Luis Miguel Bergasa
He received the MS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995 from the Technical University of Madrid and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1999 from the University of Alcalá (UAH). He is Full Professor at the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcalá (UAH) since 2011.
He is Head of the RobeSafe Lab from 2010 and Director of the Advisory Committee for the Strategic Plan of the UAH. He was Director of Knowledge Transfer at the UAH (2014-2018) and coordinator of UAH Unit of Scientific Culture and Innovation (UCC+i) (2014-2018). Besides, he was Head of the Department of Electronics (2004-2010), co-coordinator of the Master Advanced Electronic Systems, Intelligent Systems (2007-2010), co-coordinator of the Doctorate program in Electronics (2005-2010) and Deputy Inspector of the UAH services (2012-2013). This course he is teaching the following subjects: Perception Systems included in the Master in Industrial Engineering, e-Safety Technologies belonging to the Master in Telecommunication Engineering, Intelligent Control Systems for the Degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Vision for the Degree in Telecommunication Technologies.
He is author of more than 275 refereed papers in journals and international conferences, and corresponding author of 7 national patents and 1 PCT patent. Currently he has a Scholar Google h-index=37 a WoS h-index=23, a classic paper in the Transportation line included in Engineering and Computer Science area of the Google Scholar Metrics (GSM), and 2 main publications (1 x IEEE T Intelligent Transportation Systems journal, 1 x Intelligent Vehicles Symposium) in GSM (2014-2018). He was recognized as one of the most productive author in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) field, according to the H-Classic documents obtained from the WoS during the period 1996-2014. His research activity has been awarded/recognized with 26 prizes/recognitions related to Robotics and Automotive fields from 2004 to nowadays. His Lab has received the Institutional Lead Award 2019 from the IEEE ITS Society. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (July 2019- June 2021). He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on and habitual reviewer in several journals included in the JCR index. He was Guest Editor of two Special Issues (Sensors and IEEE T ITS), member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Vehicular Technology (2012-2017) and he has served on Program/Organizing Committees in more than 20 conferences. He was Research Visitor at the Computer Vision Research Group of the Trinity College in Dublin (Irland) in 1998, Visiting Scholar at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (USA) in 2013, collaborating with Raquel Urtasun, and at the OPTIMAL Center Northwestern Polytechnic University (China) in 2017. He was co-founder of Vision Safety Technologies Ltd, a spin-off company established to commercialize computer vision systems for road infrastructure inspection (2009-2016).
His research interests include real-time Computer Vision for Assistant Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles. He is currently focus on driver behaviors and scene understanding using Computer Vision and Deep Learning Techniques for autonomous vehicles applications. Please contact me if you are interested in coming to RobeSafe group for PhD studies or post-doctoral research as I am always looking for excellent new team members. Researchers with an interest in my university, please have a look at the Fellowships program at the University of Alcalá.
Highlights of Recent/Upcoming papers (ONLY last year)
· J. Felipe Arango, Javier Araluce, Pedro Revenga, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo, Luis M. Bergasa, “Designing a Drive by Wire system for an Autonomous Electric Car”, in Robocity2030 Workshop on AI and Robotics, Madrid, Spain, December 2019. [PDF]. Best Poster at the WS.
· Javier del Egido, Óscar Pérez, Elena López-Guillén, Rafael Barea, Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Luis M. Bergasa, “The Experience of Robesafe Team in CARLA Autonomous Driving Challenge”, in Robocity2030 Workshop on AI and Robotics, Madrid, Spain, December 2019. [PDF].
· Kailun Yang, Xinxin Hu, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera and Kaiwei Wang, “PASS: Panoramic Annular Semantic Segmentation”, in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. September 2019 (Early Access). [PDF].
· Rafael Barea, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Elena López-Guillén, Oscar Pérez, Miguel Tradacete and Joaquín López, “Integrating well-known CNNs for Multi-Sensor 3D Vehicle Detection in Real Autonomous Driving Environments”, in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Auckland, New Zealand, October 2019. [PDF].
· Carlos Gómez-Huelamo, Luis M. Bergasa, Rafael Barea, Elena López-Guillén, Sandra Carrasco, Pablo Sánchez, “Simulating use cases for the UAH Autonomous Electric Car”, in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Auckland, New Zealand, October 2019. [PDF].
