Associate Professor interim in the Department of Apply Maths and Analysis of the University of Barcelona.
Member of the BCN Perceptual Computing Lab and associate researcher in Computer Vision Center of Barcelona.
Laura Igual received the degree in Mathematics from Universitat de Valencia in 2000. She studied at Université de Liège (Belgium) for a year with an Erasmus grant. She developed her Ph.D Thesis in the program of Computer Science and Digital Communication at the Department of Technology of theUniversitat Pompeu Fabra. Her research was partially supported by the French Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and the company THALES (France). In 2002, she spent a semester in the Centre de Mathématiques et de Leurs Applications de l’École Normale Supérieure de Cachan. She obtained her Ph.D Thesis in January 2006 and since then she has been a research member at the Computer Vision Center (CVC) of Barcelona. In 2007, she obtained a “Juan de la Cierva” postdoctoral fellowship to develop her research in CVC. In 2009, she visited the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University during 6 months. Since 2009, she has been a Lecturer (2009-2013) and Associate Professor Interim (2013-present) at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Analysis of the Universitat de Barcelona. She is a member of the Perceptual Computing Lab and a consolidated research group of Catalonia. Her research interests include medical imaging, with focus on neuroimaging, computer vision, machine learning, and mathematical models and variational methods for image processing.