Organizers


Albert Clapés

Computer Vision Center (UAB)

aclapes@cvc.uab.es

He obtained his Ph.D. degree in action recognition at the University of Barcelona (UB) in 2019. He is currently working on a multimodal fall detection project at Computer Vision Center (CVC), which is part of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He is also a member of the Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis Group. He participated in the organization "Chalearn joint contest on multimedia challenges beyond visual analysis'' (ECCV16 and ICPR16), which included RGB-D gesture recognition and another track of personality traits recognition from short YouTube clips. His research interests include multimodality, action recognition, and sequential learning models.

Julio C. S. Jacques Junior

Computer Vision Center (CVC), Spain

juliojj@gmail.com

Julio C. S. Jacques Junior received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from PUCRS in 2012, Brazil. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Vision Center (CVC) at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), as a member of the Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis (HUPBA) group. He collaborates within the University of Barcelona (UB) as a HUPBA member, and within ChaLearn and ChaLearn (LAP) Looking at People. He also has collaborated with the organization of some workshops and challenges organized by ChaLearn LAP (ECCV’16, ICPR’16, CVPR/IJCNN’17, NeurIPS'19, ECCV’20, CVPR’21). His research interests include, among others, computer vision-based applications with a particular focus on visual human behavior analysis.

Sergio Escalera

Computer Vision Center (UAB) and University of Barcelona, Spain

sergio.escalera.guerrero@gmail.com

Sergio Escalera obtained the P.h.D. degree on Multi-class visual categorization systems at Computer Vision Center, UAB. He obtained the 2008 best Thesis award on Computer Science at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is ICREA Academia. He leads the Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis Group. He is Full Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Universitat de Barcelona. He is an adjunct professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Dalhousie University, and Distinguished Professor at Aalborg University. He has been visiting professor at TU Delft and Aalborg Universities. He is a member of the Visual and Computational Learning consolidated research group of Catalonia. He is also a member of the Computer Vision Center at UAB, Mathematics Institut of the Universitat de Barcelona, and the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics. He is series editor of The Springer Series on Challenges in Machine Learning. He is vice-president of ChaLearn Challenges in Machine Learning, leading ChaLearn Looking at People events. He is co-creator of Codalab open source platform for challenges organization and co-founder of the NeurIPS competition track. He is also Fellow of the ELLIS European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems working within the Human-centric Machine Learning program, member of the AAAC Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing, AERFAI Spanish Association on Pattern Recognition, ACIA Catalan Association of Artificial Intelligence, AEPIA Artificial Intelligence Spanish Association, INNS International Neural Network Society, IEEE, and Chair of IAPR TC-12: Multimedia and visual information systems. He has different patents and registered models. He participated in several international funded projects and received an Amazon Research Award. He has published more than 300 research papers and participated in the organization of scientific events. He received a CVPR best paper award nominee and a CVPR outstanding reviewer award. He has been guest editor at TPAMI, JMLR, PR, TAC and IJCV, among others. He has been General co-Chair of FG20, Area Chair at CVPR, NeurIPS, FG, ICCV, and BMVC, and Competition and Demo Chair at FG, NeurIPS, and ECMLPKDD, among others. His research interests include automatic analysis of humans from visual and multi-modal data, with special interest in inclusive, transparent, and fair affective computing and people characterization.

Carla Morral

University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

carla.morral@gmail.com

She is currently a double degree student of Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Barcelona. Her research interests include, between others, machine learning, computer vision, and complexity analysis.

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