· Luis M. Bergasa, Javier Araluce, Eduardo Romera, Rafael Barea, Elena López-Guillén, Javier del Egido, Sandra Carrasco, “Naturalistic Driving Study for Older Drivers based on the DriveSafe App”, in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Auckland, New Zealand, October 2019. [PDF].
· Eduardo Romera, Luis M. Bergasa, Kailun Yang, Jose M. Alvarez, Rafael Barea, “Bridging the Day and Night Domain Gap for Semantic Segmentation”, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Paris, France, June 2019. [PDF].
· K. Yang, Xinxin Hu, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Xiao Huang, Dongming Sun and Kaiwei Wang, “Can we PASS beyond the Field of View? Panoramic Annular Semantic Segmentation for Real-World Surrounding Perception”, in IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Paris, France, June 2019. [PDF] [Video]
· Kailun Yang, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Kaiwei Wang, “Robustifying Semantic Perception of Traversability across Wearable RGB-Depth Cameras”, in Applied Optics. Vol 58, nº12, 3141-3155. April 2019. [PDF]. Editors’ Pick
· Álvaro Sáez, Luis M. Bergasa, Elena López-Guillén, Eduardo Romera, Miguel Tradacete, Carlos Gómez-Huélamo and Javier del Egido, “Real-time Semantic Segmentation for Fisheye Urban Driving Images based on ERFNet”, in Sensors. Vol 19(3), nº503, 1-20. January 2019. [PDF]
· Kailun Yang, Ruiqi Cheng, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Kaiwei Wang and Ningbo Long, “Intersection perception through real-time semantic segmentation to assist navigation of visually impaired pedestrians”, in International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 2018. [PDF].
· Kailun Yang, Luis M. Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Juan Wang, Kaiwei Wang, Elena López-Guillén, “Perception framework of water hazards beyond traversability for real-world navigation assistance systems”, in International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 2018. [PDF].
Highlights of Recent/Upcoming professional service (ONLY last year)
· 2020. General Chair in the 20th Workshop on Physical Agents (WAF 2020), Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain, November 2020.
· 2019. IEEE ITS Institutional Lead Award for the Robesafe Lab for its longstanding work on perception systems applied to robotics, road infrastructures and intelligent vehicles.
· 2019. Member of the Technical Commission for the evaluation of the Spanish R+D+i projects, call 2019 in the Energy and Transportation subarea.
· 2019. Keynote speaker at IEEE 15th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing. September 5 - 7, 2019. Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
· 2019. Director of the Advisory Committee for the Strategic Plan of the UAH. September 2019 -.
· 2019. New R&D project: Techs4AgeCar. Perception and Vehicle to User (V2U) communication robust technologies for an electric
· automated car concept for aging drivers. 2019-2022. Financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MICII).
· 2019. New industrial project: Detection of Electrical Towers in images through Deep Learning techniques (September 2019 – January 2020). Company: Soticol Robotics Systems S.L.
· 2019. Participation in the CARLA Autonomous Driving Challenge carried out last June 2019, reaching the fourth position in Track 3. Challenge sponsored by AWS, WAYMO, and Uber.
· 2019. Best PhD Thesis of the University of Alcala for the course 2016-17 in the Engineering and Architecture field for Roberto Arroyo. University of Alcalá. (Director)
· 2019. Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for the Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation field. July 2019- June 2021.
· 2019. Autonomous and connected vehicles Course. Invited conference “Human Factors and Social Aspects”. June, 2019, INSIA, Madrid, Spain
· 2019. International Program Committee and Associate Editor in the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), Auckland, New Zealand 27-30 October, 2019.
· 2019. Program Committee in the 4th Iberian Robotics Conference, Porto, Portugal, 20-22 November, 2019.
· 2019. Member of the Selection Board to cover 140 scientific positions in the Spanish Council of Scientific Research (CSIC), (February 2019- April 2019) (Advanced Control Systems, Modelling and Perception profile).
· 2019. New project for R&D activities among research groups of the Community of Madrid in Technologies RoboCity2030 – Madrid Robotics Digital Innovation Hub (RoboCity2030-DIH-CM).
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