Departamento: Electrónica

Area: Electronics Technology

Research group: Robótica de Servicios y Tecnologías para la Seguridad Vial ;Service Robotics and e;Safety


Doctor by the Universidad de Alcalá with the thesis Seguimiento facial, mediante visión artificial, orientado a la ayuda a la movilidad 1999. Supervised by Dr. Manuel Ramón Mazo Quintas.

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 Digital Transformation of the UAH from 2022. He was Director of the Advisory Committee for the Strategic Plan of the UAH (2019-2022), 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, Intelligent Control Systems for the Degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Vision for the Degree in Telecommunication Technologies. He is author of more than 280 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=46, a WoS h-index=33, a classic paper in the Transportation line included in Engineering and Computer Science area of the Google Scholar Metrics (GSM), and 2 main publications in GSM in the last 5 years: 1 x IEEE T Intelligent Transportation Systems journal (2017-2021), 1 x Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (2017-2021). He ranked #70 in Spain among Best Scientists for 2023 edition in the field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. He is included in the ranking of top 5000 Spanish scientists (3358 position in 2023). He was recognized as one of the most productive author in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) field during the period 1996-2014. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2019- 2021). He received the Institutional Lead Award 2019 from the IEEE ITS Society for the longstanding work of his research group. His research activity has been awarded/recognized with 28 prizes/recognitions related to Robotics and Automotive fields from 2004 to nowadays. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on ITS from 2014 and habitual reviewer in several journals included in the JCR index. He was Lead Guest Editor of Multimedia Tools and Applications, 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 (Ireland) 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).