Xavier Giró


Xavier Giro-i-Nieto is an associate professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, member of the Image Processing Group (GPI), Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center (IDEAI-UPC), Institute of Industrial Robotics (IRI), and also a visiting researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). He graduated in Telecommunications Engineering at ETSETB (UPC) in 2000, after completing his master thesis on image compression at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels (VUB) with Prof. Peter Schelkens. After working one year in Sony Brussels, he returned to UPC to obtain a PhD on computer vision, supervised by Prof. Ferran Marqués and Prof. Shih-Fu Chang from the Digital Video and MultiMedia laboratory at Columbia University, that he repeateadly visited between 2008-2014. Dr. Giró is the director of the Postgraduate on Artificial Intelligence with Deep Learning at UPC School, and also teaches undergradute and graduate course on deep learning at ESEIAAT and ETSETB schools at UPC, as well as the Master in Computer Vision of BarcelonaHe regularly collaborates with the Insight Center of Data Analytics at Dublin City Universityand is a member of the Governance Committee of the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training in Machine Learning. From a transfer technology perspective, he is a member of the scientific advisory committee of Vilynx, and collaborates with Telefónica R&DMediapro, BBC R&D and Crisalix. He serves as associate editor at IEEE Transactions in Multimedia and reviews for top tier conferences in machine learning (NeurIPS, ICML), computer vision (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV) and multimedia (ACMMM, ICMR). 




Latest News

  • July 2021: I will teach a lecture on Object Detection and Deep Learning at the International Summer School on Deep Learning 2021 (virtual). Regostration open until April 15.
  • March 2021: Míriam Bellver defended her Phd thesis on image and video segmentation with low supervision. She has joined Amazon Barcelona.
  • March 2021: Our new How2Sign dataset for sign language was accepted in CVPR 2021, lead by our Phd candidate Amanda Duarte.
  • March 2021: Andreu Girbau defended his industrial PhD on multiple object tracking. Co-advised with Ferran Marqués and Ignais Rius (Automatic TV). He will join the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo.

External activities

Scientific IDs:  Google ScholarWoK Researcher ID: M-5834-2013, ORCID: 0000-0002-9935-5332, Scopus Author ID35098596700, UPC Futur 


Book Chapters and Bookstop

V. Campos, Giró-i-Nieto, X., Jou, B., Torres, J., and Chang, S. - F., Sentiment concept embedding for visual affect recognition, in Multimodal Behavior Analysis in theWild, 1st ed., Elsevier, 2018.
E. Mohedano, Salvador, A., McGuinness, K., Giró-i-Nieto, X., O'Connor, N., and Marqués, F., Object Retrieval with Deep Convolutional Features, in Deep Learning for Image Processing Applications, vol. 31, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press, 2017.
M. Bellver, Giró-i-Nieto, X., Marqués, F., and Torres, J., Hierarchical Object Detection with Deep Reinforcement Learning, in Deep Learning for Image Processing Applications, vol. 31, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press, 2017.
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.
E. Carcel, Martos, M., Giró-i-Nieto, X., and Marqués, F., Rich Internet Application for Semi-automatic Annotation of Semantic Shots on Keyframes, in Computational Intelligence for Multimedia Understanding, vol. 7242, Pisa, Italy: Springer-Verlag, 2012, pp. 172-182. (6.93 MB)

Research Areas top

Remote Sensing Image Processing Internal Jan
Region-based image and video processing Internal Jan
Lifelogging Internal Feb
Affective Computing Internal Jan
Deep learning Internal Jun