Veronica Vilaplana

Position e-mail
Associate Professor
Office Phone
CN: D5-118 / EET: TR2-102 +34 934 017 052
+34 937 398 979


Veronica Vilaplana holds a MSc degree in Mathematics and a MSc degree in Computer Sciences from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), and a PhD in Signal Theory and Communications from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Since 2002 she is assistant professor at the Department of Signal Theory and Communications (UPC). Her current research interests focus on deep learning and other machine learning models for biomedical applications.

Journal Articles top

V. Vilaplana, Saliency Maps on Image Hierarchies, Signal Processing: Image Communication. Special Issue on Recent Advances in Saliency Models, Applications and Evaluations, vol. 38, pp. 84-99, 2015.
C. Ventura, Vilaplana, V., Giró-i-Nieto, X., and Marqués, F., Improving retrieval accuracy of Hierarchical Cellular Trees for generic metric spaces, Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2013. (1.97 MB)
V. Vilaplana, Marqués, F., and Salembier, P., Binary partition trees for object detection, IEEE transactions on image processing, vol. 17, pp. 1–16, 2008. (1.66 MB)
P. Figueras, Haas, C., Capdevila, C., and Vilaplana, V., Las Mancomunidades en España, Boletí de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles, pp. 151–176, 2005.
F. Marqués and Vilaplana, V., Face segmentation and tracking based on connected operators and partition projection, Pattern recognition, vol. 35, pp. 601–614, 2002.

Book Chapters and Bookstop

A. Casamitjana, Puch, S., Aduriz, A., and Vilaplana, V., 3D Convolutional Neural Networks for Brain Tumor Segmentation: a comparison of multi-resolution architectures, in Lecture Notes in Computer Vision, vol. Brainlesion: Glioma, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injuries, Springer, 2017, pp. 150-161.
M. León, Vilaplana, V., Gasull, A., and Marqués, F., Region-based caption text extraction, in Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (Analysis, Retrieval and Delivery of Multimedia Content), vol. 158, New York: Springer, 2013, pp. 21-36.
C. Ventura, Martos, M., Giró-i-Nieto, X., Vilaplana, V., and Marqués, F., Hierarchical Navigation and Visual Search for Video Keyframe Retrieval, in Advances in Multimedia Modeling, vol. 7131, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2012, pp. 652-654.
C. Canton-Ferrer, Pardàs, M., and Vilaplana, V., Image and video processing tools for HCI, in Multimodal signal processing: theory and applications for human-computer interaction, 2009, pp. 93–118.
V. Vilaplana, Processament puntual, in Codificació del so i de la imatge, 2009, pp. 5–65.

Conference Papers top

In Press
I. Sánchez and Vilaplana, V., 3D Medical Image Synthesis using Generative Adversarial Networks, in ACM Europe Celebration of Women in Computing, womENcourage 2017, Barcelona, Spain, In Press.
M. Catà, Casamitjana, A., Sánchez, I., Combalia, M., and Vilaplana, V., Masked V-Net: an approach to brain tumor segmentation, in Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation Benchmark, Brain-lesion Workshop, MICCAI 2017 , In Press.
A. Casamitjana, Sánchez, I., Combalia, M., and Vilaplana, V., Augmented V-Net for White Matter Hyperintensities segmentation, in WMH Segmentation Challenge, Brain-lesion Workshop, MICCAI 2017 , In Press.
A. Casamitjana, Sánchez, I., Combalia, M., and Vilaplana, V., Augmented V-Net for infant brain segmentation, in MICCAI Grand Challenge on 6-month Infant Brain MRI Segmentation, MICCAI 2017, In Press.
P. Petrone, Vilaplana, V., Casamitjana, A., Tucholka, A., Falcon, C., Cacciaglia, R., Operto, G., Skouras, S., Molinuevo, J. L., and Gispert, J. D., Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a valuable tool for Alzheimer's disease screening, in Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, London, 2017, 2017.

Research Areas top

Biomedical Applications Internal Jan
Region-based image and video processing Internal Jan
Deep learning Internal Jun
Multimedia Retrieval Internal Sep
Saliency prediction Internal Feb

Teaching top

Acronym Title Level College
CM Codificació Multimèdia Degree in AudioVisual Systems ESEIAAT
VC Computer Vision Degree in Engineering of Audiovisual Systems ESEIAAT
PDI Digtal Image Processing Degree in Engineering of Audiovisual Systems Escola d'Enginyeria de Terrassa, EET
IPSAV Introduction to Audiovisual Signal Processing Degree in Engineering of Audiovisual Systems TelecomBCN, ETSETB
ICV Introduction to Computer Vision Master in Telecommunications Engineering (MET) ETSETB - Telecom BCN
IHCV M1. Introduction to Humand and Computer Vision Master in Computer Vision (MCV) UAB, UOC, UPC & UPF
CLP Pattern recognition and machine learning Degree in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering Telecom BCN - ETSETB