Dr. Victor Ponce
webpage || vponcel(at)uoc.edu
Research topic/area:
Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Currently working on:
- Gesture and action recognition.
- Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis.
- Personality traits detection.
Areas of Research:
Pattern recognition, Evolutionary computation, Deep Learning, Social Signal Processing.

Víctor Ponce López received his B.S. degree in Computer Science in Barcelona, 2010, and his M.S. degree in Artificial Intelligence in Barcelona, 2012. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the the Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Barcelona. He is member of the groups Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis (HuPBA) and Scene UNderstanding and Artificial Intelligence (SUNAI), at the Computer Vision Center and Open University of Catalonia. He worked as a visiting researcher at the group Qarma at the Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentalle (LIF), Aix-Marseille Université, inolved in challenges and competitions on machine learning at ChaLearn Looking at People. His main interests of research are the fields of computer vision, pattern recognition, and evolutionary computation applied to human behavior analysis.

Journal Articles


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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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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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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Hernández-Vela, Antonio; Reyes, Miguel; Ponce-López, Víctor; Escalera, Sergio

GrabCut-Based Human Segmentation in Video Sequences Journal Article

Sensors, 2 (11), pp. 15376-15393, 2012, ISSN: 1424-8220.

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

Gesture and Action Recognition by Evolved Dynamic Subgestures Inproceedings

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


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 Inproceedings

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 Inproceedings

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



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

Multi-modal Social Signal Analysis for Predicting Agreement in Conversation Settings Inproceedings

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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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 Inproceedings

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



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

Human behavior analysis from video data using bag-of-gestures Inproceedings

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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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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