Dr. Xavier Baró
Staff member
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Research topic/area:
Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Currently working on:
- Personality traits detection
- Gesture recognition
Areas of Research:
Human Pose and Behavior analysis
Biography

Xavier Baró received his B.S. degree in Computer Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2003. In 2005 he obtained his M.S. degree in Computer Science at UAB, and in 2009 the Ph.D degree in Computer Engineering. At the present he is a lecturer and researcher at the IT, Multimedia and Telecommunications department at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). He is involved on the teaching activities of the Computer Science, Telecommunication and Multimedia degrees of the UOC, and collaborates as assistant professor on the teaching activities of the Computer Science degree at the Applied Mathematics and Analysis of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB). In addition, he is involved on the Interuniversity master on Artificial Intelligence (UPC-UB-URV). He is co-founder of the Scene Understanding and Artificial Intelligence (SUNAI) group at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) of the UOC, and collaborates with the Computer Vision Center of the UAB, as member of the Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis (HUPBA) group. His research interests are related to machine learning, evolutionary computation, and statistical pattern recognition, specially their applications to generic object recognition over huge cardinality image databases.

Journal Articles

2016

Escalera, Sergio; Gonzàlez, Jordi; Baró, Xavier; Shotton, Jamie

Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Issue on Multimodal Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 38 (8), pp. 1489-1491, 2016, ISSN: 0162-8828.

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Escalante, Hugo Jair; Ponce-López, Víctor; Escalera, Sergio; Baró, Xavier; Morales-Reyes, Alicia; Martínez-Carranza, José

Evolving weighting schemes for the Bag of Visual Words (Journal Article)

Neural Computing and Applications, pp. 1-15, 2016, ISSN: 1433-3058.

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2015

Ponce-López, Víctor; Escalera, Sergio; Pérez, Marc; Janés, Oriol; Baró, Xavier

Non-verbal communication analysis in Victim-Offender Mediations (Journal Article)

Pattern Recognition Letters, 67 , pp. 19–27, 2015.

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2014

Bautista, Miguel Ángel; Escalera, Sergio; Baró, Xavier; Pujol, Oriol

On the design of an ECOC-Compliant Genetic Algorithm (Journal Article)

Pattern Recognition, 47 (2), pp. 865–884, 2014.

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Hernández-Vela, Antonio; Bautista, Miguel Ángel; Perez-Sala, Xavier; Ponce-López, Víctor; Escalera, Sergio; Baró, Xavier; Pujol, Oriol; Angulo, Cecilio

Probability-based Dynamic Time Warping and Bag-of-Visual-and-Depth-Words for Human Gesture Recognition in RGB-D (Journal Article)

Pattern Recognition Letters, 50 , pp. 112–121, 2014.

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2012

Bautista, Miguel Ángel; Escalera, Sergio; Baró, Xavier; Radeva, Petia; Vitriá, Jordi; Pujol, Oriol

Minimal design of error-correcting output codes (Journal Article)

Pattern Recognition Letters, 33 (6), pp. 693 - 702, 2012, ISSN: 0167-8655.

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Escalera, Sergio; Baró, Xavier; Vitrià , Jordi; Radeva, Petia; Raducanu, Bogdan

Social Network Extraction and Analysis Based on Multimodal Dyadic Interaction (Journal Article)

Sensors, 12 (2), pp. 1702, 2012, ISSN: 1424-8220.

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2009

Baró, Xavier; Escalera, Sergio; Vitrià, Jordi; Pujol, Oriol; Radeva, Petia

Traffic Sign Recognition Using Evolutionary Adaboost Detection and Forest-ECOC Classification (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 10 (1), pp. 113–126, 2009.

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Inproceedings

2015

Ponce-López, Víctor; Escalante, Hugo Jair; Escalera, Sergio; Baró, Xavier

Gesture and Action Recognition by Evolved Dynamic Subgestures (Inproceeding)

Xianghua Xie Mark W. Jones,; Tam, Gary (Ed.): Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), pp. 129.1-129.13, BMVA Press, 2015, ISBN: 1-901725-53-7.

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Escalera, Sergio; Baró, Xavier; Gonzàlez, Jordi; Bautista, Miguel Ángel; Madadi, Meysam; Reyes, Miguel; Ponce-López, Victor; Escalante, Hugo Jair; Shotton, Jamie; Guyon, Isabelle

ChaLearn Looking at People Challenge 2014: Dataset and Results (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of the European Computer Vision Conference (ECCV 2014 Workshops), Part I, pp. 459–473, Springer International Publishing, Zurich, Switzerland, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-319-16178-5.

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Escalante, Hugo Jair; Martínez-Carranza, José; Escalera, Sergio; Ponce-López, Víctor; Baró, Xavier

Improving Bag of Visual Words Representations with Genetic Programming (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of the 2015 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN2015, pp. 3674–3681, IEEE, 2015.

