Invited speakers

Alberto del Bimbo

University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Alberto del Bimbo research interests address analysis and interpretation of images and video and their applications, with particular interest at content-based retrieval in visual and multimedia digital archives, advanced videosurveillance and target tracking, and natural man-machine interaction assisted by computer vision. He is the author of over 200 scientific publications that have appeared in international journals and conference proceedings. He has been the coordinator of many European and national projects in the areas of multimedia and image and video analysis. He was also the coordinator of the cluster Audio-Visual and Non-traditional Object Digital Libraries Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries DELOS of the Information Society Technologies Program of the European Commission, from 2004 to 2007.

Luis Enrique Sucar

INAOE, México

L. Enrique Sucar is Senior Research Scientist at INAOE, Puebla, Mexico. He has a Ph.D. in Computing from Imperial College and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University; and has been an invited professor at the University of British Columbia, INRIA and CREATE-NET. Dr. Sucar is Member of the National Research System, the Mexican Science Academy, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and has more than 250 publications in journals and conference proceedings. He has served as president of the Mexican AI Society, has been member of the Advisory Board of IJCAI, and has directed several international projects. His main research interests are in probabilistic graphical models and their applications in computer vision, robotics and biomedicine.

Fabio A. González

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia

Fabio A. Gonzalez is a Full Professor at the Department of Computing Systems and Industrial Engineering at the National University of Colombia, where he leads the Machine Learning, Perception and Discovery Lab (MindLab). He earned a Computing Systems Engineer degree and a MSc in Mathematics degree from the National University of Colombia in 1993 and 1998 respectively, and a MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Memphis, USA, in 2003. His research work revolves around machine learning, information retrieval and computer vision, with a particular focus on the representation, indexing and automatic analysis of multimodal data (data encompassing different types of information: textual, visual, signals, etc.).


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