I currently hold a postdoctoral researcher position in the Computer Vision Lab (CVL) at ETH Zürich, working with prof. Luc Van Gool and Dr. Radu Timofte. Before joining CVL, I spent 5 delightful years in the Biomedical Computer Vision (BCV) group working closely with Pablo Arbelaez at the University of Los Andes (Colombia).
My areas of interest lie in the field of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Technologies, namely Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. Particularly, I am interested in developing techniques using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) for image-to-image translation problems such as image editing, semantic manipulations, style-guided transformations, among others.
During my PhD I developed a strong connection with the world of Facial Expressions Recognition and Affective Computing.
I was awarded three consecutive times by the Google Research Awards for Latin America (2017, 2016, 2015), recently called Latin America Research Awards (LARA), with my project: “Learning Dynamic Action Units for Three-dimensional Facial Expression Recognition” under the guidance of Prof. Pablo Arbeláez.
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I am very much into the photography world, I am on my way to becoming an expert photographer. As to the date, I own a Sony α7III and I love to shoot with an 18-35mm lens.
In a very different scenario, I am a backpack traveller, I try to explore different places as much as possible, a gym enthusiast with strong routines, and I try to maintain my life as healthy as possible.