Since January 2013, I have been a Research Scientist at the EESC Department at the University of California at Berkeley working with Prof. Lotfi Zadeh and Prof. Trevor Darrell. Currently I'm working on the Mind's Eye project which focuses on Activity Recognition in Videos in collaboration with Prof. Kate Saenko, Prof. Raymond Mooney and Prof. Trevor Darrell.
From October 2010 until December 2012, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC) at the University of California at Berkeley. While I was a Visiting Scholar I worked on the project “Smart-Bees: Learning Language in Semi-Supervised Environments” in collaboration with Prof. Lotfi Zadeh and on the BOLT-E Project which focused on Grounded Language Acquisition in collaboration with Prof. Dan Klein, Prof. Pieter Abbell and Prof. Trevor Darrell.
I graduated with honors with a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and a PhD's degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the Technical University of Madrid. I obtained a Research grant for 6 moths from the Technical University of Madrid and the European Union, and a 4 years PhD. Fellowship from the Education Department of Spain.
During my PhD, I spent one year at the University of California, Berkeley, where I wrote a part of my PhD. thesis, and collaborated with Prof. Lotfi Zadeh. After returning to Madrid, I worked as a Graduate Student Instructor, first at the Rey Juan Carlos University (2004-2005) then at the Technical University of Madrid (2005-2006), and finally as a Lecturer (2006-2007) in the European Master in Computational Logic at Technical University of Madrid.
I have published 8 papers in international journals, contributed 7 chapters to different books on Computational Intelligence and presented more than 20 papers in peer-review conferences. I have also participated in organizing several international conferences and seminars, organized special sessions, and participated in several research projects, funded by the European Union, the Spanish Government, the Madrid Regional Government and the Castilla la Mancha Regional Government.
In recognition of my work, I have received: the “UPM Best Doctoral Dissertation Award” in Computer Science by the Technical University of Madrid, and the “Juan de la Cierva” Grant, as one the top 10 most promising young researchers in Computer Science by the Spanish Department of Science and Innovation.