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Baró, Xavier; Gonzalez, Jordi; Fabian, Junior; Bautista, Miguel Ángel; Oliu, Marc; Escalante, Hugo Jair; Guyon, Isabelle; Escalera, Sergio

Chalearn looking at people 2015 challenges: Action spotting and cultural event recognition (Inproceeding)

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), 2015 IEEE Conference on, pp. 1–9, IEEE 2015.

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Escalera, Sergio; Gonzalez, Jordi; Baró, Xavier; Pardo, Pablo; Fabian, Junior; Oliu, Marc; Escalante, Hugo Jair; Huerta, Ivan; Guyon, Isabelle

ChaLearn looking at people 2015 new competitions: Age estimation and cultural event recognition (Inproceeding)

Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2015 International Joint Conference on, pp. 1–8, IEEE 2015.

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2013

Escalera, Sergio; Gonzàlez, Jordi; Baró, Xavier; Reyes, Miguel; Lopes, Oscar; Guyon, Isabelle; Athitsos, Vassilis; Escalante, Hugo Jair

Multi-modal Gesture Recognition Challenge 2013: Dataset and Results (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of the 15th ACM on International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, pp. 445–452, ACM, Sydney, Australia, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2129-7.

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Ponce-López, Víctor; Escalera, Sergio; Baró, Xavier

Multi-modal Social Signal Analysis for Predicting Agreement in Conversation Settings (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of the 15th ACM on International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, pp. 495–502, ACM, Sydney, Australia, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2129-7.

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2012

Hernandez-Vela, Antonio; Bautista, Miguel Angel; Perez-Sala, Xavier; Ponce-López, Víctor; Baró, Xavier; Pujol, Oriol; Angulo, Cecilio; Escalera, Sergio

BoVDW: Bag-of-Visual-and-Depth-Words for gesture recognition (Inproceeding)

Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2012 21st International Conference on, pp. 449-452, 2012, ISSN: 1051-4651.

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2011

Ponce-López, Víctor; Gorga, Mario; Baró, Xavier; Escalera, Sergio

Human behavior analysis from video data using bag-of-gestures (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of the Twenty-Second international joint conference on Artificial Intelligence - Volume Volume Three, pp. 2836–2837, AAAI Press, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-57735-515-1.

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2009

Baró, Xavier; Escalera, Sergio; Radeva, Petia; Vitrià, Jordi

Generic Object Recognition in Urban Image Databases (Inproceeding)

Proceeding of the 2009 conference on Artificial Intelligence Research and Development: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence, pp. 27–34, IOS Press 2009.

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Baró, Xavier; Vitrià, Jordi

Probabilistic darwin machines for object detection (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, {&} Pattern Recognition, {IPCV} 2009, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2 Volumes, pp. 839–845, {CSREA} Press, 2009, ISBN: 1-60132-119-8.

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Escalera, Sergio; Baró, Xavier; Vitrià, Jordi; Radeva, Petia

Text detection in urban scenes (Inproceeding)

pp. 35–44, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60750-061-2.

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2008

Baró, Xavier; Vitrià, Jordi

Evolutionary object detection by means of naïve bayes models estimation (Inproceeding)

Workshops on Applications of Evolutionary Computation, pp. 235–244, Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008.

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Baró, Xavier; Vitrià, Jordi

Weighted dissociated dipoles: an extended visual feature set (Inproceeding)

International Conference on Computer Vision Systems, pp. 281–290, Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008.

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2006

Baró, Xavier; Vitrià, Jordi

Real-time object detection using an evolutionary boosting strategy (Inproceeding)

Artificial Intelligence Research and Development, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the ACIA, {CCIA} 2006, October 26-27, 2006, Perpignan, France, pp. 9–18, IOS Press, 2006, ISBN: 978-1-58603-663-8.

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2005

Baró, Xavier; Vitrià, Jordi

Feature selection with non-parametric mutual information for adaboost learning (Inproceeding)

Artificial Intelligence Research and Development, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the ACIA, {CCIA} 2005, October 26-28, 2005, Alguer, Italy, pp. 131–138, IOS Press, 2005, ISBN: 978-1-58603-560-0.

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Incollections

2013

Bautista, Miguel Ángel; Hernández-Vela, Antonio; Ponce-López, Victor; Perez-Sala, Xavier; Baró, Xavier; Pujol, Oriol; Angulo, Cecilio; Escalera, Sergio

Probability-Based Dynamic Time Warping for Gesture Recognition on RGB-D Data (Incollection)

Jiang, Xiaoyi; Bellon, OlgaReginaPereira; Goldgof, Dmitry; Oishi, Takeshi (Ed.): Advances in Depth Image Analysis and Applications, 7854 , pp. 126-135, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-642-40302-6.

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Books

2011

Escalera, Sergio; Baró, Xavier; Pujol, Oriol; Vitrià, Jordi; Radeva, Petia

Traffic-Sign Recognition Systems (Book)

Springer, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4471-2244-9.

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