Research & BIO

Biography:

I am a Computer Vision researcher that has been working on this field since 2000 when I started my work on computer vision by developing a facial recognition system for a Science Museum as an undergrad student. Since then, I have been developing computer vision algorithms and solutions both in research projects and in turnkey projects for industry. My interests are related to imaging spectroscopy, biomedical imaging and image understanding, specially all new stuff for better image undersanding and analysis such as convolutional neural networks, GANs…. Currently, I work for Tecnalia Research & Innovation as Principal Researcher on computer vision related projects and I specially enjoy joint product development with international partners. I am also part time lecturer at the University of the Basque Country in the Control Engineering and Automatics department. I also provide industry expertise (seminars) on the M.Sc degree on Robotics and Automation as invited lecturer.

This webpage express my own personal opinions. For official information on research done under the framework of Tecnalia, I recommend to follow Tecnalia official website or the dissemination site for the computer vision field at Tecnalia: www.computervisionbytecnalia.com.. You will enjoy it for sure!

More info at: Artzai@LinkedIn

Awards

EARTO (European Association of Research and Technology Organization) European Innovation Prize (1st): Histological image visual similarity based search engine for biomedical research 2014
EARTO (European Association of Research and Technology Organization) European Innovation Prize (3rd): Hyperspectral based recycling system 2011
ONCE (Spanish National Association for the Visually Impaired) International ONCE R&D award on new technology for the visually impaired 2006
University of the Basque Country;Accenture Best Master Thesis Award: “Automated face recognition system” 2003

Patent requests

Device and methodology for acquisition and processing of hot steel revolution elements P200931287
Authentication based on electronic card/key with portable and autonomous biometric activation ES2320823
Methodology for integration of spectral and spatial features for material classification 08380315.5 / EPO8380315
Methodology for modeling electromagnetic spectra 08380314.8 / EPO8380314
Method of determining a chemical composition of a slag portion WO 2016181185

Research publications

2015

Arantza Bereciartua, Artzai Picón, Adrián Galdrán, Pedro Iriondo. 3D Active Surfaces for Liver Segmentation in Multisequence MRI Images. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (2016), pp. 149-160 DOI information: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2016.04.028

2015

Project LIFE-FITOVID-Implementation of Demonstrative & Innovative Strategies to reduce the use of plant protection products in viticulture. Julius-Kühn-Archiv 448,p70. E Gil, M Gallart, A Picón, J Echazarra, R Barrio, C Sampedro, Á Barranco, S Rainieri, A Ortiz, AM Díez-Navajas (2015).
Influencia del esmalte de uñas en los valores de saturación de oxígeno en pacientes sometidos a pulsioximetría: una revisión sistemática. Emergencias, 27(5). Ballesteros-Peña, S., Fernández-Aedo, I., Picon, A., & Lorrio-Palomino, S. (2015).
Automatic 3D model-based method for liver segmentation in MRI based on Active Contours and Total Variation minimization. Arantza Bereciartua, Artzai Picon, Adrian Galdran, Pedro Iriondo Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. July 2015
[IbPRIA 2015] A. Galdran, A. Picón, E. Garrote, and D. Pardo. Pectoral Muscle Segmentation in Mammograms based on Cartoon-Texture Decomposition. Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, to appear. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. June 2015.

2014

Adrian Galdran, David Pardo, Artzai Picón, Aitor Álvarez-Gila, Automatic Red-Channel Underwater Image Restoration, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, to be published 2014
A. Picon, S. Rodriguez-Vaamonde, A. Diez, “Early detection of Mildiu in vineyards based on hyperspectral imaging”, «GDPM 2014»
“C. L. Saratxaga, A.Picón, S. Rodriguez-Vaamonde, A. López-Carrera, J. Echazarra, A. Bereciartua, E. Garrote “Plataforma de búsqueda de imágenes histológicas por similitud visual” Oral presentation at XVII Congreso Nacional de Informática de la Salud.
S. Ballesteros-Peña, A. I. Fernandez-Aedo, S. Lorrio Palomino, A. Picon-Ruiz, “Influence of Nail Polishing on the oxygen saturation values under pulsioximetry”, International Nursing Research Conference, 2014
A. Isasi,”Thermography principles for Thermal Computer Vision applications”,Computer Vision Academy, May 26-30, Braga, Portugal
A. Picon, “Hyperspectral analysis in Computer Vision”, Computer Vision Academy, May 26-30, Braga, Portugal

