ITS Awards organized by the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE ITSS

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ITS Awards organized by the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE ITSS

The Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society has organized two different awards in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems for the first time since its inception in 2012. On the one hand, three awards were given to the Best PhD Theses in the field of ITS developed in Spanish Universities and Research Centers in the past three years. The Best PhD Thesis Award received a certificate and a 600€ check. The second and third awardees received a certificate. Similarly, another three awards were given to the Best Master Theses in ITS developed in Spain also in the past three years. The Best Master Thesis Award received a certificate and a 300€ check, while the second and third awardees received a certificate. All awards were sponsored by the University of Alcalá.

Two different tribunals were formed in order to evaluate the candidates and make the decisions to select the winners. Both tribunals were populated with members of the Spanish Chapter of the ITSS. The names of the awardees are provided below together with their Theses’ titles and supervisors:

 

Best PhD Thesis Award – First Prize

David Vázquez Bermúdez. Computer Vision Center. Barcelona

Title: Domain Adaptation of Virtual and Real Worlds for Pedestrian Detection

Supervisor: Antonio López Peña

 

Best PhD Thesis Award – Second Prize

Sergio Lafuente Arroyo. University of Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares

Title: Road signs detection and recognition using digital image processing techniques and artificial intelligence

Supervisor: Saturnino Maldonado Bascón

 

Best PhD Thesis Award – Third Prize

Fernando García Fernández. University Carlos III Madrid. Madrid

Title: Data Fusion Architecture for Intelligent Vehicles

Supervisors: Arturo de la Escalera and José María Armingol

 

Best Master Thesis Award – First Prize

Mario Passani Montero. University of Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares

Title: Conditional Random Fields Applied to Image Understanding

Supervisor: Luis Miguel Bergasa

 

Best Master Thesis Award – Second Prize

Eduardo Romera Carmena. University of Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares

Title: Driver Behavior Evaluation by Using Smartphones

Supervisor: Luis Miguel Bergasa

 

Best Master Thesis Award – Third Prize

Gabriel Villalonga Pineda. Computer Vision Center. Barcelona

Title: Online City Maps with Pedestrian Behaviours Statistics

Supervisor: Antonio López Peña

 

This activity has provided the opportunity for better cooperation among the members of the ITSS Spanish Chapter. Similarly, it has provided endorsement to the winners (awardees and supervisors) and an enormous motivation for current PhD and Master students that will participate in the next edition of these Awards. The activity has been sponsored by the University of Alcalá and organized by Miguel Ángel Sotelo, as President of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE ITSS.

 

Miguel Ángel Sotelo

President. Spanish Chapter of the IEEE ITSS

 

 


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