Areas of Excellence

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Health & Wellbeing

  • Computer-assisted diagnosis, intervention and planning
  • Biomedical applications
  • ​Augmented Modelling
  • eHealth Intelligent Systems
  • Well-being and ambient assisted living
  • Behaviour & Cognitive analysis
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Mobility & Smart Cities

  • Advanced Driving Systems
  • Automated and Cooperative Driving in the City
  • Simulators for Autonomous Driving
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society

  • Cultural heritage (AR/VR)
  • Reading Systems
  • Document Analysis
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Experience-based technologies

Digital & Industry

  • Quality Control
  • AR/VR technologies for Industry 4.0
  • Robotic Vision
  • Recycling systems
  • Traceability
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Agrifood & Environment

  • Food Recognition
  • Smart Farming
  • Multispectral Image Analysis for Agriculture & Forests
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Civil Security for Society 

  • Video Analytics
  • Document verification
  • Biometric Analysis
  • Crowd Counting

Research News

Dr Antonio Lopez and Dr Sergio Escalera have received the “ICREA Academia” distinction for the second time

April 25, 2024

The Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) has awarded ICREA Acadèmia grants to 40 academic staff members from Catalan universities across various fields in its 2023 call. Among the awardees are Dr Antonio Lopez and Dr Sergio Escalera, both researchers at CVC, who previously received the grant in 2018 and have now renewed … Read more

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CVC participates in BERTHA, a European project that will develop a Driver Behavioral Model for safer and more human-like autonomous vehicles

December 20, 2023

The Horizon Europe project BERTHA kicked off on November 22nd-24th in Valencia, Spain. The project has been granted €7,981,799.50 from the European Commission to develop a Driver Behavioral Model (DBM) that can be used in connected autonomous vehicles to make them safer and more human-like. The resulting DBM will be available on an open-source HUB … Read more

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CVC Achieves Top Rank in Computer Science in Spain According to SCImago Ranking

December 11, 2023

The SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) is a classification of academic and research institutions based on a composite indicator that integrates three distinct sets of criteria, assessing research performance, innovation outputs, and societal impact measured through web visibility. The Scimago ranking categorizes universities and other public and private research institutions in a general ranking, as well … Read more

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5 CVC Researchers Acknowledged Among the Most Cited Globally by the Stanford University Ranking

December 4, 2023

Stanford University, in collaboration with Elsevier-Scopus, has recently updated the results of the study of the most-cited authors in the world. This global ranking considered one of the most prestigious, is based on bibliometric information collected from the Scopus database (published by Elsevier), updated to the end of the citation year 2022, and includes the … Read more

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CVCRD 2023 – 18th CVC Workshop on Computer Vision Trends and Challenges

July 21, 2023

We’re excited to share insights from the 18th CVC Workshop on Computer Vision Trends and Challenges (CVCRD), held on July 14! CVCRD is our annual workshop where CVC PhD students present their latest research and engage in discussions about their plans and expectations. It’s a platform for dialogues between senior researchers and students, exploring challenges … Read more

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Interpretable-by-design Prototype-based Deep Learning

March 31, 2023

Abstract: Deep Learning justifiably attracted the attention and interest of the scientific community and industry as well as of the wider society and even policy makers. However, the predominant architectures (from Convolutional Neural Networks to Transformers) are hyper-parametric models with weights/parameters being detached from the physical meaning of the object of modelling. They are, essentially, … Read more

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Meta-RL for Visual Semantic Navigation

March 16, 2023

Abstract: Semantic and goal-oriented visual navigation is one of the most prominent tasks performed by intelligent species in their daily lives. This task is defined as the ability we have to navigate through our environment, finding targets and enabling interaction with it. Navigation methods used in robotics can be divided into two main categories: geometry-based … Read more

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Self-supervised Learning from Images, and Augmentations

March 1, 2023

Abstract:  In this talk, Yuki M. Asano will talk about pushing the limits of what can be learnt without using any human annotations. After a first overview of what self-supervised learning is, we will first dive into how clustering can be combined with representation learning using optimal transport ([1] @ ICLR’20), a paradigm still relevant … Read more

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CVC at Deep Learning Barcelona Symposium 2022

December 20, 2022

Once again CVC is participating in Deep Learning Barcelona Symposium (DLBCN) held at the UPC-Campus Nord, Barcelona, on 19 December. The event aims to showcase research on deep learning carried out by scientists in/from Barcelona (Scientists who currently work in Barcelona or who pursued part of their studies or career in Barcelona). This unique meeting gathers researchers … Read more

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Improving generalization for classification and retrieval tasks

December 16, 2022

Abstract: In this talk we will present recent works that generally aim at improving the generalization of visual representations on both classification and retrieval tasks. We will start from a recent work on supervised pre-training and will present an approach that aims to improve the transferability of encoders learned in a supervised manner, while retaining … Read more

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