2013

“Red-Channel Underwater Image Restoration”, Adrian Galdran, David Pardo, Artzai Picon, BMVA 2013 Summer School, Manchester, July 8-12

2012

A. Mocholi, J. Jaen, K. Krynicki, A. Catala, A. Picón, y A. Cadenas, «Learning semantically-annotated routes for context-aware recommendations on map navigation systems», Applied Soft Computing, 2012
A. Picon, A. Bereciartua, S. Rodriguez, A. Lopez,E. Muñoz, F. Gandon, F. Moscone, P. H.J. Riegman, S. García, R. Bilbao, «Image analysis technologies on large data environments», European Data Forum (EDF), Copenhagen 2012
A. Picon, A. Bereciartua, E. Muñoz, F. Gandon, F. Moscone, P. H.J. Riegman, S. García, A. del Villar , R. Bilbao, «Services Associated to Digitalised contents of tissues in biobanks across Europe», European Data Forum (EDF), Copenhagen 2012
A. Picón, O. Ghita, A. Bereciartua, J. Echazarra, P. F. Whelan, y P. M. Iriondo, «Real-time hyperspectral processing for automatic nonferrous material sorting», Journal of Electronic Imaging, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 013018–1, 2012
A. Picón, S. Rodriguez-Vaamonde, J. Jaén, J. A. Mocholi, D. García, y A. Cadenas, «A statistical recommendation model of mobile services based on contextual evidences», Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 647–653, 2012

2011

A. Bereciartua et A. Picon, «Localización e identificación de activos soterrados mediante georadar y procesamiento de imagen», Dyna, vol. 86, no. 4, pp. 438–447, 2011
D. Pardal, M. Caro, A. Picon, L. Tueros, M Uriarte Navarro “Zebrafish as a model for screening the effect of polyphenols on lipid metabolism,”, in 5th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health, 2011
A. Picon, O. Ghita, S. Rodriguez-Vaamonde, P. Iriondo, y P. Whelan, “Bio-inspired Data Decorrelation Methodology for Hyperspectral Imaging”, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2011 (1): 66. 2011
A. Picón, “Practical approaches of optimization techniques for machine vision applications”, in 2nd International Workshop on Multiphysics, Multiscale, and Optimization Problems
A. Picón, S. Rodriguez, A. Rodriguez Contextual recommendation of mobile services based on automatic learning , SMARTEVENT’11

2010

J. A. Gutiérrez Olabarria, A. Picón Ruiz , S. Rodriguez, I. Girbau “The application of hyperspectral image processing to the steel foundry process”, International Surface Inspection Summit, Wuhan, China, 2010
H. Lozano, I. Hernáez, A. Picón, J. Camarena, y E. Navas, «Audio classification techniques in home environments for elderly/dependant people», Computers Helping People with Special Needs, pp. 320–323, 2010
A. Picon, J. Echazarra, A. Bereciartua, «Reciclaje de chatarra electrónica: Nuevo algoritmo para su clasificación por imágenes hiperespectrales», Dyna, vol. 85, no. 2, pp. 148–157, 2010
A. Picon, O. Ghita, P. M. Iriondo, A. Bereciartua, P. F. Whelan, «Automation of waste recycling using hyperspectral image analysis», in Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), 2010 IEEE Conference on, 2010, pp. 1–4
A. Picón, Mathematical approaches in Computer Vision, Invited speaker, ENMA 2010
A. Picón, “Practical approaches of optimization techniques for machine vision applications”, First BCAM International Workshop on Multiphysics, Multiscale, and Optimization Problems
A. Picón, S. Rodríguez Vaamonde, Context-based Statistical User Behavior Modeling for Mobile Service Recommendation, in Workshop on Context-awareness in Smart Environments Future Network & Mobile Summit 2010
S. Rodriguez-Vaamonde, A. Picon, J. A. Gutierrez, A. Bereciartua, P. Iriondo, «Automatic slag characterization based on hyperspectral image processing», in Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), 2010 IEEE Conference on, 2010, pp. 1–4
S. Rodriguez, A. Picon, A. Villodas, «Robust vision-based hand tracking using single camera for ubiquitous 3D gesture interaction», in 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), 2010 IEEE Symposium on, 2010, pp. 135–1360
A. Villodas, S. Rodriguez-Vaamonde, A. Picon, «Sistema de interacción persona-máquina no mecánico basado en visión y vibraciones» , Interacción humano-máquina, Interacción multimodal, Interaccion 2010

