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DSC06144rElisa Martínez Marroquín, PhD

 

Associate Professor at La Salle School of Engineering and Architecture - Ramon Llull University

Director of the Master of Research in IT and Management

Benvingut a la meva pàgina. Thanks for visiting.

 

PhD position: If you are interested in computer vision and would like to join me as a PhD student follow this link

 


·         Teaching

·         Research

·         Publications                      

·         Education and professional experience

·         Contact Information


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Comments to : elisa@salle.url.edu

Dr. Elisa Martinez                                                                                        

Enginyeria La Salle - Universitat Ramon Llull
St. Joan de La Salle, 42

08022 – Barcelona, Spain

Tel. (+34) 932902439

Last update: 14/01/2011

TEACHING

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PhD Position

Applications are invited for PhD students to conduct research in computer vision  (image understanding, video search, video mining, …). Candidates will enroll the La Salle PhD program in Information Technology and its Management. We welcome applications from international students with a very good grade record, who have an interest either in developing an academic career or in exploiting research results in business. 

 

Detailed information about the PhD program in IT and its Management is given at the link http://www.salle.url.edu/doctorat/EN/ENG/index.html  Only selected candidates obtain a Research Scholarship from the La Salle School of Engineering. Teaching and all activities are either in Spanish or English, so knowledge of Spanish is not required if you are fluent in English.

 

We seek self-motivated students that have a passion for learning and a desire to push the limits of current knowledge in the field.

The successful candidate has solid programming skills and a background in engineering, computer sciences or related fields. She/he is willing to take up responsibility in research and ready to participate in international research projects.

To apply, please send a motivation letter along with an updated CV by email to Prof. Elisa Martinez (elisa@salleurl.edu).  We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Current research is mainly focused on computer vision and image understanding. I have extensively worked in structure from motion, egomotion estimation, tracking with deformable models, visual guidance of mobile robots and interpretation of image sequences. I have also been interested in multimodal interfaces fusing vision, speech and sound for human-computer interaction (HCI). I am particularly keen on the translation of research results into commercial prototypes through technology transfer agreements.

My former topic of research was focussed on medical image processing. The research contributed new results in segmentation of cell’s nucleus in images of biopsies using methods based on mathematical morphology, segmentation of coronary arteries in angiographic images and segmentation and 3D reconstruction of bones from CAT images, especially using deformable models.

 

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_verde.gif  Research Activity

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Coordinator of Universitat Ramon Llull contribution to the European project SALERO: Semantic AudiovisuaL Entertainment Reusable Objects. 2006-2010.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Coordinator of Universitat Ramon Llull contribution to the Cenit Project INREDIS (Interfaces for the RElation between the environment and people with special neeDs). 2008-2009.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Main researcher in the national project SAVE (Expressive Audiovisual Synthesis). Ref: TEC2006-08043. 2007-2009.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Member of the Spanish Thematic Network about Audiovisual Signal Processing for Advanced Multimodal Interfaces funded by the Spanish Education and Science Ministry. Ref. TIN2006-26901-E/ 2007-2008.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Member of the Spanish Thematic Network in Speech Technologies funded by the Spanish Education and Science Ministry. Ref. TEC2005-24712-E and TEC2006-28101-E. 2006-2008.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Researcher in the project  DPI2003-05193-C02-01, called SIRVENT “Sistema reconfigurable para la navegación basada en visión de robots caminantes y rodantes en entornos naturales”, funded by the Spanish Science and Technology Council. Main researcher: Dr. Enric Celaya from the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI). Research partners: Carme Torras, Josep Amat, Rafael Huber and Alberto Sanfeliu from IRI and Carles Sierra and Ramon López de Mantaras from the Institut d’Investigació en Intel.ligència Artificial from the CSIC (Spanish Scientific Research Council). From 01.12.2003 to 30.11.2006.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Coordinator of Universitat Ramon Llull contribution to the project IntegraTV-4all (ref. MCYT PROFIT FIT-350301-2004-2) funded by the Spanish Science and Technology Council. 2004-2005.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Coordinator of the research project “Videophone” (ref. MCYT PROFIT FIT-350300-2004-44), funded by the Spanish Science and Technology Council. 2004-2005.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Coordinator of the research project “Virtual Characters” (ref. RDITSCON04 0005) funded by the Catalan Center for Innovation and Development (CIDEM). 2004.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Member of the Group of Interest in Intelligent Outdoor Transport Systems (GUIA-EX), funded by the Spanish Science and Technology Council. Main researcher: Francisco Aparicio Izquierdo from the Automobile Research Institute (INSIA). (January-December 2004).

