About me

I am a research scientist at Toyota Research Institute (TRI), where I conduct research in the area of Simulation for Machine Learning and Visual Scene Understanding, both in the context of Autonomous Driving. Previously I helped different companies, such as Yandex, Drive.ai, and Volkswagen to leverage simulation and virtual words to empower their machine learning efforts and served at the Computer Vision Center (CVC) as a technical lead for the simulation team.

I obtained my PhD in Computer Science at Autonomous University of Barcelona (2016), under the supervision of Dr. Angel Sappa, Dr Julio Guerrero and Dr. Antonio López. I was also a researcher at the Computer Vision Center (CVC), in Barcelona, working on Visual Scene Understanding for autonomous vehicles within the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems group (ADAS) group. I also used to be a T.A. at the Computer Science Department,  at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).



  • Ongoing2016

    Research Scientist

    Toyota Research Institute, California

  • 20162011

    Predoctoral researcher

    Computer Vision Center, Barcelona

  • Ongoing2015

    Research external collaborator

    Applied Mathematics Dept., Universidad de Murcia

  • 20162016

    Research intern

    Toshiba Research and Development Center, Kawasaki (Japan)

  • 20152015

    Research intern

    Toshiba Research Europe, Cambridge (UK)

  • 20142014

    Research visitor (short)

    Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain, Belgium

  • 20142015

    Research visitor

    NICTA, Computer Vision Research Group, Canberra (Australia)

  • 20132013

    Research visitor

    MRT, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe (Germany)

Education & Training

  • PhD 2016

    PhD in Computer Science

    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

  • MSc 2012

    MSc in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence

    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

  • MSc 2011

    Msc in Computer Vision and Image Processing

    Kingston University of London & Universidad de Murcia

  • BSc 2010

    BSc (Hons) in Computer Science

    Universidad de Murcia, Spain


  •    Scene Recognition Apparatus for Autonomous Vehicles (Pending)

Services to the community

  •    Reviewer for IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
  •    Reviewer for Pattern Analysis and Applications Journal (Springer)
  •    Reviewer for Machine Vision and Applications Journal (Springer)
  •    Reviewer for International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (Hindawi)
  •    Reviewer for IEEE Transactions Intelligent Transportation Systems (T-ITS)
  •    Reviewer for IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) 2015
  •    Reviewer for European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2016