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Rodrigo Verschae

Director / Associate Professor

Universidad de O'Higgins

Rancagua, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics, Intelligent Systems, Coordination, Remote Sensing, Proximal Sensing

Educación

  •  Electrical Engineering, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2010
  •  Applied Mathematics, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan. Francia, 2006
  •  Electrical Engineer, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2003
  •  Computer Engineer, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2002
  •  Electrical Engineer, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2001

Experiencia Académica

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    KYOTO UNIVERSITY

    Kyoto, Japón

    2015 - 2017

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    Universidad de O'Higgins

    Institute of Engineering Sciences

    Rancagua, Chile

    2019 - A la fecha

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    Universidad de O'Higgins

    Institute of Engineering Sciences

    Rancagua, Chile

    2018 - 2019

  •   Director Full Time

    Universidad de O'Higgins

    Institute of Engineering Sciences

    Rancagua, Chile

    2020 - A la fecha

  •   Research Fellow Full Time

    KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    Network Design Research Center (NDRC)

    Japón

    2009 - 2010

  •   Postdoc Full Time

    KYOTO UNIVERSITY

    Graduate School of Informatics

    Japón

    2013 - 2014

  •   Postdoc (Fondecyt) Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

    Chile

    2012 - 2013

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Director PAR Explora, O'Higgins Other

    Universidad de O'Higgins

    Chile

    2019 - A la fecha

  •   Associated Researcher Part Time

    Fraunhofer IPK

    Berlin, Alemania

    2004 - 2005

Formación de Capital Humano


MSc/MTI Completed Works:
- Bastian Salinas (Thesis Committee member, University of Chile, 2019)
- Francisco Arriola (Thesis Committee member University of Chile, 2019)
- Pedro Orellana (Thesis Committee member, University of Chile; 2019)
- Maximiliano Rojas (Thesis Committee member University of Chile; 2018)

- Chihiro Nakatsuka (Master student; Kyoto University, 2016 - 2017)
- Li Li (Master student; Kyoto University, 2016 - 2017)
- Zhe Chen (Master; Kyoto University, 2016 - 2017)
- Tatsuya Suzuki (Master student; Kyoto University, 2015 - 2016)

- P. Berg (External Review, Gjovik University, Norway, 2011)
- P. Clark (External Review, Gjovik University, Norway, 2012)
- J. Kittilsen (External Review, Gjovik University, Norway, 2012)

- Matias Arena (Co-guided, University of Chile; 2009)
- Oscar Sanhueza (Co-guided, University of Chile; 2008)
- Hardy Franke (Co-guided, University of Chile, 2007)

MSc/MTI Ongoing Works:
- Luis Cossio (Co-guided with Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile, from 2021)
- Jose Astorga (Co-guided with Iván Sipirán, Universidad de Chile, from 2021)
- Paulo Morales (Co-guided with Jose del Piano, Universidad de los Andes, from 2020)

Co-guided (Informal)
- Dr. Mauricio Correa (Co-guided with Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile)
- Dr. Gabriel Hermosilla (Co-guided with Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile)
- Dr. Jose del Piano (Co-guided with Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile)


Difusión y Transferencia


- 2018 - 2021: Co-organizer of round tables to discuss about Chilean challenges and development in Robotics. Together with the Chilean Parlament Library and the Chile-Japan Inter-parlament group.

- 2019 & 2021: Lecturer of the AI in Robotics course at Universidad de Chile (Certification on AI for professionals)

- 2020 - present: IEEE RAS Education Committee, Co-Chair
- 2018 - present: MDPI Journal [SCI](http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sci/editors), Advisory Board
- 2017 - present: MDPI Journal [Information](http://www.mdpi.com/journal/information/editors), **Editorial Board**
- 2015 - present: Frontiers in Robotics and AI (Specialty section on Frontiers in Robotics and AI), Associate Editor
- 2015 - 2016: Human safety and comfort in human-robot shared workspaces, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Research Topic Co-editor

- 2010-2011: ETHICAL project
- FP7 project of the European Commission for “Promoting International Debate on Ethical Implications of Data Collection, use and retention for Biometric and Medical Applications”.
- Participation: Part of the Universidad de Chile working group (attended several project’s meetings, in charge of one of the deliverables, etc).

- 2005 - 2006: FaceQS-Tool
- Design and development of a Face Detector, an Eye Detector, and a Pose Estimator.
- Software licensed to the Fraunhofer-IPK Institute, Berlin, and to the Federal German printing office for their e-passport production system.
- Research and development done at Universidad de Chile.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Best poster award, IEEE RAS Poster competition

    IEEE RAS

    Chile, 2007

    1st place award *IEEE RAS Poster competition*, LA Summer School on Robotics, Chile - Title: "Detection of AIBO and Humanoid Robots using Boosted Cascades". - Joint work with Matias Arenas.