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Coordinator of the research project PGR-PR2003-02  Interlocutor virtual”, funded by FUNITEC La Salle. 01/12/03-30/9/04.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Coordinator of the research project PGR-PR2002-03  Locutor virtual interactiu personalitzable”, funded by FUNITEC La Salle. 01/09/02-01/12/03.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Researcher in the project CICYT DPI2000-1352-C02-01, called ARGOSNavegación autónoma de robots guiados por objetivos visuales”, funded by the Spanish Science and Technology Council. Main researcher: Dr. Enric Celaya from the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI). Research partners: Carme Torras, Josep Amat and Alberto Sanfeliu from IRI and Carles Sierra and Ramon López de Mantaras from the Institut d’Investigació en Intel.ligència Artificial from the CSIC (Spanish Scientific Research Council). 2001-2003.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Member of the GeVi research group of the Artificial Vision Area in the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI). 2001-act.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Researcher in the project “Detección de estados incipientes de somnolencia en conductors de vehículos a motor” (DPI2002-02279),  funded by the Spanish Science and Technology Council. Main researcher: Dra. Olga Soler Vilageliu from the Perception Lab of the Psychology Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Coordinator of the research project “Virtual Speaker” (ref. MCYT PROFIT FIT-150500-2002-410), funded by the Spanish Science and Technology Council.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Joint coordinator, with Fernando de la Torre, of the research project “Automatic detection of driver drowsiness” (ref. MCYT PROFIT FIT-1101100-2002-77), funded by the Spanish Science and Technology Council. Reseach partner: Perception Lab of the Psychology Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Coordinator of the research project “Automatic analysis of industrial paint coatings through computer vision” (ref. MCYT PROFIT FIT-070000-2002-115), funded by the Spanish Science and Technology Council.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gifColaboration as PhD student in the research project CICYT TAP97-1209 "Navegación basada en visión de robots autónomos en entornos no estructurados". Main researcher: Dr. Enric Celaya from the "Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial" (IRI. http://www-iri.upc.es ). 1997-2000.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gifResearch visitor at the Visual Dynamics Group of the University of Oxford. My advisor was Prof. Andrew Blake. 1997.

 

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_verde.gif PhD Thesis

My advisor was Prof. Carme Torras from the Institut de Robotica i Informatica Industrial (IRI).

 

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EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_verde.gifEducation

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif2006-2007 Executive Program on Management Skills. ESADE Business School.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif2001-2002 Master in Project Management. La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University (URL)

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif1995-2000 Ph.D in Electronic Engineering. La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University (URL)

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif1996-1998 Computer Vision Master. Computer Vision Center. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif1995-1997 Master in Signal and Information Theory and Processing. La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University (URL)

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif1993-95 Electronic Engineer. La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University (URL)

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif1990-93 Telecommunications Engineer (Electronic Equipments). La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University (URL)

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_verde.gifAdditional training

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif2009 Course on Management of European R+D FP7 projects, organized by ACC10.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif2009 Seminar on Best Practices in Technology Tranfer, organized by ACC10.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif2003  Course on Management of European R+D FP6 projects, organized by UPF

Member of the “Asociación Española de Reconocimiento de Formas y Análisis de Imágenes (AERFAI)”.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_verde.gif Professional Experience

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif2008-act Director of the Master of Research in IT and Management

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif2004-2008 Head of Digital Signal Processing Area at La Salle Technology Transfer Office. La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif2000-2008 Head of the Digital Signal Processing Section. La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif2000-2009 Head of the Multimodal Processing Research Group. La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif1997-2004 Project manager at La Salle’s Technology Transfer Office.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif2003-2004 Coordinator of the Signal and Information Theory and Processing Doctoral Program. Universitat Ramon Llull.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif2002-act Associate professor. La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif1995-2002 Assistant professor at the Communications and Signal Theory Department. La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif1997 Research visitor at the Visual Dynamics Group of the University of Oxford. My advisor was Prof. Andrew Blake.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif1994-95 Practices Assistant Professor at the Communications and Signal Theory Department. La Salle School of Engineering.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif1991-93 Collaboration at the Electronics and Microelectronics Department. La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif1993-94 Scholarship holder at the Communications and Signal Theory Department. La Salle School of Engineering. Ramon Llull University. Working on Digital Image Processing.

ol of Engineering. Ramon Llull University. Working on Electromagnetic Compatibility.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_verde.gifSchool Committees

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 1996-1997 Contribution to the creation of the curricula for Multimedia Engineering.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 1998 Contribution to the creation of the new module on Digital Image Processing in the Multimedia Engineering curricula.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 1999 Creation of the new module on Computer Vision in the Multimedia Engineering curricula.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 1996-2001 Contribution to the revision of various engineering modules: algebra, digital image processing, digital signal processing, signals and systems.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 2001-act Member of the La Salle’s Doctoral Committee.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 2001-act Member of the La Salle’s Research Committee.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 2008-act Member of the La Salle’s School of Engineering and Computer Sciences Academic Committee.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_verde.gifAwards and Honours

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 2011 Mobility grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 2006-2007 Full grant from the Work Department of the Catalan Government. Executive Program on Management Skills. ESADE Business School.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 1997-1998 Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya) fellow. Beca BE.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 1994-1995 Spanish Science and Technology Ministry fellow. Beca colaboración.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 1993 First award for Telecommunications Engineering Master Thesis by Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos de Telecomunicaciones.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif 1990-1993 Epson fellow 1990-1993.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_verde.gifMedia coverage

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Reconeixement facial mitjançant visió artificial” (“Computer vision for face recognition”), 2000 Fast Forward on TV3. April 2001.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Interview of 15 minutes aboutApplications of digital signal processing” in the program “La Malla Ràdio” on COM RÀDIO. January, 9, 2002.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Interview of 10 minutes aboutApplications of artificial vision” in the program “La Malla Ràdio” on COM RÀDIO. January, 23, 2002.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Interview about “Virtual Speaker” in the program “La Malla Ràdio” on COM RÀDIO. April, 9, 2002.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif News on TV3.Application of the Virtual Speaker to e-inclusion”. Telenotícies TV3. August, 8, 2003.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Interview of 10 minutes aboutWomen in Information Technology” Radio4. RNE (Spanish National Radio). March, 2008.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Opinion article at La Vanguardia daily newspaperElegir Universidad: ¿proximidad o calidad?”. July 27, 2009.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Opinion article at La Vanguardia daily newspaperInvestigadores que generan valor”. October, 23, 2009.

http://www.els.url.es/globals/b_groga.gif Opinion article at Tecnonews, digital newsInvestigadores, un valor en alza”. February, 17, 2010.

 

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