Dr. Domenec Puig
Dr. Domenec PuigDr. Domenec Puig received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, in 1992 and 2004, respectively. In 1992, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, University Rovira i Virgili (URV), Tarragona, Spain, where he is currently Associate Professor and Dean of the School of Engineering. Since July 2006, he is the Head of the Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision Group at the same university. His research interests include image processing, texture analysis, perceptual models, scene analysis, and mobile robotics. He has participated or managed over 30 funded research projects related to his topics of interest. He has published numerous ISI-JCR journal papers and contributions in international conferences. He has recently supervised 4 Ph.D. theses related to Computer Vision, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition disciplines. He is currently the principal investigador in the URV of the IA-BioBreast project “TIN2012-37171-C02-02” funded by the Spanish Government, and the GAME-ABLING project "EU-FP7-SME-2012-1-315032" funded by the EU under the FP7.
Dr. Santiago Romaní
Dr. Albert Oller
Dr. Santiago RomaníSantiago Romaní received the MS in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain in 1991. Since then, he has been working as an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. He received the PhD in Computer Sciences from the Technical University of Catalonia in 2006. His research interests include image analysis, color and other perceptual cues representation, as well as computer applications based on such representation.
Dr. Albert OllerDr. Albert Oller teaching and research activities have been developed in two universities: the University of Girona (1994-1998) and the University Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona (1998-now). In Univ. Girona he won a scholarship (1994-1997) to work in the research group led by Dr. Josep Lluís de la Rosa working in robotic control systems by intelligent agents based techniques. The fruit of that experience was reflected in his doctoral thesis (2003). After the scholarship he worked as assistant professor (2006-2008) until he moved to the URV. He participated in the creation of the IRCV ("Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision") research group currently led by Dr. Domènec Puig. Today the group has equipment and personnel to perform national and European research projects and also transfer projects with companies. From a contract of technology transfer related to GPS (2005), Dr. Oller started a company within the group. The company was established in 2006 as an SL, with budget provided by individuals and institutional participation of the URV and a private company (Empren SL). The company specialized in service robotics products: five different robots were designed for varied applications (www.mbotsolutions.com/eng/company.htm). Once the activity in the company concluded, he joined back to the activities of scientific production. He has experience in robotic systems (mobile) with the inclusion of various technologies: computer vision, wireless communications, D-GPS, laser and inertial sensors. In particular, he has an extensive experience in design, build and program mobile robots operating both individually and collectively. Currently, he is specializing in systems called "swarm". As a result of such specialization is the development of a doctoral thesis to be presented entitled "Swarm robotics systems: Y-Pod Formation With analysis on scalability and stability". Currently, he has one research and three teaching periods recognized and is very active in dissemination and recruitment tasks in the School of Engineering of the URV. These activities developed by Dr. Oller include lectures and workshops addressed to high school students. He is the Director of the "FIRST LEGO League" in the province of Tarragona (www.flltarragona.com) and has made the translation of the book "Educational Robotics activities for the Busy Teacher: EV3". In 2014 he participated in the creation of a company related with technology in the field of education: the core business is related to the creation training courses and extracurricular activities focused on scientific and technological issues, mainly educational robotics (http://dynamind.es/)
Dr. Julián Cristiano
Dr. Hatem Rashwan
Dr. Mohamed Abdel
Dr. Julián CristianoJulián Cristiano received the B.S degree in Electronic Engineering from the Industrial University of Santander in 2007, Bucaramanga, Colombia and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain in 2009 and 2016, respectively. His Ph.D. Thesis was titled: “Generation and Control of Locomotion for Biped Robots based on Biologically Inspired Approaches“. His research interests include robotics, biologically inspired control, adaptive control systems, evolutionary computation, image processing and neuroscience.
Dr. Hatem RashwanHatem A. Rashwan received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from South Valley University (Aswan, Egypt) in 2002, M.Sc. degree in Computer Vision from South Valley University (Aswan, Egypt) in 2007, and PhD degree in Computer Vision from Rovira i Virgili University, Spain in 2014. Between 2004 and 2009, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department, Aswan Faculty of Engineering in South Valley University in Egypt as a assistant lecturer. In 2010, he joined the Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision Group, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain) where he was a Ph.D. student until Dec. 2013. From 2014, he is a research assistant in IRCV group, Rovira i Virgili University. His research interests include image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning.
Dr. Mohamed AbdelDr. Mohamed Abdel-Nasser is an Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, Aswan University, Egypt. He received the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain, in 2016 (Excellent-Cum Laude). He received the B.sc. and M.sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Department of Electrical Engineering, Aswan University, Egypt, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He contributed to a research project funded by the Spanish government called: IA-BioBreast. He is an active reviewer for many indexed journals. He is a co-author of several articles published in indexed journals, book chapters, and conferences. His current interests include medical image analysis, deep learning, activity recognition, computer vision and pattern recognition.