 

Article (25)

Event-Based Gesture and Facial Expression Recognition: A Comparative Analysis
Why the low adoption of robotics in the farms? Challenges for the establishment of commercial agricultural robots
Deep photovoltaic nowcasting
An enhanced representation of thermal faces for improving local appearance-based face recognition
A realistic virtual environment for evaluating face analysis systems under dynamic conditions
Coordinated energy management for inter-community imbalance minimization
Energy Management in Prosumer Communities: A Coordinated Approach
Multi-objective optimization for parameter selection and characterization of optical flow methods
Object Detection: Current and Future Directions
Bender – A General-Purpose Social Robot with Human-Robot Interaction Abilities
A comparative study of thermal face recognition methods in unconstrained environments
Human Detection and Identification by Robots Using Thermal and Visual Information in Domestic Environments
Partial user-supplied information and user modeling for improving QoS
Play Ball! Robot Detection System in the Soccer Domain
VISUAL DETECTION OF LEGGED ROBOTS AND ITS APPLICATION TO ROBOT SOCCER PLAYING AND REFEREEING
Recognition of Faces in Unconstrained Environments: A Comparative Study
A unified learning framework for object detection and classification using nested cascades of boosted classifiers
Face analysis for human computer interaction applications
Fuzzy fusion for skin detection
Gender classification of faces using Adaboost
Skin detection in videos in the spatial-range domain
Content-based image retrieval and characterization on specific web collections
On the image content of a web segment=> Chile as a case study
A hybrid face detector based on an Asymmetrical Adaboost Cascade Detector and a Wavelet-Bayesian-Detector
A hybrid face detector based on an Asymmetrical Adaboost Cascade Detector and a Wavelet-Bayesian-Detector

BookSection (1)

Thermal face recognition in unconstrained environments using histograms of LBP features

ConferencePaper (23)

Multi-objective optimization for characterization of optical flow methods
Person Following by Mobile Robots: Analysis of Visual and Range Tracking Methods and Technologies
A virtual environment tool for benchmarking face analysis systems
TCAS: A multiclass object detector for robot and computer vision applications
A realistic simulation tool for testing face recognition systems under real-world conditions
Analyzing the Human-Robot Interaction Abilities of a General-Purpose Social Robot in Different Naturalistic Environments
Coarse-to-fine multiclass nested cascades for object detection
Real-Time Hand Gesture Recognition for Human Robot Interaction
Dynamic gesture recognition for human robot interaction
Face recognition using thermal infrared images for human-robot interaction applications: A comparative study
Detection of AIBO and humanoid robots using cascades of boosted classifiers
Multiclass Adaboost and Coupled Classifiers for Object Detection
Real-time hand gesture detection and recognition using boosted classifiers and active learning
Special tutorial-state of the art face detection: Cascade boosting approaches
Characterizing objectionable image content (pornography and nude images) of specific web segments: Chile as a case study
Improvement of a face detection system by evolutionary multi-objective optimization
Robust skin detection based on the fuzzy integral
Skin detection in videos in the spatial-range domain
Robust skin segmentation using neighborhood information
Skin detection using neighborhood information
On the image content of the Chilean web
Real-time tracking of multiple persons
A Real-Time 3D Fish Detection and Tracking System

ConferencePoster (2)

A cooperative distributed protocol for coordinated energy management in prosumer communities
Multiclass Weak Classifiers in Boosted-Cascade Based Object Detection"*, ICML workshop on Learning with Test-Time Budgets

Proyecto (13)

Image Modeling and Process for Remote SenSing in agriculture (IMPRESS)
First Japan-Chile Symposium in Field Robotics
IEEE RAS International Summer School on Deep Learning for Robot Vision
PAR Explora O'HIGGINS - VIII Concurso Proyecto Asociativo Regional de Divulgación y Valoración Científica y Tecnológica Explora 2019-2022 – EXPLORA
Proyecto Asociativo Region (PAR) Explora, Region de O'Higgins
Intelligent and Robotic Systems for Individual Plant Monitoring in Crop Biometric Maps
Sistema de Cómputo para Deep Learning basado en Cluster NVIDIA DGX-1
Prediction of photovoltaic generation from sky images
Aqua Vision=> Modeling of Underwater Ray Space Formed by Group of Cameras and Projectors and its Application
Construction and demonstration community nano-grid based on `i-energy’
BOOSTING LEARNING ALGORITHMS FOR MULTICLASS CLASSIFICATION AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL REGRESSION=> APPLICATIONS TO OBJECT DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION
Postdoctoral research visit fellowship
Doctorado Nacional, Programa de Formación de Capital Humano Avanzado
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Rodrigo Verschae

Director / Associate Professor

Institute of Engineering Sciences

Universidad de O'Higgins

Rancagua, Chile

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Javier Ruiz del Solar

Full Professor and Executive Director of the Advanced Mining Technology Center

Advanced Mining Technology Center & Electrical Engineering Department

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

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Patricio Loncomilla

Investigador asociado

Advanced Mining Technology Center

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Gabriel Hermosilla

PROFESOR AUXILIAR

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Jose Delpiano

Profesor Asociado

UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES

Santiago, Chile