2009

A. Picón, O. Ghita, P. F. Whelan, y P. M. Iriondo, «Fuzzy spectral and spatial feature integration for classification of nonferrous materials in hyperspectral data», Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 483–494, 2009
A. Picon “Classification of materials through the integration of spectral and spatial features from hyperspectral data”,PhD Thesis.
A. Picón-Ruiz, M. A. Bereciartua-Pérez, J. A. Gutierrez-Olabarría, y J. Pérez-Larrazabal, «La visión artificial en el control de calidad. Desarrollo de un escáner láser tridimensional rotativo», Dyna, vol. 84, no. 9, pp. 733–742, 2009
A. Picón, A. Bereciartua, J.A. Gutierrez, J. Perez “Robot Quality Assurance using 3D Laser Rotating Scanner” 40th Internal Symposium on Robotics. Barcelona, 2009.
S. Rodriguez, A. Lago, A. Villodas, y A. Picón Ruiz, «Towards the ecological dredger», Instrumentation viewpoint, no. 8, p. 46, 2009

2008

A. Isasi, A. Picon, T. Bartolome “Sistema multimodal puente grúa”, CIAWI 2008, Lisboa 2008
A. Isasi, S. Rodriguez, A. Picón “Demostrador: Sistema Avanzado Multimodal Utilizando Gestos y Voz para el Manejo de un Puente Grua. Póster. Conferencia IADIS Ibero-Americana – WWW / Internet. Lisboa 2008
A. Picón, A. Isasi, A. Villodas “Classification Accuracy improvements by the use of simultaneous biometric measurements: Hand palm recognition”, IV Jornadas de Reconocimiento Biométrico de Personas, Valladolid 2008

2007

J.A. Gutierrez, A. Picón, A. Bereciartua “Escáner industrial 3D rotativo para piezas de revolución”, NI Days 2007 (XI FORO TECNOLÓGICO SOBRE INSTRUMENTACIÓN VIRTUAL 2007), Barcelona
J.A. Gutierrez, F.J. Gonzalez, A. Picon, A. Isasi, A.Dominguez, I. Idigoras, «Electronic Display Panel Mobile Reader», Challenges for Assistive Technology: Aaate 07, vol. 20, p. 320, 2007
J.A. Gutierrez, F.J. Gonzalez, A. Picon, A. Isasi, A.Dominguez, I. Idigoras, “Portable System for Reading Display Panels” , II Congreso Internacional sobre Domótica, Robótica y Teleasistencia para Todos: DRT4ALL 2007, Madrid (Spain)
A. Isasi, A. Picón, A. Bereciartua, J. A. Gutiérrez “Tecnalia_Infotech- Interfaz multimodal basado en gestos y voz para gruas pórtico” Dyna, ISSN 0012-7361, Vol. 82, Nº 6, 2007

2006

A. Isasi, A. Picón A. Bereciartua “ADVANCED MULTIMODAL INTERFACE ARCHITECTURE TO COMMAND AN OViewHEAD CRANE USING GESTURES AND VOICE”, ENMA 2006,July 10-12, Bilbao
A. Isasi, A. Picón E. Garrote “EVOLVING DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED INTERFACES”, ENMA 2006, July 10-12,Bilbao
J. Perez, A. Picon, A. Bereciartua, J.A. Gutierrez “Inspección robotizada de casquillos mediante escáner tridimensional láser giratorio”, Deformación metálica: Técnicas de fabricación, acabado y transformación del fleje, chapa, tubos y alambre, ISSN 0210-685X, nº 32, Nº 289, 2006 , pags. 54-58
A. Picón , A. Bereciartua , J.A. Gutierrez BASICS OF A 3D ROTATIVE LASER SCANNER,ENMA 006, July 10-12, Bilbao
A. Picón, A. Bereciartua, J. A. Gutiérrez, y J. Pérez, «3D High Precision Tube Bevel Measurement using laser based Rotating Scanner», in Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, 2006. ETFA’06. IEEE Conference on, 2006, pp. 1190–1197
S. Rentería, A. Picón, E. Garrote, C. Martínez “Sistemas de autenticación biométrica descentralizados” VII Congreso de Interacción Persona-Ordenador AIPO; Sevilla; 2006

