Prof. Filiberto Pla, has joined the Idiap research team for a period of three months starting beginning of May.

He will be working with Daniel Gatica on "methods for activity representations from video".

The Prof. Filiberto Pla received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, in 1989 and 1993, respectively, in Informatics and Electronics.
He is currently a Full Professor in the Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos, Universitat Jaume I, Castellon de la Plana, Spain. He has been a Visiting Scientist at several universities and research centers in the UK, France, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland.
His current research interests are color and spectral image analysis, visual motion analysis, active vision, and pattern recognition and learning techniques applied to computer vision and image processing.
Prof. Pla is Director of the Institute of New Imaging Technologies of the University Jaume I and Chairman of the Spanish Association of Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, which is a member of the International Association for Pattern Recognition.