Title: Vision Based Localization: From Humanoid Robots to Visually Impaired People

o   Reading date: October 21, 2011

o   Internships: Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), Imperial College London (England), AIST-Tsukuba (Japan)

o   Awards: 3M Innovation Award. Category: Safety. 2011

·        Iván G. Daza. Now Assistant Professor at UAH

o   Title: Driver Fatigue Detection using Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Fusion

o   Reading date: October 14, 2011

o   Internships: Chalmers University (Sweden)

·        Pedro Jiménez. Now researcher in Gamesa Spain

o   Title: Face Pose Estimation with Automatic 3D Model Creation for a Driver Inattention Monitoring Application

o   Reading date: March 18, 2011

o   Internships: Computer Science Department, Trinity College Dublin (Irland), CSIRO Robotics Centre (Australia)

·        Jesús Nuevo. Now postdoc at CI2CV Lab of CSIRO ICT Centre (Australia)

o   Title: FaceTracking with active Models for a Driver Monitoring Application

o   Reading date: October 30, 2009

o   Internships: CSIRO Robotics Centre (Australia), Chalmers University (Sweden)

·        David Schleicher (jointly with Manuel Ocaña at UAH). Now researcher in Airbus Spain

o   Title: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping based on stereo vision for improving vehicle navigation in large environments

o   Reading date: February 2, 2009

o   Awards: Second prize in the Eduardo Barreiros Foundation Award to the Best Research Work on the Automotive field in Spain in 2010

·        Edward Rafael Blanco (jointly with Manuel Mazo at UAH)

o   Title: Contribution to segmentation in the HSI color space. Application to Gesture Recognition

o   Reading date: July 24, 2008

·        Manuel Ocaña. Now Associate Professor at the UAH

o   Title: Global localization system based on WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) signal measurements applied to the navigation of a  semiautonomous robot

o   Reading date: May 20, 2005

o   Awards: Best PhD Thesis in Electrical Engineering. University of Alcalá. 2005

·        Elena López (jointly with Rafael Barea at UAH). Now Associated Professor at the UAH

o   Title: Global navigation system based on POMDP. Application for an assistance robot

o   Reading date: February 2, 2004

o   Awards: Best PhD Thesis in Robotics. Spanish Committee of Automatic. 2004

 

Former Master students

 

·        Javier Almazán (jointly with Rafael Barea at UAH). Now R&D Engineer in Computer Vision for Talgo Inc.
Topic: Real-time Vision Based Localization for Smartphone platforms

o   Internships: University of Bristol (England)

 

 

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