2005

T. Bartolomé, S. Rentería, X. Uriarte, A. Picón, C. Martínez, “La seguridad de los activos digitales en la empresa actual”; Revista Dyna, ISSN 0012-7361, Vol. 80, Nº 2, 2005 , pags. 35-38
A. Bereciartua , A. Picón, J. A. Gutiérrez, “Intelligent Manufacturing of Polyurethane Foam accomplishing Superficial Inspection by Image Processing and Artificial Neural Networks Techniques”; Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing FAIM 2005; Bilbao; 2005
E. Garrote, A. Picón, J. A. Gutiérrez , “Intelligent system for on-line quality assurement of colour printing in deformable elements”; Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing FAIM 2005; Bilbao; 2005
A Picón, A Isasi, T Bartolomé, S Rentería “Hacia la aplicabilidad de la inteligencia ambiental en el entorno industrial”; VI Congreso de Interacción Persona-Ordenador (AIPO; Granada; 2005)
A. Picón, S. Renteria, E. Garrote, C. Martinez ,”Decentralized biometric-based authentication system for mobile terminals”, Towards Ambient Intelligence at Work. Vision 2010 ISBN 10:0-85358-225-4. 2005

2004

E. Garrote, A. Picón, S. Renteria, B. Suarez “Técnicas Biométricas para la Identificación y Viewificación de Personas” Mundo Internet 2004; Madrid; 2004
J. A. Gutiérrez, A. Bereciartua, A. Picón, E. Garrote “Optical triangulation. Technology and applications”; Autores; AEROTRENDS 2004; Bilbao; 2004
J. A. Gutiérrez, E. Garrote, A. Bereciartua, A. Picón “Reciclado avanzado mediante tecnologías de proceso de imagen; Autores Concurso aplicaciones” NIDay Madrid; 2004
A. Bereciartua, A. Picón, J. A. Gutiérrez “Superficial inspection of polyurethane foam by image processing and Artificial Neural Networks techniques”; Transactions on Circuits and Systems; 2004
A. Bereciartua , A. Picón, J. A. Gutiérrez , “Superficial inspection of polyurethane foam by image processing and Artificial Neural Networks techniques” 4th Int. Conf. on SIGNAL PROCESSING, COMPUTATIONAL GEOMETRY & ARTIFICIAL VISION (ISCGAV’04); Tenerife; 2004
A. Picón, E. Garrote, B. Suarez, S. Renteria “Técnicas Biométricas para la Identificación y Viewificación de Personas”. Tecnologías y aplicaciones; Internet Global Congress IGC/INET 2004; Barcelona; 2004
A. Picón, E. Garrote, B. Suarez, S. Renteria “Hand Geometric and Handprint Texture based Prototype for Identity Authentication” 5th Int.Conf. on NEURAL NETWORKS AND APPLICATIONS (NNA ’04); Udine (Italy); 2004
A. Picón, J. A. Gutiérrez, E. Garrote, “Adaptative colour printing Viewification system quality control of distorted elements”; Transactions on Circuits and Systems; 2004
A. Picón, E. Garrote, B. Suarez, S. Renteria “Hand Geometric and Handprint Texture based Prototype for Identity Authentication” ; Transactions on Systems; 2004
A. Picón, J. A. Gutiérrez, E. Garrote , “Adaptive colour printing Viewification system quality control of distorted elements”; 4th Int. Conf. on SIGNAL PROCESSING, COMPUTATIONAL GEOMETRY & ARTIFICIAL VISION (ISCGAV’04); Tenerife; 2004
S. Rentería, P. M. Iriondo, A. Picón, A. Ayerbe “Gaze based interfaces and eye tracking system for Computer/Human interaction applied to AmI environments; 2nd European Symposium on Ambient Intelligence – Workshop; Einhoven; 2004

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