|Position:||Group Responsible for Research Projects|
|Level:||Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre (CVC).
Associate Professor at Comp. Sience Dep. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
|Phone:||+34 93 581 38 41|
|Email:||fernando (at) cvc.uab.es|
|Social:||Here my profiles at Google Scholar, LinkedIn, and Twitter|
My research interest is focused on Image Processing and Machine Learning. I received my Ph.D. in 2006 and I have spent research stages in leading institutions in the area of Computer Vision and Machine Learning, such as the Computer Vision Centre in Barcelona, Spain, the School of Informatics in Bangor Univ. Wales, U.K., and the Computer Science Dep. in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. I was granted with the Ramon y Cajal Grant from the Spanish government in 2009, I am currently holding an Associate Professor position at Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona, and I am Associate Director at the Computer Vision Centre.
I have participated in diverse competitive research projects, and different projects of technology transfer and research contracts with private institutions. The contributions of my research have been published in international peer-reviewed indexed journals of top impact factor and I am the co-author of 5 patents, currently under exploitation. I have been co-organizer of different international events and I have given invited talks for the Univ. of Wales, Trinity College Dublin and Porto Univ.
I am the PI of different projects in the area of Computer Vision, and through my work as Associate Director of the CVC I have participated in the design of technology transfer mechanisms for the creation of a number of spin-offs from technology assets of the CVC. I am particularly interested in paradigms of Open Innovation and Open Science, and I have implemented a model of Living Labs (librarylivinglab.com) for the fast prototyping of novel products and services. In this context, I am particularly interested in novel paradigms for the transfer of Computer Vision-based technologies in the area of Culture for the (re-) valorisation digital collections. My current research here investigates the use of eye-tracking technologies and their potential uses to link physical and digital objects, for which I was gratend with the Google Research Award in 2014.
I am member of the following organizations: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Asociación Española de Reconocimiento de Formas y Análisis de Imágenes (AERFAI), Eye Movement’s Researchers Association (EMRA), European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST). I am a close collaborator of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) with whom I participate as an advisor for the EU Open Science, Open Innovation and Open to the World (O3) strategy in the context of the European Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP).
Keywords: Medical Imaging, Machine Learning, Image Processing, Endoscopy, Eye Tracker, Technology Transfer, Living Lab, Mobile Learning.
- B.Sc. in Physics, Univ. Santiago de Compostela, Spain
- M.Sc. in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence in Univ. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
- Ph.D. degree by Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona.
- Low cost Eye-Tracker. Studying eye-tracking methods with natural light in low cost set-ups.
- Linking Physical Documents with Digital Contents. Using low cost Eye-tracking and Google Glasses. Funded by Google. (Google Research Award.)
- Experts vs. Novices: Using Eye-Tracker information for assessment of expertise and validation of saliency in colonoscopy videos. Funded by Enterprise Ireland and Spanish Gov.
Novel paradigms for the use of tecnology in society
- A Living Lab for the Libray of the Future. Computer Vision in the context of culture and Citizen Science. Funded by UAB, CVC and Municipality of Sant Cugat, Barcelona.
- Mobile Learning. Using mobile technologies in the framework of the European Space for Higer Education. Funded by Catalonian Gov.
- ColonQA: Colon Cancer Localization for Quality Assessment in Colonoscopy. Funded by Spanish Gov.
- Univoque Characterization of Phisiological Markers in Colon for Improving the Quality of Colonoscopy Interventions. Within the Fisiologica project funded by Spanish Gov.
- Finger Joint Characterization: Computer vision analysis of figer joint pathologies.
Exhibitions and participation in workshop
- “Giant insects and interactive visual poems in the Library”. Libraries2020, #GenerationCode, EU Code Week. Brussels, October 2016.
- “Creative Engagement in Digital Collections”. Internet Librarian Conference 2015. London. October 2015.
- “Imaging: 9 Examples for the use of Computer Vision in Performing Arts”. Video installation at KAMS Connection – PAMS 2015, Seoul Korea. October 2015.
- “Gaze interaction”. Workshop KAMS Connection at IPAM, GREC Festival, Barcelona, Spain. July 2015.
- “Memory Fields Installation”. BCNLab at SONAR+D 2015.
- “Studying the interface of Memory Fields”. Library Living Lab – Barcelona. Biblioteca Miquel Batllori, Sant Cugat del Valles. Barcelona. July 2015.
- “Memory Fields: DJs in the Library“. ISEA 2015 (paper and exhibition accepted), Vancouver, Canada. August 2015.
- WIRKT Workshop on Interdisciplinary Research and Knowledge Transfer. Hangar Barcelona July 2014.
- Net.BcnLab: Group dynamics in creative communities of Barcelona. Barcelona July 2013.
- Sinergy Workshop: Theory, practice in interdisciplinary research. Hangar Barcelona July 2013.
- “Digital Economy. Innovation-led growth and social change.” Mobile World Conference: Mobile Talks. Barcelona, February 2018.
- “What is new?: Digital transformation and social change”. European School of Humanities. Barcelona, October 2017.
- “Dropping Tags for Efficient Trans-disciplinary Research and Innovation”. Culture to Transform. CultHunting Day BCN. Barcelona, November 2016.
- “Dissemination, creation and education from archives: Case study of the collection of Digitized Visual Poems from Joan Brossa Foundation”. International Worksop on Poetry: Archives, Poetries and Receptions, MACCBA Barcelona, October 2016.
- “Giving Value to digital collections in the Public Library”. Libraries2020, EU Code Week. Brussels, October 2016.
- “Imaging: 9 Examples for the use of Computer Vision in Performing Arts”. KAMS Connection – PAMS 2015, Seoul Korea. October 2015.