Josep R. Casas

Positionsort descending e-mail
Associate Professor
Office Phone
D5-213 +34 934 054 002


Josep R. Casas has been principal investigator of projects MuViPro and PROVEC (Plan Nacional de I+D+i, 2007-2014), and led or contributed to several European Framework Program projects (EUROfusion, FascinatE, ACTIBIO, CHIL, SCHEMA, ADViSOR) and industry-sponsored projects (VISION, HESPERIA, D'Ocon) since 1995. He was a visiting researcher at CSIRO in Canberra, Australia in 2001, and served as chair for the IEEE conferences ICASSP 2020 (Special Sessions) and ICIP 2003 (Finances Chair).

Josep's current research interests focus on multi-view analysis and representation from multiple sensor data: 3D reconstruction and analysis, human body tracking, model-based human motion analysis and gesture recognition. Applications are in the fields of human interaction and audio-visual communication.

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Book Chapters and Bookstop

S. Navarro, López-Méndez, A., Alcoverro, M., and Casas, J., Multi-view Body Tracking with a Detector-Driven Hierarchical Particle Filter, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects, vol. 7378, F. Perales, Fisher, R., and Moeslund, T. Berlin / Heidelberg: Springer , 2012, pp. 82-91.
X. Suau, Alcoverro, M., López-Méndez, A., Ruiz-Hidalgo, J., and Casas, J., INTAIRACT: Joint Hand Gesture and Fingertip Classification for Touchless Interaction, in Computer Vision – ECCV 2012, vol. 7585, Heidelberg: Springer, 2012, pp. 602-606. (214.4 KB)
M. Alcoverro, Casas, J., and Pardàs, M., Skeleton and shape adjustment and tracking in multicamera environments, in Lecture notes in computer science, vol. 6169/2010, Berlin / Heidelberg: Springer, 2010, pp. 88–97.
A. Waibel, Stiefelhagen, R., Carlson, R., Casas, J., Kleindienst, J., Lamel, L., Lanz, O., Mostefa, D., Omologo, M., Pianesi, F., Polymenakos, L., Potamianos, G., Soldatos, J., Sutschet, G., and Terken, J., Computers in the Human Interaction Loop, in Handbook on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (AISE), Boston, MA: Springer, 2010, pp. 1071–1116.
N. Dimakis, Soldatos, J., Polymenakos, L., Sturm, J., Neumann, J., and Casas, J., The Memory Jog Service, in Computers in the Human Interaction Loop, London: Springer, 2009, pp. 207–234.

Conference Papers top

X. Lin, Casas, J., and Pardàs, M., One Shot Learning for Generic Instance Segmentation in RGBD Videos, in International Conference on Computer Vision, Theory and Applications, Prague, 2019. (1.64 MB)
D. Sanchez-Escobedo, Lin, X., Casas, J., and Pardàs, M., HybridNet for Depth Estimation and Semantic Segmentation, in ICASSP 2018, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2018. (1.14 MB)
I. Caminal, Casas, J., and Royo, S., SLAM-based 3D outdoor reconstructions from LIDAR data, in IC3D, Brussels, Belgium, 2018. (3.21 MB)
D. Bazazian, Casas, J., and Ruiz-Hidalgo, J., Segmentation-based Multi-Scale Edge Extraction to Measure the Persistence of Features in Unorganized Point Clouds, in International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, Porto, Portugal, 2017. (4.3 MB)
D. van Sabben, Ruiz-Hidalgo, J., Suau, X., and Casas, J., Collaborative voting of 3D features for robust gesture estimation, in International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, New Orleans, USA, 2017. (605.86 KB)

Theses top

X. Lin, Semantic and Generic Object Segmentation for Scene Analysis Using RGB-D Data, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), download link, 2018.
M. Alcoverro, Stochastic optimization and interactive machine learning for human motion analysis, UPC, Barcelona, 2014. (17.16 MB)
X. Suau, Human body analysis using depth data, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2013. (10.67 MB)
A. López-Méndez, Articulated Models for Human Motion Analysis, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2012. (2.47 MB)
P. Obrador, Media Aesthetics Based Multimedia Storytelling, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2011. (4.07 MB)

Teaching top

Acronym Title Level College
TAD Analog and Digital Television Systems Telecommunications Engineering, 5 years degree TelecomBCN, ETSETB
TPA Audiovisual Production Technology Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering (Major: Audiovisual Systems) TelecomBCN, ETSETB
K3D K3D: 3D with Kinect Degree in Engineering of Audiovisual Systems TelecomBCN, ETSETB
VA Video Analysis Master in Computer Vision (MCV) UAB, UOC, UPC & UPF