CICV 2010
WCCI 2010 Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Computer Vision


Plenary Speakers

Jim Keller, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research, Spain

Nuria Oliver, Telefónica Research, Spain




Speakers at the Round Table about "Computational Intelligence in Computer Vision: Challenges, Opportunities, and Impact".

Jim Keller, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

Eduard Montseny, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain

Javier Montero, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Humberto Bustince, Public University of Navarra, Spain

Pedro Melo-Pinto, University of Tras os Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Mengjie Zhang, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Jesús Chamorro-Martínez, University of Granada, Spain






Jim Keller

James M. Keller received the Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1978. He holds the University of Missouri Curators’ Professorship in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science Departments on the Columbia campus. He is also the R. L. Tatum Professor in the College of Engineering. His research interests center on computational intelligence: fuzzy set theory and fuzzy logic, neural networks, and evolutionary computation with a focus on problems in computer vision, pattern recognition, and information fusion including bioinformatics, spatial reasoning in robotics, geospatial intelligence, sensor and information analysis in technology for eldercare, and landmine detection. His industrial and government funding sources include the Electronics and Space Corporation, Union Electric, Geo-Centers, National Science Foundation, the Administration on Aging, The National Institutes of Health, NASA/JSC, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the Leonard Wood Institute, and the Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. Professor Keller has coauthored over 300 technical publications.

Jim is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for whom he has presented live and video tutorials on fuzzy logic in computer vision, is an International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) Fellow, an IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Distinguished Lecturer, a national lecturer for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) from 1993 to 2007, and a past President of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS). He received the 2007 Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He finished a full six year term as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, and is on the editorial board of Pattern Analysis and Applications, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, and the Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems. Jim was the Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society from 2005-2008, and is currently an elected Adcom member. He was the conference chair of the 1991 NAFIPS Workshop, program co-chair of the 1996 NAFIPS meeting, program co-chair of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, and the program chair of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. He was the general chair for the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems.


Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Ricardo Baeza-Yates was born in Chile, studied in Chile & Canada, and was until 2005 full professor and the director of the Center for Web Research at the Department of Computer Science of the Engineering School of the University of Chile; he has been ICREA Professor and founder of the Web Research Group at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. He maintains ties with both mentioned universities as a part-time professor for the Ph.D. program.

He is currently Vice-President of Research for Europe and Latin America, leading the Yahoo! Research labs at Barcelona, Spain and Santiago, Chile, and also supervising the lab in Haifa, Israel. He has co-authored the book "Modern Information Retrieval" (Addison-Wesley, 1999), a worlwide reference in the area, and the second edition of the “Handbook of algorithms and Data Structures” (Addison Wesley 1991). He is also co-editor of “Information Retrieval: Algorithms and Data Structures” (Prentice-Hall, 1992), and co-author of more than 150 publications.

He is Fellow of the ACM and member of the AMS, IEEE (Senior), SIAM and SCCC, as well as the Chilean Academy of Sciences, where he has been the first computer science engineer. He has received the Young Researcher Award from the American Organization States (1993), the Institute of Engineers of Chile Award, and the COMPAQ Award to the best brazilian research paper together with two brazilian colleagues. During 2007 he received the Graham Medal, awarded by the University of Waterloo (Canada) for his contribution to innovation in Computer Sciences.

His research interests include algorithms and data structures, information retrieval, web mining, text and multimedia databases, software and database visualization, and user interfaces.


Nuria Oliver

Nuria Oliver is currently the Scientific Director for the Multimedia and Data Mining & User Modeling Research Teams in Telefonica Research (Barcelona, Spain). She received the BSc (honors) and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the ETSIT at the Universidad Politecnica of Madrid (UPM), Spain, in 1992 and 1994 respectively. She received her PhD degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, in June 2000. From July 2000 until November 2007, she was a researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. At the end of 2007, she returned to Spain to create and lead the Multimedia Scientific Team at Telefonica Research in Barcelona. Since March 2009, she is also the acting Scientific Director for the Data Mining & User Modeling Team in Telefonica Research. It is an exciting opportunity to do research in her own country.

Her research interests include mobile computing, multimedia data analysis, search and retrieval, smart environments, context awareness, statistical machine learning and data mining, artificial intelligence, health monitoring, social network analysis, computational social sciencies, and human computer interaction. She is currently working on the previous disciplines to build human-centric intelligent systems.

Nuria has written over 70 papers in international conferences, journals and book chapters. Her work has been widely recognized by the scientific community with over 2800 citations. Nuria has over 30 patent applications and granted patents. She is also in the program committee and a reviewer of the top conferences in her research areas (IJCAI, IUI, UMAP, ACM Multimedia, ICMI-MLMI, Interaccion, PervasiveHealth, MIR, LoCA, MMM, CVPR, Ubicomp, MobileHCI, ICCV, AAAI, etc...). She was program co-chair of IUI 2009 and of MIR 2010.

