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Research projects

As principal investigator:
  • NSFC: National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • MOST: Ministry of Science and Technology, China
  • MCYT: Ministry of Science and Technology, Spain
  • EU FP6: European Union Sixth Framework Programme
  • CYCIT: Interministerial Commission for Science and Technology, Spain
  • CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • NSFC-61550110505, Contextual Visual Recognition and Retrieval for Mobile Devices. National project (China). 2016 (12 months). Extension of NSFC-61450110446.
  • NSFC-61450110446, Contextual Visual Recognition and Retrieval for Mobile Devices. National project (China). 2015 (12 months).
  • NSFC-61350110237, Large-scale Visual Information Understanding and Retrieval for Intelligent Applications. National project (China). 7/2013-6/2014 (12 months).
  • NSFC-61150110480, Multi-scale representations of video content and application in video browsing and retrieval. NSFC. National project (China). 2012 (12 months).
As part of the research team:
  • Proyectos UAM-Santander 2015/ASIA/12, SARADL: Sistema de análisis de video para reconocimiento de actividades basado en técnicas de aprendizaje automático Deep learning, July 2015-2016 (18 months).
  • MOST-2014AA015202, Research on Mining Correlations between Heterogeneous Media Data. MOST (863 program). National project (China). 2014-2016.
  • NSFC-61322212, Multimedia Analysis Technologies. National project (China). 2014-2016.
  • MOST-2012BAH18B02, Research on key technologies for managing new media resources and demo application platform for their integration. MOST (Key Technologies R&D program). National project (China) 2012-2015.
  • Programme-specific Video Analysis Technologies. Mitsubishi Electric R&D, 2010-2011.
  • MCYT-TIN2007-65400, SemanticVideo: Video analysis strategies for semantic indexing and personalized access. National project (Spain). 2007-2010.
  • P-TIC-000223-0505, PROMULTIDIS: Distributed multimedia processing. Madrid regional government. 2006-2009.
  • MCYT-TIN2004-07860, MEDUSA: Semantic characterization, indexing and personalized universal access to audiovisual content in controlled environments. National project (Spain). 2005-2007.
  • IST-IP-001765, aceMedia: Integrating knowledge, semantics and content for user centred intelligent media services. EU FP6. 2004-2008.
  • CYCIT-TIC2002-03692, DYMAS: Automatic obtention and insertion of MPEG-7 descriptions in DVB streams. National project (Spain). 2003-2005.


  • CAS Fellowship for Young International Scientists (contract 2011Y1GB05), 2/2012-1/2013, 5/2013-4/2014.
  • CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) for Postdoctoral Researchers, 11/2014-10/2015.

Research visits

  • Centre for Communication Systems Research, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
    Visiting researcher. April 2009 – August 2009
  • Multimedia and Vision Lab, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
    Research internship. May 2005-July 2005


  • CAS International Cooperation Award for Young Scientists 2013, awarded in 2014.
  • Outstanding Ph.D award 2010/2011, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2013.
  • Award from the Spanish Association of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT/AEIT) to the best Ph.D thesis in Applications for Multimedia Environments, 2011.
  • Award from the Spanish Association of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT/AEIT) to the best degree thesis in Telecommunication Networks and Services, 2003.

Journal reviewer

  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  • Information Sciences
  • Multimedia Tools and Applications
  • Computers in Biology and Medicine
  • IET Image Processing
  • Signal Processing: Image Communication
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Computer Journal
  • Digital Signal Processing.