a vision scientist currently based in Barcelona. Most of my interests sit in the interface between visual perception and computer vision. They include low-level computational models of vision, visual psychophysics, artificial intelligence, neuro-visual ecology, natural images, avian and primate vision, colorimetry and camera calibration, indie rock music and movies, Sci-Fi, comics, electronic music, computer gaming, miniature building and outdoor activities among others.
I was born in Argentina and graduated as electro-mechanical technician. While studying for my degree in Physics at the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman (1986-1993) I became interested in vision through the work of colleagues at the Luminotechnics and Vision Institute. Following this new interest, I transferred my work to Bristol University., in the UK where I was awarded an MSc. at the Dept. of Exp. Psychology (1993-1995). In 1997 I went to work in the Dept. of Physiology in Cambridge University with a fellowship from Fight For Sight. My work was mainly on psychophysics and computational models of amblyopia. In 1998 I returned to Bristol for a part-time research appointment at the Dept. of Exp. Psychology while simultaneously working on my PhD (1998-2003). In Bristol I combined my main interests: psychophysics, natural Images and computational modelling of visual perception. After my PhD I transferred my work to the School of Biological Sciences, following my interests in natural images and computational models of avian vision (2003-2006). In 2006 I was awarded the "Juan de la Cierva" Fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Science and moved to Barcelona, Spain to join the Colour in Context group at the Computer Vision Centre of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, combining psychophysics, colorimetry and computational models of visual perception. In 2007 I was awarded the "Ramon y Cajal" Fellowship in Computer Science. My research interests expanded to include chromatic categorization, colour induction, colour constancy, visual saliency and neuro-visual aesthetics. In 2012 I joined the Computer Sciences Department of the UAB as "Profesor Agregado" (Associate Professor), a tenured position.
I currently live near Barcelona with my wife Claudia and my son Patxi.