She believes in the power of technology to empower and increase the quality of life of people. She has received a number of awards, including MIT's 'TR100 Young Innovators Award' (2004) and the First Spanish Award of EECS graduates (1994). Besides her scientific publications, she is very interested in making science available to the general public. She has been a technology writer for Tecno2000 magazine and 'El Pais' newspapers, among others. Her work has been featured on multiple newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations both in Spain and the US. She has been named a Rising Talent by the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society (October 2009), one of the '100 leaders of the future ' by Capital Magazine (May 2009) and one of the 'Generation XXI: 40 Spanish youngsters that will make news in the Third Millenium ' by EL PAIS (2000).

She is proficient in multiple foreign languages and she studied classical ballet for 13 years. Her hobbies include traveling, cinema, art, classical music, yoga, Formula Dodge racing, dance and swimming.


Eduard Montseny

Eduard Montseny is Associate Professor at Automatic Control Department (ESAII) and member of the Robotics and Vision Research Area at the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain. His main research interests lies in the application of Computational Intelligence Techniques in the area of Computer Vision, as well as the development of Hardware Architectures devoted to implement applications of these techniques. He has co-authored several papers in international conference and journals, and has organized and chaired some national and international conferences. He is the Local Arrangements Chair for IEEE WCCI 2010.


Javier Montero

Javier Montero is Full Professor at the Department of Statistics and Operational Research, Faculty of Mathematics, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Complutense University since 1982 and has been leading research projects since 1987. He is author of more than 70 research papers in refereed journals such as Approximate Reasoning, Computational Intelligent Systems, Computer and Operational Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, General Systems, IEEE Transactions on Neural Nerworks, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Information
Sciences, Intelligent Systems, Journal of Algorithms, Knowledge Based Systems, Kybernetes, Kybernetika, Mathware, Multiple Valued Logic, New Mathematics and Natural Computation, Non Linear Analysis, Omega, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Remote Sensing, Soft Computing, Top, and Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knwledge- Based Systems, plus more than 70 refereed papers as book chapters. His research interests are in Aggregation Operators, Preference Representation, Multicriteria Decision Aid, Group Decision Making, System Reliability Theory and Classification problems, mainly viewed as application of Fuzzy Sets Theory. He is currently the President of the European Association for Fuzzy Logic and Technology, EUSFLAT.


Humberto Bustince

Humberto Bustince is Associate Professor at the Department of Automatics and Computation, Public University of Navarra, Spain, where he is currently Head of the Research Group on Artificial Intelligence and Approximate Reasoning. He received the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the Public University of Navarra in 1994. His research interests are fuzzy logic theory, extensions of fuzzy sets (type-2 fuzzy sets, Atanassov’s intuitionistic fuzzy sets), fuzzy measures, aggregation operators, and fuzzy techniques for image processing. He is the author of more than 30 research peer reviewed papers.


Pedro Melo-Pinto

Pedro Melo-Pinto received the Ph.D. degree in applied informatics in 2004 from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal, where he is currently Pro-Rector. He is a Full Professor in the Engineering Department at UTAD, and the leading researcher in the Biosystems Engineering Group at the Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environment and Biological Sciences (CITAB) of UTAD. He is author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests are fuzzy logic and extensions of fuzzy sets, digital image processing, and computer vision.


Mengjie Zhang

Mengjie Zhang is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria - Wellington. His research interest is in the artificial intelligence area, particularly Genetic Programming and Evolutionary Computing, Evolutionary Computer Vision and Image Analysis, and Machine Learning, Data Mining and Web Mining. He has published more than 150 refereed papers in international journals and conferences, and has and is currently leading several research projects. He is Associate Editors/Editorial Board Member for the International Journals IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Evolutionary Computation Journal, International Journal of Computational Science, International Journal of Computer Science & Applications, and International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation.


Jesús Chamorro-Martínez

Jesús Chamorro-Martínez was born in 1972. He received the MS and PhD degrees, both in Computer Science, from the University of Granada in 1995 and 2001 respectively. Since 1996, he is member of the Computer Science Department at the University of Granada where he is now an Associate Professor. His research interests include motion analysis and optical flow estimation, information retrieval from image databases, soft computing for image processing, and biomedical image analysis. He has participated in several projects from the Spanish Research Council (CICYT) and he is participating in the Spanish FIS project “Imagen Médica Molecular y Multimodalidad” (IM3). He is the current Director of the OTRI (Office for the Transference of Research Results) at the University of Granada.




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