Evaluation of the Reproducibility of Radiomic Intelligent Systems for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

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Guillermo Torres successfully defended his dissertation on Computer Science on March 19, 2024, and he is now Doctor of Philosophy by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. What is the thesis about? Currently, there is a growing trend in cancer cases, with lung cancer leading in cancer-related deaths and ranking second in new cases, just behind … Read more

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Exploring the role of Text in Visual Question Answering on Natural Scenes and Documents

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Rubèn Pérez Tito successfully defended his dissertation on Computer Science on November 13, 2023, and he is now Doctor of Philosophy by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. What is the thesis about? Visual Question Answering (VQA) is the task where given an image and a natural language question, the objective is to generate a natural … Read more

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Towards Unsupervised Representation Learning: Learning, Evaluating and Transferring Visual Representations

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Bonifaz Stuhr successfully defended his dissertation on Computer Science on November 13, 2023, and he is now Doctor of Philosophy by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. What is the thesis about? Unsupervised representation learning aims at finding methods that learn representations from data without annotation-based signals. Abstaining from annotations not only leads to economic benefits … Read more

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Towards Robustness in Computer-based Image Understanding

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Pioneer Award 2023 Diego Velázquez successfully defended his dissertation on Computer Science on July 14, 2023, and he is now Doctor of Philosophy by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Dr. Velázquez was recognized with a Pioneer Award for the commercial orientation of his thesis by the CERCA Institute – Centres de Recerca de Catalunya – on December … Read more

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Advancing Vision-based End-to-End Autonomous Driving

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Yi Xiao successfully defended her dissertation on Computer Science on July 10, 2023, and she is now Doctor of Philosophy by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. What is the thesis about? In autonomous driving, artificial intelligence (AI) processes the traffic environment to drive the vehicle to a desired destination. Currently, there are different paradigms that address … Read more

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Towards Source-Free Domain Adaption of Neural Networks in an Open World

Pioneer Award 2023 Shiqi Yang successfully defended his dissertation on Computer Science on July 03, 2023, and he is now Doctor of Philosophy by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Dr. Yang was recognized with a Pioneer Award for the commercial orientation of his thesis by the CERCA Institute – Centres de Recerca de Catalunya – on December … Read more

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Deep Learning Based Data Fusion Approaches for the Assessment of Cognitive States on EEG Signals

José Yauri successfully defended his dissertation on Computer Science on May 05, 2023, and he is now Doctor of Philosophy by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. What is the thesis about? For millennia, the study of the couple brain-mind has fascinated humanity in order to understand the complex nature of cognitive states. A cognitive state is … Read more

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Synth-to-real semi-supervised learning for visual tasks

Jose Luis Gómez Zurita successfully defended his dissertation on Computer Science on March 23, 2023, and he is now Doctor of Philosophy by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. What is the thesis about? The curse of data labeling is a costly bottleneck in supervised deep learning, where large amounts of labeled data are needed to train … Read more

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Going beyond Classification Problems for the Continual Learning of Deep Neural Networks

Chenshen Wu successfully defended his dissertation on Computer Science on March 16, 2023, and he is now Doctor of Philosophy by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. What is the thesis about? Deep learning has made tremendous progress in the last decade due to the explosion of training data and computational power. Through end-to-end training on a … Read more

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