Xavier Baró SoléUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Xavier Baró received his B.S. degree in Computer Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2003. In 2005 he obtained his M.S. degree in Computer Science at UAB, and in 2009 the Ph.D degree in Computer Engineering. At the present he is an Associated Professor and researcher at the Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications department at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). He is involved on the teaching activities of the Computer Science, Telecommunication and Multimedia degrees of the UOC and is the director of the Computer Vision Master at UOC. He is co-founder of the Scene Understanding and Artificial Intelligence (SUNAI) group of the UOC, and collaborates with the Computer Vision Center of the UAB, as member of the Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis (HUPBA) group. His research interests are related to machine learning, evolutionary computation, and statistical pattern recognition, specially their applications to the field of Looking at People, including pose and gesture recognition, behaviour analysis and personality traits estimation. He is member of the ChaLearn LAP group, devoted to promote the advance the state of the art in the field of Looking at People by means of the organization of research competitions, workshops in the most relevant conferences and special issues in the top ranked journals of the area. Currently he is involved in the coordination of the H2020 project TeSLA, where he is the technical coordinator.